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My WeekendNotes - 773
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]
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]
With a cast of 101 amateurs and just two weeks of rehearsals, Stage Experience tackled one of the toughest song and danc... [more]
22/08/2019 - 24/08/2019
The most talked about new musical of the past year is coming to the Midlands fresh from its success in London's West End... [more]
29/10/2019 - 25/07/2020
New social darts bar Flight Club has opened in the city centre but will it hit the bullseye for a night out? Dar... [more]
British ventriloquist Paul Zerdin has been at the cutting edge of puppet comedy in the UK for decades but after winning ... [more]
From fashion to music, live immersive theatre to a recreation of the Garrison Arms pub, an official celebration of Brumm... [more]
14/09/2019 - 15/09/2019
Once a run-down disused Victorian schoolhouse, new life has been leased into the red brick building at the heart of Harb... [more]
Grease is back in Birmingham on tour... Tell me more, tell me more, and was it love at first sight? Find out below... ... [more]
13/08/2019 - 24/08/2019
For those of you annoyed by all the plastic packaging in the supermarkets and trying to be more environmentally friendly... [more]
With sassy, infectious Cuban dance beats and heart-wrenching ballads, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine were the so... [more]
03/09/2019 - 21/03/2020
Bill's restaurant at the Bullring shopping centre has undergone a chic makeover. We take a look at the revamped eatery w... [more]
The first-ever Artrix Vintage Festival is taking place in Bromsgrove and features music, film and stalls of retro clothe... [more]
The richest poker tournament ever held is to take place in the Grand Ballroom at the London Hilton. High rollers,... [more]
31/07/2019 - 08/08/2019
Birmingham isn't short of a restaurant or two with spice and Comptoir Libanais is one of them, bringing the flavours of ... [more]
It's three and a half years since orphan Annie was peddling her smiles and optimism at Birmingham Hippodrome and she's b... [more]
23/07/2019 - 11/08/2019
For fans of escape rooms, there is a challenge with a twist that is adding outdoor adventure and augemented reality to t... [more]
There will be spooky goings-on at the historic Dudley Castle grounds with open air movie screenings of horror classics. ... [more]
02/08/2019 - 03/08/2019
Arts and culture festival Birmingham Weekender returns to the city for 2019 with a weekend of dazzling performances in D... [more]
04/10/2019 - 06/10/2019
The feel-good factor and quirkiness of award-winning French romantic comedy Amelie wowed moviegoers at the start of the ... [more]
22/07/2019 - 27/07/2019
The powerful emotion of The Color Purple has affected generations of readers of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning no... [more]
16/07/2019 - 20/07/2019
This Agatha Christie whodunit continues to be the longest running show in the world and returns to Birmingham this Autum... [more]
15/07/2019 - 20/07/2019
With the impact of the #MeToo movement, it's no wonder that the sexual abuse of power is becoming an ever more present t... [more]
04/07/2019 - 29/08/2019
This classic musical was the first of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's creations to be performed publicly back in the ... [more]
02/07/2019 - 13/07/2019
A new play from the writer of comedy TV show Cuckoo uses the classical piano music of French composer Erik Satie as the ... [more]
26/06/2019 - 13/07/2019
Bennetts Hill in Birmingham city centre is becoming quite the food and drink hub with some of the trendiest places to go... [more]
It was 30 years ago that Hobson's Choice premiered when a then-young David Bintley looked on at his choreography knowing... [more]
19/06/2019 - 29/06/2019
How do you possibly start to sum up a man like Diego Maradona who slides between hero and villain for so many? Of any... [more]
Author Joshua Harmon has a knack for knowing how to prod an audience with his acerbic, provocative storylines. Following... [more]
10/06/2019 - 15/06/2019
On the 120th anniversary of Birmingham Hippodrome, a new book reveals 120 fascinating stories and performances from the ... [more]
It may have been written in the 17th Century but Venice Preserved has been updated and transported into a world of 1980'... [more]
30/05/2019 - 07/09/2019
Millions of people have enjoyed the emotional film and play of Calendar Girls but this musical written with Take That's ... [more]
28/05/2019 - 08/06/2019
Evolving over time, this dance production that first emerged in 2010 has become quite the pet project for choreographer ... [more]
21/05/2019 - 04/06/2019
Best-selling British crime writer Peter James is back with a new thriller featuring his well-loved detective DS Roy Grac... [more]
This season, the Royal Shakespeare Company is clearly putting women first. While there's much buzz around a new gender-r... [more]
15/05/2019 - 07/09/2019
Escape rooms can make you feel stunned at the best of times but when faced with orders from latest Time Lord Jodie Whitt... [more]
It's amazingly half a century since American musical Hair made waves as an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War and a voi... [more]
29/04/2019 - 27/07/2019
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