Arts

TAXI: The Story from A to B

COVENTRY, Coventry

From horse drawn to horse power, the history of the taxi is much older than you think. The black taxi cab is a British icon along with Big Ben and bowler hats, but did you know this much loved vehicle has been made in Coventry since the 1940s? This exhibition celebrates one of the hardest working vehicles on our roads, with a wealth of taxis on display from both the museum’s own collection and private lenders. Highlights include ‘Hannah’ a record breaking taxi that drove around the world, black taxi cabs throughout the ages and examples

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Leonardo da Vinci: A Life In Drawing

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham

To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 12 of the Renaissance master's drawings from the Royal Collection will go on display at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, as part of 12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK. Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing will give the widest-ever UK audience the opportunity to see the work of this extraordinary artist, with 144 of his greatest drawings from the Royal Collection forming the 12 exhibitions. As the only venue in the Midlands, visitors to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (B

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

COVENTRY, Coventry

About The acclaimed wildlife photography exhibition from the Natural History Museum is back with 100 stunning images. From breathtaking animal portraits and dramatic landscapes, to bizarre species and endangered habitats, this exhibition showcases the most arresting and spectacular images of our natural world. The competition celebrates biodiversity, promotes conservation and champions ethical photography. Whether young, old, professional or amateur, the photographers featured raise awareness of the beauty and fragility of the world around us.

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Somewhere in the crowd there's you

Eastside Projects, Birmingham

Melody, harmony, cacophony, beat. This multi-channel sound installation layers collected vocals, earworm hooks, choral fragments and field recordings, oscillating between synchronisation and discord. Tensions between the solo and the chorus: precarious rhythms, tensions and surges, climaxes and relaxations. Melody broken to a sum of its parts. Considering the 'group' as something simultaneously claustrophobic and comforting, embracing and alienating, the work takes its title from 'Super Trouper' by the not-so-harmonious-pop-group Abba. Freya

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Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by British artist Hew Locke. Involving a wide range of media – painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and installation, Locke explores the languages of colonial and post-colonial power, and the symbols through which different cultures assume and assert identity. Fusing historical source material with a keen interest in current affairs, often through the juxtaposition or modification of existing artefacts, Locke focuses attention especially on the UK, the mo

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'Equinox in Spring' Exhibition

Sara Preisler Gallery, Birmingham

As Spring approaches, we bring you a brand new exhibition filled with vibrant colours and patterns! Introducing 'Equinox in Spring' a beautiful new range of Printed Aluminium Jewellery, a hand-crafted selection of light-weight wearable pieces perfect for the spring months ahead. With use of golds, greens and blues demonstrating unique shapes including many reversible pieces. Showcasing a variety of nature inspired floral patterns; this collection is one not to be missed! To shop this stunning new collection and take a closer look at all the out

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Handsworth Self Portrait - 40 Years On

Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham

In 1979 Derek Bishton, Brian Homer and John Reardon created a pop up photography studio on the street outside a terraced house in Grove Lane, Handsworth, Birmingham. Instead of taking the photographs themselves, they invited passers-by to take their own image, passing them the shutter release so they could control the decisive moment of how to present themselves and when they were ready for the picture to be taken. In 1979, the opportunity to photograph oneself was relatively unheard of outside of more formal contexts such as passport photogra

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Brave: The Girls of South Sudan - Kate Holt & Plan International UK

Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham

Plan International UK presents Brave: The Girls of South Sudan, a photography exhibition by Kate Holt, showing girls' everyday lives as they survive in the world's youngest country. The girls of South Sudan have faced it all. Conflict, violence and hunger. And they are still just teenagers. See their lives in this powerful exhibition with photography by award-winning photographer Kate Holt. Since independence in July 2011, armed conflict, economic insecurity and chronic underdevelopment in South Sudan has led to one of the world's greatest hu

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Ice Age: The Lost Kingdom

Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

Making its debut in Birmingham, this prehistoric show will bring the sights and sounds of the Ice Age to life, with 40 majestic beasts on display. Entertaining and educational, Ice Age: The Lost Kingdom will let you wander amongst woolly mammoths, sabre-toothed tigers, giant sloths and a host of creatures that roamed the earth over 70,000 years ago. Fun for all the family, this three-week show is being brought to the city by the team behind Magical Lantern Festival, which returned to Birmingham for the third consecutive year last Christmas. B

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FREE Easter Holiday Workshops

IKEA Coventry, Coventry

Keep the little ones busy during the Easter Holidays and join our personalised storage box workshop where every child will receive a TJENA box to decorate and take home for free at the end of the workshop. Help them release their creativity by booking a place today. Spaces available Monday - Friday between 15th - 26th April, at 9.45am and 10.30am Book a place today at: https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/store/coventry/events-coventry/

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FREE Easter Holiday Workshops

IKEA Birmingham, Wednesbury

Keep the little ones busy during the Easter Holidays and join our personalised storage box workshop where every child will receive a TJENA box to decorate and take home for free at the end of the workshop. Help them release their creativity by booking a place today. Available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 16th - 25th April, at 10am and 11am. Book a place today at: https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/store/birmingham/events-birmingham/

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Lincoln

Engine shed, Lincoln

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Birmingham Promoters presents: TOM SPEIGHT

The Cuban Embassy, Birmingham

Tom Speight is making up for lost time. Laid low by illness, beset by problems both personal and professional, the songwriter returned to what he does best: writing songs. Using his convalescence as a musical break, Tom found that music simply tumbled forth, a torrent of ideas, a flood of melody. “I wanted to do it,” he says. “I came out of a big relationship – four or five years – and then I was pretty low. I’d just come out of two major operations, so it was a good, cathartic way of getting on with things.” “You have to live

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Doncaster

The Dome, Doncaster

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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An Evening with Simone Felice

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

“Each song somehow sounds like a classic, each live performance suggesting we are in the presence of a rare, fiery brilliance.” - Laura Barton | THE GUARDIAN Simone Felice is a founding member of internationally acclaimed Catskill Mountain based artists The Felice Brothers, whose seminal albums remain some of the most influential works of this century's folk-rock revival. Simone has been hailed as one of the great songwriter-poets of his generation, bringing these gifts and history to his work as a prolific record producer. Recent projec

