Arts

Thomas Bock

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

This is the first exhibition dedicated to the work of Thomas Bock (c.1793 – 1855) since 1991, and the first ever outside of Australia. Bock was one of the most important artists working in Australia during the colonial years. Born in Birmingham (UK), he trained as an engraver and miniature painter. In 1823 he was found guilty of “administering concoctions of certain herbs … with the intent to cause miscarriage” and was sentenced to transportation for fourteen years. Bock arrived in Hobart, Australia, the following year, where he was qu

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Edmund Clark

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

The current high level of criminal re-offending signifies an intrinsic failure in Britain’s penal system. It is Ikon’s conviction that the arts can be an especially effective way of engaging with offenders who feel alienated from mainstream education and employment, in order to break the vicious circle. Edmund Clark has been Ikon’s artist-in-residence (2014-17) at Britain’s only therapeutic prison, HMP Grendon in Buckinghamshire. An artist with a longstanding interest in the incarceration and its effects, this exhibition showcases the

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Playback

mac Birmingham, Moseley

9am - 5pm Tuesday to Sunday Free Admission We start the new year with Playback, an interactive exhibition showcasing over 200 short films made by young artist filmmakers from across the country. These remarkable and award-winning short films made by emerging talent span a range of art forms and topics – from krumping and parkour dance shorts, to an animated tale of teenage love that unearths our desire to be as cool as the zines we read. The exhibition is made up of individual touchscreens – choose what to watch from drama, comedy, dance

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OUSE presents

Boxxed, Birmingham

Tokyo Disco is back. After the huge success of last year’s tour we are taking you back to the neon soaked back streets of downtown Tokyo with a brand new series of shows kicking off in our home city of Brum. If you know our parties you know we will be starting 2018 with a bang and the design is already well underway. Expect Japanese style production like no other, immersive installations and extended disco sets from our strong selection of residents. You know the drill, we will see you in the disco! Warehouse: Disco/House Workshop: Drum & Ba

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Applebum Birmingham

Lab 11, Birmingham

Applebum, the Uk's biggest Hip Hop & RnB club night lands at Lab11 in January for the official Birmingham 2018 opening party! Get ready for a night packed full of your favourite urban jams delivered by some of the hottest DJs and MC’s around. From London to Sydney, Berlin to Ibiza, the Applebum crew have been laying down their signature party style in countless cities across the world, throwing some of the flyest urban club nights around, whilst sharing the joy, freedom and energy of Hip Hop culture with people across the globe. From throwb

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Disco Sucks!

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

Disco Sucks returns to the Hare & Hounds for a night of classic soul, disco & funk. Lee Dearn, Scott Quinn & Luke Ferguson will be providing the cuts, make sure you bring your dancing shoes and leave your January blues at the door! http://hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk/

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Propaganda presents VO5 NME Road Trip Tour

Mama Roux, Birmingham

We are pleased to announce we are part of the VO5 NME Road Trip, with our guest DJ being none other than The Vaccines! ------------------------- WHAT TO EXPECT: Main Room - PROPAGANDA Your weekly Festival! Our resident DJ will be spinning you all the best tunes from Arctic Monkeys, Catfish And the Bottlemen, Paramore, Bastille, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and much more PLUS all the 90's bangers right through to Stormzy! Mixed in with the best festival music you can think of. Room 2 - OMEGA Selectors Tommy Conflict and Andy Shaw present the u

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ACES Nottingham Presents DJ Matt Richards

The Bowery Club, Nottingham

For Guestlist & Table Reservations - 07866585596 || 07583869218

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Le Club Fondue

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

Remember those legendary nights at Moseley Dance Centre? Of course you do, and you loved them didn’t you? We all loved them, it was just a massive cheesy disco with free sweets, but look, we’re all a bit older now, and those nights at MDC are long gone… Don’t you just wish you could do it all again? Well now you can! Some really clever DJ’s from Kings Heath are bringing back the spirit of MDC and the glory days of nightclubs in Birmingham, and launching it at The Hare. Le Club Fondue (French for The Cheesy Disco) is here! It's the bra

Music

BMA Showcase and Masterclass Launch

ACM Birmingham, Birmingham

Welcome to the BMA's first Launch Party of 2018 Join us for drinks, live music and masterclasses, and meet our mentors at the Academy of Contemporary Music on Saturday 20th January. Thoughout the day you can enjoy: * Four exciting Birmingham-based artists/bands * Masterclasses/Performances from Ambassadors/Mentors including Skunk Anansie's Martin 'Ace' Kent and Kieron Pepper (The Prodigy/Sleeper) * Moving and shaking with music industry professionals, artists, songwriters, producers, managers, labels and media all joining forces to make

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Coventry Super Sunday

Royal Court Hotel, Coventry

As a guest you will experience Isagenix with like minded people who will share their stories and transformations. You will learn about the products and have an opportunity to try them too. As an Associate you can network and share ideas and there will be business training from Associates currently working in the field to help you kick off 2018 off on the right track

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Withnail & I

The Mockingbird Bar and Theatre, Birmingham

"We want the finest wines available to humanity!" A one off screening of the cult classic Withnail & I, the best wines will be on offer at our bar. Tickets only £5! Withnail & I (15) London 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp, cold, piles of washing-up, mad drug dealers and psychotic Irishmen, decide to leave their squalid Camden flat for an idyllic holiday in the countryside, courtesy of Withnail's uncle Monty's country cottage. But when they get there, it rains non-stop, there's

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The White Evening

The Prince of Wales Moseley, Birmingham

“There is no such thing as white feminism. Because if it’s white, it’s not feminism. It’s either talking about all women, or it’s not.” - Gloria Steinem This is an introduction to a series of evenings that delve into our experiences as feminists and questions the assumptions that we can sometimes make. The 'White Evening' aims to open up discussions surrounding Western and White feminism and its current nature. Though our topics are serious and complex we are aiming to keep these evenings as relaxed as possible and in doing so c

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Digbeth Dining Club's 2018 Relaunch Weekend

Spotlight, Birmingham

Digbeth Dining Club is the multi award winning street food event that has become a hit in Birmingham and leading the alternative food scene. Operating now every Friday and Saturday night from 5pm til late, we relaunch for 2017 from January 27th until the end of the year! DDC always does a series of big shows, festivals and other exciting events throughout the year! Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest info, as well as our website www.digbethdiningclub.com

Nightlife

Tektu Presents

Lab 11, Birmingham

So after a term of back to back bi-weekly parties at Lab 11 & The Rainbow, we're back with our annual re-freshers event and we're turning things UP! With a full scale venue transformation, full scale vibes and out of order music, book the Friday off, don't make any weekend commitments because we're going for the big one! Lineup TBA T. x https://www.facebook.com/tektuthursdays/

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Yatez Live

Actress & Bishop, Birmingham

JACK PARKER PRESENTS YATEZ + live backing band + very special guests https://www.facebook.com/YatezMusic/

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Adrenaline XE - Bailey's & Cream

Meer Lounge, Birmingham

Adrenaline XE offers a truly high class feel, the acronym stands for "An eXlusive Experience" and as our most luxorious clubbing brand 4 years running, we aim at creating unique themes to truly bring fantasy into reality. With a successful legacy of sold out events, each and every edition of this brand brings more people and smarter, sexier nights for you to enjoy. We are proud to present this edition theme "Bailey's & Cream". Ladies we invite you to come in your sexiest nude or white dresses (or shades of) with a complimentary shot of Baile

