Arts

Brick Wonders

Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton

Brick Wonders – the tour is an exhibition of the models of ‘Brick Wonders’, Warren Elsmore’s second book, released in May 2014. Each individual LEGO model can be seen in all its glory – showing the versatility of LEGO and amazing wonders throughout time. 7 April 2017 - 4 July 2017 Great Barrier Reef detail. Image ©Warren Elsmore. Featuring over 70 LEGO models, the exhibition appeals to all ages whilst teaching creativity and expression. The exhibition covers not only the seven Ancient Wonders, but also Seven Old, Modern and Natura

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[x] marks [super elections]

Grand Union, Birmingham

Seecum Cheung‘s work is based upon a series of interviews which seek to study the rise of right-wing Nationalism within Europe, featuring footage collected from Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Hungary, Denmark, Bulgaria and the UK. The next chapter of the work will be focussed on the national elections of The Netherlands (March 11th), France (April 23rd + May 7th) and Germany (September 24th) coined as the Super Election Year 2017. The films seek to capture the conditions for those who are presently caught in between the lines of

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ACES Marbella

Plaza Beach, Marbella

The ACES brand is the brainchild of two former Marbella residents and promoters who know all about the Puerto Banus way of doing things! Their success hasn’t gone unnoticed & have regular collaborations with some premier venues at home and abroad including Cavalli Club Dubai & Ocean Beach Ibiza to name but a few. They have collated the finest team of DJ’ing talent on offer that will have you dancing all day and well into the night… Returning again to Plaza Beach for their fourth summer of parties; we assure you their events are not to

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Inspired Festival 2017

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

The festival shines a spotlight on budding artists, actors, designers, writers, musicians and more from Birmingham City University, as the institution opens its doors to the people of the city and the wider community. Featuring a diverse range of events, including music and literature performances, fashion shows, theatre productions, art, media and technology exhibitions, Inspired will demonstrate the high-level skills and transformative experiences that shape and define our students and graduates. Our graduate shows - the culmination of the h

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Street Spirit

mac Birmingham, Birmingham

Clients using The Big Issue and SIFA Fireside services were issued with cameras in a joint project between SIFA Fireside, The Big Issue and Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust. They were invited to take photographs of homelessness and mental health, from their perspective, for a photography competition. The winning photographers were presented with certificates and gift vouchers at an event at SIFA Fireside marking World Mental Health Day in October 2016. The winning images were also transformed into a small touring exhibition

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Sidney Nolan

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Born in Australia, Sidney Nolan (1917–1992), is one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. This exhibition, part of a nationwide programme presented by the Sidney Nolan Trust to celebrate the centenary of Nolan’s birth, brings to light a selection of extraordinary spray painted portraits dating from the 1980s. It includes a series made in 1982 for an exhibition at the Nolan Gallery at Lanyon just outside Canberra, depicting individuals that had strong personal significance for Nolan, including his brother (tragically killed

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Sheela Gowda

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Ikon presents an exhibition of new installation works by Indian artist Sheela Gowda in response to Ikon’s gallery space. Sheela says the works ‘anticipate, counter or are inspired by the space to begin with; the elements could take on other variants in other spaces’. The result is a dialogue between what the artist finds in the gallery, and ideas and observations informed by her experience of living in Bangalore. Drawn to the meditative aspect of making by hand, the artist acknowledges local skills and craftsmanship by employing these me

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John Stezaker

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Tower Room Please note that the Tower Room is only accessible via a number of steps John Stezaker, renowned for his smart conceptualism and use of appropriation through collage, was arguably the first postmodernist to show at Ikon in the 1980s. His video Horse (2012) will be screened in Ikon’s Tower Room. It consists of 3600 images of various horses from a side angle, taken from the front page of the same racehorse catalogue over the past 30 years. Near-identical pictures are projected at 23 frames per second creating a shaking and flickeri

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A White House on Paradise Street

Birmingham Open Media, Birmingham

A White House on Paradise Street Jo Gane in collaboration with Pete James and Leon Trimble This exhibition is inspired by what may be the first Daguerreotype image made in Birmingham, and potentially the first image made in England using the Daguerreotype process (a process invented in 1839 by Louis Daguerre, using silver plated copper). Now missing, the image is said to have depicted a White House on Paradise Street and was made by Birmingham based scientist, artist, lecturer and patent agent George Shaw in the summer of 1839. This exhibiti

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A White House on Paradise Street

Birmingham Open Media, Birmingham

This exhibition is inspired by what may be the first Daguerreotype image made in Birmingham, and potentially the first image made in England using the Daguerreotype process (a process invented in 1839 by Louis Daguerre, using silver plated copper). Now missing, the image is said to have depicted a White House on Paradise Street and was made by Birmingham based scientist, artist, lecturer and patent agent George Shaw in the Summer of 1839. This exhibition presents a collaborative attempt to re-imagine the creation of the missing image, led by p

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9 Weeks Of Summer

The Old Crown, Birmingham

Summer OFFICIALLY starts here. Join us for 9 weeks of summer. Be the first to see our brand new botanical themed gin garden complete with it's very own gin bar and street food unit. Come down and try our extensive new cocktail menu featuring over 30 different gin serves alongside great classics. DJ's - Live Entertainment - Food - Drink - Sunshine - Good Vibes Guaranteed Good times and more FREE ENTRY. http://www.theoldcrown.com

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Roskilde Festival 2017

Roskilde, Roskilde

Roskilde Festival is the largest North European culture and music festival and has existed since 1971. We are a non-profit organisation consisting of about 50 full-time employees and thousands of volunteers. Roskilde Festival 2017 takes place from 24 June until 1 July. http://www.roskilde-festival.dk/

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Octopus

mac Birmingham, Birmingham

Presented by Paper Tiger Productions & Greenwich Theatre “You’re an octopus. All mixed up, like me. One leg something, and one leg something else.” Three women have been called in for assessment. Sara looks sort of Asian. Scheherazade sort of Middle Eastern. And Sarah is sort of white. But how British are they? Fresh from a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe and a sell-out transfer to London’s Theatre503, Octopus is a post-Brexit satire that explores what it’s like to be treated as a foreigner in your own land… and

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Show Me The Money

Centrala, Birmingham

Led by Paula Varjack, this workshop will use performance, writing and interview, to explore the ways in which artists support themselves through their artistic work, and through other means. Participants will be encouraged to share problems and solutions related to presentation, funding, financial precariousness, and transparency. Open to artists of all disciplines and levels of experience. Paula Varjack is a writer, filmmaker and theatre maker. Her work explores identity, the unsaid, and making the invisible visible. She makes work across dis

