Arts

New Art West Midlands 2017

mac Birmingham, Birmingham

New Art West Midlands 2017 is the region’s showcase for exciting new work and includes painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, print and installation. The annual exhibition provides a new and vital platform to show the work of emerging artists who have graduated from the region’s five university art schools- Birmingham City University, Coventry University, Staffordshire University, University of Wolverhampton, University of Worcester- and for the first time Hereford College of Arts. This year’s exhibition is selected by artists J

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Genecraft: Art in the Biogenetic Age

Birmingham Open Media, Birmingham

We live in an age of unprecedented scientific discovery. December 2016 saw a landmark decision by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to allow babies to be created using the DNA of three people. We can mail our DNA samples for testing, and in just a few years’ time every GP surgery will have the technology to foresee a patient’s future diseases at the touch of a button. What do these genetic breakthroughs mean for our social, economic and emotional outlooks? BOM presents an ongoing series of events and debates exploring art a

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Jean Painlevé

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Ikon presents the first UK exhibition of work by Jean Painlevé (1902 – 1989). His cinematographic and photographic portraits of octopi, lobsters or starfish were at the centre of the surrealist and avant-garde movement of the 1920s and praised by Fernand Leger, Alexander Calder or Luis Bunuel among others. Throughout his career, which spans the 20th century, Jean Painlevé defended the documentary style and science films, in an output of more than 200 shorts. His ground-breaking aesthetic, irreverence and unique humour, as well as innovati

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Oliver Beer

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Ikon presents the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by British artist Oliver Beer. Through film and sculpture, with a strong emphasis on sound, it exemplifies his preoccupation with both the physical properties and emotional value of objects. At the heart of this exhibition is a new work, commissioned by Ikon, Reanimation (I Wan’na be Like You) (2017) which is a ‘re-animation’ of a scene from Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book. 2,500 children, from early years until the age of 13 from Birmingham, were involved, each drawing a si

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Here & Now

mac Birmingham, Birmingham

Here & Now is the first major curated exhibition of contemporary tapestry in England for over 20 years and demonstrates the commitment to contemporary tapestry internationally. The works showcase the ways in which the narrative heritage of the medium is used to engage with political, aesthetic and personal issues of current discourse, and emphasise that the art of tapestry weaving is contemporary and relevant across the world. The show has been partly funded by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation; the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and the

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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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Imbalance

Patrick Centre, Birmingham

It’s rare nowadays not to ‘log in’ at every opportunity- the breakfast table, nights out with friends, even in bed! Combining exciting acrobatic skills and athletic dance, this energetic, thought-provoking performance explores our obsessive dependence with technology, asking whether our lives are ‘in’ or ‘out’ of balance? The highly skilled Joli Vyann present ‘Imbalance’ in collaboration with internationally renowned choreographer Jonathan Lunn. Produced by Turtle Key Arts. http://www.dancexchange.org.uk/events

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Godzilla whisky taste-along with Nikka Whisky

The Electric Cinema, Birmingham

To welcome in the spring and 'Sakura' (cherry blossom) season, The Birmingham Whisky Club and Nikka Whisky EU are teaming up to present a 'Taste-along' screening of the classic film 'Godzilla' (1954) at one of the city's most iconic venues... The Electric Cinema, Birmingham. Founded in 1934 by Masataka Taketsuru, Nikka has risen to become Japan's second largest distiller, producing a wide range of single malts as well as their impressive blended whisky range. Nikka has won numerous awards (including 6 IWSC gold medals in 2015) and has won fans

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Summer opening @ TRY Thursdays! Ibiza Weekender and Stormzy party!

PRYZM Bristol, Bristol

Summer opening party at TRY Thursdays at PRYZM! Expect a night like no other with IBIZA Weekender HayLEY Fanshaw partying with us all night long and Temptr founder Jack Knowles celebrating his birthday with us! As Stormzy is performing in town we'll be having a Stormzy theme all night long. Drink prices start from just £1.20! Shots £1.20 Vodbulls £1.50 VK's £1.70

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Open Art Night

Eagle & Tun, Birmingham

TheArt4 & Project Birmingham collaborate together to bring you a new all inclusive event. OPEN ART NIGHT is an immersive experience of Art, Music, Poetry, Performance and all other creative mediums from fashion to photography. It's simply an Open Mic Night for all the Arts. Just like any Open Mic Night, anyone can come along, show, present or perform their work. Storytelling, Illustration, Comedy, Freestyle Rap, What will you show us? Tell us about your creation, engage with the audience and get feedback from one another. Creating a mo

Nightlife

Colletive Minds

Spotlight, Birmingham

Collective Minds is back end of the month. First one is a FREE PARTY with Adam Shelton and Jayson Coley-Wynters all night. Then expect some old friends/DJs to be making some guest appearances later this year. 28/4/17 11pm-4am Spotlight Collective Minds is a collaboration between friends with a passion for underground house and techno.

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Handmade Festival 2017

O2 Academy Leicester, Leicester

Hey. We’re Handmade. We’re a totally independent music and arts festival that takes place on May bank holiday in the city of Leicester. Our aim is to find the best new and forward thinking music, comedy, art, film, performance and photography and bring it all together for one weekend. The festival is curated by some of the city’s best loved independent venues and promoters, all of whom have been involved in putting on events for decades, working tirelessly to bring great things to Leicester. We wanted to create an arts festival the city

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The Nightingale Street Party

Nightingale Club, Birmingham

THE NIGHTINGALE STREET PARTY A SHOWCASE OF BIRMINGHAM EVENTS FEATURING THE SEXY GALS - HORSE MEAT DISCO. DJ'S - AARON ZIMBA//ALEX LAWLESS//ANDREW GIBBINS// CRAIG GORDON// DANIEL BROWN// DANIEL GLEESON// DANNY KANE// ELLIOT CROFT //HAUSE OF PRAWN//JACK DYCHE// LISA SHARRED//NEIYYAR INC//SLOW JAMZ It will be a day of house,disco, fun and frolics.