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LUSH PRESENTS ‘ONES TO WATCH’ 2018

BambuBar, Birmingham

LUSH Presents... ONES TO WATCH 2018 This night is all about the DJs and the music! We have carefully selected some of the biggest up and coming talent from Birmingham, from DJs on the verge of blowing up, all the way to the DJs who are new and making noise in the local scene. This will be a showcase of the best talent Birmingham has to offer and will be shining light on some good up and comers. Nothing but good vibes and good music. Come down to BambuBar Birmingham on Friday January 26th and support the local scene! Tables/Booth dea

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Carnival Magnifico

CRANE, Birmingham

To celebrate the launch of Carnival Magnifico : Winter Edition we're giving away 4 x tickets before we go on general sale. For your chance to win, simply tag your Carnival Magnifico raving crew on the event wall, winner announced Friday 20th October, GOOD LUCK! Carnival Magnifico : Winter Edition Friday 26th January The Rainbow Venues - CRANE Bowyer Street, Birmingham, B10 0SA 9pm - 4am Main Room - Toddla T + DRS Jaguar Skills Artful Dodger Top Cat Sexy Kitchen Party LFM & Mali + Support Join us on Friday 26th January for Carnival Magnific

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Propaganda

Mama Roux, Birmingham

We all love David Attenborough! Celebrate the Iconic father of us all with Propaganda, while we give you David Attenborough t shirts & themed drinks! WHAT TO EXPECT: Main Room - PROPAGANDA Your weekly Festival! Our resident DJ will be spinning you all the best tunes from Arctic Monkeys, Catfish And the Bottlemen, Paramore, Bastille, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and much more PLUS all the 90's bangers right through to Stormzy! Mixed in with the best festival music you can think of. Room 2 - OMEGA Selectors Tommy Conflict and Andy Shaw present th

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The Death Show

Birmingham REP Theatre, Birmingham

Death. A bit grim, isn't it. Morbid, macabre and even unmentionable, but does it have to be that way? Drawn together by their shared fear of death, 'thanatophobes' Lucy Nicholls and Antonia Beck invite you to embark on a journey of discovery, contemplation and courage. Take time to celebrate your own mortality, laugh, cry, stick two fingers up at the grim reaper and discover why talking about death is ultimately life affirming. Created and performed by Antonia Beck and Lucy Nicholls Director Bernadette Russell Post-Show Discussion Follow

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ACES Nottingham Presents DJ Max Denham

The Bowery Club, Nottingham

For Guestlist & Table Reservations - 07866585596 || 07583869218

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The Nightingale NYE Re-Run

Nightingale Club, Birmingham

YOU BETTA GO TO WORK BBZ! THE FAMOUS NYE RE-RUN IS BACK ONCE AGAIN! WE WILL BE GOING ALL OUT THIS TIME TO BEAT OUR ICONIC NYE RE-RUN LAST YEAR! EXPECT US TO BE VERY VERY VERY EXTRA! WE HAVE NADINE COYLE PERFORMING HER NEW SINGLES AND GIRLS ALOUD HITS! https://www.nightingaleclub.co.uk/

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02:31 Presents DJ Q

CRANE, Birmingham

02:31 are proud to present our first show of 2018!! Saturday 27th January 02:31 will re-create that special vibe that we had in the CRANE venue on our 6th BIrthday! DJ Q our sound Full line up TBA CRANE http://therainbowvenues.co.uk

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General Levy

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

LOVE THE LIFE VS MHVH VS YOUNG CULTURE PRESENTS SAT JAN 27TH HARE AND HOUNDS GENERAL LEVY Booyakah, Booyakah! The General of the Jungle Riddims, General Levy, is touching down in Brum Town, Incredible. General Levy be supported by the MHVH, LTL & YC family. Select, selec-lect a a a Sensational! DOORS: 9PM http://hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk

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TEEFORDAPLUG presents STONEYISLANDS

Lab 11, Birmingham

Lets bring the underground scene to surface in an abandoned warehouse! From 10pm till late STONEYISLANDS showcases unique talent and creates the vibe through future sounds, free improvisation, trap, rap, rnb, hip-hop, old skool garage and guilty f**king pleasures! BIRMINGHAM the wave coming... Be ready to do a madness with us when it hits.

Nightlife

AWR

Digbeth, Birmingham

Tucked away in the mist of Digbeth's industrial quarter lies a new rave destination waiting to expose it's potential, 2018 we invite you to join us as we open it's gates to a new era. Music policy: House + Techno AWR - Abandoned Warehouse Raves Launch: Sat 27th Jan Birmingham / Digbeth Please note: Last entry will be 12.30am https://www.facebook.com/Abandonedwarehouseraves/

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Brunch'in & 90's UK Garage

Leveldigbeth, Birmingham

27th January & 24th February Brunch'in presents 90's UK Garage with Heartless Crew (Fonti). Launching on Saturday 27 January Brunchin & 90's UK Garage is a boozy brunch with DJs playing songs from the classic era and some new style bangers, followed by pure club vibes! We will be serving Wings & Waffles! Plus between 12pm - 1pm we've got bottomless Prossecco Cocktails! Tickets are limited to only a few hundred. So grab them while you can. http://www.tasteandliquor.com/

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Playaz : Birmingham

Boxxed, Birmingham

Playaz : Birmingham Saturday 27th January Boxxed 10pm - 6am (Last Entry 1am!) Room One - Playaz DJ Hype (90 Minutes) S.P.Y (Special Guest) The Prototypes Kings Of The Rollers (Serum B2B Bladerunner B2B Voltage) Sub Zero LFM Room Two - Playaz Allstars Annix B2B Taxman B2B Tyke (3 Hours) Escape + support Hosted by MC's: Eksman, IC3, 2Shy, Inja, AD, Busta Brought to you by Playaz Recordings & Weird Science

Music

Beat The Streets 2018

Nottingham City Centre, Nottingham

The music community of Nottingham is coming together to present a one-day charity festival to raise vital funds to support homeless people in need. Beat the Streets will take place on Sunday 28 January 2018 with more than 80 national and local acts playing more than 10 stages in venues across the city centre. All proceeds raised from ticket sales and merchandise will be donated to Framework Official Site, the Nottinghamshire charity dedicated to bettering the lives of homeless people. Since Framework started in 2001, it has become one of the

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Breakfast at Tiffany's Breakfast

The Mockingbird Bar and Theatre, Birmingham

The Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen brings you the Breakfast at Tiffany's Breakfast Join us for an hour of unlimited pancakes with all your favorite toppings plus as much tea, coffee, and juice as you like Unlimited Breakfast from 10.30 - 11.30 Breakfast at Tiffany's screening at 11.30 £15 plus booking fee. Film only ticket available too. Note: please email food@mockingbirdcinema.com confirming your party size so we can have your tables ready. http://www.mockingbirdcinema.com

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SoulJam

Lab 11, Birmingham

So, Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018! We can't wait to kick the New Year off with a mega Return of the Disco! The glitter ball will be out, the sounds of Sylvester, Chic and Donna Summer will be rolling and the good times will most definitely be happening on the dance floor! Pop on something shiny, kick off the high heels and get ready for a night of unparalleled dancing to the very best in Funk, Soul and Disco… Make sure you check us out on our Instagram @ SoulJam_UK https://www.facebook.com/SoulJam-UK-1413781415581869/