Attractions

Cult Screens

Rainbow Arena, Birmingham

Cult Screens Birmingham (THE ARENA) The UK’s most luxurious open air cinema experience comes to Birmingham for the first time this summer at two venues in the city and new films for 2017. Deckchairs, bean bags, blankets, cocktails, craft beers and ciders, fantastic wine, popcorn, gourmet street food from Kurbside Kitchen, PLUS new for 2017, BYO seat/blanket/food & drink. Full HD projection, booming audio, amazing films and one BIG screen - Welcome to Cult Screens. Films at THE ARENA, LOWER TRINITY STREET, DIGBETH 29th June - The Lost Bo

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Vox Pop Map Workshop

Grand Union, Birmingham

Where would you place an election poster on the political spectrum? How about your new running trainers? Or a soft drink? We’ll attempt to map the political meaning of all of these and more in this informal workshop, led by Keith Dodds. http://grand-union.org.uk

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Outchea Parc - Launch Party

Box Park Croydon, Croydon

To kick off our summer festival we are inviting you to the exclusive launch party taking place at the infamous Box Park Croydon come down meet the team, have a bite to eat, quench your thirst and play all evening With the Outchea Parc Team. This event will mark our official line up release and showcase what we have in store for the first urban creatives arts festival in the U.K. Come and celebrate the birth of something special #OutcheaParc

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Rock Werchter 2017

Haachtsesteenweg, Werchter

Four days, three stages. The best headliners, fiery young stars, hard-bitten rockers, singer-songwriters and the fattest beats. There’s no doubting Rock Werchter’s commitment to every musical genre. Belgium’s greatest summer music festival takes place from Thursday 29 June to Sunday 2 July. The Festivalpark in Werchter ticks all the boxes. Best line up? Oh, yes. Good food and drink? Check. Technical innovation and production? Top class. Comfort? Excellent. Tents as good as concert halls? You bet. Festival atmosphere? Through and through.

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El Dorado Festival 2017

Eastnor Castle & Deer Park, Ledbury

An intimate and enchanting boutique festival from the nation's favourite party starters - Cirque Du Soul Following on from our amazing debut year, this year we have delved even deeper into the wonders of the lost kingdom to bring you more stages, more activities, more music, more food choices and more magic than ever before. ▲ ▼ ▲ ▼ ▲ ▼ ▲ ▼ ▲ ▼ ▲ ▼ ▲ ▼ ▲ ▼ LINE UP ----------------- THE GARDEN ----------------- Groove Armada TheSoundYouNeed Presents: Zak Abel, SG Lewis (Live), Bondax Jax Jones, GOLDFISH (Live)

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BST Hyde Park 2017

Hyde Park, Hyde Park

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park (BST Hyde Park) is a music festival held over two weekends once a year in London's Hyde Park http://www.bst-hydepark.com

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Colmore Food Festival 2017

Victoria Square, Birmingham

Colmore Food Festival is Birmingham’s premier food and drink festival, bringing the finest hospitality venues from the Colmore Business District, fantastic street entertainment and brilliant local bands together for one amazing event. With free entry and all dishes capped at £4 there’s no excuse not to visit. http://www.colmorefoodfestival.com

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The NOIR Edition

Nuvo Bar Birmingham, Birmingham

The NOIR Edition Friday 30th June 2017 9am - 3am Nuvo Birmingham Eleven Brindley Place, 2 Brunswick Square, Birmingham B1 2LP, UK DJ's on the Night Supa D Jezta Continental GT Paul Henderson Shaqfive Facebook & Instagram: thenoirexperience

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Digbeth Dining Club Street Closure

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

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Gin & Prosecco Terrace Party

The King's Head Birmingham, Birmingham

Think Gin and Prosecco with magical taste. The first Gin & Prosecco Terrace Party at The King's Head. June 30th, 2017 7pm until 10pm On our lovely terrace* The evening will include summer vibes with an Acoustic Twist: live music and live DJ with a percussion artist. We will be sponsored by 10 different Gin brands, each brand having its own unique taste. Just pick a taste!! Prosecco will be served by the glass, by the bottle or in a cocktail of your choice. We will also have street food stalls showcasing the chefs' many talents. We hope

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ACES Nottingham Presents DJ Charli C

The Bowery Club, Nottingham

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Birmingham Coffee Festival

Custard Factory, Birmingham

40 Vendors. 2 Days. Unlimited Coffee. Shopping, Sipping, Networking. Coming to the Custard Factory this summer… The Birmingham Coffee Festival! 40 Vendors. 2 Days. Unlimited Coffee. Birmingham’s First Coffee Festival. Shopping, Sipping, Networking. July 1st/2nd 2017 – 10am-6pm Get all the latest news and updates on the festival on the Birmingham Coffee Festival website https://www.birminghamcoffeefestival.com/

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Munch

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

Munch is a celebration of delicious garage house. We’ll be taking you back to the golden era of bouncy, vocal underground house from 90’s Birmingham. You'll be bouncing through the night under the very capable DJing skills of 2 local DJs who will knock your socks off. Spinning the vinyl: Cedric & Dazzling Happy vibes, leave your ego at the door. £6 (early bird), £10 in advance, £15 on the door. Booming sound system. Bar open till 3am.

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02.31 Roof Garden Party

Rainbow Venues, Birmingham

02.31 as part of The Rainbow Summer season take over the Roof Garden & Blackbox Last year we enjoyed many amazing shows on the Roof Garden and a stand out show was when FLAVA D came to town. We kick start 2017 with 'A evening with Flava D' DJs FLAVA D TOM SHORTERZ PETE GRAHAM BRANDON ROSS + support from Fat Tony presents on the roof terrace Roth$tein Black & Yellow Coleman Matt Jordan Iron Lung Tomola

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Digbeth Dining Club

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 FREE ENTRY

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MOHO: Mr Loverman Dancehall Special

Spotlight, Birmingham

Shabba! We gonna bun down di darnce: A woman take a trip, she's coming from England To satisfy her soul you know that she wants a man. But... It's Shabba Ranks, she's buck upon A going make you explode just like a bomb Every hour, every minute man, every second Them call me Mr Loverman, they call me Mr lover. Moho residents on rotation 11-4.30 Spotlight

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Wax On Wax Off

Lab 11, Birmingham

Wax on Wax Off presents James Dexter Having spent several years immersed in the London underground House music scene James Dexter is a name now recognized by most. James has released music with a number of well-respected & highly influential labels including the likes of Poker Flat Recording, Dessous Recordings, Holic Trax, Roush, Elrow, Cyclic Records, Unblock Music, Bondage Music & Little Helpers. These productions have earned James regular features & chart success on the industries leading download sites, including numerous Beatport & Trax

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Secret House Party

TBA, Birmingham

The HouseParty of the year is landing As promised we have a few secrets to share so here's the DJs that will be spinning under our roof! 2Minds / Anton Stranger B2B S-Turner / Becky G / Ben Dobbs / Bill Cuttin B2B Timma T / Big Mikee / Bonafyde / Circular Jaw (2hr Set) / Creepa / Dan Joy B2B Jord Goode / Demtew / Dirtbox (Live) / Duble Vision / Fintan Stack / Fowler / Itmek / Jack Parker / Jake Whitehouse / JAYKAE / Karrem B2B Nathan Forbes / Neiyyar Inc / Shya Groove / Spartanz / Trudos / Wisk B2B OHJAYE Keep an eye out; BIG things are hap