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EYRE LLEW Release tour

The Bodega, Nottingham

EYRE LLEW will be touring the UK, playing a string of intimate shows to celebrate the release of a new Split EP collaboration with their South Korean tour exchange friends, 끝없는잔향속에서우리는 In the endless zanhyang we are. The split began in 2018 between Asia tour dates when both bands went into the studio together during their time in Seoul. It marks the end of an international tour exchange and an incredible time on the road together. We can't wait for you to hear it. Learn more at: www.eyrellew.com

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Premier League Darts 2019

Arena Birmingham, Birmingham

Arena Birmingham is poised for the Unibet Premier League's return, as the sport's top stars continue their battle for the prestigious title. The success of previous visits to the venue will see next year's tournament return to the Midlands on April 25 for the 13th night of the season. Four matches on the night are set to see the likes of world number one Michael van Gerwen and current World Champion doing battle on the oche. The full field of players will be confirmed in January, with the top four players on the PDC Order of Merit qualifying

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Digbeth Dining Club 25.04-28.04

Digbeth Dining Club, Birmingham

The UK's No.1 Street Food Destination is now EVERY SINGLE Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday of the year. Every Thursday find an exclusively Meat-Free Dining Club in the back yard, and then normal Digbeth Dining Club as usual out the front for all our meat eaters. (4pm-11pm) Friday 4-11pm Saturday 1-11pm Sunday 12-8pm Kids and dogs welcome as ever!

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Sounds Familiar Music Quiz: Birmingham 2019

Mama Roux, Birmingham

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz is the biggest, best and most raucous music quiz in the UK. With over 100 tracks across 8 categories per quiz, SFMQ ensures everyone in the team is included – you don’t have to know the answers to have a good time. From Wham! to Weller, Tina Turner to Tinie Tempah, Katy Perry to Tom Petty, from Bruno to Bowie – we’ve got it all. At the end of the night, crowds are on their feet – and the tables – dancing and belting out the tunes. We have prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last place plus Best Team Name while

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - York

York Barbican, York

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Teefordaplug

Lab 11, Birmingham

This Teefordaplug event is about creating iconic memories with good people. Get ready to turn up, mosh pit, salsa, skank in the darnce or show us your best whine!!

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Gin in the City

Birmingham, Birmingham

Bigger, better, Ginnier, GITC the sequel, the essential summer experience for gin lovers Birmingham‘s dedicated self guided 3 day gin trail, travel around the city at your leisure to uncover unique local, national and global gin brands. Learn more about gin through a host of special masterclasses and tastings, whether it’s a Ginspired cocktail made specially for the weekend, a boutique G&T or taking a pit stop to indulge in a specially created gin & food offerings over the weekend then grab the gang as you discover the creativity of Birmin

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Finesse Friday

Nakira, Birmingham

Friday 26th April Finesse Friday At Nakira Birmingham. Come Out And Party You Don't Wana Miss Out We Bringing You All The Good Vibez

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NOSTALGIA

Bambu, Birmingham

IT Promotions presents “NOSTALGIA “ A night full of vibes and urban music played by great dj’s from all over the country all under one roof... Troopa (Steel Banglez Official DJ) Dougie Fresh (Birmingham) Gavin Omari (Wolverhampton) Adek (Liverpool) Garns (Bristol)

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Mix 'N' Blend - Games Night

Serve, Birmingham

Mix N Blend brings all type of casual entertainment, music and attractions to provide the perfect social vibe. Chill out, enjoy cocktails, play games and enjoy music mixed by AGE Sound all in the comfort of Birmingham's Serve. On the Evening: Table Tennis Cup Games Cocktail Bar Snacks & Drink + Club Afterparty

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" (Roundhouse, London)

Roundhouse, London

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Birmingham Promoters presents: C DUNCAN

The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham

Christopher Duncan, who performs as C Duncan, is a Scottish composer and a multi-instrumentalist whose classical music upbringing seeps into his sophisticated, billowy indie pop creations. Raised in Glasgow by two classical musicians, Duncan studied piano and viola before taking up guitar, bass and drums in his teens, eventually studying music composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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Parklife House Party Tour: Birmingham - in association with JD

Mama Roux, Birmingham

10 cities, 10 weeks, 10 special guests, welcome to the Parklife House Party tour! In association with JD sports we'll be hopping round the UK hosting free parties in a city near you, giving away free Parklife tickets and trainers at each stop.

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Jaws Live

02 Institute, Birmingham

Jaws goes on tour with support from Honey Lung

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Joel Baker- The Bodega

The Bodega, Nottingham

BC Introducing artist Joel Baker releases new single 'What's A Song' via Virgin EMI and tickets for his 2019 headline tour today. Produced by Jordan Riley ‘What's A Song’ is the first instalment from his forthcoming debut album and firmly places a marker in the sand for what fans can expect from his longform debut. Speaking of the release Joel notes: ‘I wrote it a few years ago and it’s great to have it finally introduced to the world. When you lose someone in your life, especially someone who you’ve been living for, it leaves an

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Stories presents KID INK

STORIES Nightclub, Birmingham

Stories presents KID INK Saturday 27th April DJs on the night Dom Bryan Charli C Continental GT More information 01217690322 @storiesnightclub NO ID NO ENTRY 10.30pm - 4am Dress Code: Smart / Casual

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The Food Social III

Deya Taprooms, Cheltenham

Good vibes and delicious local street food from: *Hogless Roast*- the UK's first 100% Plant-Based Hog Roast *Woozy Pig* - the best loaded dogs and more in town *BoxFresh* - slow cooked meats and other eats *Hop Bakey* - scrumptious vegan cupcakes, brownies and more! Plus fresh beer from Deya Brewery ...and live music Wheelchair accessible Children welcome. Children under 12 yrs old free entry. Dog friendly

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Shrewsbury Dining Club

Severn Social Hotel, Shrewsbury

Digbeth Dining Club is back in Shrewsbury once again! For more info, head to @DigbethDiningClub on Instagram & Facebook.

