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Readers: 227413
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Articles: 808
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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]
 
With theatres, museums, concert halls and art galleries closed due to Coronavirus, some innovative ideas have emerged to... [more]
British dramas are famous around the world for everything from comedy to crime and here are some unmissable TV series to... [more]
Staying at home during the threat of coronavirus is giving many people the opportunity to read more. Whether it's... [more]
Message In A Bottle features Sting's songs as the soundtrack to an impactful storyline about refugees that has the power... [more]
12/03/2020 - 21/03/2020
Originally a French farce, this play has been translated into a smart British comedy that leads you into surprising plac... [more]
11/03/2020 - 14/03/2020
Romulo restaurant has a fascinating history, set up by a Filipino general and serving authentic dishes from The Philippi... [more]
London can be one of the most stressful cities to live and work in the world with its fast-paced lifestyle, but an energ... [more]
Four decades after the release of their first single, Level 42 are still going strong, performing live to audiences arou... [more]
20/10/2020
It's been a long time coming but the multi-award-winning musical comedy has finally reached Birmingham, so does it live ... [more]
05/03/2020 - 28/03/2020
The Botanist is famous for its fancy cocktails but now the sophisticated restaurant and bar has launched a new non-alcoh... [more]
There's a trend for nostalgic concerts of late probably as they have the power to transport fans back to a time before m... [more]
25/02/2020
With new director Carlos Acosta aiming to shake up Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) with fresher, bolder productions and wo... [more]
18/02/2020 - 29/02/2020
Featuring a cast of well-known faces from TV and film, The Classic Thriller Company is back with a cosy murder mystery f... [more]
17/02/2020 - 22/02/2020
If you're disillusioned by politics at the moment, this new play by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) at least reassur... [more]
11/02/2020 - 21/03/2020
Alan Bennett's The History Boys is a modern classic, famous for launching the careers of stars like James Corden, Russel... [more]
11/02/2020 - 22/02/2020
It was back in the 1990s, when this drama about streetwalkers in Bradford, was aired as a TV series, gripping viewers on... [more]
10/02/2020 - 15/02/2020
Not one 1990's boy band - but four - will take crowds back in time with anthems from 5ive, A1, Damage and 911. Th... [more]
25/02/2020
Matthew Bourne's award-winning The Red Shoes ballet returns to Birmingham - but here's why it will make you cry even mor... [more]
11/02/2020 - 15/02/2020
Finding something different for your lover on Valentine's Day is no easy feat, but there's plenty of inspiration for alt... [more]
Watching The Great British Bake Off, I've often wished I could rustle up some bread or croissants but never knew where t... [more]
A gunshot rings out to grab everyone's attention at the start of this romantic thriller based on the famous film of the ... [more]
23/01/2020 - 01/02/2020
EastEnders actor Shane Richie and Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain will be offering tips to visitors at this year's Caravan,... [more]
18/02/2020 - 23/02/2020
Frankenstein has been covered in thousands of ways - from Hammer Horror to comedy and cartoons. This new version tries a... [more]
24/02/2020 - 29/02/2020
Lights, camera, sparkle - the glamorous Strictly Come Dancing roadshow is back for 2020 featuring all the finalists from... [more]
07/02/2020 - 09/02/2020
Italian food is famous for its creamy, melting cheese, and then there's the egg pasta. This can often rule out the authe... [more]
From show-stopping musicals to Shakespeare plays, ballet to beautiful opera - here's a round-up of this year's hottest ... [more]
Those of a nervous disposition should look away now as the hit theatre show Ghost Stories - from a creator of The League... [more]
09/01/2020 - 11/01/2020
For those trying to be healthier in the new year, the idea of trying out Veganuary is tempting but may also seem a big s... [more]
Award-winning musical comedy The Book of Mormon is one of the most acclaimed shows in the world and it is finally coming... [more]
04/03/2020 - 28/03/2020
Strictly Come Dancing Live once again opens its UK tour in Birmingham - and here's what fans can expect from the dazzlin... [more]