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ACES Presents DJ Alex Smith

The Bowery Club, Nottingham

For Guestlist & Table Reservations - 07866585596 || 07583869218 www.acesevents.co.uk

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SaSaSaS : Birmingham Takeover

Rainbow Venues, Birmingham

SASASAS : Birmingham Takeover Saturday 29th April The Rainbow Venues 10pm - 6am The Warehouse - SaSaSaS + much more TBA The Blackbox - Random Concept Line Up TBA The Jungle Terrace - Fatboy Records Line Up TBA

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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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Brum's Big Fat Pizza Festival 2017

No21digbeth, Birmingham

Its back..for 2017 Grab a slice! Taste and Liquor present Brum’s Big Fat Pizza Festival! Pizza Competitions! Bingo Rave, Game Shows plus loads of crazy fun. Pizza fans, pay attention! The annual festival dedicated to entirely to Pizza is returning to Birmingham Grab your £5 super early bird tickets now! http://tkt.to/PizzaFestival - whilst they last! We’ve had beer festivals, rum festivals and even an Indian food festival - and now finally it is the turn of the humble pizza as it gets its own independent festival in Birmingham. Good

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DEC Soundscape X Loose Lips Showcase

Spotlight, Birmingham

Hey People! We want to invite You for our next installment of our DEC soundscape series. This time we gonna play some records with great representatives of Loose Lips crew! Loose Lips showcase: ROMMEK ( Blueprint/Loose Lips ) Rommek can be found smashing it on some of the biggest dancefloors all over Europe on a regular basis. His unique atmospheric, dark and textured tracks, catalysed by his extensive interest in sound design, have enabled him to firmly carved his way into the current techno scene. His debut, 'Thought Patterns EP' on the Lo

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Azteca

Boxxed, Birmingham

Nestled deep within a long forgotten forest, after cutting through the dense undergrowth, AZTECA awaits. A production like nothing we have done before Fables will transport you into an atmospheric jungle with the remnants of the lost OUSE temple emerging from its depths. We will play host to a finely picked roster of local selectors and residents to bring you the very best in underground music Room one will play host to the OUSE Temple, the remains of an ancient structure reclaimed by nature. Underground house, techno and disco will resonate f

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FarGo's Vegan Festival

FargoVillage, Coventry

Coventry’s very own Vegan Festival! Come down to Fargo Village on the 29th and 30th of April to celebrate everything vegan! With already over 20 totally vegan stallholders, this one will be great! Don't forget our very own vegan shop The Green Unicorn Vegan Store, our own vegan brewery Twisted Barrel Ale Brewery and Tap House and our very own vegan café Totally Vegan! The festival runs from 11am – 6pm on Saturday the 29th and 11am – 4pm on Sunday the 30th. This event will take place within the Box and will have a £1 entry fee (free

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Swingamajig 2017

Digbeth, Birmingham

Swingamajig Festival 2017 will once again be a show like no other! World class dance, circus, burlesque, cabaret, live music and DJs across 7 stages. Complimented by the best possible street food, art installation's, walkabout performances and thousands of the best dressed ladies and gents from across the land. A vintage inspired wonderland in the beating heart of Birmingham's alternative hub the Digbeth Triangle. The music at Swingamajig is as varied as our wonderful audience, from top hats to baseball caps there's always plenty for everyone!

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Everywhere 2017

Stealth, Nottingham

Nottingham's Biggest Indoor Dance Event across multiple city centre venues returns for 2017 headlined by Skream! ▬▬▬ DATE ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Sunday 30th April, 2017. ▬▬▬ LINEUP ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ SKREAM & lots more TBA. Previous Everywhere Events have welcomed ART DEPARTMENT, ARTWORK, BIG NARSTIE, BLONDE, BODDIKA, BONDAX, CYRIL HAHN, DENIS SULTA, DISCLOSURE, DJ DEEON, DUKE DUMONT, DUSKY, EATS EVERYTHING, FLAVA D, FLOATING POINTS, FRIEND WITHIN, GEORGE FITZGERALD, HANN

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Forbidden Forest 2017

Donington Forest, Castle Donington

Forbidden Forest return Bank Holiday Sunday 30th April 2017 Secure your place here --> www.forbidden-forest.co.uk Running times: 12:00 - 00:00 Last entry: 16:00 ------------ Kooky: Shy FX My Nu Leng TQD Champion Matt Jam Lamont Barely Legal Bassboy Ollie Julien Shaun Dean Litek Novum: Eats Everything wAFF b2b Solardo Detlef Latmun GW Harrison Joe Quinn Brett Gould Tobias Jimmy Switch Skapes ------------ NEAREST HOTELS: http://bit.ly/2k9DWlH ------------ COACH TRAVEL INFO Pick up and drop off points: Leicester Bus Stand (BH) Liq

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Gin, Prosecco & Outdoor Film Festival

Perton Park Golf Complex, Perton

Introducing Wolverhampton's 1st Love Gin, Prosecco, Film Festival!