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Music For Youth 2017

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

4th — 8th July 2017 Music For Youth’s National Festival returns to Birmingham to celebrate the UK’s most inspiring young musicians. From pop and rock through to western classical and jazz, you can hear new material and old favourites. Their Festival Fringe comprises pop-up performances around the city every day and you have your chance to make some noise with hands-on musical activities throughout the week. http://www.mfy.org.uk/events/festival-fringe/

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BE Festival 2017

Birmingham REP Theatre, Birmingham

4th — 8th July 2017 BE FESTIVAL (shortened from Birmingham European Festival) takes place annually in July at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Each year a daring and innovative programme of boundary pushing theatre, dance, comedy, circus, music, visual and performing arts takes place turning the theatre’s rarely seen backstages into a den of creativity, discovery and exchange where diverse cultures are celebrated. Every night includes the famous interval dinner which takes place on the main stage and after the stage performances there is

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The Proposal

Grand Union, Birmingham

Introducing The PROPOSAL, a brand new event from MAIA in partnership with Grand Union, that sets out to crowdfund new artistic works and projects of any discipline. 6pm - 8pm 5th July 2017 Grand Union, 19 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RS Suggested donation: £5 We invite artists and producers to share proposals for their ideas in whatever way best represents their project. The audience - having donated towards a small pot - then select the project they want to see walk away with the fund. All funds raised go to the winning pr

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2000 Trees Festival

Upcote Farm, Withington

2000trees The multi-award-winning 2000trees festival is a 3 day extravaganza set in the stunning Cotswold Hills. You’ll get 3 nights camping, a friendly, intimate atmosphere plus amazing food and locally produced ciders, ales & lagers. Described as one of the friendliest festivals you’ll ever go to, it’s perfect to attend with a group of mates or on your own, because you’re guaranteed to make new friends. Most of all 2000trees is about the music and we’ll give over 130 of the best bands that the world has to offer. Slaves / LOWER TH

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Airways

The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

SONIC GUN Concerts are delighted to announce the return of AIRWAYS the band will be fresh from a tour with Nothing But Thieves, this show sold nearly 200 tickets at Mama Roux's in Feb. If you want in, get in quick. This will sell out. Plus special guests https://www.facebook.com/sonicgunconcerts/

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EXIT Festival 2017

Novi Sad, Novi Sad

EXIT Festival in 2017 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Next year, EXIT will mark some of the most important events from 1967 when the revolutionary Peace Movement began and changed the world forever. Celebrating the Summer of Love, EXIT presents 4 festivals in 4 different countries in the region! Starting things off for the EXIT Summer of Love 2017 is Sea Star, a new festival in Umag held from 26-27 May at the Stella Maris resort! First announced acts include of the most popular global bands - The Prodigy, with the

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Noisily Festival of Music & Arts 2017

Coney Woods, Leicester

After 2015 we knew that we could take the event to the next level, and with the dedication of our incredible crew and of each and every one of you, 2016 surpassed the expectations of even the biggest of dreamers in the Noisily family. The vibe throughout the weekend was electric, the love free flowing, and seeing all of your joyful smiling faces made the past 12 months of hard graft worth it 10 times over! For us, Noisily is all about the people who attend, the new friendships and communities that are sparked in our beautiful woodland, and cem

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Godiva Festival 2017

War Memorial Park, Coventry

Coventry Godiva Festival is billed as the UK’s biggest free family music festival and is now in its 19th year. Based in the city’s historic War Memorial Park, the three-day event offers great live music, family entertainment, international food and drink, craft village and children’s fun fair! Organised by Coventry City Council with the support of partners, the festival prides itself on offering the best of Coventry and Warwickshire backed up by top national artists and performers. Godiva Festival is a free and ticketless event. You do

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Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival 2017

Moseley Park, Birmingham

Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival returns for it's 8th instalment! Last year saw the likes of De La Soul, George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, Booker T. Jones, Average White Band, Grandmaster Flash, Craig Charles, Blackalicious plus many more take to the stage. Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul 2017 is already looking special so make sure you're ahead of the curve and pick up tickets when they go on sale in the coming weeks. http://mostlyjazz.co.uk/

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Exhailers

The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

SONIC GUN Concerts presents Exhailers Plus support from Sunday Service & Testudo https://www.facebook.com/sonicgunconcerts/

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02.31 Rooftop + Blackbox

Rainbow Venues, Birmingham

02.31 throws a Friday Night take over with DJ Q ALL NIGHT LONG !!! The Blackbox will never be the same again :-) Roof Garden joined by Jamie Duggan & Tom Shorterz + MORE TBA

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Second Self

Village Inn, Birmingham

SECOND SELF - SOUL TRAIN SECOND SELF - alter ego n. 1. Another side of oneself; a second self. A place for people of all backgrounds to be the person they have always wanted to be for just one night. A night full of performance, music and personality. Expect Lil Kim, Britney , Frankie Knuckles, Sylvester and everything inbetween with an extra hint of Disco, Soul & Funk for our Soul Train performances! The door is open for anyone to perform, so drop us a message! £2 ON THE DOOR!

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Eisodos

Centrala, Birmingham

Eisodos is an immersive audiovisual experience with a live performance during the private view. The project is a collaboration between visual artist Paris-Ch ( www.paris-ch.com ), visual artist Stelios Ilchouk ( www.steliosilchouk.com ), experimental electronic duo EIF ( www.facebook.com/earthisflatmusic ), violinist and conductor Thomas Payne and mezzo-soprano Magdalena Ardelli. The post-internet era art environment includes hand pulled silk-screened wallpaper, light installation projections and atmospheric sound-scapes from the composers of

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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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HNDRX presents DJ RUSSKE

HNDRX, Birmingham

HNDRX presents DJ Russke Saturday 8th July 11-4am Limited Early Bird Tickets £10 More on the Door HNDRX | 89 Holloway Head | Birmingham | B1 1QP Tables & Guestlist - 07903 269 763 Social media - HNDRXBIRMINGHAM

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ACES Nottingham Presents DJ Sammy Porter

The Bowery Club, Nottingham

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The Acid Experiment

Lab 11, Birmingham

****FABIO & GROOVERIDER 6 HOUR SET**** After a short break from our own parties and one hell of a free party with the rest of the LAB11 family we return with a night of bleeps, bass and a 303 extravaganda! As you know by now we do not do things in halves & after how much Fabio and Grooverider smashed the roof off the terrace at our 1st Birthday back in october, we spoke to them and got them back again... this time from midnight till close for a whole 6 hours of Acid House, Old School and everything in between!