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Kaleidoscope Launch

The Night Owl, Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM. Thursday 1st February marks the launch of KALEIDOSCOPE - a new monthly night of live music and art, set in our beautiful quirky home of The Night Owl. We've put together a stellar line-up of some of Birmingham's best bands, artists and DJs for our huge launch party - plus it's FREE ENTRY, with plenty of cheap drinks deals on the night too. What more could you ask for!? ***LIVE MUSIC*** // Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam // Birmingham cult heroes that need no introduction. Recently joined by a fifth member, they bring their rousing

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Baby Strange w/ Rascalton & Social State

Muthers Studio, Birmingham

SONIC GUN Concerts presents BABY STRANGE Rascalton SOCIAL STATE https://www.facebook.com/sonicgunconcerts/

Nightlife

FUZE

Suki10c, Birmingham

It's been a cold Christmas, but we're back in Birmingham bringing some tropical heat. We thought it was time for a themed party, so we'll be going all out on this one - it's time for a tropical takeover of Digbeth. We'll be providing the tropical vibes and transforming the venue, so pick out your best tropical garms and join the party at Suki10c on 1st February. Expect the usual intimate party vibes and eclectic tune selection, all with a tropical twist. This time, we've got Chalky joining us in the booth, bringing you those early evening di

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30BG Tour: Leicester

TBA, Leicester

A concert starring the award-winning, Nigerian international artist, Davido

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BASS Collective X Krudd

Secret Location, Birmingham

To start off a busy 2018 we're teaming up with Nottingham's party starters - Krudd Events! Founded by Bru-C, Krudd have put on some unbelievable shows over the past year, as well as us, combining the two brands will only lead to one hell of a night. To top this all off, we will be taking this party to an untapped abandoned factory in Birmingham. Expect a stripped back venue, a huge VOID Nexus sound-system & groundbreaking production! ------------------------------------------------------ Artist's Performing: • HEADLINER TBA • HEADLINER TBA

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Deeper in the Pyramid

Grand Union, Birmingham

Grand Union is pleased to present Deeper in the Pyramid, a project by Melanie Jackson. Deeper in the Pyramid is an expansive new body of work comprising of animation, sculpture, a filmed performance and a publication in a graphic novel format, written in collaboration with Esther Leslie. We are taken on a journey of lactic abstractions, through the webs of bio-invasion and collective fantasy that interconnect various life forms through milk, its technologies and representations. The ontologies of species and gender have always been shaped by

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Digbeth First Friday

Digbeth, Birmingham

Time to try something new. Digbeth comes alive on the first Friday of each month with exhibitions, late-night openings, special events, culture in unexpected spaces, live music, street food and more. With different things to see and do each month anything could happen on a First Friday night out. Digbeth First Friday runs from 6pm ‘til late and event times vary. We recommend you check the listings in advance so you can make the most of your evening. Maps are available online a few days before the event and at participating venues on the day

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Shadow City Soundsystem b2b Salary Boy

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

HARE & HOUNDS FEBRUARY 2ND 2018 10PM - 3AM Shadow City Soundsystem B2B Salary Boy (Shadow City / Steel City Dance Discs) FREE ENTRY BEFORE 11PM WITH A TICKET / £5 AFTER HAVING A FREE TICKET DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY. ENTRY WILL BE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, UNTIL THE ROOM REACHES FULL CAPACITY. https://www.facebook.com/shadowcitybirmingham/

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Brunch'in & Hip-Hop

Leveldigbeth, Birmingham

Welcome to 2018! Party People. Brunchin + Hip Hop Brum is back! Bigger and Better! More Gaming areas, including a Basket Ball area, Pool tables & Ping Pong tables. It's a boozy brunch with DJs playing hip hop songs from the classic era and some new style bangers, followed by pure club vibes! Brunch is the finest street food served by the creme of the crop rising Street Food heroes. Expect Jerk Chicken Wings, Jerk Burgers, Goat Curry & a Carribean BBQ! Between 12pm - 1pm we've got Bottomless Cocktails with and loads more! Tickets are limit

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MOHO

Spotlight, Birmingham

Forget Becky with the good hair, this one is all about the real Queen, Yonce! We'll be dedicating our main room to Beyonce - expect a power hour and a half plus pepperings of tunes throughout the rest of the night. Room two will be hosted by our flip-phone-homies, BEEP ME 911! Sorry, we aint sorry! 11-4.30 Spotlight https://www.facebook.com/mhvh09/

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The Acid Experiment

Lab 11, Birmingham

Fresh from a monster boxing day party with our good friends at Sum Cellar, we bring back what was by far our biggest party of 2017 with over 1500 people spread across the full LAB11 complex last February. The Acid Experiment free party returns to kick start a fresh year of raving and this time we look to go bigger. Being the 30th anniversary of the summer of love we are going back to our roots this year, with residents new and old alongside a few secret special guests & massive production across the whole of lab to give you a hedonistic acid

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Amélie Brunch

The Mockingbird Bar and Theatre, Birmingham

The Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen brings you the Amélie brunch! Who doesn’t want free-flowing prosecco or bloody marys? The unlimited bubbly is served, while you wolf down two courses of delicious BRUNCH. **2-course Lunch** with unlimited prosecco and bloody mary's included!!! Unlimited Prosseco with Dining 11am - 1pm. The film starts just after 1pm. http://www.mockingbirdcinema.com

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BADWATER

mac Birmingham, Moseley

Sun 4 Feb, 7.30pm | Age 14+ BADWATER is an original production by Birmingham based contemporary dance company HEARTLESS, under the direction of their Artistic Director: Matthew Lambden BADWATER looks at the current state of the world through the eyes of various different characters as they all deal with their own personal battles and find solace in their suffering Please note that there may be strobe lighting in effect. https://macbirmingham.co.uk

Sports

INSIDE Automotive

Hedsor House, Taplow

Automotive Presenter Nicki Shields Presents INSIDE Automotive 2018. Be a part of the definitive Automotive discussion, presented directly by drivers, Motorsport personalities and industry specialists. This exciting and dynamic world is brought to life in an intimate yet open forum, outlining its interaction with business, technology, marketing and it’s future. INSIDE Automotive 2017 will feature a series of panel events focusing on applied technologies, the automotive industry and the role of marketing in motorsport. Offering thought provo

Arts

Macbeth

Patrick Centre, Birmingham

Multi-award-winning Mark Bruce Company present a striking dance theatre adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a tragic descent into the darkest sides of ourselves. Goaded by the whispers of demons, the Macbeth’s unleash murder for their own gains and set in motion their path to madness and self-destruction, unravelling events in a nightmare they cannot control. With a cast of ten and designed by the creative team that brought you Dracula and The Odyssey, this dance theatre production realises a beautifully harrowing vision of an internal w

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Grimm Tales Retold

George Cadbury Hall, Birmingham

By Phillip Holyman. Directed by Little Earthquake Jakob and Wilhelm’s famous fairy stories get a Little Earthquake-over, with six new adaptations showing some familiar characters in a dark new light. Spiked with black humour and sprinkled with gore, these tales are decidedly Grimm and deliciously unexpected. Performance Dates Thursday 8 - Saturday 10 February 2018 at 19:30 Saturday 10 February 2018 at 14:00 Box Office Enquiries: 0121 414 5676 Address: George Cadbury Hall 998 Bristol Road Selly Oak Birmingham B29 6LG Free parking i