Nightlife

Crank 3rd Birthday

101 Nightclub Birmingham, Birmingham

30th April Bank Holiday Sunday Crank 3rd Birthday | 101 Nightclub (brand new venue) Crank is brand all about the people, the vibe and the music. Established in Ayia Napa, 2014 & following great success on the island, the vibes have made their way to Birmingham, Manchester & Liverpool. Now is time to celebrate our 3rd birthday at the brand new 101 Nightclub, Birmingham. DJs: Mystery J Rampage Troopa VIP Day Day Raker ADB Tables/Info: 07581395639

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MOKO presents THE BIG BEAR PROJECT

Bambu, Birmingham

MOKO presents THE BIG BEAR PROJECT MOKO with a twist. Expect More. Experience More A night based Purely on production, vibe & our guests DJs - TBC Sunday 30th April 2017 Tables and Guestlist 07540 259 507

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Space Ibiza: The Fiesta Lives On

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

TICKETS NOW ON SALE! 2016 saw the end of an era for dance music fans everywhere. After 27 years of love and magic, the world best club, Space Ibiza closed its doors for the very last time. However the legend of Space is more than just bricks and mortar. The music, love, magic and pure showmanship of that great place were in the people and the vibe. This was proven beyond doubt as the Spanish party crew brought the Fiesta to London for one final dance. That night was so special it just couldn't end there... and so, with great pride we presen

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NOZOMI Presents SUPPER CLUB

Nozomi Birmingham, Birmingham

One Eleven Events and Nozomi Present The Supper Club at Nozomi Birmingham Bank Holiday Sunday From 7pm to 12am Nozomi Birmingham Supper Club brings you an evening full of food, music and entertainment. Everyone plays a role, even you, and fills in the canvas that is what sets Nozomi Birmingham Supper Club apart from the rest. We hope you’re wearing your good socks and shoes. We look forward to welcoming you. DJ's to be announced Food & Party £35 (See Menus Below) Party £10

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Soiree Lounge Presents The Supper Club After Party

Soiree Lounge, Birmingham

One Eleven Events and Soiree Lounge Present The Supper Club
 After Party Bank Holiday Sunday From 11pm til Late After a evening full of food, music and entertainment, the party doesn't stop there! The Supper Club afterparty keeps giving... We hope you’re wearing your good socks and shoes. We look forward to welcoming you. DJ’s to be announced ID is Required upon entry of Soiree Lounge, no ID no entry. Last entry at 1.30am We operate a NON smoking policy. Any guests wishing to leave the premises to smoke, will not be permitted entry.

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Free Bank Holiday Rave Birmingham

LAB11, Birmingham

The 2nd city is on fire at the moment with so many great events and producers, DJs and artists putting our scene on the map! As a celebration of this, we’ve decided to throw a HUGE FREE BANK HOLIDAY RAVE on Sunday 30th April with a selection of the Midland’s biggest brands and DJs. All you need to do is go grab yourself a free ticket from here. Then arrive at Lab11 before 8pm and RAVE for FREE…Enjoy ;) Expect everything from House, Garage, Techno, Acid, Grime, Bass, Old Skool RnB, Hip Hop & Disco. Big production, indoor and outdoor area

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SS009 - Serene Sound Vol. 9

Tap and Spile Birmingham, Birmingham

Date: Sunday 30th April – 17:00-21:00 Starting and ending at: Tap and Spile Pub 16 Gas St, City Centre, Birmingham B1 2JT WE'RE BACK! After a huge amount of positive messages, emails and comments about our last boat party we've decided to throw another. Countless people came to us saying they were gutted they missed it and when are we throwing another. So here's your chance, DON'T MISS IT AGAIN as there's limited tickets! Don’t have plans for your bank holiday Sunday? Or just looking for a different kind of pre drinks before your night o

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The Botanist Presents Musical Bingo FREE ENTRY

The Botanist, Birmingham

The Botanist presents Musical Bingo. Our favourite bingo edition returns! Imagine a regular bingo, but instead of someone calling out numbers, a live musician is playing some of the best songs around. We will have a lot of fun and laughter and fantastic prizes will be won! Book a table online http://thebotanist.uk.com/locations/birmingham or by calling us directly on 0121 600 7430. FREE ENTRY

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Beauty at the Botanist Returns

The Botanist, Birmingham

Our beloved Beauty at The Botanist returns - expect the next fabulous night of cocktails and pampering on May 3rd! Think all your favourite brands in The Plant Rooms, showcasing their products and doing mini treatments all evening, while we have cocktails and chat! Confirmed brands are Kiehl’s, ORGANIQUE, Clinique, Givenchy, Originsand Eness Cosmetics, Tony and Guy stay tuned for more! Tickets cost £15 and include a welcome drink and of course, all treatments! Places are very limited, so email harrietgiles@nwtc.uk.com or call 0121 600 7

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Bullring Student Sessions

Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham

Birmingham's biggest student event is back! RSVP your place now to get access to all the discounts and more. www.bullring.co.uk

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Foliée presents

Lab 11, Birmingham

Foliée presents PAWSA PAWSA is a name that has consistently emerged from the burgeoning house and techno scene in recent times. The London-based producer kickstarted his remarkable rise with a bonafide EP on the renowned Lost Records in 2014. The appropriately named 'Pilot’, put a marker down both on Beatport and in the dance community which has provided the basis for further success more recently.In 2015, PAWSA co-founded Solid. Grooves Records alongside Michael Bibii and with the underlying motif of "let the music do the talking”, the l

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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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Free Party

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

Following a string of succesful events, Project Birmingham and BAD GIRLS have decided to team up to throw a free party at the infamous Hare and Hounds. With both collectives helping to promote artistic licence and creativity in the second city, it seemed only right for both parties to come together and throw a shared event. On the night expect an ecclectic range of music from the BAD GIRLS Dj's, live visuals and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. So come on down to The Hare and Hounds on the 5th May for a FREE PARTY and start you summer rig