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Longbridge Dining Club

Austin Way, Longbridge, B31 2TS, Birmingham

Longbridge Dining Club is BACK for 2019! Come Saturday, 30th March, you can find some of the best in British Street Food pitched up at Longbridge Life all day long, EVERY OTHER SATURDAY! With bars from Purity, Arts Markets and Arts and Crafts for the Kids, DJ's and of course some of tastiest food in town, we can't wait to return! Expect food from some of the UK's finest in The English Indian, Greidy's, Low 'N' Slow, Baked in Brick, Platinum Pancakes, Fancy Fries, Grill Brazil, Victoria Creperie, Paneer Wrap Co & Street Chef

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DHP Family Present... Maisie Peters

The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

Born and still raised in the South Downs - or in her words: "an Enid Blyton village, with a Co-Op" - Maisie Peters has written music for as long as she can remember...and even felt bold enough to enter the Guardian's Short Story competition aged 9, with an admittedly terrible submission. It was this voracious appetite for fiction that first offered Maisie a window into alternate realities, in which making music professionally may also be reachable. From F Scott Fitzgerald and Donna Tartt came a love for sometimes bittersweet, sometimes bolshy s

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Vaisakhi Festival Birmingham 2019

Birmingham, Birmingham

This years Vaisakhi Nagar Keertan in Birmingham will be taking place on Sunday 28 April 2018 - attracting an audience of over 100000 people! The Vaisakhi open air celebrations is a not-for-profit community event. It is celebrated in Birmingham; the most cosmopolitan and vibrant city in Europe.

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THE GOONIES FILM WITH ORCHESTRA

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

One of the most celebrated kid’s films ever, The Goonies, will be screened for the very first time in Europe across a trio of UK dates, with its classic score being performed live to picture by a full orchestra. A fond part of childhood for several generations, The Goonies was released in 1985 to both critical and commercial success, grossing over $61 million that year – making it one of the top 10 grossing films that year, and a cult classic. Composed by Dave Grusin, an Academy Award and ten-time GRAMMY Award winner, the score to The Goo

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Codsall Dining Club

Village Coffee, Bar & Kitchen, Codsall

Digbeth Dining Club is returning on Sunday, 28th April to the Medicine Bakery + Kitchen to bring a little bit of DDC back to Codsall! It's the first Codsall Dining Club of the year and we have a special line up for the day! Accompanying the food will be Cocktails, Craft Lagers and Beers, specialist coffees and amazing cakes from the bakery. On the day we have trading :- Leave it to Esmie Flats Doughnuts Baked in Brick Street Chef Patty Freaks Greidy's Wings + Strips Cleopatra's Kitchen Flying Burrito Brothers Press De Cuba Dick's Smokehouse

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Carlisle

The Sands Centre, Carlisle

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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This Is Tmrw presents Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

Beautifully controlled, understated, subtle but infectious.” The Guardian - “The Josefin Öhrn record is ridiculously good.” Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music) - “Mesmerising with a flair for motorik groove and creepy pop grandeur” Uncut - “An enthralling band” Mojo - “Music to shine light into our lives.” Vice We inhabit an era in which ‘psychedelia’ can often mean merely a grab-bag of influences from which wah-wah pedals and two-note riffs are dispensed as signifiers and signposts into a realm of easy accessibility rather tha

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Kid ink Tour

02 Institute, Birmingham

Fresh from the release of his new EP, Missed Calls, which features the global hit ‘YUSO’, platinum-selling US rapper, Kid Ink is heading out on a UK tour.

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Flatpack Festival 2019

Birmingham, Birmingham

Flatpack Festival is back for 2019 popping up across Birmingham with a week of fantastic films, live performances, installations and parties showcasing extraordinary talents from across the UK and around the world. 30 April - 5 May 2019. Check out our website at www.flatpackfestival.org.uk for the full programme. We can't wait to spend Mayday bank holiday with you!

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Flatpack Festival 2019

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

Flatpack Festival is back for 2019 popping up across Birmingham with a week of fantastic films, live performances, installations and parties showcasing extraordinary talents from across the UK and around the world. 30 April - 5 May 2019. Check out our website at www.flatpackfestival.org.uk for our programme release in the new year. We can't wait to spend Mayday bank holiday with you!

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Culture Feast Spring Ticket

Birmingham, West Midlands, Birmingham

Birmingham’s leading arts organisations have united to create the fourth Culture Feast menu, which gives access to six theatre, dance, music, film and art events all for £30 total. With a single purchase, art fans will get tickets for an exclusive launch event at Digbeth First Friday with tickets to Fierce Festival’s Artists Behind Bars event and a tour around Vivid Projects at their launch of the new Black Hole Club cohort. You can then experience eclectic offerings from Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Hippodrome, DanceXchange, Fla

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Perth

Perth Concert Hall, Perth

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Pick 'n' Mix

flatpack hub, Birmingham

We're kicking things off in our festival hub on Wednesday evening with this non-competition screening, gathering some of the best short films we've received this year. On the menu: heartfelt documentaries and animated treats, including the story of a 106-year-old serial record breaker, an eye-opening visit to The Coffin Works in the Jewellery Quarter, the portrait of East-London artist and photographer PNK MOON, and the winner of this year's BAFTA for Best British Short Film, 73 Cows. OPENING NIGHT Dir: Margaret Bialis (USA 2018, 5 mins)

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Edinburgh

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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TEKTU Presents: PRE EXAM BLOW OUT

Lab 11, Birmingham

Everybody needs one last party before exams start & our annual pre exam blow out never disappoints!

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Digbeth Dining Club 02.05-05.05

Digbeth Dining Club, Birmingham

The UK's No.1 Street Food Destination is now EVERY SINGLE Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday of the year. Every Thursday find an exclusively Meat-Free Dining Club in the back yard, and then normal Digbeth Dining Club as usual out the front for all our meat eaters. (4pm-11pm) Friday 4-11pm Saturday 1-11pm Sunday 12-8pm Kids and dogs welcome as ever!

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Film camp

The Bond Company, Birmingham

At Flatpack 11 we launched Film Camp, a one-day training event exploring the latest innovations in film exhibition. Now in its third year, Film Camp is back to gather together film exhibitors from across the Midlands to share their wealth of experience, and to explore fresh approaches to programming, marketing and audience development. The event is open to everyone from multi-screen venues and festivals to community cinema organisers and student film groups. Workshops to be announced soon but will include marketing, programming, bid writing a

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Dots & Loops #7: Elli Vuorinen

flatpack hub, Birmingham

Finnish animator Elli Vuorinen takes on the mantle of guest curator for our seventh Dots and Loops screening. For those new to the D&L format, we invite a filmmaker or animator to come and present some of their own short films (of which Elli’s are all brilliant), with a selection of shorts that have been important to them in some way, whilst also giving us an insight into what makes them and their work tick. Elli’s selection definitely won’t disappoint, and you may even get to see a snippet of her latest short Still Lives which will have

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Glasgow

Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Sibelius and Britten

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

Deep in the forests of Finland, some secrets are too powerful to be put into words. Sibelius never explained why he wrote "Intimate Voices" on the score of his greatest string quartet, but the mystery, the energy and the sheer inspiration of this extraordinary piece speak for themselves. Three playful miniatures by the young Benjamin Britten evoke a very different world.