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Creative Ignition

Birmingham and Midland Institute, Birmingham

Graduates Unleashed are honoured to invite you to Creative Ignition, a FREE two- day festival for young creatives, happening on Thursday 8th - Friday 9th February (11am - 7pm) at The Birmingham and Midlands Institute. Creative Ignition will showcase what Birmingham has to offer to creative young people through a series of masterclasses, workshops, talks, mentoring sessions, networking activities and much more! Over the two days, you will meet lots of new faces, learn lots of new skills and discover lots of exciting opportunities across the cit

Arts

Salon

Eastside Projects, Birmingham

Join Zoë Thomas as she talks about her research into the suffrage movement and the role that the arts played. This salon event will explore the central role that artistic women and men-from jewellers, portrait painters, embroiderers, through to retailers of ‘artistic’ products-played in the suffrage campaign in Britain. As political individuals, they were foot soldiers who helped sustain the momentum of the movement and as designers, makers and sellers they spread the message of the campaign to new local, national and international audien

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Poetry Jam V Birthday Special

Town Hall Birmingham, Birmingham

Poetry Jam V Birthday Special | Thursday 8th February | Birmingham Town Hall | 7 til Late Celebrate our fifth birthday with a Poetry Jam special hosted at hosted at Birmingham Town Hall by THSH. Poetry Jam is a monthly open mic platform to jam, perform and click, where spoken word artists take to the mic to tell stories about themselves and the world - unfiltered*, unapologetic and united. The night is a beautiful combination of first timers and established poets. Everyone is welcome. You can expect open mic performances, mini-rave music int

Nightlife

Feathers, Fur & Funk

Spotlight, Birmingham

Put on your feathers and (faux) fur ready for a funky night for a good cause! We are a group of students putting on a charity event for St Basils, all money made goes towards helping prevent homelessness in Birmingham. When the world slips you a Jeffrey, stroke the furry wall. Get funk-y with a DJ set from Carnival Magnifico DJ's Bradley Hughes and Liam Roberts !!! Also we have James Cox playing non stop funk! https://www.facebook.com/Soda4StBasils/

Food, Drink & Network

Prosecco Festival

Town Hall Birmingham, Birmingham

Prosecco Festival Ltd are proud to present the UK's first and original dedicated Prosecco Festival. The ultimate festival for Prosecco lovers! Friday 9th February 2018 - 6.30 - 11pm Saturday 10th February 2018 - 12.30 - 5pm Saturday 10th February 2018 - 6.30 - 11pm Bars operate on a token system which can be purchased once inside the festival. See our website for full information. www.proseccofestival.co.uk

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FORMAT

Lab 11, Birmingham

Off the back of our two-year break, we’re happy to announce the relaunch of FORMAT. We’ve uprooted from our second home of Nottingham back to our hometown, Birmingham. The event will be taking place at Lab11 (Oxford St blue gate entrance), one of Birmingham's most renowned venues. Once again, our resident DJ’s, with help from this city’s homegrown talent, will be bringing some the finest minimal rollers. As well as this our effects team will be back with mind-altering visuals for your viewing pleasure. This event as always will be

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My Nu Leng & M8's : Norwich

The LCR, Norwich

My Nu Leng & M8's : Norwich Friday 9th February The UEA LCR 10pm - 4am (Last Entry 1am!) 18+, ID Required The LCR My Nu Leng & Dread Mc DJ Zinc B2B Holy Goof Bushbaby B2B Deadbeat UK Jives B2B KT Maxx (Tropico) Brought to you by Bedlam, My Nu Leng & Weird Science

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Secret Psychedelic Party

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

SECRET PSYCHEDELIC PARTY On Friday 9th Feb we will be bringing a super secret super trippy experience to Birmingham. We will be opening the doors to a seriously secret space & recreating an atmosphere similar to the illegal underground parties of the 90's All ticket holders will be sent the address of the party on the day - City Centre Location What to expect: a serious blend of sounds from House to garage all the way through to Disco and beyond. Super Pyschedelic mega trippy lighting A secret venue located in the city centre Fully imm

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MoodFix Presents

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

MoodFix proudly presents... Krywald & Farrer (Percolate / Persies) We are incredibly hyped to bring to Brum one of our favourite DJ duos, Krywald & Farrer. This party is gonna sell out, so get ya cheap tickets sorted quick! Residents of Percolate and Gottwood regulars, these boys are known for being extremely talented selectors who play high energy sets largely comprised of afrobeat, disco and house. They also head up Persies, a party-oriented edits label focused on re-working, re-touching and re-purposing an eclectic selection of gems for

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Mercia

Spotlight, Birmingham

JOSH TWEEK [the ghost] Josh Tweek has been making his mark in Berlin with his own record store on wheels. His sets are what caught our attention & as always we want to give the partiers a sense of our own love. Mercia have been fans for a long time so its only right we get him down to join us for our next instalment. Check his most recent GHOSTCAST which features what we can look forward to in February. https://soundcloud.com/theghost/ghostcast-003-josh-tweek With support from our favourite local ELLIOTT & Mercia Residents Croft, Giza

Music

Victories At Sea / Matters / Outlander / Mysteron / Hoopla Blue

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

THIS IS TMRW & ITS JUST NOISE PRESENTS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10TH HARE AND HOUNDS VICTORIES AT SEA MATTERS OUTLANDER MYSTERON HOOPLA BLUE ARC VEL FLAMINGO FLAME DJS THIS IS TMRW DJS We're delighted to announce our first all dayer of the year will be with Victories At Sea and many other fantastic bands. Expect visuals, lots of heavy electronica, post punk, post rock and DJ sets kicking into the early hours. DOORS: 5pm till late

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Sum Cellar 2018

Lab 11, Birmingham

WE TOLD YOU WE WAS GOING IN!! MURLO MORE DJS TBA GARAGE / BASSLINE / GRIME https://www.facebook.com/sumcellar/

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Mvnta 003 | Jack D

Empire Coventry, Coventry

003| Resonate x TEKTU. A happy new year to all of you. A big thanks goes out to all that made it down to our parties last year, considering we started only 4 months ago the support we've had so far has been crazy. For our third event we welcome TEKTU. resident and Resonate head honcho Jack D; A talented party curator and even more talented selector. Resonate: A Birmingham based movement which has grown from strength to strength since its formation back in 2012. Founded by the ever so talented Jack Dyche, resonate has welcomed an array of art

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Neighbourhd #11

The Night Owl, Birmingham

GET TO KNOW US: Neighbourhood is about creating a network of local musicians in the city of Birmingham, creating an environment in which progressive urban music can develop, community can be grown and a generous/collaborative culture can be nurtured. That said, if you're not a performer, this night is already gaining monentum and attracting an incredibly high level of musicianship and artistry so turn up expecting a truely exciting and spectacular show! GUEST ARTISTS: Heretic + Neighbourhd House Band Originally hailing from Brum, Heretic i

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LoveBrum's 3rd Birthday Party

Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham

Come along to our third-year celebrations at the home of musicals, dance, opera, ballet and Birmingham's favourite pantomime! With plenty of surprises in store. Join us and our members for some networking, along with a complimentary drink, canapes and of course - birthday cake! 6pm - 9pm Free entry with guestlist. Party guests advised to use the Thorp Street entrance (stage door reception) for access to the event. Parking options: 1. Road parking available on Thorp Street (free after 6pm) 2. Arcadian car park: The Arcadian Centre, 41 Br