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Ballmania Birmingham

Millennium Point, Birmingham

The UK's Largest Adult Only Ball Pit​ Huge adult sized inflatables Upto 200,000 individual balls Open late every day Remember the absolute elation of jumping around in pools full of plastic multi-coloured balls when you were a kid? ​Remember the excitement you felt when you were on your way to the soft play centre? Remember all the games you use to play there...Hide and seek, Tig, Marco Polo and scarecrows? Well, good news as we're bringing that experience back! Our ball pit is the largest in the country and we're opening it up exclusiv

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Moho: All Female DJs & The Bene Culture Bday Bash

Spotlight, Birmingham

Who Run The World? Girls!!! For the first time in our ghetto-fabulous history we are rolling out an all female DJ line up. Expect all the classic MOHO vibes. Ya heard! In Mama's we will be hosting the Bene Culture 1st Birthday party. More Life to these purveyors Street Wear for the more discerning heads out there! Tick Tick CLAP. Spotlight: Jocelyn Mildner Laura Walford Cherish Kaya Soriah Lewin Mamas: Jack Parker & The Moho All Stars

Food, Drink & Network

Brunch'in + Hip Hop Brum

No21digbeth, Birmingham

Well last months launch was certainly popping! This time around, we've got more Bars, more Street Food Traders, and more Good vibes! Brunchin + Hip Hop Brum is a boozy brunch with DJs playing hip hop songs from the classic era and some new style bangers, followed by pure club vibes! Brunch is provided by the finest Street Food Traders serving Caribbean, Desserts, Soul Food and Pizza! Between 12pm - 1pm we've got bottomless Cocktails with the craziest combos of Rum Punch and loads more! Info: 07968 260276 Dear Brunchin & Hip Hop Crew, FY

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Level UP Season 4.5: Music Edition

Birmingham REP Theatre, Birmingham

Special evening of words and melodies banding together and acting like they own the place featuring World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker and BFF/Jazz Musician Chris Read, who after a debut sell-out run of 'The Harry and Chris Show' at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, they are bringing their brand of poetry, music, love and laughter to Level UP.

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Baked In Brick Presents 'Street food Monday'

Quarter Horse Coffee, Birmingham

After the success of our last pop up we will be back at Quarter Horse Coffee for another night celebrating some of our favorite dishes. Menu: Starter, Codsall Village Bakery Sour Dough, Wild Mushrooms, BIB Welsh Rarebit, Sous Vide Quails Egg Main. Ultimate Steak Sandwich! Spider Steak, Dauphinoise potatoes, Iberico Face Bacon, Bearnaise sauce Dessert: Creme Brulee Cronut Doors open at 7pm Food served from 7:30pm If purchasing tickets individually but apart of a group please email and let me know.

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Reunion

Patrick Centre, Birmingham

Extraordinary dancers Ana Morales and David Coria convey the absolute passion of flamenco with determination and artistry, taking a journey through the palos (flamenco’s different styles) revealing emotions and feelings which will electrify the audience. http://www.dancexchange.org.uk/events

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MK Ultra

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Enter the hypnotic world of MK Ultra. Rosie Kay's new work is a high energy, supercharged mash-up of thrilling dance, music and imagery. It is inspired by the bizarre realm of pop culture mind control conspiracies. Birmingham-based Rosie Kay is one of the UK's leading female choreographers. She is renowned for her athletic movement, rigorous research and intelligent theatricality. Choreographer to the hit film Sunshine on Leith, Kay is best known for the five star award-winning 5 Soldiers (performed at The REP in 2015). Supported by Arts Cou

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Balance Festival 2017

Old Truman Brewery, London

Welcome to Balance Festival, the new destination for Londoners embracing a healthy lifestyle. Balance brings together well-travelled foodies, world-class fitness trainers, awe-inspiring yogis, and real people who share a common vision — to achieve a better self. FOOD Discover delicious, sustainably-sourced foods that feed your body and your mind with the help of leading nutritionists, innovative chefs and celebrated foodies. FITNESS Sample HIIT classes, shop the latest athleisure and technology, and explore how to get fit and toned the

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I Am Joan

mac Birmingham, Birmingham

Beautifully performed by Viv Gordon winner of Judge’s Prize at Arts in Health South West 2015 I Am Joan is a one woman show. A hopeful comedy about a woman in recovery from trauma finding empowerment by connecting with various inspiring Joans, such as Joan Collins, Joan Jett and Joan of Arc, all of whom embody elusive qualities of resilience and self-belief. Think Dynasty meets Joan of Arc with lashings of cherry bakewells, a heavy dose of glam rock and tissues for all at the end. Irreverent, laugh out loud, hold your breath and weep silent

Nightlife

Pagoda 005.

Lab 11, Birmingham

PAGODA 005 We cant stress how happy we are to be back at our home of the lab terrace, a huge shout out to Jon Rust who blew everyone away with an eclectic yet tasteful selection of floor fillers on Friday. No rest for the wicked however as we have even bigger plans for our next show in our 2017 series on May 12th when PAGODA returns, proudly presenting Moiré to the temple. A London based DJ and producer with a background in architecture & design Moiré injects a love for pattern and structure into his music with an intricate delicacy truly

Food, Drink & Network

Midnight In Paris Gala

The Electric Cinema, Birmingham

Friday 12th May 7pm meal at Annexe Restaurant 10.30pm screening at The Electric Cinema Director: Woody Allen Starring: Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard Rating: 18 USA 2011, 94mins We continue our series of unique 'film and food' events this May with a special gala evening in association with Annexe restaurant on Corporation Street, inviting guests to join us on a journey to enjoy the sights and tastes of 1920s Paris. The evening begins at Annexe restaurant in Digbeth, a beautifully designed venue with food inspired by dishes from across th

