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My WeekendNotes - 891
Everyone loves a bargain and there's no better place to find one than at a car boot sale in and around Birmingham. ... [more]
Love is in the air, you've finally plucked up the courage to ask that special person out and you want to make your d... [more]
At the heart of Birmingham is one of the most popular and chic venues to hang out - The Mailbox. The frontage is a st... [more]
As the wet weather lashed the windows outside the theatre, there was a thunderstorm crackling inside too with this wonde... [more]
04/10/2021 - 09/10/2021
The 1989 movie Heathers with Winona Ryder and Christian Slater was an iconic dark tale twisting humour around tough issu... [more]
21/09/2021 - 25/09/2021
With Tom Cruise in Birmingham, it's been an apt lead up to this musical as he starred as sexy rocker Stacee Jaxx in the ... [more]
09/09/2021 - 09/04/2022
The curtain was back up at Birmingham Hippodrome after 15 months of the pandemic and it was musical Priscilla Queen of t... [more]
31/08/2021 - 04/09/2021
Sinking into the ultra-glamorous bathtub, I pondered if this was how Cleopatra must have felt. The lavishly glamorous ma... [more]
We all need some laughter after the past year and a half we've all had, and that is particularly meaningful when it's fr... [more]
28/07/2021 - 31/12/2021
Sitting in the very spot where William Shakespeare wrote As You Like It, it wasn't hard to see how the playwright was so... [more]
It's hard to believe this play with themes of political correctness and cancel culture is from 30 years ago as it feels ... [more]
12/07/2021 - 23/10/2021
Live performances return to the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford-upon-Avon with an outdoor show of The Comed... [more]
13/07/2021 - 26/09/2021
With theatres slowly starting to reopen, new political drama A Splinter of Ice heralds the shape of slimmed down product... [more]
08/06/2021 - 12/06/2021
From gift ideas for Father's Day to treats to pamper yourself this summer, here's our guide to some of the hottest new i... [more]
Free online music sessions for 11 to 19 years olds including tuition from professional Gospel musicians are available fr... [more]
24/04/2021 - 10/07/2021
After spending the best part of a year couped up inside, this latest dance production strikes a chord as it peeps into t... [more]
08/04/2021 - 10/04/2021
Indulging over this Easter holiday will feel even more special as lockdown eases, whether you are looking forward to the... [more]
The sinking of the Titanic has enthralled people for generations, boosted by James Cameron's hit movie of the disaster w... [more]
17/05/2021 - 11/09/2021
Full of iconic locations and characters, the latest puzzle game from Escape Hunt is based on the fantastical world of Al... [more]
An enticing shiny, luxurious gold cover lures readers into this recipe book from Italy's famous home of the Prosecco vin... [more]
It wasn't long after Gino D'Acampo's swish new eatery in Birmingham city opened that the first lockdown took hold. N... [more]
Borgen actress Sidse Babett Knudsen leads this latest Scandi-noir offering alongside a stellar female cast, but will it ... [more]
Refreshing new Scottish film Schemers is released on DVD and Download this month. Along with a blistering soundtrack and... [more]
With more and more people becoming vegan, we take a look at some of the easiest ways to start dabbling with a meat-free ... [more]
Census 2021 takes place this year and will provide a snapshot of modern society. Here is everything you need to know. ... [more]
15/01/2021 - 31/05/2021
With a Christmas like no other amid lockdown restrictions, games you can play at home provide even more light relief thi... [more]
Social distancing is inspiring inventive new ways to celebrate the festive season and one of the most exciting is at the... [more]
10/12/2020 - 03/01/2021
If you're running out of movies to watch, here are some of the new film releases to look out for during December 2020. F... [more]
Finding Steve McQueen is a new heist comedy with a cast led by Vikings and Raised by Wolves star Travis Fimmel. Here's w... [more]
Books have become one of the saviours of lockdown in 2020 and there is a range of exciting new releases ahead of Christm... [more]
The award-winning Birmingham theatre group led by the comedian behind Mrs Barbara Nice, is releasing its new short film ... [more]
