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Readers: 196252
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Articles: 678
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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]
 
Why is it that there are so many stories about unremarkable men but not about remarkable women?, asks one of the many "J... [more]
05/07/2018 - 04/08/2018
Matilda was the last long children's book written by Roald Dahl, but he put a bounty of eccentricities and extraordinary... [more]
04/07/2018 - 08/09/2018
Children's favourite Pinocchio will be wishing on a star in Birmingham this Christmas as The Old Rep Theatre's festive s... [more]
17/11/2018 - 30/12/2018
Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) has a good record when it comes to brushing up on its Shakespeare and the latest offering ... [more]
26/06/2018 - 30/06/2018
Chef Nick Deverell-Smith has worked with the likes of Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay but now has his own restauran... [more]
There wasn't a tutu in sight as the new season by Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) got underway with a modern dance triple ... [more]
20/06/2018 - 23/06/2018
This nostalgic musical based on the iconic Cliff Richard film Summer Holiday harks back to breezier, gentler times when ... [more]
12/06/2018 - 16/06/2018
Forget the razzle dazzle of a windswept Kate Winslet and Leo DiCaprio running amock on the high seas to a soundtrack of ... [more]
04/06/2018 - 09/06/2018
Romeo and Juliet has been given a 21st Century makeover by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) with an urban set and con... [more]
01/05/2018 - 21/09/2018
With escape rooms themed in World War Two and ancient Japan, Escape Hunt is the latest puzzle master to put Birmingham t... [more]
For those of you missing the quick-witted, fast-paced political satire of The Thick of It or Veep, This House will provi... [more]
24/04/2018 - 28/04/2018
Musician Sting is known for being an activist, so it should be no surprise that his musical The Last Ship has political ... [more]
16/04/2018 - 21/04/2018
Around one billion viewers around the world are expected to be watching when young talent from Birmingham showcases the ... [more]
15/04/2018
Middle Eastern restaurants are the flavour of the moment in Birmingham with several opening up. The latest is Lebanese c... [more]
In a year that marks the centenary since women started getting the right to vote in England, this new Royal Shakespeare ... [more]
04/04/2018 - 14/06/2018
Although the name should be an indication, not many people realise that food at Hotel du Vin in Birmingham includes a fu... [more]
When Henry James wrote this chilling tale, he kept it open enough to be debated for decades over what really happened in... [more]
27/03/2018 - 14/04/2018
Discovering the magical worlds of four of Disney's favourite adventures, this vibrant show brought together the music we... [more]
23/03/2018 - 01/04/2018
Christopher Eccleston is well versed in murder, the supernatural and doing away with enemies through his extensive caree... [more]
26/03/2018 - 18/09/2018
Nestled on the outskirts of Redditch is a tiny picturesque village, which was the rural inspiration for The Archers. ... [more]
A free hip hop festival returns to Birmingham for its third year, featuring dance workshops and a range of artistic perf... [more]
09/05/2018 - 13/05/2018
Iconic musical Evita is back in Birmingham on a whistle-stop tour and this time it stars one of the West End's leading l... [more]
20/03/2018 - 24/03/2018
Paintings by Worcester's most famous artist are part of a new exhibition with a First World War theme. It also includes ... [more]
18/03/2018 - 02/06/2018
A Hip Hop Brunch bringing together music, games and cocktails will be livening up Gas Street Social. The event ta... [more]
25/03/2018
Steven Spielberg's hotly anticipated new sci-fi movie Ready Player One has a familiar feel to it, but that's probably be... [more]
Innovative director Maria Aberg likes a sense of unpredictability in her creations and in her latest effort, the front r... [more]
12/03/2018 - 03/08/2018
There's no doubting that transforming Roald Dahl's enchanting tale Matilda into a stage musical has been one of the Roya... [more]
03/07/2018 - 08/09/2018
One of the greatest choral works of all time, Bach's St John Passion, is the focus of a lent concert by Birmingham Festi... [more]
24/03/2018
James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama about the 1974 hung parliament is heading to several theatres in the... [more]
10/04/2018 - 19/05/2018
Grammy Award winner Sting may have albums, accolades and global tours to his name but when it came to writing his first ... [more]