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The Independent Birmingham Festival

The Bond Company, Birmingham

That’s right folks, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for - The Independent Birmingham Festival. On Saturday 13th May (12pm - 6pm), the inaugural Independent Birmingham Festival will be taking place at The Bond Company, Digbeth, showcasing the very best of Birmingham’s independent restaurants, bars, pubs, street food traders, retailers, artists, designers, producers and more in a day-long celebration of all that is great about our city. Having begun life as a website and guide to independent culture in Birmingham, actively enco

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VOCAL #2

Secret Location, Birmingham

We’ve listened to your calls and VOCAL is back! After the amazing party in December, the Vocal, funky and feel good sounds will return to a never-before-used roof-top location in Birmingham. Taking inspiration from New York & LA nightlife, there is space for ONLY 200 party people to join us for an evening of glamorous music from sunset till the early hours. “Glamorous parties still rule the world!” 8pm-3am Secret Location #VOCALpeople

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Drink and Draw Birmingham

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham

Drink and Draw returns to The Edwardian Tearooms. A free social drawing event for anyone who likes to doodle. Pens, pencils and paper provided! Have you ever sat at the day job and doodled on your work during meetings? Have you ever attended College/University to find yourself sketching on your notes as the Lecturer loses your interest? Have you ever found yourself scribbling on a beer mat as the conversation at the pub fails to pique your interest? Do you like alcohol and cool bars? Have you answered "yes" to any of the questions abov

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Sankeys Birmingham

Sankeys Birmingham, Birmingham

As the Summer begins in the midlands we will be showcasing artists from all the brands you can expect over in Ibiza this season. The party will go on from the late afternoon BBQ session, through sunset and right into the night with the action happening indoors and outdoors .....so gather up your minerals as this one is going to be LARGE After an amazing Opening Party on 11th March, with Darius Syrossian, Tania Vulcano and the rest of the gang, we just couldn't wait to rave with you all again! What a vibe you guys brought us! So we present

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Etiquette Presents SOLO Hosted By GymPro Apparel Athletes

ETQT Members Club, Birmingham

Etiquette presents SOLO hosted by the GymPro Apparel athletes. Saturday 13th May 2017. 10.30pm - 4am. Etiquette, Cathay Street, Birmingham, B5 4ST. DJ's on the night: CHARLI C & KENZIE Live instrumentals & performers. Tickets & tables on request. Door Policy - this ticket is non-refundable & does not guarantee entrance. ID must be carried for scanning to gain admittance. Security maintain the right to carry out full searching upon entry. Entry is at the discretion of the door team. Tickets cannot be sold on & only admit the ticket purchaser

Music

The Great Escape 2017

Brighton City Centre, Brighton

THE GREAT ESCAPE 2017 18th - 20th May. 450+ BANDS. 35 VENUES. 3 DAYS. BRIGHTON, UK. Since being founded in 2006, The Great Escape has been firmly established internationally as the leading event for showcasing new music. Taking place in Brighton over 3 days in May, The Great Escape kicks starts the festival season, introducing 16,000 music lovers to the key artists and sounds of the year. With over 450 bands playing in 30 venues over 3 days, The Great Escape is the key date in the music calendar. In addition to pre-publicised performances, im

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Adrenaline XE - Casino Royale

100 degrees, Birmingham

Adrenaline XE is a brand new twist on the Adrenaline brand. If you enjoyed the January edition you definitely don't want to miss out on this. For the first time this year we are introducing a hot new theme with our Casino Royale atmosphere. Ladies here's your chance to play "The Lady In Red" as we invite you to come in your sexiest red dresses with a complimentary glass of bubbly for everyone that follows the theme. Gentlemen, don't let the side down and come dressed to impress. Strictly a no sports trainers policy. This is an event not to be

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KODEN

Amusement 13, Birmingham

We are so proud to announce our special guest Stephanie Sykes for the forth coming event of KODEN with fellow residents at the intimate underground venue Amusement 13! KODEN have but together a team of exciting Artists, Photographers, Visual Artists and vibrant personalities to produce some inspiring pieces of work to be placed in the club during the event. ------ Where – Amusement 13, 71 Kent Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom When - 19/05/17, 22:00H - 06:00H The venue of choice is situated in Birmingham’s gay quarter on Kent Street.

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MoodFix & Forward Present

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

MoodFix & Forward proudly presents... ANU (Rhythm Section / NTS) For those who don’t know, anu is a London based DJ, illustrator, and crucial member of one of the UKs most prominent underground labels, Rhythm Section. We first came across anu through one of her incredible, attention grabbing illustrations. In addition to being a great artist, Anu is also a superb selector and radio host, with regular shows on NTS, Rinse, Balami & BCR. We’ve been hooked for a while and have picked up many a gem along the way. NTS >>> https://www.mixcloud

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Casa Museu Fernando Namora - Surrealism Moscow, Zagreb, Lisbon, Coimbra

Casa Museu Fernando Namora, Condeixa-a-Nova

Casa Museu Fernando Namora surrealism Now exhibition small format. Open on May 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. The Fernando Namora House Museum will be the local of a surrealist show from the 21st century. Svetlana Ratova from Moscow, Nikolina Petolas from Zagreb, Paula Rosa from Lisbon and Santiago Ribeiro from Coimbra are the protagonists of another edition of International Surrealism Now of small format. The modern surrealism of these four artists, where dream, creative and ideological freedom are the primordial force of their 21st century surrealis

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B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival 2017

Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham

It’s back! Our annual FREE festival returns in May for its second year, celebrating all things Hip-Hop. Immerse yourself in dance and music performances, participate in or watch battle and see graffiti art being created before your eyes – all to the sounds of the festival from live DJs. With appearances from the best national and international artists and some of the city’s finest Hip-Hop talents – get involved and become part of the Hip-Hop family. Follow B-SIDE on Facebook facebook.com/bside2017 for updates on events or just click