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Verve Poetry Festival 2018

Waterstones, Birmingham

Verve Poetry Festival is back and somehow, despite being in the same place and happening over the same length of time, is bigger and better than ever. So come and experience us quash the laws of space and time whilst taking a wrecking ball to all you thought poetry could, would and should be. * OUR PROGRAMME IS NOW LIVE * With 50+ poets over 30 events in a packed weekend, Verve is passionate about making poetry approachable for everyone. So, whether your bookshelves are bursting with poetry books, you've never read anything since the AQA GCSE

Music

The Blinders

The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

SONIC GUN Concerts presents The Blinders With a naturally passionate and intense presence, this trio mean very much to a growing number of music fans, despite being unknown outside of the UK’s currently exploding underground rock and roll dimension. Punky and psychaedelic, they are partly inspired by poetry and literature. Their live show is a charismatic, theatrical live experience of intensity, possessed by the spirits of musical greatness. Amidst a myriad of widely varying comparisons, their energy pulses with a unique punkadelic sound.

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Drag and Draw

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham

Drag and Draw – Life Drawing Special Saturday 17th Feb, 12 – 4, Gas Hall with performances in the Round Room Free event The art of drag continues to evolve, provoke and affect popular culture. Join us for a truly memorable life drawing session with as difference in the iconic Gas Hall in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery studying drag artist Seemaa Butt a.k.a Naz in all her finery. Posing, performing and reacting to the crowd, our queen will be there to inspire your own artwork. From the finery of hand crafted costume detail to the make

Nightlife

Hospitality : Birmingham

O2 Institute Birmingham, Birmingham

The famous H returns to Birmingham this Spring with another fresh line up and the mighty NOISIAAA! Hospitality : Birmingham 02 Institute Birmingham Saturday 17th February 11pm - 6am (Last Entry 1am!) Main One - Hospitality Noisia (DJ Set) Metrik London Elektricity Etherwood DLR B2B Benny L Whiney Hosted by: Dynamite MC, Ruthless, Degs and Master X

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Tropical Soundclash

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

Saturday 17th February TROPICAL SOUNDCLASH Sam Redmore on the decks all night long With live percussion by The Mighty Magoo After a sterling debut at the Hare & Hounds in October, Tropical Soundclash returns with a whole heap of heat to get you through the winter months. Sam Redmore takes to the decks for the duration, with The Mighty Magoo on live percussion. Expect afrobeat, highlife, samba, cumbia, salsa and all those good tropical vibes joining forces with house, broken beat and plenty of nice warm bass. Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath 9pm -

Attractions

Lord of the Rings Trilogy

The Mockingbird Bar and Theatre, Birmingham

After the last sell out we are bringing the hobbits back to The Mockingbird. "One Ring to rule them all. One Ring to find them. One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them." Join us for a day of Hobbits and Wizards to celebrate the Birthday of J. R. R. Tolkien in January, all three movies in one giant marathon! Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Extended Editions back to back, Cosplay welcome, special drinks and food will be available. Screenings start at 10am, there will be a 15 minute break between each film. http://www.mockingbi

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Chinese New Year in Birmingham 2018

Birmingham Chinese Quarter, Birmingham

Come, let’s celebrate with 30,000 other individuals on the day to experience the Chinese Tradition first hand! 2017 we expanded Chinese New Year celebrations from Arcadian to Hurst Street. Expect no less for 2018 but it to be much more exciting! So be prepared to indulge away with authentic Chinese street food, from dumplings to noodles brought to you from various Chinese regions; Vibrant Chinese music, along with talented artists performing back to back cultural dances or movements on multiple stages. There will be plenty of festive decor

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Write Club workshop and evening talk

Eastside Projects, Birmingham

Write Club Workshop: 2pm – 4pm Public Talk: 6.30pm – 8pm Huw Lemmey will be joining Write Club to host a workshop exploring the relationship between memory and place. Drawing on his own research and writing on the subject, his workshop will involve helping participants to access past experiences in different forms and to focus on different textual responses to landscapes and environments of the past. Huw Lemmey is an artist, writer and publisher based between London and Barcelona. He writes on culture, politics and sexuality, and is the a

Nightlife

Shorebitch Goes To Birmingham

Amusement 13, Birmingham

On 23rd Feb London's biggest Hip Hop party returns to Birmingham. Shorebitch is one of the biggest hip hop nights in the U.K, with a reputation for having an all inclusive and friendly atmosphere where you can express who you are. We've hosted events all around Europe featuring some of the most popular names in music, as well as our resident DJ's who spin everything from trap, grime and garage, to afrobeats and bashment. No matter what you wear or what you like, Shorebitch is the ultimate turn up. @Shorebitch #SHRBTCH #Shorebitch www.Shorebit

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The Great British Gin Festival Birmingham

The H Suite Edgbaston, Birmingham

The UK's biggest Gin Festival tour is coming to Birmingham in February 2018!! Prepare to have your taste buds tantalised by over 100 different gins from around the world! What can you expect? - Gin Glass - Gin Bible - Trade stands - Talks & presentations - Cocktail demos - Enter a virtual world with our VR Gin Distillery - Live entertainment Our bars operate on a token system and do not take cash so you will need tokens to get your drinks. Tokens are £5 each with one token paying for a single measure of gin, garnish and a mixer. We accept

Nightlife

Beep Me 911

Spotlight, Birmingham

She say she want some Marvin Gaye, some Luther Vandross. A little Anita, will definitely set this party off right! We bring you the next installment of Beep Me 911 and were feeling the flava of love! Playing all the love anthems from 90's & 00's! DJS on the night: Sammy Slow Jams Unpronounceable Champagne Bubble Bath Jordan Lott Dan Brown Spotlight 11pm - 4.30am https://www.facebook.com/BEEPME911BRUM/

Nightlife

The Big Birmingham Soul Night

Town Hall Birmingham, Birmingham

The Big Birmingham Soul Night returns on 24th February 2018 Presented by The Night Owl and Birmingham Town Hall DJ's across two rooms Soul Sam Ian Pep Pereira Jordan Wilson Sonny & Spare Paul Cook Mazzy Snape Andy Burns Josh Pye & Richard Priest & more 9pm start, early bird tickets £10, standard advance £12 (more on the door) Only just over two years old, the intimate The Night Owl has become renowned as the UK’s premier soul & retro club. Last April they teamed up with the prestigious Town Hall for the biggest soul night Birmingha

Nightlife

TRMNL

Lab 11, Birmingham

A massive thank you to everyone that parties with us in 2017. We got to invite a wide range of guests to spin alongside our family of residents and created some proper dance-floor moments. 2018...get ready. We bring you brand new artists alongside familiar faces and some of the finest music in the second city. No fillers #TRMNLfamily. We are back for our first party on Sat 24 Feb... Main Room: Leon Samu.l Will Power Karrem Nathan Forbes Terrace: EASTENDERZ - Label Showcase East End Dubz Priku Jack Wickham 9pm-verylate Lab11 Trent St |