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Colours

Rainbow Venues, Birmingham

WELCOME TO THE ROOF GARDEN JULY 8th 10pm - 6am The Roof Garden & The Blackbox - COLOURS presents: ARCHIE HAMILTON SEB ZITO LOPASKI + MORE www.therainbowvenues.co.uk

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Wolverhampton Food & Drink Festival

Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton

We’re delighted to invite you to join us for the City of Wolverhampton’s first ever Festival of food & drink, on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July. Bringing together a selection of the UK’s finest street food traders with the best of our local chefs, restaurants and bars, we’ll be featuring a huge selection of cuisines to whet any appetite together with craft beers and ciders, cocktails, gins, a champagne & prosecco bar, fresh juices & much, much more Our unique urban food village will run across Wulfruna Street, the Civic Centre Mayor

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Spirit of Madeley Festival 2017

The Madeley Centre, Madeley

Bringing together communities of Madeley and the surrounding areas, to participate in a fun fuelled, action packed day including a parade, funfair, musical performances, dance, sports, food and drink, games, puppets, arts and crafts, bouncy castles, paintballing....and much more Our Parade will start from Poolside at 12 noon, run along Newcastle Road, New Road and move into the Madeley Centre Hall for the official opening. The stage in the Hall area will feature live entertainment, including a host of professional dance Performances, cho

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Vivid Live

Vivid Projects, Birmingham

We are delighted to introduce Live art producer and artist Kate Spence, who joins us as Associate Curator this month. Kate will be curating projects for a new regular strand, Vivid Live, bringing daring touring work to Midlands audiences and cultivating diverse artistic talent through new commissions. Kate founded Home For Waifs And Strays with Aleksander Wojtulewicz in 2013 and in 2016 produced the Homegrown national residency project. Her recent performances include Sluice Art Fair, Spill Festival Ipswich, FemFresh at Queens Mary’s Univers

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NAWKI

Eastside Projects, Birmingham

NAWKI, or ‘not as we know it’, is a collaborative annual event that experiments with the art fair model, organised by 12ø collection, London. NAWKI 2017 turns the physical art fair and its booths into a durational event, where a range of organisations will present an exhibition in turn, as episodes in a showreel. The showreel show will be screened simultaneously at every space that’s taking part in NAWKI during an evening in July. In 2017 NAWKI’s participating organisations are: CBS Gallery Eastside Projects ESP ebc Focal Point Gall

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Positivus Festival 2017

Salacgriva, Salacgrīva

Positivus Festival is the largest and most significant music festival in the Baltic States, taking place in Latvian coastal city of Salacgrīva, with sunny beaches and misty forests to compliment the world class performers. This year festival will be held for the eleventh time from 14th till 16th July. More about the festival https://www.positivusfestival.com/

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Birmingham Cocktail Weekend 2017

Hotel Du Vin, Birmingham

Birmingham Cocktail Weekend is a weekend of sampling the best of Birmingham’s cocktail scene! Your wristband gets you access to £4 signature cocktails at great venues across the city throughout the weekend! Not only that but we host exclusive events and masterclasses as well as free tastings so you can learn all about the spirits behind your favourite cocktails! Keep an eye on the website and on our Facebook to be the first to know what events we have coming up for Birmingham Cocktail Weekend 2017. http://birminghamcocktailweekend.co.uk/

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Foliée

Lab 11, Birmingham

Following on from the huge success of our amazing party with Solid Grooves PAWSA Foliée proudly returns to bring you two absolute dons of music, Dennis Cruz & Michael Bibi... Dennis Cruz is one of the pillars of the underground house and tech community. He has picked up many awards and nominations from being Beatport’s 3rd Best Tech House Artist to Resident Advisor’s 2nd Most Charted Artist of 2016 and many Top1s on Beatport. The Spaniard is never far away from the top of the charts thanks to his high rate of release on labels like Snat

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A.X.E - An Exclusive Experience 21+

Nomad Night Club, London

A|X|E stands for "An Exclusive Experience", this is a night of pure sexiness and sophistication with attractions geared towards celebrating in style and creating a buzzing atmosphere which fuses both the club vibe with a touch of class Exclusive dress code themes at each and every installment of the brand with this event focusing on black, white, gold and silver. Live Acoustic Performance from the well renowned J Hope and magical tricks supplied from the amazing Sodiq Magic. This is not an event to be missed, limited 150 tickets available so

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Drink & Draw

Coventry Transport Museum, Coventry

Drink and Draw and Herbert Lates take over the hidden car park at Coventry Transport Museum to celebrate the launch of the Cartists exhibition. Be inspired by the exhibition and draw on cars that you can decorate throughout the night PLUS play with cars in virtual reality with a team from Coventry University. Watch artists battle for supremacy in our friendly live drawing competition, hosted by MC Swifty. Tunes from DJ Akeel. There'll be food from Street Kitchen Brothers and also Canoodle, and drinks from the Little Gin and the Little Rum

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ACES Nottingham Presents DJ Kieron J

The Bowery Club, Nottingham

For Guestlist & Table Reservations - 07866585596 || 07583869218

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Vocal

Lab 11, Birmingham

Vocal returns for a summer edition of feel good, funky & vocal house vibes, friendly faces and an atmosphere like no other..."Glamorous parties still rule the world"

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Sum Cellar Daytime Party

Lab 11, Birmingham

After following the success of our 2nd Birthday event at LAB11 in April we are bringing our first summer daytime party. If you ever came to an original Sum Cellar daytime party back in 2015 you know this is gonna be a madness! LINE UP DJ Barely Legal Jossy Mitsu Tim & Barry Sake B2B Joshua Mooney Itmek Demtew JustJay DJ Dan Joy Kris Harrison

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Ice Cream Festival 2017

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

The first ICE CREAM FESTIVAL is coming to Birmingham in summer! Sure, you can enjoy ice cream in one cone or cup...but why settle for something so basic when you can take ice cream to a whole other level? Eat yourself through the new, and exclusive ice cream creations of your favorite local manufacturers. We bring all the local ice cream parlours together in one place. And you will be able to try every single taste. Next to a cozy lounge area you will find relaxing summer beats and many freezing specials. Welcome to the Birmingham Ice Cre

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Summer Colour Festival

No21digbeth, Birmingham

Marking Summer's arrival, Birmingham gets ready to host another colourful festival yet! Bringing a burst of rainbow colour into the air, Shaanti in partnership with Taste and Liquor. On the streets of Digbeth, eat tasty street food and rejoice in the official celebration of friendship and love by joining this year’s Festival for a party like no other! With an open policy to unite all communities as one, No 21 Digbeth will become home to this year’s epic event. The festival will run from 3pm-10pm, in two unique rocking zones with a spectac

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Third Eye Collective Part 2

Spotlight, Birmingham

Following our highly successful "launchnight"we are pleased to anounce that we are ready for blast off once again. We have now added to our line up, "Birmingham's" own rising star "Marc Spence" with his exciting blend of groovy House and Tech rollers. Also back again, Fresh from their tour of America Hybrid Theory are Primed to tear the roof off at our new location of SPOTLIGHT in Digbeth. We will also have our Third Eye Collective residents ready to lay down an eclectic blend of "Deep,Jacking and Acidic House", flavas until the early hours of