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Bene Culture Presents : Black Country Type Exhibition

Bene Culture, Birmingham

Our latest exhibition is from Tom Hicks (@blackcountrytype). The aim of the exhibition is to explore typography, street graphics and our urban environment. Drinks supplied by Old Blue Last Beer Beats supplied by TBC

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RuPaul's Drag Race

Town Hall Birmingham, Birmingham

The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour returns with an all new production for 2019! Mission leader Michelle Visage takes voyagers on a journey to save the universe with her team of intergalactic queens including Aquaria, Kameron Michaels, Asia O’Hara, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Monét X Change and Violet Chachki! werqtheworld.com

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Metamorphosis

flatpack hub, Birmingham

Animation is, by nature, the art of the metamorphosis, of turning an image into another to create a world out of nothing. This idea is used to its full potential in these twelve films which play with forms, shapes and movements, for a mesmerising result. Two years after presenting Rhizome at Flatpack, Boris Labbé is back with The Fall, an epic work inspired by Bosch and Dante. Michael Frei (Plug and Play) presents the UK premiere of Kids, conceived as a film and a video game (come and try it in the Flatpack Hub!). Also screening for the first

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Metamorphosis

flatpack hub, Birmingham

Animation is, by nature, the art of the metamorphosis, of turning an image into another to create a world out of nothing. This idea is used to its full potential in these twelve films which play with forms, shapes and movements, for a mesmerising result. Two years after presenting Rhizome at Flatpack, Boris Labbé is back with The Fall, an epic work inspired by Bosch and Dante. Michael Frei (Plug and Play) presents the UK premiere of Kids, conceived as a film and a video game (come and try it in the Flatpack Hub!). Also screening for the first

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THE OLDSKOOL THROWBACK PARTY

Bambu, Birmingham

SWEET RNB Presents THE OLDSKOOL THROWBACK PARTY FRIDAY 3RD MAY 2019 BAMBU NIGHTCLUB WROTTESLEY STREET THE ARCADIAN BIRMINGHAM B5 4RT A NIGHT DEDICATED TO 90’s & 00s MUSIC •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• MUSIC: 90s & 00s RNB • OLDSKOOL SOUL • BASHMENT • REGGAE • HOUSE & UKG •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• DJ’S ON THE NIGHT • D

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Oh Dear Video Diary

flatpack hub, Birmingham

For the last few months we’ve been asking you to explore your attics and seek out those old videos you made when you were a teenager... ...You know the ones - the remake of Titanic where you play Rose and your brother plays Jack, or those episodes of Heartbreak High you ‘reinterpreted’ and committed to VHS many moons ago and forgot about. Well some of you were prepared to admit such things exist, and amazingly some of you were even happy to share them with an audience! We salute you, and we’ll be laughing along with you on the night. C

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Let's Make a Movie

flatpack hub, Birmingham

Like many a young teenager, Richard Soames had ambitions to be the next Spielberg, with his remake of The Matrix and the slightly more cost-effective version of the Samuel L Jackson vehicle, Snakes in a Car. Sadly for him, Soames never made it to Hollywood, but those old films he made with his brother in their salad days have resurfaced and formed the basis for this live show in which he somehow manages to make a movie within an hour. Funny, clever, and with a hint of familial melodrama thrown in, this theatre-performance-cum-standup-show-cum-

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Sunset Session: May The Fourth Be With You

Dreamland Margate, Margate

Dreamers, ravers, and space invaders rejoice - Dreamland's Sunset Sessions return to Margate on Star Wars Day. Dreamland Margate has announced the line-up for its first Sunset Session of the year, which will take place on Saturday 4th May (otherwise known as Star Wars Day -- May The Fourth) with performances from DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Yoda, Huey Morgan and Boogie Storm.

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Lotto Boyzz: Lotto Lingo Tour

02 Institute, Birmingham

Birmingham’s afrobean duo, Lotto Boyzz are set for some of their biggest headline shows to date, following the release of the 2018 smash single, ‘Did It Again’.

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Live at Leeds 2019

Various Leeds Venues,Leeds, Leeds

Please keep checking www.liveatleeds.com for event updates

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Moho: Drake Night & The BabMag Takeover

Spotlight, Birmingham

Time to celebrate, Aubrey Drake Graham, October's very own, carbonated wine father! Plus we have BABMAG taking over Spotlight, that can only mean one thing, vibes! Keep a look out for some gifts we'll be handing out, they might just change your life! 2 ROOMS OF FLAMES

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The Champagne Train

Severn Valley Railway, Kidderminster

About The Severn Valley Railway in partnership with Nickolls & Perks are delighted to welcome you aboard The Champagne Train! Join us for a journey of effervescent excellence; a Champagne tasting experience on the Severn Valley Railway! This is a truly unique experience; travel through the spectacular Severn Valley in our 1936-built luxurious first class carriage (once hauled by the Flying Scotsman), whilst sipping a selection of our favourite Champagnes and enjoying our informative, yet informal, overview of the drinks you are tasting by prof

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Lotto Boyzz

O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham

Birmingham’s afrobean duo, Lotto Boyzz are set for some of their biggest headline shows to date, following the release of the 2018 smash single, ‘Did It Again’. Age Restriction: 8+ (Under 14s need a guardian) academymusicgroup.com/o2academybirmingham

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We Love: The Big Bank Holiday Party

The Mill Digbeth, Birmingham

The Ultimate Bank Holiday Party - Not To Be Missed! 1000 Ravers - Top DJs - Dancers - Entertainers & More RnB/Hip Hop Vs Bashment/Afrobeats Vs Funky House/Garage Who are you repping'? Choose your team and grab your horns and whistles. It's about to get fully lit as we celebrate the best in urban music culture. Special Guest Host TBA with acts on the night Team RnB and Hip Hop DJ Day Day Dougie Fresh Reckless DJ Team Bashment and Afro beats DJ Larni (London) Jay Mac Mr Len Team Garage and Funky House Double Impact VIP Dancers, whistles,

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Newcastle

Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Trmnl x One records bank holiday showcase

Lab 11, Birmingham

TRMNL x One Records combine to bring you the biggest house & techno daytime party of the year