Attractions

The New Artist Economy

Centrala, Birmingham

Exploring the role of artists as pioneers of new systems, The New Artist Economy features a discussion and panel of artists redefining economics and creating their own infrastructures and solutions for sustainable practice. Speakers: Jessica Cheetham - a director, producer and faciliator. As part of Spun Glass Theatre, Jessica set up The Spark Factory, a theatre co-operative, working to find a model that offers an affordable route to fringe festival participation. Imbue - an artist whose work is collected and exhibited internationally. He’s

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TERRA FIRMA

Patrick Centre, Birmingham

Thrilling dance triple-bill featuring choreography by Caroline Finn, Marcos Morau and Mario Bermudez Gil. Terra Firma tells stories drawn from the very ground on which we build our communities Beautifully unsettling and full of character, The Green House brings the outside in; on a Wes-Anderson style TV set, the ‘stars’ are stuck in a never-ending loop. Tundra is a barren landscape where ultra-modern creativity blinks into life and tears pages from Russian folk dance and revolution. Atalaÿ is a watch tower from which far off lands c

Nightlife

Magic Door

Lab 11, Birmingham

For our first party of 2018 we return to the labyrinth that is Lab11...with its new additional rooms and hidden spaces! Expect a full compendium of mind bending visuals, lighting & installations, outrageous outfits, secret guest DJs, Crafty Girls, G.o.D, The Devil & of course lots of glitter for our not so little, discotechno rave. Music: Spookyhouse - Discotechno https://www.facebook.com/magicdooruk/

Nightlife

My Nu Leng All Night Long : London

Village Underground, London

My Nu Leng & M8's : London Weekender Friday 2nd March Village Underground 10pm - 4am (Last Entry Midnight!) My Nu Leng & Dread Mc (All Night Long) Saturday 3rd March Village Underground 10pm - 6am (Last Entry Midnight!) My Nu Leng & Dread Mc Clipz B2B DJ Die & Inja DJ Barely Legal B2B Chimpo Benton B2B Dj Klose One + Support Brought to you by My Nu Leng & Weird Science weirdscience.uk

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Project Birmingham Presents Medicine

Medicine Bakery & Gallery, Rubery

We, Project Birmingham, are proud to present to you: Medicine Gallery. If you know what's good for you, you'll have already been to Medicine Bakery & Gallery on New Street to gorge on Kronuts, Kruffins, and all things sourdough. The hand-crafted, delicious baked goods are only the tip of the iceberg though folks. Medicine have uncovered a hidden gem for us, and this deserves a true celebration. The gallery space has been rooted in Birmingham's art scene since the Victorian period - and we are planning to launch it back into the 21st Century w

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People Are Clouds

Stryx, Birmingham

Francesco Polazzi is an Italian artist based in Bologna. His energetic oil paintings combine figurative elements with an abstract style. The artist integrates human and animal forms with pattern and flattened areas of colour. We love the spirit of fun that runs through Francesco’s works: his colours are vibrant and his compositions bold. The artist studied Philosophy before pursuing Fine Art at Birmingham City University. He was awarded the Peers Prize during his time at Birmingham. Francesco has exhibited his work in the UK and Europe, b

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Glitter Shit

Nightingale Club, Birmingham

New year, new us bbz We wanna say a huge thanks to our glitter family new and old by throwing a HUGE FREE GLITTER PARTY! Glitter, Freaks & Beats MUSIC- Pure anthemz from the past decades DRESS CODE/THEME- The best glittery version of you CLUB FREAKS- Our family of crazy creative Club Freaks will be around for dancing, photos, shots and hugs TICKETS- Free tickets available online (link above) VENUE/TIME- 11PM till late. The Nightingale Club Bottom Floor, Kent St, Birmingham, B56RD Photographic ID is essential for entry GLITTER GIRLS- We ha

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Weird Science presents

CRANE, Birmingham

Weird Science presents DJ EZ Saturday 3rd March The Rainbow Venues - CRANE 10pm - 4am (Last Entry 1am!) He’s back… we are expecting a very fast selling show, so don't delay in securing your tickets for the return of DJ EZ to Birmingham

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Psychedelic Funhouse

Boxxed, Birmingham

Take a trip with us on a kaleidoscopic adventure, via altered realities, surreal experiences and other worlds with mind bending entities. An immersive psychedelic walk through experience culminating in a trippy music led club scenario. Brash, bizarre and completely eccentric... Welcome to the Psychedelic Funhouse 18+ only Tickets on sale now! Once inside expect: DJs + Live Performers Psychedelic Walkways Kaleidoscopic Themed Décor Confetti & Trippy UV Facepainting Gnome Mans Land Psychedelic body paint dips Genres Include: Hous

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Liquescent Presents

Lab 11, Birmingham

Liquescent is back for its 3rd show, bringing together another special curated line up: Icicle w/ Lx one GLXY Utah Jazz Riya + residents ! Icicle comes over from Amsterdam to show us some of his new stuff and old classics we know him for, hosted by the one and only Lx one The talented GLXY who have recently been signed by shogun audio add something different to the genre… … Utah Jazz is a very experienced classic liquid DJ who has been around since 1999, he burst on this scene with his own style in the early 2000s, emerging alongside

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Minnie Bella presents: Makeup Masterclass

Hilton Hall, Essington

Sunday 4th March 2018 Champagne reception at 1.30pm Masterclass starts at 2pm All Ages Welcome

Nightlife

Shhhhh! Silent Disco

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

LE CLUB FONDUE & SILENT NOIZE PRESENT... 'Shhhhh! Silent Disco'' Following their sold out ‘Night At The Museum’ event in Birmingham, Silent Noize and Le Club Fondue have teamed up once again to bring their Silent Disco back to the Kings Heath… Taking place at The Hare & Hounds, Adam & Craig from Le Club Fondue, plus a random robot playlist of belters, will be playing the very best in Dance, Pop, Indie, Rock, Party & Power Ballads and battling for your listens. Everyone will get a pair of fantastic 3 channel headsets each with a differen

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Coloré Presents

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

COLORÉ PRESENTS...WILLOW MARCH 10TH 2018 HARE & HOUNDS *STRICTLY 100 CAPACITY* For our opening party of 2018 and after our sell-out party back in September, with UK underground Queen Shanti Celeste, we invite another rising star of the UK House & Techno movement. WILLOW. We've admired her skills as a deep, electronic Dj & Producer for some time now and felt it was only right to invite her for a Birmingham debut at The Hare & Hounds. Our last party sold out in advance and we are buzzing to bring another high calibre Dj to Birmingham for th

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David Rodigan's 40th anniversary tour : Birmingham

Boxxed, Birmingham

The legendary David Rodigan celebrates 40 years in broadcasting and reggae music this Spring, by bringing a heavyweight line up to Boxxed! David Rodigan's 40th Anniversary Tour : Birmingham Friday 16th March Boxxed 9pm - 5am (Last Entry 1am!) Main Room - David Rodigan Shy FX (Very Special Guest) DJ Zinc 'Trust Me I Was There' Randall & GQ 'History Of Jungle Set' Papa Face Brought to you by David Rodigan & Weird Science

Attractions

MCM Birmingham Comic Con

NEC Birmingham, Marston Green

MCM Expo Ltd. run the popular MCM Comic Con shows in Northern Ireland, Birmingham, Ireland, Scotland, Liverpool, London, Manchester, and Midlands. To stay up to date with news about the MCM Birmingham Comic Con and other activities of MCM Expo Ltd. plus news and information that may be of interest to our MCM community members. http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/birmingham/