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Citadel 2017

Victoria Park, London

Citadel is London’s brightest new festival. Combining the city’s creativity with a thrilling musical lineup, for one day Victoria Park becomes a sun-drenched utopia…the ultimate summer Sunday. Citadel launched in 2015 with the aim of bringing something a little different to the London festival scene. The first edition achieved this, featuring spellbinding sets from Ben Howard and Bombay Bicycle Club. 2016’s chapter continued the mission to deliver the best Sunday ever, headlined by Sigur Rós. This year sees the stadium-slaying Foals

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TILT Festival 2017

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

TILT is a 5-day Aerial and Physical Theatre Festival celebrating high quality teaching and performance from national and international circus artists. The festival combines a comprehensive masterclass programme catering for beginners to professional performers with free outdoor aerial shows, young people’s work and family friendly performances. TILT is run by RoguePlay Theatre from their very own training centre; West Midlands Creation Centre. tiltfestival.com

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Brindleyplace Film Festival 2017

Brindley Place, Birmingham

The popular (and completely free) Brindleyplace Film Festival returns to Birmingham for one week only, from the 17th – 23rd July. Now in its 6th year, the outdoor festival will see our big screen arrive back in Central Square, showcasing a wide selection of fantastic movies. Plus, as per previous years – you, the lovely public, will have the opportunity to choose the film line up! This year’s festival will be held in conjunction with one of our four charity partners: NICE – Center for movement disorders. Watch this space for voting

Music

Secret Garden Party 2017

Abbots Ripton, Abbots Ripton

SWEET DREAMS. ARE MADE OF THESE? AND WHO ARE WE TO DISAGREE… Fame, celebrity, and a media that obsesses over both. And least we mention the huge business that sells us access to, and relics of, it all. The one thing that’s clear is we have ourselves a New Religion… of sorts. But this is a doctrine that offers us a troubling vision of Heaven on Earth; a room, full of our idols, guarded behind closed doors, with a strict entry criteria… So, in this Strictly X Factor Love Island I’m a Kardashian #get-me-out-of-here social, insta

Music

Tomorrowland

De Schorre, Boom

Tomorrowland is a large music festival held in Belgium. It is organized and owned by the original founders. It's located in a beautiful natural place, recreation area de Schorre, in the town of Boom, Belgium, (16 kilometers / 10 miles south of Antwerp and 32 kilometers / 20 miles north of Brussels. Tomorrowland has been organized since 2005 and has become one of the most notable global music festivals. It is a fairy tale world situated in beautiful natural surroundings. With a strong eye for detail and extras such as an enchanting decor, fasci

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Nozstock The Hidden Valley 2017

Rowden Paddocks, Bromyard

http://nozstock.com/ Amid the emerald fields and raggle-taggle farmhouses of Herefordshire’s ruralest countryside lies Nozstock The Hidden Valley... Like the very best of festivals, Nozstock was founded by a fun-loving family, their extended relatives, friends, acquaintances and pretty much everyone who had a guitar to play or a joke to tell. It was a hazy, optimistic time at the turn of the millenium, when life felt simple and summers were long and full of amusements. The Hidden Valley has successfully retained this homely, welcoming nosta

Nightlife

Fidget pres. The Summer Terrace Sessions 2

Rainbow Venues, Birmingham

What a great start to our final summer season, the weather did us no favours but we still hit capacity. Mood-free ravers, vibes & smiles for miles – it’s what we’ve been all about for 8 years! You can guarantee part 2 of 4 is going to be just as sick as we continue our farewell set of events though to November. Join us on the Digbeth rooftops for a warm summer night of house music and anything with bass as two of our favourites from over the years, Development & Donkie Punch, headline! LOCATION The Rainbow Venues Adderley Street Mont

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ACES Nottingham Presents DJ Matt Richards

The Bowery Club, Nottingham

For Guestlist & Table Reservations - 07866585596 || 07583869218

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The Yes Collective - DJ Take Over

The Old Crown, Birmingham

The Yes Collective Free Entry DJ Takeover For our first visit to The Old Crown in Digbeth we welcome..... Danny Kane (Midnight Riot/Jackin Rabbit) https://www.facebook.com/bigdannykane B2B Dan Gleeson (Ten Story) https://www.facebook.com/danneon For an evening of just good music. Expect disco, house, club classics and generally good vibes as these two play back to back from 6pm until midnight. This event is completly free of charge and drinks are at the venues standardly very reasonable prices....whats not to like! Free entry, good

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Simmer Down Festival 2017

Handsworth Park, Birmingham

Rooted in north Birmingham, Simmer Down Festival is a free family festival which is located in the beautiful surroundings of Handsworth park. The festival celebrates Birmingham’s rich cultural diversity by paying tribute to the centrality of reggae and other musical genres that have contributed to Birmingham as an international city of culture. The festival’s inter-cultural programme features internationally acclaimed artists alongside the very best in homegrown talent. The programme is delivered across three stages including the bandstand

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The Cornetto Trilogy with Sunday Dinner and Cornettos

The Mockingbird Bar and Theatre, Birmingham

Sundays are naff, your either hung over, at Ikea or at your nans who calls you Gary when your name is most definitely Darren . This all stops right now. Welcome to The Sunday Club. We have got your back Bruvvers and Sistas. So first things first we will be showing Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The Worlds End which some of you may know as The Cornetto Trilogy. Second we will be dishing up Roast Dinners at either 12pm or 2.50pm (Only 64 Roast Tickets Available) Third Everyone gets a Free Cornetto for the third film (Possibly Strawberry def

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LoveBrum Members Mingle

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham

Don’t miss this exclusive networking event for LoveBrum members at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Socialise with a glass of fizz in the prestigious Round Room Gallery before moving to the elegant Edwardian Tearooms for canapés. Why not pop in after work and take this opportunity to see Birmingham’s finest museum after hours.

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Big Family Festival 2017

Dunton Hall, Curdworth

After the success of BFF16 we are back and back for more in 2017. Firstly we'd like to thank all of those that helped make 2016 happen, as some of you are aware we were really 'up against it' at times but we did it and without you we couldn't have! Also a huge thanks to all those of you that came and attended, the very first Big Family Festival. We hope you had a great time and made some amazing memories with your family and friends. As with all first time events especially on this scale, there were a few hiccups. Some of you understood this

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Jewellery Quarter Festival 2017

Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

The Jewellery Quarter Festival is a showcase of what Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is today as well as a celebration of the vibrant business and wider JQ communities. Organised by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) and supported by local businesses, the festival takes place over a weekend in July each year and is ideal for visitors and families as well as anyone who lives, learns or works in the area. The event is comprised of two main features; outdoor activities and entertainment on the two main public squares;

Nightlife

MADE Festival 2017

Rainbow Venues, Birmingham

MADE Festival 2017 Saturday 29th July The Digbeth Triangle Midday - Midnight More info: www.madebirmingham.com

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ACES Nottingham Presents DJ Cee Gordon

The Bowery Club, Nottingham

For Guestlist & Table Reservations - 07866585596 || 07583869218

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Shake The Salt!