Nightlife

NO MERCI X 187 MOB MAY BANK HOLIDAY PARTY

Omeara, London

We've had parties all over London but nothing has felt more like home than Omeara. The enchanted decor, getting lost in the venue somehow finding your way to the bar, the freedom to rome, chat or to dance the night away. Its truly a one of a kind, and thats why we are back... This time we've brought the very fabulous 187 Mob to keep you all entertained from 10:30pm long into the night... known for their party wild side there will nothing holding the vibes back ESPECIALLY WITH NO WORK ON MONDAY! We plan to keep London alive on this May Bank Ho

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LEFTFOOT PRESENTS MR SCRUFF (ALL NIGHT LONG)

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

LEFTFOOT PRESENTS MR SCRUFF (ALL NIGHT LONG) HARE & HOUNDS SUNDAY 5TH MAY (BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND) Mr. Scruff is a British DJ, electronic musician and artist from Stockport, Manchester. Carthy's DJ name was inspired by his scruffy facial hair, as well as his trademark loose-lined drawing style. He has been DJing since 1994, at first in and around Manchester then nationwide in the United Kingdom. http://leftfootevents.co.uk

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Solihull Dining Club

Malvern & Brueton Park, Solihull

After what was without doubt our favourite event of 2018, we are returning to Malvern & Brueton Park in Solihull on Sunday, 5th May! Expect 15 of our best and most popular traders, fully stocked bars provided by Purity, the Digbeth Arts & Produce Market and our DDC Resident DJ's playing all day!

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Dom Bryan & Shaqfive Present - APES#IT 5TH May @ STORIES NIGHTCLUB

STORIES Nightclub, Birmingham

Shaqfive & Dom Bryan present APES#IT The newest event bringing you the wildest nights out. This is a must arrive early event. For table bookings please contact @SHAQFIVEDJ, @DJDOMBRYAN OR @STORIESNIGHTCLUB via Instagram

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

Nightlife

Bakar Live

Mama Roux, Birmingham

Catch Bakar across the UK this May

Music

UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Scarborough

Scarborough Spa, Scarborough

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Loyle Carner London

the roundhouse, London

Loyle Carner Live in London, United Kingdom! Loyle Carner is coming for the huge UK Tour in 2019!

Music

Marina: Love + Fear UK Tour

O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham

Award-winning Welsh singer songwriter MARINA is back and heading out on a UK tour in April/May 2019. Thu 9 May 2019 @ 7:00 pm | O2 Academy, Birmingham Pre-order #MARINA’s upcoming new album LOVE+FEAR to access the presale for this tour: https://shop.marinaofficial.co.uk/

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First-Gen Informal Formal: Trinity Edition

magdalen college, oxford, Oxford

Magdalen has kindly agreed to host us for an informal formal at the start of next term! Tickets will be £5 for a 3-course meal! Tickets will be limited and first come first served upon release, we will follow this by sending you a dietary requirements form that will have to be filled in ASAP. More info will be posted soon, we hope to see lots of you there ♥

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Sheffield

O2 Academy Sheffield, Sheffield

Pre-sale now live! Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/dvfvM9 Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In

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Digbeth Dining Club 09.05-12.05

Digbeth Dining Club, Birmingham

The UK's No.1 Street Food Destination is now EVERY SINGLE Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday of the year. Every Thursday find an exclusively Meat-Free Dining Club in the back yard, and then normal Digbeth Dining Club as usual out the front for all our meat eaters. (4pm-11pm) Friday 4-11pm Saturday 1-11pm Sunday 12-8pm Kids and dogs welcome as ever!

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Milton Keynes

Arena MK, Milton Keynes

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Birmingham Promoters by arrangement with CAA presents: SAM FENDER + A FESTIVAL, A PARADE

02 Institute, Birmingham

Following a hectic year of touring and becoming one of the hottest new names in the industry, BRITs Critics’ Choice winner, Sam Fender launched into 2019 with new single, ‘Play God’. A taste of what’s to come from his debut full-length, he’ll also be performing it, and many other favourites, on his upcoming headline tour. Over 14s only

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Olly Murs | Birmingham

Resorts World Arena, Marston Green

Olly Murs has announced a huge 2019 UK and Ireland tour.

Music

Brum Tropicana

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

SUM CELLAR PRESENTS BRUM TROPICANA DISCO / BOOGIE / CLASSICS / FUNK / HOUSE

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Leicester

De montfort Hall, Leicester

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

Nightlife

Nexus, Connecting The Dots

SECRET BIRMINGHAM CITY CENTRE LOCATION, Birmingham

Nexus is an event designed to bring together, aspiring and current - DJ's, producers, artists and entrepreneurs all under one roof to help each attendee progress and ultimately push the scene forward.

Nightlife

Percolate

The Mill Digbeth, Birmingham

Birmingham! Mella Dee Josey Rebelle RUF DUG RAW SILK Excited to welcome Mella Dee to town this May. Off the back of a string of dancefloor bombs on his Warehouse Music label and sets across the planet - ready yourself for a real workout at the Mill this May. Sky's the limit for Josey Rebelle. Not just a real DJs favourite, we can't fathom anyone that's had the pleasure of seeing a Josey set over the last few years not feeling a little blown away. Meanwhile, Manchester's finest and Percolate fave Ruf Dug will be bringing his kaleidoscopic vi

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Longbridge Dining Club

Austin Way, Longbridge, B31 2TS, Birmingham

Longbridge Dining Club is BACK for 2019! Come Saturday, 30th March, you can find some of the best in British Street Food pitched up at Longbridge Life all day long, EVERY OTHER SATURDAY! With bars from Purity, Arts Markets and Arts and Crafts for the Kids, DJ's and of course some of tastiest food in town, we can't wait to return! Expect food from some of the UK's finest in The English Indian, Greidy's, Low 'N' Slow, Baked in Brick, Platinum Pancakes, Fancy Fries, Grill Brazil, Victoria Creperie, Paneer Wrap Co & Street Chef

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Take That | Birmingham

Arena Birmingham, Birmingham

Take That have announced their 'Greatest Hits Live' tour for 2019!