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Fidget pres. The Summer Terrace Sessions

Rainbow Venues, Birmingham

LINE-UP Pete Graham Brandon Ross Kid Sol +residents & guests Well Birmingham, this is it! Our final run of summer parties up on the terrace overlooking our beloved Digbeth, the place we have called home for the past 7 years. You will be able to party with us on selected dates over summer, before we bring it all to an end on our 8th Birthday in November with a big, final farewell. It’s going to be an emotional run of parties, we hope you can join us as we bring our amazing journey to an end. LOCATION The Rainbow Venues Adderley Street Mo

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Birmingham Vinyl Record Fair

Custard Factory, Birmingham

The best selection of rare vinyl records in the UK is heading back to the Custard Factory this May! VIP RECORD FAIR Custard Factory, Gibb Street off Digbeth High Street, Birmingham B9 4AA Saturday 20th May From Prog rock, Punk Rock and Hip Hop to Soul, Reggae and Doo Wop, the biggest Record Fairs organiser is back in the second city! Everything for music fans whether you are a collector of rare vinyl or a crate digger! Sellers from all over the UK. Parking nearby. Doors open 10.00am to 3.30pm. Admission £3 http://www.custardfactory.co.uk

Arts

Graff Jam

Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham

This year we are excited to host a full weekend of indoor and outdoor live Graffiti art and workshops featuring some of the art forms finest. We welcome the legendary T – kid from New York plus others and are proud to be sponsored by POSCA. Sat 20 May, all day – Hurst St Sun 21 May, all day - Main Foyer and Hippodrome Square INVITES ONLY!!!! CONFIRMED GUESTS!!! The Terrible T-KID (NYC, USA) ZOOKI (BIRMINGHAM) ZED (BIRMINGHAM) ZOMBY (LONDON) ZINER (BIRMINGHAM) NEWSO (BIRMINGHAM) GENT (Birmingham) ORGHONE (ITALY) AWONE (SWEDEN) EKTO (LONDO

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Cirocfest - All Black Edition

Outback Nightclub, Wolverhampton

CirocFest is an event based around the drink Ciroc. For every alcoholic drink bought at the bar you get a free shot of CIROC on us. We bring you great vibes, amazing music and an all round experience. This is a 18+ event so be sure to come with your ID CIROCFEST ALL BLACK EDITION 22nd MAY 2017 Line Up Dj Pocks (#YNL), Dj Larni (#HimNuhNormal), DJ Obz (#AgeSound), DJ KBS (#SSEvents), A1 Bedders (#ForeignBoyz) Dj John3ll (#3YourMind) Dj Raww (#AgeSound) Dj Fizz (#InnaCityUK) + Special Guest Djs. Hosted by MC Trey & Oofficial Ore. Attr

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Outchea X 2017

O Bar, Walkabout, 6 on Broadstreet, Birmingham

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

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Triple Bill ft. Red Riding Hood

Patrick Centre, Birmingham

Bold choreography, blending the classical and contemporary, narrative and abstract. Captured – a four-hander characterised by intricate detail and propulsive energy, ebbs and flows to the fiery emotion of Martin Lawrance’s edgy choreography, set to a Shostakovich string quartet. Celebrated British choreographer Michael Corder, creates an abstract piece for four dancers to the beautiful music of Debussy. South Bank Sky Arts Award-winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa turns a popular fairy tale on its head, as she gives her story ballet a surprisin

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SPEED DATING CLASSES AFRO-CARIBBEAN

ALL BAR ONE, Nottingham

AFRO-CARIBBEAN SPEED DATING CLASSES Come and enjoy a night to remember meet new friends and that potential new partner in a chilled and relaxed atmosphere Night of fun, romance and pure sophistication with a twist Give yourself a boost Get out of those old habits Life is too short to not enjoy it 1st class for mature adults aged; 45+

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We Are FSTVL 2017

Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster

Having picked up gongs for Best New Festival 2012, Best Medium Sized Festival 2013 and Best Dance Event 2016 at the UK Festival Awards, Best International Festival at the 2015 DJ Awards and Best Dance Festival at the 2015 Best of British Awards. Following a record breaking sell-out last year, the multi-award winning dance music festival this year celebrates it's 5th birthday and camping for the first time for one MASSIVE May bank holiday weekend at Damyns Hall Aerodrome in Upminster, Greater London. We Are FSTVL will host over 300 artists acr

Nightlife

Magic Door

Lab 11, Birmingham

Magic Door returns to Lab11, Birmingham on Friday 26th May. Seriously epic times at our last party at Lab11, the warren of warehouse spaces, outdoor terraces & hidden nooks & cranies have never felt so magical!This time round its part of the Love International Festival warm up tour so expect some Adriatic flavoured sounds & production throughout. DJs: Maxxi Soundsystem Jukes of Hazard Deano Ferrino + Secret Guest DJ + more tba + Magic Door Crafty Girls + GoD (Guardian of Door) & The Devil
 + Glitter, face paint, wigs, headbands, feathers,

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Kölsch

Rainbow Venues, Birmingham

Mixmag Live pres. Kölsch May 26 Rainbow Venues, Birmingham Support: Deetron, Cropper Mixmag Live will be taken on an uplifting journey on May 26 when Kölsch takes charge of Birmingham’s Rainbow Venues. Rune Reilly Kölsch has been active in the music world since the early 2000s and has consistently stunned with his expansive, emotive productions. The half-German, half-Irish artist grew up in a Danish hippie commune, and pours the wide-ranging experiences and influences from his life into his vibrant output. For dance music that’s drenc