No21digbeth, Birmingham

We're having a grand old feista as we bring you Brum's 1st ever Margaritas & Tequila Feastival - Shake The Salt! We're bringing some of brum's best bar tenders together to showcase the citys love for the best Margaritas and Tequilas in the form of Cocktails, Beers, Slushes, and masterclasses with very exciting tequila brands! Plus the very best Feast-ival including Tacos and loads of Street Food. You've seen how we did our Gin Feast, now wait for this! http://www.tasteandliquor.com

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Wilderness Festival

Cornbury Park, Charlbury

Join the lucky Seventh Season of Wilderness... The award-winning celebration returns to it's stunning home, Cornbury Park, where the fields hum with music, lake swimming is sometimes done in the nude and the ancient oak trees frame the celebrations... Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear our announcements and secrets... http://www.wildernessfestival.com/signup/ x

Nightlife

Magic Door

Lab 11, Birmingham

For our only party in Birmingham this summer we hold fort in our favourite terrace, warehouse, yard & hidden warren of spaces combo venue, LAB11. 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. DJs Maxxi Soundsystem Mr Doris Jukes of Hazard Deano Ferrino + Secret guest DJ + more tba Music: Spookyhouse - Discotechno

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NICE

Rainbow Venues, Birmingham

NICE Underground Garage Presents... ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️ 1st Birthday Sunset Terrace Party Saturday 5th August 2017 https://www.facebook.com/events/1689690241327654/?ti=icl ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️ Woooooow its been a year already... First of all we have to thank everyone for your continued support with this event, if it wasnt for you attending then there wouldnt even be a 1st Birthday, SO THANK YOU xx ▪️▪️▪️▪️

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Portal Summer Showcase

Rainbow Arena, Birmingham

August 6th sees the launch of The Portal Summer Showcase for a Day of Music, Food, Cocktails, Games & Entertainment. Each of the 4 Rooms will all have a slightly different theme to them... *The Portal Warehouse* Patrick Topping Solardo Pawsa Paradox City Rothstein + more... Expect a mixture of the surreal, the cosmos and the wonderful; providing the Portal soundtrack is Patrick Topping, Solardo, Pawsa and our residents Paradox City & Rothstein. *The Zoo Project Roof Garden* Michael James Lee Pennington Lopaski OD Mercia + more... We will b

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Boardmasters 2017

Trebelsue Farm, Newquay

Situated across two legendary locations along the beautiful Cornish coastline Boardmasters will once again return to deliver to you, our faithful followers, the ultimate in the lifestyle we all love. The Fistral Beach site, where surfing in the UK began, plays host to the best in action sports including surf, skate and BMX competitions. Now for THREE days, the party expands to the Festival site at Watergate Bay. Known throughout the land as Cornwall’s festival; Boardmasters delivers a laid back festival atmosphere designed to bring out the

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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2017

Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton

FOUR DAYS OF FREE FAMILY FUN… The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 150 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe. The Fiesta truly is a sight that can only be seen in Bristol. Held over four days in August at Ashton Court Estate, the event is completely free with charges made for parking on the event site. Alongside the fantastic site of hot air balloons filling the skies, we have a large number of great trade stands, fairground rides and entertainment. http://www.b

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Boomtown Fair 2017

Matterley Estate, Winchester

WELCOME to the ‘Chapter 9: Behind The Mask’ Community page… If you'd like to stay connected to your community, keep on top of the ever unfolding antics in the aftermath of the Revolution and uphold the spirit of our true hometown throughout the year, you’re in the right place! All debate and discussion is welcomed and taken on board but please be aware, we’ve got the music bit under control… ;) We all feel passionately about the music that gets booked and have a pretty robust policy of inclusiveness and expansiveness, with acts th

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Project Birmingham Takeover The Old Crown

The Old Crown, Birmingham

We're back people of Birmingham, and this time we're taking over everyone's favourite Tudor boozer The Old Crown! Do you like music? Do you eat food? Do you partake of tasty social beverages? OF COURSE YOU DO. So come along on the 12th August and join us for a celebration of all these things and, even more importantly, of Birmingham talent. We have been working hard to put together our most exciting line up yet and we cannot wait to share it with you. As usual there will be live music, art and food from both friendly, familiar faces and bra

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Junction 13 Festival 2017

Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge

Spaced Music & Junction 13 present to you JUNCTION 13 FESTIVAL 2017 - we return for our second festival this year after an amazing first year in 2016. This year we're even bigger and better with a huge line-up of internationally known DJ's, themed stages with incredible production, street food vendors & many more exciting attractions. Line-Up: Darius Syrossian YOUSEF Detlef Max Chapman Latmun Jey Kurmis Lauren Lo Sung With support from (A-Z): Alex Parkin Del-30 Fabien Hugh Gordon Brothers Karrèm. Jack Gardner DJ Jake Whitehouse Josh Gregg Ma

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Gin Festival Birmingham

Town Hall Birmingham, Birmingham

THE TIME HAS COME FOR GIN FESTIVALS UK TO COME TO BIRMINGHAM FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME. Prepare to have your taste buds tantalised by the 120 different gins from around the world! Whilst you take time to let the wonderful news sink in... make a note of the date and venue Tickets include: GIN Cotton Bag Gin Bible Gin Glass Trade Stands Talks & Presentations from some of the finest Gin producers Cocktail Demos Make your own Gin Distillery Live Entertainment Indoor Garden Party Atmosphere...and so much more!!! Our bars operate on a token system

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100m Waterslide at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

Make a splash at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens this summer! We will be hosting a 100m water slide in our grounds – come along and take part in the fun! http://www.birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk

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The Festival of Light Party

Rainbow Venues, Birmingham

Welcome to The Festival of Light - A party like no other. This event is 18 yrs +. A club concept like no other, merging a spectrum of astounding lights, lanterns, effects and live performances to an epic sound track. - 3d projection mapped stage set - Mesmerising lantern installations - Light shows - Parades through the venue - Fire performances - Huge uv displays - Light costumes - Indoor fireworks All guests are encouraged to come in light inspired costumes. http://www.thefestivaloflight.com/

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Summer Camp 2017

Birmingham Open Media, Birmingham

Calling young inventors of the future! Summer Camp is back this August with 5 packed days of art and electronics. This year sees us transported into a world of inventions, inspired by Birmingham’s Industrial Revolution! Our fantastic BOM Fellow and Creative Technologist Ben Neal will lead young inventors through an exciting journey of creativity and discovery, designing, building and coding new projects with programmable technologies. We’ll have a range of inventor kits ready to assemble and participants will be tasked with creating

