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New festival shines a light on Longbridge

A new international arts festival will put the spotlight on the £1 billion redevelopment of the 468-acre former car…

Birmingham Festival gets itself a Chilli Queen

A school catering manager from Solihull has become the first ever Chilli Queen at the recently held Birmingham Chilli…

East Is East comes to Birmigham

Ayub Khan Din's critically acclaimed play East Is East is to show at Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre in January as part of a…

From Shropshire Lad to Jersey Boy

The hit West End musical Jersey Boys opens in the Midlands this month and that’s great news for one member of the…
until Sat 29 Nov

Christopher Sergel's stage version of Harper Lee's classic tale - direct from the West End.

Station St, Birmingham, West Midlands
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until Wed 10 Dec

The Million Women Rise (MWR) Movement is made up of thousands of women who are united by outrage at the continued daily, hourly, minute-by-minute individual and institutionalised male violence enacted against women…

Centenary Square,
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until Sat 17 Jan 2015

Brand new staging of Roald Dahl's popular children's book arrives at The REP for Christmas.

Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham
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Thu 27 Nov

Original pioneers of the UK bass culture.

78 Digbeth High Street, Birmingham
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Thu 27 Nov

See the latest work in progress from the brightest new talent in the West Midlands.

Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham
Thu 27 Nov

Amina Khayyam Dance fuse puppetry with classical Kathak dance to tell the story of A Thousand Faces of women who are discriminately attacked because of their gender, often caught up within cultural expectations.

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
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Thu 27 Nov
Cambrian Wharf, Kingston Row, Birmingham
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Thu 27 Nov
106 High Street, King's Heath, Birmingham
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Thu 27 Nov


2 Westley Road, Acocks Green
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Tue 27 Jan 2015 - Sat 31 Jan 2015

Brian Conley stars in the Greatest Show On Earth in Cameron Mackintosh's blockbuster musical.

Lichfield Street , Wolverhampton
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Tue 19 May 2015 - Sat 30 May 2015
35/37 Piccadilly, Stoke-on-Trent
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Sat 28 Mar 2015 - Sun 29 Mar 2015

Mcfly and Busted re-group as one band.

King Edward Rd, Birmingham
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Fri 17 Apr 2015


Victoria Square, Birmingham
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Sun 21 Dec
Bickenhill Rd, Birmingham
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Fri 11 Sep 2015 - Sat 12 Sep 2015
Hurst Street, Birmingham
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On General Release From Fri 26 Dec

Any film from Tim Burton is an event but this one is trailing Oscar buzz in its wake - and it’s a fascinating story. This is the true tale of the impresario Walter Keane (Waltz) whose pictures of wide-eyed waifs…

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On General Release From Fri 26 Dec

(150 mins) Sir Ridley Scott calls this his biggest epic yet, which is some almighty claim (it was he who brought us 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven). For those who don’t know their…

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Julian Clary stars in festive family favourite
Birmingham Stage Company serve up another festive treat...
Popular show returns to Brum
Phil Porter's family play opens in Stratford...
J.M Barrie's classic tale gets a makeover...
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