14/11/2020 - 14/01/2021
Finding a unique gift for Christmas can be difficult, especially if you want it to also be ethical or artisan. Here'... [more]
Following a young artist's coming of age, The Sunlit Night is a quirky adventure into the tortured mind of a creative fe... [more]
Toffee Apple flavoured Martini and a gooey double-baked cheese soufflé are among the Autumnal highlights at the decadent... [more]
26/10/2020 - 27/11/2020
Supporting small and independent businesses feels as important as ever this year but artisan companies also offer an arr... [more]
Halloween themed games have been launched by Escape Hunt in Birmingham for those looking for a dead good night. ... [more]
The excitement of prising open a window to discover a surprise inside makes advent calendars one of the daily highlights... [more]
You may know Vincent Van Gogh's famous paintings of sunflowers and starry nights but this new immersive art exhibition p... [more]
08/10/2020 - 31/12/2020
In a COVID-era of lockdowns and self-isolating, the unpredictability involved with foreign travel has led to a soaring p... [more]
People are being urged to donate unused apples towards creating a special Birmingham brew - 'This Is Birmingham' cider.... [more]
24/09/2020 - 31/12/2020
With its stylish mix of historic and contemporary, chic Chester offers something for everyone amid its cobbled streets a... [more]
Motor enthusiasts are being offered the chance to see vintage, classic and retro vehicles at new, free outdoor gathering... [more]
13/10/2020 - 30/09/2021
Autumn brings a wide selection of new movie releases across cinemas, digital download and DVD. Here are our picks for Se... [more]
01/09/2020 - 31/10/2020
A pioneer chef who is battling to cut food waste has shared her tips to help people use up leftover veg. UK based... [more]
Enjoy everything from yoga to cocktails and live music to comedy at a socially distanced festival in Warwick Castle grou... [more]
17/09/2020 - 04/10/2020
Lightopia returns to Manchester this Winter as a socially-distanced illuminations festival during the festive season. ... [more]
20/11/2020 - 03/01/2021
It is a truth universally acknowledged that doing a spin-off of a literary classic like Pride and Prejudice doesn't ofte... [more]
Birmingham is blessed with many suburban eateries serving traditional Indian street food from the cafes in Handsworth to... [more]
Matthew Bourne's acclaimed theatre show of The Red Shoes is to appear in cinemas across the UK and Ireland from Septembe... [more]
Stratford-Upon-Avon Literary Festival is hosting an exclusive one-off interview with bestselling Birmingham author Lee C... [more]
It's an area renowned for its beautiful scenery, lavender fields and as a haven for the rich and famous. Here is a guide... [more]
Daleks on the loose, a hologram penguin and an abandoned planet that may need rescuing - these are all exciting elements... [more]
Need inspiration for what to watch on movie night or a weekend inside avoiding the crowds? Latest films available... [more]
If you have been missing a big juicy steak cooked to perfection during lockdown restrictions, then the re-opening of Arg... [more]
Drift off into another world of riverside jaunts, one of the best pubs in England and Tudor buildings where Shakespeare ... [more]
Bored of the usual cocktails or plain G&Ts? We have new recipes to help you unwind in the summer sun with carefully craf... [more]
A series of free online community discussions are taking place in response to the Black Lives Matter movement and arts o... [more]
14/07/2020 - 28/07/2020
When the temperatures soar, there's supposed to be nothing more refreshing than a cup of tea. And for those put off by t... [more]
Need ideas for a film night over the summer? Here's a round-up of new movies released on digital download or DVD during ... [more]
With a mix of whodunnit and Hitchcock-style suspense, new Canadian movie Disappearance at Clifton Hill, starring David C... [more]
If you grew up on Pac-Man and fighting over turns on the joystick, Escape Hunt's new play at home game will be up your s... [more]
After months in lockdown restrictions, you may be running out of new films to watch. So why not try something new and fo... [more]
As lockdown restrictions ease, it will feel like coming out of hibernation for many. What better time to revive your bod... [more]
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