16/04/2018 - 21/04/2018
Who can forget a young quiffed Cliff Richard singing 'we're all going on a summer holiday, no more worries for a week or... [more]
12/06/2018 - 16/06/2018
The emotive music of Dusty Springfield provides a wealth of material so it's no wonder that it has been used to create a... [more]
03/07/2018 - 07/07/2018
The iconic musical Sound of Music returns to stage in Manchester starring The Voice runner-up Lucy O'Byrne. It's ... [more]
13/03/2018 - 17/03/2018
Following on from the success of last year's spectacular, Disney On Ice is returning to Birmingham for another show of g... [more]
28/03/2018 - 01/04/2018
With vibrant sets, clever special effects and plenty of tongue-in-cheek dialogue, Shrek The Musical has all the slick tr... [more]
15/02/2018 - 13/05/2018
In this epic, grand fairytale from Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB), The Sleeping Beauty in question - dancer Momoko Hirata... [more]
13/02/2018 - 24/02/2018
If ever there was proof in the pudding that some half-baked ideas really do pay off then, My Cookie Dough is it. The ... [more]
Film buffs will remember the high tension and angst created by Alfred Hitchcock in his black and white movie Strangers o... [more]
29/01/2018 - 03/02/2018
In the dark, bleak midwinter, the glittering nature of Strictly Come Dancing is a shining ray of happiness in this, its ... [more]
08/02/2018 - 11/02/2018
It's been two years since The Voice runner-up Lucy O'Byrne was given the chance to take centre stage in this successful ... [more]
16/01/2018 - 20/01/2018
World famous musician Sting may have topped the charts and sold millions of albums worldwide but his roots will always b... [more]
16/04/2018 - 21/04/2018
The glitter and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing comes to Birmingham for the live show featuring all the finalists from ... [more]
19/01/2018 - 21/01/2018
From Tall Stories, the producers of The Gruffalo, fly The Snow Dragon into Birmingham for some festive fun at the Hippod... [more]
24/12/2017 - 07/01/2018
While theatres in larger cities opt for big scale pantos, Malvern Festival Theatre's festive offering has always had an ... [more]
14/12/2017 - 07/01/2018
Birmingham Hippodrome prides itself on having one of the biggest and most spectacular pantomimes in all the land. This y... [more]
21/12/2017 - 28/01/2018
Why is a raven like a writing desk? A riddle we would all love to know the answer to and just one of them in this child-... [more]
16/12/2017 - 30/12/2017
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is doing for Robert Harris' Cicero trilogy what it did successfully for Hilary Mante... [more]
07/12/2017 - 10/02/2018
Back in 1962, The L-Shaped Room was a ground-breaking movie that earned French actress Leslie Caron two renowned awards ... [more]
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has been recreated in many forms from Bill Murray's Scrooged to the musical version w... [more]
06/12/2017 - 04/02/2018
Starring Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer and winner Joanne Clifton, this musical version of the iconic movie i... [more]
12/12/2017 - 09/12/2017
Bill Kenwright's atmospheric production of The Sound Of Music has been so successful that it returns to Birmingham as pa... [more]
16/01/2018 - 20/01/2018
Starring one of British theatre's great actresses, the charming tale of Driving Miss Daisy is back on stage and touring ... [more]
28/11/2017 - 02/12/2017
Birmingham is renowned for its curry houses and Balti Belt but a new free exhibition takes the lid off the food culture ... [more]
23/09/2017 - 07/01/2018
Christmas in Birmingham has become synonymous with Russian ballet The Nutcracker. It returns this year, but does it stil... [more]
23/11/2017 - 13/12/2017
When you have an actress like Ria Jones at centre stage, it would be easy for her to overshadow the rest of the cast - b... [more]
13/11/2017 - 18/11/2017
Adrian Edmondson has a lengthy acting and comedy career so it's surprising that his Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) debu... [more]
09/11/2017 - 24/02/2018
Billed as a comedy thriller, Deathtrap probably makes you laugh more than it gives you a fright, but it's definitely a m... [more]
07/11/2017 - 11/11/2017
Last time the scintillating musical Jersey Boys went on tour in 2015, it quickly sold out. Now it's back and still set t... [more]
16/12/2017 - 06/01/2018
Leos Janacek never managed to complete the score for House of the Dead before his death but this Welsh National Opera (W... [more]
02/11/2017
King of crime James Patterson is back with a thriller featuring his star detective Alex Cross - but this time Cross is i... [more]
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