16/01/2020 - 19/01/2020
Vying for the title of fairest panto in all the land is Birmingham's version of Snow White with incouragable comedian Ma... [more]
22/12/2019 - 02/02/2020
I can remember curled up watching The King and I movie with Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr over and over again as a child.... [more]
11/12/2019 - 04/01/2020
The world belongs to David Walliams, or so it seems, as his children's books become the theme of Christmas 2019. ... [more]
27/11/2019 - 08/03/2020
Christmas is upon us again and the pressure to find new presents in London, unlike anything from years before, can be st... [more]
Year after year, The Nutcracker ballet created by Sir Peter Wright returns to Birmingham Hippodrome in the run up to Chr... [more]
22/11/2019 - 14/12/2019
When mint-flavoured bum wipes need a serious health warning and ample bosomed dinner ladies plate up deep fried Blu-tack... [more]
20/11/2019 - 23/11/2019
As one of the leading brew pubs in the West Midlands, the restaurant at Brewhouse & Kitchen in Lichfield can be left in ... [more]
Hidden in a nook of Grand Central shopping centre, above New Street train station in Birmingham, is Carluccio's Italian ... [more]
Famed for its lavish sets and costumes, Tony Award-winning The King and I is the big-budget musical spectacular set to w... [more]
10/12/2019 - 04/01/2020
With a sophisticated look to this city centre restaurant, award-winning ASK Italian is a popular eatery at the higher en... [more]
Ahead of world renowned dancer Carlos Acosta becoming Birmingham Royal Ballet's Director next year, the Cuban is giving ... [more]
11/11/2019 - 12/11/2019
How many genres can a show cover? Curtains gives it a good shot as a murder mystery - romantic musical - comedy, but doe... [more]
05/11/2019 - 09/11/2019
This new version of Bizet's well-loved opera has been moved from Spain to the Hispanic heat of Central America. W... [more]
05/11/2019 - 08/11/2019
There's some inconvenient truths about the UK's relationship with Iraq at the heart of new play A Museum in Baghdad. Fin... [more]
28/10/2019 - 25/01/2020
For many of us, the holiday starts as soon as you reach the airport and treating yourself to a pre-flight lounge experie... [more]
Six is the hottest new musical around with award nominations, sellout shows and success abroad since its debut at the Ed... [more]
29/10/2019 - 03/11/2019
King John, nursing a hangover, pads on stage in pyjamas to whip up a concoction of tomato juice and raw egg before downi... [more]
21/10/2019 - 21/03/2020
The "Social" seems to be the new word for pub with these drinking spots popping up all over the country. The latest in B... [more]
With the fifth series of Peaky Blinders keeping viewers on their seats, an artistic campaign by the BBC across Birmingha... [more]
Merging drama with exciting, jaw-dropping dance, this acclaimed show from ZooNation is a clever musical that offers much... [more]
23/10/2019 - 09/11/2019
Disney favourites Mickey and Minnie, along with Donald and Goofy, glided across the ice at Arena Birmingham this week to... [more]
16/10/2019 - 20/10/2019
When choreographer and dancer Dada Masilo was 12, the South African went to see a performance of Swan Lake performed by ... [more]
15/10/2019 - 16/10/2019
A century of sensational Disney characters are being brought to life through ice-skating as Disney On Ice returns to Bir... [more]
16/10/2019 - 20/10/2019
This stage show based on the famous Dolly Parton film opened on a high with a video recording of Parton singing the icon... [more]
09/09/2019 - 14/09/2019
With an era of pop hits to choose from, the Gloria Estefan inspired musical On Your Feet was always going to be a lively... [more]
04/09/2019 - 07/09/2019
To mark its 120th birthday, Birmingham Hippodrome has staged its first-ever home-grown youth production with iconic musi... [more]
29/08/2019 - 31/08/2019
Secret gardens, exhibitions on the closed Longbridge plant and open days that bring to life the fascinating history of t... [more]
12/09/2019 - 22/09/2019
Hilariously sarcastic, rude and with themes of suicide and unrealised dreams don't sound like the usual ingredients of a... [more]
27/08/2019 - 31/08/2019
A dance partnership with Ballet Black and classic favourites of Giselle and The Nutcracker are among the highlights of B... [more]
19/09/2019 - 14/12/2019
The prime spot at the corner of Colmore Row and Victoria Square should be a successful one but over recent years, the ve... [more]
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