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Coventry Cathedral Dining Club

Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

DDigbeth Dining Club and Coventry Cathedral are very excited to come together for the first time in 2019 by bringing award winning street food to Coventry's most iconic venue! We take over the ruins of Coventry Cathedral to turn it into a festival of street food, street art, music and more! On the day we have joining us: The English Indian Goody Gujarati Platinum Pancakes Greidys wings and strips Urban Cheesecake The Paneer Wrap Street Food Company Street chef Leave it to Esmie The Flying Cows Sunday 12th May // Save the date and come and e

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Northampton

Royal concert hall, Nottingham

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Colchester

Charter Hall, Colchester

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Crosstown Concerts present SOAK

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

SOAK has today announced details of her much-anticipated second album, ‘Grim Town’, as well as unveiling new single ‘Knock Me Off My Feet’. Also featuring beautiful returning track ‘Everybody Loves You’, ‘Grim Town’ will be released on Rough Trade Records on April 26th, with a run of shows across the US, UK and Europe. ‘Grim Town’ follows the success of SOAK’s Mercury-nominated, multi-prize-winning debut album ‘Before We Forgot How To Dream’, and an extraordinary period of invention and self-discovery for the still-jus

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Birmingham Promters presents SPINN

The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham

SPINN, formed of Johnny Quinn, Andy Power, Sean McLachlan, and O’Reilly have been a band since 2015. The band signed to ModernSky UK in August of 2017, through which they are releasing their debut EP on 6th April. Since the release of their debut single, ‘Home’, and follow-up track, ‘Notice Me’, the band have played with The Sherlocks, Will Joseph Cook, Flyte, Ten Fé and Dream Wife. They also had slots at FestEVOL, Kendal Calling and Liverpool Music Week. Whilst having slots at Liverpool Sound City, 110 Above Festival and CloseUp

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Northampton

Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Digbeth Dining Club 16.05-19.05

Digbeth Dining Club, Birmingham

The UK's No.1 Street Food Destination is now EVERY SINGLE Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday of the year. Every Thursday find an exclusively Meat-Free Dining Club in the back yard, and then normal Digbeth Dining Club as usual out the front for all our meat eaters. (4pm-11pm) Friday 4-11pm Saturday 1-11pm Sunday 12-8pm Kids and dogs welcome as ever!

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Norwich

University of East Anglia, Norwich

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Norwich

University of East Anglia, Norwich

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Southend

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

Nightlife

Birmingham Promoters presents Matthew and the Atlas

The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham

Matthew Hegarty (AKA Matthew and The Atlas) is a British singer songwriter and was the first artist to be signed to Communion. After the dreamy and textured Americana of his ‘To The North’ and ‘Kingdom of Your Own’ EPs had built him a cult global following, Hegarty released the debut album ‘Other Rivers’ in April 2014, prompting Q to call him “the British Bon Iver“. Recorded in East Nashville with Brian Hall and Eric Hillman from Foreign Fields, his latest album, ‘Temple’ is a cathartic expression of its writer’s own fears

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Levels Rooftop Opening Party

Lab 11, Birmingham

We are kickstarting the summer on the roof of TWENTY2 and we invite you for a day of pure house vibes! City back drops, cocktails, roof terrace, house music, sunshine? We got you covered! This is strictly a 250 cap party so it is a ticket only event!

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Ministry of Sound | Birmingham

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Ministry of Sound have announced the Annual Classical, an orchestral tour celebrating and reimagining their legendary dance music compilation 'The Annual'. The Annual Classical will see Ministry of Sound taking out a 50-piece classical orchestra to tour the UK starting in May, following a world premiere at London's Royal Festival Hall on January 26. Additional stops include Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Liverpool. The shows will feature some of the biggest dance tracks from the '90s, with the likes of the Chemical B

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This Is Tmrw presents Beak

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

Alternative, Electronic, Indie

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Cambridge

Corn Exchange, Cambridge

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Michael Buble | Birmingham

Resorts World Arena, Marston Green

Michael Buble announces 2019 UK and Ireland tour!

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Aylesbury

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Guildford

G Live, Guildford

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

Music

Children of Zeus Tour

02 Institute, Birmingham

Due to popular demand, hip hop duo Children Of Zeus are hitting the road once again to bring their soul-inspired sounds to a new generation.

Music

THIS IS TMRW PRESENTS HOMESHAKE

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

"When you walk alone, you’re never lost. At least, that’s the operating principle behind Homeshake, the recording project of Peter Sagar. Over his first three albums, Sagar followed his own idiosyncratic vision, a journey that’s taken him from sturdy guitar-based indie-pop to, on 2017’s Fresh Air, a bleary-eyed take on lo-fi R&B. Now, with Helium, Sagar is putting down roots in aesthetic territory all his own. Landscape that he once viewed from a distance now forms the bedrock of his sound, and from here, he looks back out at the world

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DHP Presents William The Conqueror at Hare

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

Folk, Indie, Rock

Music

Subconscious Sounds Presents Indigo Velvet Live

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

The young quartet have already performed at 23 UK festivals, generated over half a million plays via Spotify, and gained support from BBC R1, Radio X, Metro, Record of the Day, Scotland On Sunday, Clash, Amazing Radio, The Skinny Magazine and many more. fun upbeat songs, African rhythms and varied influences. 2019 is set to be a landmark year. Watch out for tour announcements. Catch their unmissable Live Birmingham debutat the iconic Hare and Hounds Kings Heath Birmingham.

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Manic Street Preachers | Birmingham

O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham

Manic Street Preachers announce tour for May 2019 No Under 8s

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Digbeth Dining Club 23.05-26.05

Digbeth Dining Club, Birmingham

The UK's No.1 Street Food Destination is now EVERY SINGLE Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday of the year. Every Thursday find an exclusively Meat-Free Dining Club in the back yard, and then normal Digbeth Dining Club as usual out the front for all our meat eaters. (4pm-11pm) Friday 4-11pm Saturday 1-11pm Sunday 12-8pm Kids and dogs welcome as ever!