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Lost Village 2017

Lost Village Festival, Norton Disney

Lost Village is an immersive festival experience, in an abandoned woodland village. As you venture into the woods, you enter a land that time forgot; an ancient forest inhabited by all manner of unusual people. Nomadic tribes, clandestine cults and misplaced souls, all wonder its leafy corridors. Once inside you will co-exist with the native people of the Village, as reality flickers and a new life arises. A surreal dreamscape of unsolved mysteries. Whether dancing in the grounds of the Abandoned Chapel, feasting at the Tribal Banquet, replen

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Reading Festival 2017

Richfield Avenue, Reading

The infamous Reading & Leeds Festival is heralded as the best music show on the planet. With the most revered artists from across the globe playing each year across the August Bank Holiday weekend, it is a genuine rite of passage for discerning music lovers everywhere. http://www.readingfestival.com

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Insomnia 61

NEC Birmingham, Marston Green

Love video games? Insomnia is the latest instalment of our long-running live gaming festival, and tickets are available now. Featuring an incredible roster of special guests plus LAN gaming areas, Q&A sessions, esports tournaments, an exhibition hall and more, Insomnia is a celebration of gaming culture perfect for fans of any age. This August bank holiday weekend will be the largest Insomnia event to date. Find out more about the event at: http://insomniagamingfestival.com/

Music

South West Four Festival

Clapham Common, London

Lock N Load Events present SOUTH WEST FOUR Bank Holiday Weekend. 26th & 27th August 2017. Clapham Common, London #TAKEMETOSW4 As South West Four takes a quantum leap into its fourteenth year, the biggest event in London’s clubbing calendar now represents an August Bank Holiday weekend ritual for electronic music enthusiasts from all over the world. Showcasing the greatest DJs and live electronic artists to ever step foot on the planet, plus arena hosts which no other UK festival can match, this year will mix state of the art production with

Arts

Outchea Parc

Elmstead Lane, Chislehurst

The Creative Arts Festival The Ultimate Outdoor Experience Makes Its Debut In London This Summer! Saturday 26th August 2017 Compromising of Music, Food, Drink, Games & Social Networking Head Down To Our Official All Day Outdoor Special OUTCHEA PARC On the day will include a variety of: DJ's Acts Performances Food Vendors Drink Vendors On-site Games On-site activities Commercial stalls Media Outlets Social Networking & Most Importanty A FUN FILLED VIBE! www.outchea-parc.com More Info Coming Soon!

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Brum's Big Fat Burger Festival 2017

No21digbeth, Birmingham

After our hugely succesful of Big Fat Pizza Festival, we return with the almighty Big Fat Burger Festival 2017. When it comes to an excuse to bite into a juicy, over-the-top burger, just turn to Birmingham’s cutting-edge street-food organiser’s Taste and Liquor, to make that dream come true. Launched with one desire - to give the patty its deserved accolade, Digbeth’s experimental residency, opens its doors to host a double topping, cheese dripping, Burger party. Taste and Liquor's Burger Festival Party 2016 was the 1st event of its

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Open Air Prosecco & Balls Party

Rainbow Venues, Birmingham

Our open air arena will be flooded with over 200,000 balls to create a ginormous ball bit for a one-off event on August 27th (Bank Holiday). Drown in prosecco. Save the date. http://therainbowvenues.co.uk/

Music

Dimensions Festival 2017

Fort Punta Christo, Pula

Dimensions is an underground electronic music festival held at Fort Punta Christo, perhaps one of the most amazing festival locations ever imagined. With a higher technical specification of sound systems than you will find at any other festival of its size, Dimensions is the perfect place to enjoy the deep end of electronica, the finest in house, techno, world, disco, dubstep and other electronic sounds. With chilled beats playing during the daytime beach sessions so you can relax and rejuvenate, and daily boat parties taking off from the har

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Moseley Folk Festival 2017

Moseley Park, Birmingham

We pleased to announce Moseley Folk Festival will be returning to the beautiful setting of Moseley Park, Birmingham, on 1st - 3rd Sept 2017. We'll be continuing our remit of Folk, World and Roots into 2017 with some incredible artists already booked in! We'll be announcing the full line up in the early part of 2017. Earlybird tickets will be available at last year's prices right up until the line up announcement for those loyal Moseley Folker. http://www.moseleyfolk.co.uk

Arts

Pleasure is a Weapon

Grand Union, Birmingham

Pleasure is a Weapon is the first UK solo exhibition for artist Susie Green. She works with a range of media including sculpture, performance and painting, focussing on the human body as a site for intimacy and sensuality. The exhibition will be punctuated with a public programme of live performances, investigating communication through sound, language and clothing. Alongside her solo practice she also works in collaboration with artists including Simon Bayliss (Splash Addict) and Rory Pilgrim (The Brilliant State). http://grand-union.org.uk

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Gin Festival Birmingham 2017

Custard Factory, Birmingham

GinFestival.com presents: GIN FESTIVAL BIRMINGHAM 2017 Gin loving brummies, it's time to get excited, Gin Festival is coming back. The UK's first, biggest and best gin festival is making a fourth visit to Birmingham at the brand new and really exciting venue of Market Hall at the Custard Factory. There will be over 100 different gins to try, including brand new gins and exclusive gins you won't see anywhere else. There will also be gin masterclasses and the opportunity to meet gin distillers in person, a gin cocktail bar, live music and gorgeo

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Field Maneuvers 2017

Field Manouvers, London

The UK's smallest dirty little rave lives on. Field Maneuvers: 700 people, 3 nights, 1 field. 1st - 3rd Sept 2017. TIckets on sale now. FM returns for 2017 with another line up of heavyweight dancefloor DJs, top spec sound and light, delicious food and an amazing secret countryside location. FM is a weekend-long camping festival - secret location revealed to ticket holders only. "2016, without a shadow of a doubt, has been one of the grimmest years in recent memory for the UK club scene... The good guys seem to be being crushed by the re

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Sneaks & Peaks

Sneaks & Peaks, Birmingham

sneaks&peaks; is back for our summer edition, new traders, new brands and some surprises thrown in along the way. The midlands premium footwear and streetwear concept event returns for a unique shopping experiance where you can get your hands on hard to find and deadstock trainers and shop the latest cutting edge brands from independent to retail giants. Graffiti, streetfood, live art, retro gaming and so much more. More details coming soon... http://www.sneaksandpeaks.com

Music

Bestival 2017

Lulworth Estate, East Lulworth

It’s a brand-new era, so prepare for the truly immersive experience of Bestival 2017. With four incredible headliners and a huge bill of amazing music, we are entering a new chapter of light and sound, exploring the wonders of Colour on our mission to increase the peace this 7th – 10th September at the Lulworth Estate, Dorset. “Well what an adventure this promises to be… we have a beautiful new home with a massive castle in the middle of it, acres of beautiful woodland and forest, a sea view and the dramatic Jurassic coastline. Going b