Arts

Rie Nakajima

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Rie Nakajima is one of the most experimental artists working in the UK. Fusing sculpture and sound, her artistic practice is open to chance and the influence of others, raising important questions about the definition of art. Nakajima makes pieces often in direct response to architectural space, using a combination of kinetic devices, musical instruments and found objects. Ikon’s exhibition consists entirely of new work and includes a number of performances in collaboration with other artists. https://ikon-gallery.org

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TORO: BEAUTY AND THE BULL

Patrick Centre, Birmingham

PREMIERE A unique, gender-questioning take on the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast set in a dystopian South American landscape. Toro is a darkly comic and melodramatic spectacle, where a young girl is gambled by her father and won by a female bull and her tribe of animals in drag. Toro is a filmic, postcolonial tale about the fear and demonization of anything other, exploring issues of homophobia, colonisation and immigration. Choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra is a DanceXchange Associate and nominee for the UK Critics’ Circle National Danc

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Joy Orbison b2b Jon K

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

FRIDAY 23RD MARCH Leftfoot & Shadow City Present... Joy Orbison b2b Jon K (All Night Long) One of the most highly respected underground artists in the world, Joy Orbison never fails to deliver. With an ability to effortlessly move between a wide array of genres, we cannot wait to welcome him to play all night long at Hare & Hounds Kings Heath. A true selector, by every definition of the word. He's joined by Manchester's Jon K, who's built a solid reputation for himself by 'delving into the depths of dark, subterranean dancefloor music with

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Gorgon City presents Kingdom : Birmingham

Boxxed, Birmingham

Gorgon City presents Kingdom : Birmingham Easter Thursday 29th March Boxxed 9pm - 5am (Last Entry Midnight!) Due to reasons beyond our control, Gorgon City presents Kingdom will not be taking place at CRANE, it will now take place at Boxxed. Kingdom sees Gorgon City return to their roots where they play extended DJ sets, channelling the essence and energy of the UK's underground house and techno scene. After hosting an incredible stage at MADE Festival : Birmingham last summer, we're excited to welcome Kingdom back to Birmingham Main Room -

Nightlife

Garage Skank

Amusement 13, Birmingham

After an absolute road block of a party at our last event in Birmingham we've decided to do it all over again! On 29th March we throw a party to celebrate the best in UK Garage and Bass, old and new. From Roll Deep to Royal T, Skepsis to So Solid, Fonti to Flava D and everything inbetween. In room 2 we have Hip Hop & RnB all night long. Located at one of Birmingham's leading venues, the newly refurbished Amusement 13 offers the perfect settings in sound and light, just a stones throw away from the city center. - EXPECT TO HEAR - Chris Lo

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Sub Focus (DJ Set)

Boxxed, Birmingham

Sub Focus (DJ Set), Holy Goof, Friction, Darkzy : Birmingham Good Friday 30th March Boxxed 9pm - 5am (Last Entry Midnight!) Due to reasons beyond our control, Sub Focus (Live) will not be taking place at CRANE. Sub Focus will now be DJing at Boxxed and we have added some Very Special Guests to the line up to make this a show you will not want to miss this Easter Main Room - Sub Focus (DJ Set) Holy Goof Friction Darkzy + Support Room Two - Line Up TBA! Hosted by MC I.D and Linguistics Brought to you by Sub Focus & Weird Science weirdscience.

Nightlife

Le Freak

The Night Owl, Birmingham

Le Freak DJs Tom Mason Richard Buckley Lee Fisher Hostess Mazzy Snape All Night – Disco – Funk – Soul – Boogie These events have had people queuing round the block so don’t miss out! Get Your Freak on and Discodown at Le Freak for a Freak Off!!!! http://www.nightowlbirmingham.com

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Swamp81

Hangar - London Fields, London

SWAMP81 Easter Party Easter Saturday 31st March Hangar - London Fields 10pm - 6am (Last Entry 1am!) After a SOLD OUT Carnival Party back in August, SWAMP81 returns to the capital this Easter with another all star line up! Sign up now for tickets and line up information

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Portal 4th Birthday

Boxxed, Birmingham

Join us as we celebrate 4 years of Portal Parties. First DJ set announcement DETLEF B2B LATMUN More to be announced. therainbowvenues.co.uk

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GLAS

Lab 11, Birmingham

After a sell out NYD party with Kurupt FM, Sonny Fodera, Chris Lorenzo, Low Steppa, Majestic + more! We are back with another HUGE day-night rave for Easter Sunday! From 4pm-2am we will be taking over the entire Lab11 complex with a mix of genre's, dj's, brands, production, pyrotechnics and straight out mental vibes!!! Lineup and details coming soon. GLAS x http://www.GLASparty.com

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Sum Cellar

Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Spring Break Amsterdam Festival 2018 GASSUMS! THIS IS GOING TO BE NEXT LEVEL! We are back on International duty & we're taking our Brummie shindig across the pond to one of our favourite cities in the entire world, AMSTERDAM! You lot know this has madness written all over it! The Dutch are gonna be calling us Schum Shellar! We're expecting a HUGE 0121 turnout for this! 1st Wave Line-up Announcement https://www.facebook.com/sumcellar/

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Carnival Magnifico

Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Carnival Magnifico Spring Break Amsterdam Festival

Arts

JAWS IN CONCERT

Town Hall Birmingham, Birmingham

Steven Spielberg’s original summer movie blockbuster Jaws will be screened at Symphony Hall accompanied by the Czech Symphony Orchestra who will perform the iconic score which won John Williams the Best Original Score Academy Award®. Based on the best-selling novel by Peter Benchley, this masterpiece of suspense tells the tale of a small New England seaside community terrorised by a predatory great white shark. Upon its release, Jaws became the most successful movie of all time, and Spielberg has often credited Williams’ iconic score with

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Birmingham Rum and Reggae Festival

Boxxed, Birmingham

We are very pleased to announce Birmingham RUM AND REGGAE FESTIVAL!! It's time to LIGHT UP THE PLACE, with the widest selection of Rums and the smoothest selection of Reggae music in the UK! On Entry You will be given a Rum Atlas & a Welcome Rum Punch Take a Rum journey around the world, hosted by our very own Reggae Sound System, tasting rare and special craft rums from the West Indies, Cuba, South America & The United States Alongside this, enjoy some amazing Reggae acts, performing all day across multiple stages. YES I There will be:

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Ought

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

THIS IS TMRW PRESENTS MONDAY APRIL 23RD HARE AND HOUNDS OUGHT + SPECIAL GUESTS DOORS: 7.30PM http://www.thisistmrw.co.uk

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BreaK Mission X British Breaking League

Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham

http://BreakMission.org Break Mission 2018!! Welcome to our 6th year and have we got an event for you we are hooking up again with B-Side Hip-Hop Festival also with British Breaking League to bring you a whole weekend of Hip-Hop dance, Music workshops and parties with special guests!! LOTS MORE TBA!!!!!! HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!!!!!!! Give us a like on Social media and keep up to date with our events BREAK MISSION Facebook - Break Mission Insta - BreakMission Twitter - Break_Mission BRITISH BREAKING LEAGUE Face Book - British Breaki

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Outchea X 2018

TBA, Birmingham

Let's get Wild and Wavy, OutcheaX is the bar crawl to end all bar crawls. We're doing things bigger and better this year introducing a brand new bar and loads of fun and exciting attractions to make this year one of the most unforgettable experiences EVER. The Ultimate barcrawl experience is back and your in for a surprise as we live up one of the most anticipated events in the student calendar. Grab your tshirts now and get ready, the countdown has begun.