Music

Dot To Dot Festival 2019

Manchester uk, Manchester

Dot To Dot Festival returns for 2019 to take over Manchester

Nightlife

Urban Warehouse Rave (UWR) - Live

The Empire, Coventry

The UK's Biggest Warehouse Rave returns on Friday 24th May 2019. LIVE production, LIVE acts, LIVE entertainment. Experience urban entertainment at its highest quality! Discover dazzling light effects, Banging sound and extra added surprises on the night. 6 hours of the hottest party vibes as we rave from 11pm till 4am in the morning. With full scale production, 50KW Turbo Sound, new location and loads more attractions. Playing the Freshest R&B, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Afrobeats and House by the UK's biggest DJ's and hosts and surprise performing

Nightlife

BREAK OUT

VEUVE CLIQUOT CHAMPAGNE BAR, Birmingham

Come party with the stars

Music

Raw Power 2019

Tufnell Park, London

"A righteous psychic celebration of sound and fury that draws together the cream of the underground, Raw Power draws on the fiery worlds of psychedelia, heaviosity, electronic innovation and avant-garde inspiration, from 2014 to 2018 saw visionary artists from across the globe converge on Tufnell Park to take part in weekends that fried brains and realigned perspectives in equal measure" Baba Yaga's Hut Presents: Raw Power Festival 2019 May 24th - Shacklewell Arms May 25th & 26th - Dome, Tufnell Park 2 Dartmouth Park Hill, Tufnell Park, London

Music

Rita Ora Tour

The 02 london, London

DOOR TIME: TBD

Nightlife

Birmingham Pride - The Mixmag Dance Arena

birmingham pride, Birmingham

** NEW TO BIRMINGHAM PRIDE 2019 ** Birmingham Pride have partnered up with Mixmag to bring you a diverse collection of electronic artists.

Attractions

Birmingham Pride 2019

Birmingham Gay Village, Birmingham

Birmingham Pride 2019 THE UK'S BIGGEST 2 DAY PRIDE FESTIVAL Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 May 2019 Spring Bank Holiday Weekend in Birmingham's Gay Village. Featuring: ★ Carnival Parade | Saturday 25 May | 12 noon | Victoria Square THE BIG WEEKENDER FESTIVAL:

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Prosecco and Gin Festival Birmingham

Custard Factory, Birmingham

The Prosecco and Gin Festival is coming to Birmingham in 2019 for the first time and will be even bigger and better than before! The festival promises over 60 carefully selected gins and a bar dedicated to providing a large selection of sparkling wines and prosecco’s to choose from, as well as a selection of samples and a chance to meet some of our suppliers. Following a fantastic year with our first run of events around the UK we will be making our Birmingham debut at the centrally located Factory Works @ The Custard Factory SATURDAY 25th Ma

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Longbridge Dining Club

Austin Way, Longbridge, B31 2TS, Birmingham

Longbridge Dining Club is BACK for 2019! Come Saturday, 30th March, you can find some of the best in British Street Food pitched up at Longbridge Life all day long, EVERY OTHER SATURDAY! With bars from Purity, Arts Markets and Arts and Crafts for the Kids, DJ's and of course some of tastiest food in town, we can't wait to return! Expect food from some of the UK's finest in The English Indian, Greidy's, Low 'N' Slow, Baked in Brick, Platinum Pancakes, Fancy Fries, Grill Brazil, Victoria Creperie, Paneer Wrap Co & Street Chef

Music

More Life x Stories Nightclub Presents "UNAPOLOGETIC"

STORIES Nightclub, Birmingham

More Life x Stories Nightclub Presents "UNAPOLOGETIC" which launches on Saturday 25th May 2019. A exclusive bank holiday special event. "We Should Never Apologise For Living Our Best Life, Apologise For Reaching Our Fullest Potential & Elevating" so lets celebrate our acheievements. You Have Some Of The UK's Finest DJ's. DJ G-ZEE & DJ Silk Guaranteed To Bring You Nothing But Good Vibes, Good Energy & Good Music. For More Information, Please Contact: morelifeinfo@aol.com

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More Life x Stories Nightclub Presents

STORIES Nightclub, Birmingham

More Life x Stories Nightclub Presents "UNAPOLOGETIC" which launches on Saturday 25th May 2019. A exclusive bank holiday special event. "We Should Never Apologise For Living Our Best Life, Apologise For Reaching Our Fullest Potential & Elevating" so lets celebrate our acheievements. You Have Some Of The UK's Finest DJ's. DJ G-ZEE & DJ Silk Guaranteed To Bring You Nothing But Good Vibes, Good Energy & Good Music. For More Information, Please Contact: morelifeinfo@aol.com

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Shirley Dining Club

Shirley Park, Stratford Road, Shirley

Our debut in Shirley! Expect 15 of our best and most popular traders, fully stocked bars provided by Purity, the Digbeth Arts & Produce Market and our DDC Resident DJ's playing all day! £2 Entry, Kids go free.

Music

DHP Concerts presents YOLA

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

Country/Americana, Soul

Music

Summer Of Love - Digbeth

The Mill Digbeth, Birmingham

Summer Of Love - Summer 2019 edition! After last Junes sold out party we go even bigger as we take over Digbeths hottest new venues - The Mill (formerly the Rainbow Warehouse)! - More rooms of even more music! - Full Venue Transformation - Festival levels of production - Confetti, Confetti + more Confetti! - Dancers, Processions + Performers - Rooftop Rag Market - Campervan Photo Booth - Hippie shades - Flower garlands - Face paints - Glitter Station - Free condoms + much much more! Room 1 - The hippy trippy shake! We're taking you back to

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Digbeth Dining Club 30.05-02.06

Digbeth Dining Club, Birmingham

The UK's No.1 Street Food Destination is now EVERY SINGLE Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday of the year. Every Thursday find an exclusively Meat-Free Dining Club in the back yard, and then normal Digbeth Dining Club as usual out the front for all our meat eaters. (4pm-11pm) Friday 4-11pm Saturday 1-11pm Sunday 12-8pm Kids and dogs welcome as ever!

Music

Back In The Day

Prince of Peckham, London

We take things back to the roots of London bass music providing a very special series soundtracked by UK Garage, Funky House & Early Grime, Back in the Day. MISTEEQ / HEARLTESS CREW / STICKY / MISS DYNAMITE / TUBBY T / SO SOLID CREW / DONAEO / KELLY LE ROC / DIZZEE RASCAL / WILEY / ARCHITECTS / LUCK & NEAT / SHOLA AMA / TEEBONEM / ARTFUL DODGER / SIA / ROSIE GAINES / DJ DEEKLINE / OXIDE & NEUTRINO / GLAMMA KID / WIDEBOYS / MASTERSTEPZ / THE STREETS / MONSTA BOY / KANO / AND MORE…

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Mix 'N' Blend - Games Night

Serve, Birmingham

Mix N Blend brings all type of casual entertainment, music and attractions to provide the perfect social vibe. Chill out, enjoy cocktails, play games and enjoy music mixed by AGE Sound all in the comfort of Birmingham's Serve. On the Evening: Table Tennis Cup Games Cocktail Bar Snacks & Drink + Club Afterparty

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Rights in Focus Network

Autograph, London

Join us to share and discuss rights-focused approaches to arts participation, raising questions and discussing how a rights-focused approach might: • Engage those most marginalised, excluded or discriminated against • Address the power imbalances that create these conditions • Advocate for structural and systemic change at personal, community, organisational and societal levels • Highlight some of the ethical dilemmas of arts engagement work The theme for the meeting and speakers will be announced closer to the date. This even

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Conductors' Concert

Holy Trinity Church, Guildford

The final concert of the University of Surrey Symphony Orchestra's season is an opportunity for our student conductors to shine and will include a wide-range of repertoire from Mendelssohn's glowing Hebrides Overture to the gripping 5th Symphony of Beethoven. Come and join us for what promises to be an exhilarating end to our year!