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Le Freak: Soul Train Special Part 4

The Night Owl, Birmingham

Le Freak is our monthy disco funk & boogie night - and on Friday 26th May our Soul Train Special Part 4! Both experienced and amateur dancers will get to strut their stuff Soul Train style in two dance off compeitions! Prizes for the best Soul Train style struts & disco dance-offs! DJs Lee Fisher Richard Buckley Hostess Mazzy Snape All Night - Disco - Funk - Soul - Boogie These events have had people queuing round the block so don't miss out! ================================================= Get Your Freak on and Discodown at Le Freak

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Birmingham Pride 2017

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

Birmingham Pride 2017 THE UK'S BIGGEST 2 DAY PRIDE FESTIVAL Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 May 2017 Spring Bank Holiday Weekend Birmingham Pride 2017 set to feature: ★ Carnival Parade | Saturday 27 May | 12 noon | Victoria Square PLUS... ★ Main Stage ★ Cabaret Marquee ★ Dance Arena ★ Women's Arena ★ Fun Fair ★ Street Party ★ Gay Bars & Clubs ★ FREE community events at the Birmingham LGBT Centre INFO COMING SOON HERE: www.birminghampride.com

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ACES presents GIGGS at Mirage Marbella

Mirage, Marbella

ACES Presents GIGGS At Mirage Marbella Illusion Becomes Reality Saturday 27th May Mirage Marbella Reservations & Info 07866585596 / 07583869218 TICKETS - 50 EUROS ENTRY BEFORE 3AM

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BBQ & Beer Festival

No21digbeth, Birmingham

Birmingham's 1st Barbecue Festival celebrates meat, smoke, and summer featuring BBQ Kings & Queens from around the Midlands. Taste and Liquor Barbecue Festival showcases the latest in barbecued street food, live bands, great drinks and DJs!

Nightlife

Blank.pride

Blank., Birmingham

WE HAVE A HUGE BIG GAY LINE UP FOR YOU OVER BIRMINGHAM PRIDE Saturday - Andy Butler (Hercules & Love affair) Raf Daddy (The 2 Bears) Dan Beaumont Hannah Holland + Blank Residents Sunday - Honey Soundsystem Jonjo Jury Handsome + Blank Residents Grab your Nightingale/Blank pride pass NOW!

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Set Good Tuesday - MCR

Sound Control, Manchester

The most anticipated and renowned Bashment party on the student scene returns! Bruk Out, Tun Up! and Buss'a'whine with the freshest Dancehall, Reggae, Bashment and Soca anthems. Come rep your country as we give you a high energy night of club entertainment featuring SGT merchandise, whistles, flags and alcohol to give you that pure carnival vibe

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Slam Dunk Festival

NEC Birmingham, Marston Green

After celebrating the 10th anniversary of the festival in emphatic style in 2016, Slam Dunk Festival is set to return in 2017, headlined by the all-encompassing force that is Enter Shikari. Headlined by the searing electronic masterminds Enter Shikari as they celebrate the 10th anniversary of their monumental debut album ‘Take To The Skies’, the festival welcomes alt-rock men of the moment Don Broco, pop-punk pros Bowling For Soup, ska punk outfit Less Than Jake, Californian ska mob Reel Big Fish, and American east coast pop-rock powerhous

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RUINS

Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

RUINS 2 @ coventry cathedral ruins ( open air 2017 ) ARENA 1 . ( cathedral ruins ) open air house / tech house / techno RICHY AHMED SKREAM TOMMY VERCETTY JACK SWIFT JAMIE WARD CALLAN MOULTON FNJ ROBBIE GUNN CRAIG &GRANT; GORDON AIR-RUN & ELSON RYAN MCNULTY ARENA 2 ( GARAGE / BASS /HOUSE CLASSICS ) ARTFUL DODGER ( GARAGE CLASSICS SET ) HOLY GOOF ( BASS SET ) TOM SHORTERZ kuska george winters adh nxt mvmnt andy rowley dj sleepless rob harding ruins is back in after the success of there last sell out show in the cathedral ruins! we are g

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Bring The Paint

Cultural Quarter Leicester, Leicester

BRING THE PAINT ... FREE Graffiti & Music Festival 27th May 2017 Bank Holiday Weekend - SAT 27th MAY 11am - 4am in The Cultural Quarter, Leicester Over the course of one week artists will come together to transform Leicester’s Cultural Quarter bringing international attention and memorability to a city on the rise. A bit about Bring The Paint: Bring The Paint brings high impact, high quality and huge scale street art to the city of Leicester. We aim to inspire a legacy of artistic growth and collaboration within the artistic communi

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Vincent Price's Birthday Bash

The Electric Cinema, Birmingham

Conjurer’s Kitchen is proud to celebrate the King of Horror’s culinary legacy by drawing from those tomes to call forth gastronomic ghosts of kitchens past in this Birthday Bash at Birmingham’s Electric Cinema, which will take place over the weekend on what would have been Vincent’s 106th birthday (he was born on 27 May 1911). Our special guest will be Vincent and Mary’s daughter Victoria Price, an author and inspirational speaker, who will pay tribute to her dad with a very personal presentation, and talk about his cultural legacy o

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Djmag x Starworks Warehouse 1st Birthday Party

Starworks Warehouse, Wolverhampton

The world's biggest resource for DJs and fans of electronic dance music DJMAG team up with Starworks Warehouse to present the biggest music show ever to descend upon Wolverhampton all in perfect timing for the venue's 1st Birthday celebration. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT FAST !! Over 12 hours of festival vibes spreading over 3 music areas + Sunshine terrace Boasting countless headline acts supported by the best up and coming local heroes in the Midlands.