Food, Drink & Network

The Hip-Hop Colour Festival 2018

Leveldigbeth, Birmingham

UK’s 1st Hip Hop Colour Festival Launches in Birmingham! Throw your colour in the air like you just don’t care for the UK’s first Hip Hop Colour Festival! Brought to you by Multi-Award Winning Shaanti - an essential part of the city's music scene since the 1999 - in association with street-food alternative event pioneers Taste and Liquor. The Hip Hop Colour Festival is an annual event that showcases the positivity of Hip-Hop culture at Level Digbeth, a converted Cash and Carry in Digbeth. The festival promises to be like no other, wi

Food, Drink & Network

Maidenhead Food & Fitness Festival

Maidenhead, Maidenhead

Enjoy Maidenhead invites the whole family to the inaugural Maidenhead Food & Fitness Festival to celebrate health and wellbeing across the town centre in 2018. A healthy lifestyle, balancing great food and fitness and the most comprehensive town centre regeneration plan Maidenhead has ever seen has inspired this two day event. Held across two days between the hours of 10:00am and 17:00pm the Maidenhead Food & Fitness Festival will be spread throughout the Town Centre, Kidwells Park and the Town Moor. We will accommodate a variety of food,

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INSIDE Food

Maidenhead Amphitheatre, Maidenhead

The definitive Food discussion, presented directly Chefs, Food experts and personalities.

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INSIDE Fitness

Maidenhead Amphitheatre, Maidenhead

The definitive Fitness discussion, presented directly Chefs, Food experts and personalities.

Arts

Osman Yousefzada

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

This will be the first solo exhibition by Birmingham-born fashion designer Osman Yousefzada. A firm fixture at London Fashion Week, Osman is the go to designer for a host of celebrities and high-profile women from the worlds of art, film, design, entertainment and commerce. His style combines haute couture techniques and fabrics with modern perception of what women need today along with strong social commentary. Ikon’s galleries will be transformed by an installation that displays Osman’s own creations with assemblages of ‘metamorphosed

Music

Tenerife Escape (7 Days)

Tenerife, Playa de las Américas

Tenerife Escape is the brand new holiday experience celebrating urban music culture in one of the most renowned island in the Canaries. We’re bringing a full end experience featuring Boat Parties, Beach Club Nights, Mountain Excursions, Water Park Experiences and much more. Join our line-up of the most current names in UK Radio, the hottest urban talent currently making their name on the scene and fresh appearances and surprises to complete your experience. Be part of the new go-to summer getaway for urban music lovers as we escape to Tener

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Tenerife Escape (5 Days)

Tenerife, Arona

Tenerife Escape is the brand new holiday experience celebrating urban music culture in one of the most renowned island in the Canaries. We’re bringing a full end experience featuring Boat Parties, Beach Club Nights, Mountain Excursions, Water Park Experiences and much more. Join our line-up of the most current names in UK Radio, the hottest urban talent currently making their name on the scene and fresh appearances and surprises to complete your experience. Be part of the new go-to summer getaway for urban music lovers as we escape to Tener

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Francis Alÿs

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Ikon’s exhibition by Mexico-based artist Francis Alÿs reflects on the notion of turbulence itself, from simple instability to chaos, from a meteorological phenomenon to a geopolitical context, from a simple knot in the hair to an ascending spiral. Knots represent links and bonds, as well as resistance and binding. Tornado (2000-10), a 30-35 min’ video sees the artist chasing “dust devils” and attempting to enter their eye with a camera in hand. Alÿs films their windless core, a monochrome of dust that literally abstracts him from the

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Vladimír Kokolia

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

This will be the first UK exhibition of work by Vladimír Kokolia, the renowned Czech artist who established himself on the international circuit at Documenta 9, 1992. A combination of new and recent paintings, the show exemplifies an intensely experimental attitude that distils abstraction from everyday experience. Kokolia is very alive to the possibility of epiphanies, seemingly unremarkable events that give rise to a kind of weaving of wonder. “I usually paint some snapshot, some distinctly illuminated scene I glimpse somewhere, even per

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Lunar Festival 2018

Umberslade Farm Park, Tanworth in Arden

Save The Date! After a year's absence, Lunar Festival will be returning to Umberslade Farm Park in Tanworth In Arden on 27th - 29th July 2018! We plan to shake things up a little with some awesome artists, experiences, venues, exhibitions, food and drink but within keeping the Lunar spirit of years gone by! More information and ticket details coming soon but for now save the date! http://lunarfestival.co.uk

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MADE Festival 2018

The Digbeth Triangle, Birmingham

MADE Festival SOLD OUT for the third year running in 2017, sign up NOW for MADE Festival 2018! SIGN UP FOR MADE FESTIVAL 2018 - www.made-festival.co.uk/signup MADE Festival 2018 Saturday 28th July The Digbeth Triangle Midday - Midnight

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Maidenhead Music

Maidenhead Amphitheatre, Maidenhead

Maidenhead Music is a three-day music experience in the heart of the community. Performances and workshops, from local artistes, community acts and special guests, provide entertainment and participation for music lovers of all ages. There is something for everyone.

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INSIDE Music

Maidenhead Amphitheatre, Maidenhead

Music workshops and classes.

Attractions

Peaky Blinders Night

The Black Country Living Museum, Dudley

Step inside the murky underworld of the Peaky Blinders as you discover their dark history. Dig out your flat caps and take a stroll around the set for the Shelby’s scrap metal business - Charlie's yard where illegal goods are moved along the historic Birmingham canal network Grab your cap or your flapper dress and step into the world of the Shelby's. Walk around the Peaky Blinders film set to enjoy an evening of music and entertainment from the roaring 20s. 7th, 8th, 14th & 15th September PLEASE NOTE: This event is for ages 16+ only. www.

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Polly Apfelbaum

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Ikon’s Autumn exhibition of new work by New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum will exemplify an art practice that places emphasis on the essential quality of materials, especially colour and texture, whilst asserting the importance of popular culture and craft activity. Her use of various fabrics – stained and dyed – and more recently glazed ceramics, is beguiling and refreshing in its offerings of simple pleasures. In this way, she subtly assumes a political, and feminist, position, challenging pomposity, notions of entitlement and hiera

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Birmingham Chocolate Festival

Central Square Brindley Place, Birmingham

Located in Brindley Place, in the heart of the city, the 'Chocival' gathers locals, families, tourists and lots of chocoholics. The different stalls offer innovative products as a chocolate hotdog or a chocolate-flavoured gin. This year new activities will be held such as the Choclympics Games and chocolate testing. Why don't you come and say hello to Chockly, the festival's pet? Has it grabbed your eye? Find out more at the festival webpage: www.birminghamchocival.wordpress.com Follow us on social media for the latest updates: https://twitte

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Haroon Mirza

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

This will be the most comprehensive exhibition of work by Haroon Mirza in the UK to date, filling Ikon’s exhibition spaces entirely with moving imagery, sculptural installation and electronic sound. Involving smart sampling, often through collaboration with other artists, Mirza conveys an easy-going knowingness through a wide range of cultural references that foils sheer physical impact. His understanding of the nature of human perception – of what and how we see and hear – is demonstrated and combined with countless possibilities of mean