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Denis GRACA LIVE SHOW

DUNGANNON SWIFT, Dungannon

HOST BY JSMUSIC FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NORTHERN IRELAND DENIS GRACA COMES TO PERFORM IS BEST HIT MAKERS FROM OLD SCHOOL TO NEW MUSIC. MANY SURPRISES STAY TUNE GET YOUR ADVANCE TICKET SOON OPEN TIME - 21H TO 2AM COME EARLY AND ENJOY ALL NIGHT

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Triple Cooked : Birmingham Summer Expedition

The Mill Digbeth, Birmingham

Birmingham! We're back for one final show of the academic year and we want to give you a proper summer send off with our first Day & Night party ☀, making use of The Mills incredible rooftop.

Arts

Derek Bishton Talk - Handsworth Self Portrait exhibition

mac Birmingham, Birmingham

We invite you to join us for a closing event celebrating the end of the Handsworth Self Portrait: 40 Years On exhibition by Derek Bishton, Brian Homer and John Reardon. Derek Bishton, one of the artists, will talk about the original project from 2pm – 3pm, afterwards refreshments will be served alongside a final chance to see the exhibition. This event is presented in partnership with Ikon Gallery as part of The Migrant Festival - celebrating our diverse roots and welcoming new arrivals to the city.

Music

This Is Tmrw present Snail Mail

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

Folk, Indie, Pop

Music

Spice Girls | Coventry 2019

Ricoh Arena (King Leon Stadium), Coventry

Spice Girls announce Spice World 2019 stadium dates – without Victoria Beckham!

Music

This Is Tmrw welcome back Pip Blom

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

Folk, Indie, Pop

Music

This Is Tmrw & Birmingham Promoters present: JULIA HOLTER

The Glee Club, Birmingham

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Julia Holter returns to Glee Club Birmingham fresh from the release of her Aviary album tour!

Music

StupidMadFresh Presents: The Arrival

Omeara, London

Headline Show

Food, Drink & Network

Digbeth Dining Club 06.06-09.06

Digbeth Dining Club, Birmingham

The UK's No.1 Street Food Destination is now EVERY SINGLE Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday of the year. Thursday 4pm-11pm Friday 4-11pm Saturday 1-11pm Sunday 12-8pm Kids and dogs welcome as ever! NO TABLE BOOKINGS

Food, Drink & Network

Birmingham Coffee Festival 2019

Custard Factory, Birmingham

All tickets include Birmingham Coffee Festival Tote Bag. Sipping, Shopping & Networking. Coffee is the perfect way to bring people together. From independent coffee houses and specialty roasters, to companies that are expanding across the UK, we love to celebrate the gift that is the coffee bean. And our great news is that we want to share this tasty gift with you. Wake your senses and get involved – we can't wait to meet you. These three days will bring together over 50 independent coffee shops and coffee culture experiences from the loca

Music

Carnival Magnifico 2019

digbeth arena, Birmingham

This June prepare for another colourful explosion of the senses, summer starts here for 4999 colourful party people... and YOU ☀️

Music

TEKTU. Presents: Tek-Fest 003 (Summer Party)

Lab 11, Birmingham

This WILL be our biggest and most ambitious party to date which will ensure we end the 18/19 uni year with a real bang! Make sure the date is in your diaries and make sure your ready on April 1st at Mid-day as this is when tickets will be released BUT you can enter for x4 FREE tickets by simply clicking attending! Winner announced 15 mins before tix go on sale! WE READY T xo

Music

Carnival Magnifico 2019

The Digbeth Arena, Birmingham

Carnival Magnifico 2019 Friday 7th June The Digbeth Arena, Birmingham 7pm - 1am - 18+ Event (Last Entry 9pm) This June prepare for another colourful explosion of the senses, summer starts here for 4999 colourful party people... and YOU After a 2 year hiatus, Carnival Magnifico returns to its spiritual home under the infamous arches at the Digbeth Arena for its biggest showcase to date! Please note parts of this show are outdoors and not covered, we advise keeping an eye on the weather in the lead up to the event and when planning your car

Food, Drink & Network

Birmingham Coffee Festival 2019

Custard Factory, Birmingham

All tickets include Birmingham Coffee Festival Tote Bag. Sipping, Shopping & Networking. Coffee is the perfect way to bring people together. From independent coffee houses and specialty roasters, to companies that are expanding across the UK, we love to celebrate the gift that is the coffee bean. And our great news is that we want to share this tasty gift with you. Wake your senses and get involved – we can't wait to meet you. These three days will bring together over 50 independent coffee shops and coffee culture experiences from the loca

Music

Heritage: DocScott AllisterWhitehead JonPleased Freestylers DJSS

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

This will be an historic and educational journey into the world of quality dance music, providing an insight into how new artists draw upon classic inspiration and influence from these genres. The clubbing experience will take you back to the golden US/UK era of the 1990's.....

Arts

Collage Club

Artefact, Birmingham

We're back! All welcome, from complete beginners, to collage connoisseur. All materials and equipment provided, but should you have a favourite bit of kit, please bring it along! As always, I'll be bring along lots of my personal collection of books and equipment for use.

Food, Drink & Network

Longbridge Dining Club

Austin Way, Longbridge, B31 2TS, Birmingham

Longbridge Dining Club is BACK for 2019! Come Saturday, 30th March, you can find some of the best in British Street Food pitched up at Longbridge Life all day long, EVERY OTHER SATURDAY! With bars from Purity, Arts Markets and Arts and Crafts for the Kids, DJ's and of course some of tastiest food in town, we can't wait to return! Expect food from some of the UK's finest in The English Indian, Greidy's, Low 'N' Slow, Baked in Brick, Platinum Pancakes, Fancy Fries, Grill Brazil, Victoria Creperie, Paneer Wrap Co & Street Chef