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The Lord of The Rings Trilogy Film Screening

Moseley Park, Birmingham

**The Lord of The Rings Trilogy Film Screening at Moseley Park** Opening at 3:30 we invite our guests to enjoy the afternoon within the tranquility of the secluded park. From 5pm as the sunsets over the parks lake The Central England Camerata conducted by Louis Clark Jnr will preform a “Twilight Orchestral Programme”. Comprising of two 40 min performances with a 20 min interval. Screenings of each film in the trilogy will start at 7pm each evening. Audio for the film will be delivered via radio headsets offering a hi quality personal expe

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RESTIVAL ARIZONA

Gateway Ranch, Leupp

THIS YEAR’S RESTIVAL Restival returns to the Arizona Desert for its second year of transformational experiences and awesome connections with the Navajo people. Last year was an outstanding premiere – everyone had an incredible time, they returned home with a rejuvenated zest for life and a new group of friends. By the end of Restival, you knew everyone’s name and this year will be no exception. We have changed the programming slightly, to include additional creative endeavours and once in a lifetime Navajo experiences including a trip t

Music

Beyond The Tracks 2017

Eastside City Park, Birmingham

Beyond The Tracks is a brand new, three day, green field festival taking place at Birmingham’s Eastside City Park in September. Featuring some of the most revered names in UK music and the brightest new stars, the festival is a welcome addition to the musical offering of the UK’s second city. Friday night sees electronic music pioneers Orbital headline with the Hartnoll brothers reunited after a five-year hiatus. Orbital were one of the key acts responsible for taking electronic music into the mainstream and out of the clubs and into live

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Birmingham Extreme Chilli Festival 2017

Brindley Place, Birmingham

The annual Birmingham Chilli Festival will be returning to Brindleyplace on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th September.. with an extreme twist! Now in its 7th year, the festival will feature another packed schedule of live music and street performances on the Saturday, alongside the popular Chilli Market. The Chilli Produce Market, in association with Sketts, will let you get a taste of spice from all around the world…right here on your doorstep in Brindleyplace. So for those amongst you who have heat-loving taste buds, there will be plenty of

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Wolverhampton's Big BBQ & Beer Festival

Starworks Warehouse, Wolverhampton

Ok, So we had to re schedule things in Wolvsas we've been so busy with dates across Birmingham... We're happy to announce details of the new date and some exciting news! Wolvs BBQ Festival.. All tickets from the Rum Festival will be valid and all tickets holders from Rum Festival will get a complimentary drink from us...our way of saying sorry x Our brand new monthly residency in Wolverhampton, Taste and Liquor presents its first season of feastivals to The Black Country. http://www.tasteandliquor.com

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INSIDE Automotive

Hedsor House, Taplow

Automotive Presenter Nicki Shields Presents INSIDE Automotive 2017. 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

Birmingham Weekender 2017

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

Birmingham Weekender will return from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September 2017! The award-winning Birmingham Weekender promises a packed weekend of free outdoor theatre, music, art installations and performance across the city-centre, from Broad Street to Digbeth, including the city’s retail heart. The festival will feature well-known local arts organisations and invited international artists, including a number of significant new commissions. The 2017 festival will build on the success of the first Birmingham Weekender, which took place in

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Birmingham Literature Festival 2017

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

This year, Birmingham Literature Festival turns 20. From a tiny series of events back in 1998, the festival is now week-long book bonanza in October every year which takes over the city of Birmingham. To celebrate, we held our first ever Spring Edition from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April: a special one-off festival celebrating all that’s great about writing and Birmingham: writing workshops which involve canoes, bicycles and walks; a variety of venues across the city; and a host of writers, bestselling and up-and-coming, from the region an

Music

Superfood

Mama Roux, Birmingham

After a triumphant sold out return to Birmingham SONIC GUN Concerts & Birmingham Promoters present superfood Creating hypercolour indie that's as Lightning Seeds and Kula Shaker as it is Wolf Alice or Peace, Superfood take in all the best bits of the six-string and turn it into a gig you'll never forget. Prepping a new album for release this year, they've inked a deal with label-of-the-moment Dirty Hit and headline their new album with a UK tour. With the success of The 1975 and Wolf Alice putting Dirty Hit firmly on the map, you wouldn't

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Midland Fashion Awards

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

Now in its 10th year the annual Midlands Fashion Awards promotes, celebrates and supports fashion talent from the Midlands and surrounding areas. Launched by Jenny Eason a decade ago in Birmingham, the awards provide a much-needed platform for the diverse and exciting Midlands fashion scene to present creative ideas and get noticed and this year is set to be the biggest ceremony to date. This year’s awards is scheduled to take place at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, CBSO Centre in Birmingham on Friday the 20th October 2017 is ope

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Birmingham Chocolate Festival 2017

Brindley Place, Birmingham

Last year Brindleyplace was home to Birmingham’s first chocolate festival, we are delighted to announce it’s back for 2017! Taking place in Central Square on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October, Birmingham’s chocolate festival – Chocival, in association with established market operator Sketts, will feature music, entertainment and food stalls selling a range of indulgent and unusual chocolate treats – as well as Chocolate Gunge tank! For a full list of stalls and entertainment details watch this space. This year’s festival will

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Curry King of Birmingham 2017

ICC Arena, Birmingham

TABLES OF TEN AND INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE This is a black tie event with a twist. Each guest on your table will be given tasks to do that will contribute to cooking a curry fit for a King (or Queen). Together you will be asked to create a recipe from a number of meats, vegetables, herbs and spices. You'll need to name your dish too. You'll then take your 'recipe' to a chef who will cook up some love, right there and then, bringing your curry to life. Your dish will then be judged by local chefs, food writers and food bloggers, on a

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Cheese Fest Birmingham

Custard Factory, Birmingham

Cheesefest UK comes to Birmingham for a day of the most incredible melted cheese delights and delicious cheese-based cuisine! Experience some of the cheesiest cheeses in the world with melted raclette, cheese wheels, gooey mozzarella sticks and a whole host of cheese-tastic tastes from the UK’s best cheese traders! Hosted in cities all over the UK, we’re really excited to welcome all of these cheesy delights to the Custard Factory! Taking place here at the Custard Factory, Cheese Fest features the UK’s best cheese traders and street foo

Music

Blaenavon w/ The Night Café

Mama Roux, Birmingham

SONIC GUN Concerts present Blaenavon Everyone's favourite unpronounceable indie band are bringing their grandiose riffs on a UK tour this Winter. Breaking into the ears of indie fans in 2013 with their huge debut single Into The Night, the young Hampshire trio demonstrated a musicianship and delivery far beyond their years, and a sense of humour pretty spot on it. After signing to the award-winning Transgressive Records and releasing EP Miss World, the band have now dropped their debut fittingly titled full-length That's Your Lot. This ban