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My WeekendNotes - 930
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]
It was only a matter of time before Cher's passionate and eventful life was turned into a musical. Aiming to bring the s... [more]
02/08/2022 - 06/08/2022
All good things come to an end and in this case, it's the conclusion to the scintillating History cycle carefully overse... [more]
30/06/2022 - 08/10/2022
Queen's timeless music is even more at the forefront of everyone's minds after being the opening soundtrack of HRH's Pla... [more]
04/07/2022 - 30/07/2022
The annual production by BMOS returns to Birmingham's Alexandra Theatre and this time it's taking a gamble on the gangst... [more]
28/06/2022 - 02/07/2022
Based on the American farcical movie Clue, expect plenty of whodunnit silliness rather than a serious murder mystery in ... [more]
20/06/2022 - 25/06/2022
Gene Kelly singing and dancing ecstatically in the rain in the movie has to be the best-choreographed scene of any music... [more]
06/06/2022 - 11/06/2022
After years of success with the farce The Play That Goes Wrong, this spin-off from award-winning Mischief is waving its ... [more]
24/05/2022 - 29/05/2022
If you think all musicals are romantic saccharine affairs, then think again as Waitress is in town. The show that took t... [more]
16/05/2022 - 21/05/2022
A vivid new retelling of Rudyard Kipling's much-loved classic makes it more relevant to young audiences in Akram Khan's ... [more]
29/04/2022 - 30/04/2022
The Royal Shakespeare Company(RSC) continues its epic history cycle by rebranding Henry VI parts two and three under the... [more]
20/04/2022 - 04/06/2022
This award-winning comedy play is the ultimate in a character's butterfly-style transformation. It may take a while but ... [more]
11/04/2022 - 16/04/2022
It may be three decades since Patrick Duffy was romping around as Bobby Ewing in Dallas but he still adds a touch of all... [more]
21/03/2022 - 30/04/2022
Not only are Olivier Award winners Griff Rhys Jones and Janie Dee a big draw for this play but it's also directed by Bel... [more]
14/03/2022 - 19/03/2022
There's a certain slickness and high calibre to Disney live productions. Its touring ice dancing shows always dazzle, w... [more]
13/03/2022 - 26/03/2022
A solo pianist tinkles the ivories to get things going in this creative new production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wa... [more]
08/03/2022 - 12/03/2022
Prepare to be blown away this week as Willy Russell's Blood Brothers storms onto the stage at Malvern Theatres in a whir... [more]
01/03/2022 - 05/03/2022
Who can forget the original Fatal Attraction movie starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close. It not only made popular th... [more]
01/03/2022 - 05/03/2022
Of late, there has been a welcome rise in feminist work that retells history through the eyes of a woman. Popular musica... [more]
22/02/2022 - 02/04/2022
Shakespeare's witty battle of the sexes returns to the RSC in Stratford upon Avon but this time in a futuristic imagined... [more]
21/02/2022 - 12/03/2022
Part of the excitement around this comedy is the unknown factor of who will be the celebrity special guest. It wa... [more]
14/02/2022 - 19/02/2022
Injecting a sweet dose of humour and creativity to the traditional Tchaikovsky Nutcracker ballet is this vibrant offerin... [more]
08/02/2022 - 12/02/2022
Sexy, sassy and all that jazz... Chicago was a huge theatre favourite long before the Renee Zellweger/Catherine Zeta Jon... [more]
24/01/2022 - 29/01/2022
Just a few steps away from the must-see Piccadilly sights of Fortnum and Mason, Green Park and the Royal Academy, is thi... [more]
Panto is back in Birmingham and covid hasn't dampened its spirits - in fact it has more razzle dazzle than ever. ... [more]
20/12/2021 - 30/01/2022
Pantomimes are back, oh yes they are! So warm up those lungs and clap those hands together for some fishy jokes and tune... [more]
10/12/2021 - 02/01/2022
It's won Tony and Olivier Awards and is a firm favourite with audiences for 16 years and now Jersey Boys is back in Birm... [more]
07/12/2021 - 01/01/2022
There's a quirkiness to this suspenseful drama, most famous as a slick Alfred Hitchcock movie about trying to commit the... [more]
29/11/2021 - 04/12/2021
What started out as a broadcast on BBC Radio 3 for during an interval at The Proms, sparked an idea that has now led to ... [more]
23/11/2021 - 27/11/2021
Books are one of the highlights of Christmas, whether it's to give them as a present or have time to read more. ... [more]
After last year's Christmas restrictions, many people will be making up for what they missed out on last year and indulg... [more]
The largest collection of Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs in a generation are on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum(... [more]
20/11/2021 - 08/05/2022
Bath is a city break with a difference - whether to live out your Bridgerton fantasy, enjoy one of the best Christmas ma... [more]
Whether you are vegan, can't get enough of Swiss chocolate or want something that is ethical, there's a chocolate advent... [more]
Apparently, Disney bought the rights to Bedknobs and Broomsticks to make the Angela Lansbury film in case it missed out ... [more]
11/11/2021 - 14/11/2021
Christmas shows by the Royal Shakespeare Company, or RSC, are always an exciting time when the production teams try some... [more]
09/11/2021 - 01/01/2022
With a hugely respected chilling novel and an impressive Johnny Depp movie Sleepy Hollow already done on this creepy tal... [more]
02/11/2021 - 06/11/2021
Just in time for half term, Mickey and Minnie Mouse made a long-awaited return with a myriad of classic characters we al... [more]
28/10/2021 - 31/10/2021
The Play That Goes Wrong has been one of the major success stories for reviving farce, even spawning spin offs and a TV ... [more]
26/10/2021 - 30/10/2021
Getting opera back in theatres after over 18 months of lockdowns is an overwhelming sensation. Maybe it's the overly dra... [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]
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