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TRMNL

LAB11, Birmingham

After the ridiculous party on April 1st with Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann, Anthea & Jack Wickham we return with our first Bank Holiday Showcase of the year and another 2 rooms of quality music... Main Room: Martin Buttrich (official) Guti [Live] Samu.l Karrém & Nathan Forbes Will Power Terrace hosted by Curtea Veche Herck Haydn James Hardy Josh Guest plus Special Guest TBA Sunday 28th May 21:00-Verylate LAB11 | Trent St | Digbeth | Bham | B5 5NL www.facebook.com/TRMNLtechno www.instagram.com/TRMNL www.facebook.com/Lab11venue www.in

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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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Carnival Magnifico 2017

Rainbow Venues, Birmingham

Carnival Magnifico 2017 Friday 2nd June The Rainbow Venues 8pm - 4am What happens when you combine Seedy Sonics & Weird Science, 5000 party people, amazing DJs and performers, special FX, mind blowing production and an explosion of colour? CARNIVAL MAGNIFICO 2017

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Hiding Places

Plum & Poison, Birmingham

Shadow City Presents… George FitzGerald // Hiding Places Tour 02.06.2017 - Plum & Poison (previously The Rainbow Pub & Cellar), Digbeth, Birmingham Register online at https://www.hidingplaces.info/ Tickets on sale on Friday 30th March // 250 Cap - Very Limited Capacity // George FitzGerald Shadow City Soundsystem + Support

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Vale Festival 2017

The Vale, University of Birmingham, Kidderminster

Europe's largest student-run charity festival is back! ValeFest is in it's 13th year, and this time round we're raising money for mental health support! Our two chosen charities are RSVP West Midlands and BasicNeeds, and we couldn't be more proud to support them, so check out their pages! ValeFest itself is a day of music, arts and performances from a range of artists and societies - we bring you these across 6 stages, with over 40 acts performing just for you. Held on the 3rd of June, the day after exams end, its the best way to kick-start y

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OUSE

Boxxed, Birmingham

SAVE THE DATE. MORE TBA.

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Field Day 2017

Victoria Park, London

Aphex Twin is headlining Field Day 2017 and will be performing on the new indoor stage, The Barn! The Barn will be a gigantic hanger-like construction with a state of the art high-powered sound system and one of the most technologically advanced lighting rigs around. Joining him on the bill we have Run The Jewels (who will close the outdoor Eat Your Own Ears stage), Flying Lotus, Death Grips, Âme (Live), Arab Strap, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Thee Oh Sees, Moderat, Nina Kraviz, Nicolas Jaar, Lady Leshurr, Slowdive, Silver Apples and

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Sunset on the Terrace

Rainbow Venues, Birmingham

Summer’s fast approaching, and after last years amazing sell out terrace party with Mall Grab, Shadow City and Leftfoot are back for another! Starting from 3pm and finishing at midnight, Shadow City Soundsystem and Leftfoot Residents will be joined by one of the hottest properties in dance music for her Birmingham debut, Peggy Gou! Peggy Gou Peggy Gou is a Berlin based Korean artist. Through a regular stream of high quality mixes she has begun to turn heads in underground circles. Sitting somewhere between Detroit, London and Berlin in soun

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Plan B for Utopia

Patrick Centre, Birmingham

A thrilling show exploring how we choose to live our lives – having a dream, giving it up, trying again – but above all, it’s a story about friendship. Mixing dance, theatre and storytelling with a good dose of humour, the performance features classic songs like Somewhere Over the Rainbow, When you Wish Upon a Star and What a Wonderful World. Plan B for Utopia is a playful dance theatre work by Dundee-based company Joan Clevillé Dance. Charismatic performers Solène Weinachter (Scottish Dance Theatre, Gecko) and John Kendall (balletLORE

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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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Isle of Wight Festival 2017

Seaclose Park, Newport

The Isle of Wight Festival was reincarnated in 2002 by John Giddings of Solo Promoters after it first began in 1968. Since this time we have produced line ups that showcase new and emerging talent as well as some of the biggest and most credible names in the music world which create a diverse and eclectic musical experience for our audience. The Festival has a special, magical atmosphere which we believe starts from the moment the Festival goer reaches the ferry to cross the Solent. Our aim is that all our artists and their entourage have an en

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Download 2017

Donington Park, Derby

Download Festival is the home of rock and metal and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which has been associated with rock since the 80's. The festival attracts icons of to its main stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world.

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Wild Life Festival 2017

Brighton City Airport, Shoreham-by-Sea

On June 9th & 10th 2017, WILD LIFE Festival returns to Brighton City Airport! #WILDLIFE17 Winner of 'Best New Festival' at the 2015 UK Festival Awards http://www.wildlifefestival.com

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Detonate Festival 2017

Colwick Country Park, Colwick

Detonate Festival 2017 For 2 days this Summer we’re bringing over 60 of our favourite acts and 12,000 of you, to the island in the middle of Nottingham’s oldest country park for our biggest party yet... 18+ - Location - Set amongst the woodland, clearings & lakes of Colwick Country Park, Nottingham http://www.detonate1.co.uk

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LONDON FASHION WEEK MEN'S JUNE 2017

BFC Showspace, London

London Fashion Week Men's June 2017 will showcase the best of British menswear design, with catwalk shows, presentations, the Designer Showrooms, and events organised throughout the week.

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TRMNL presents An afternoon with Solomun

Lab 11, Birmingham

We’ve been working to make this happen for years…Solomun A true pioneer of sounds and one of its most influential figures over the last few years. We are seriously excited to welcome one of our favourite artists for a rare and intimate show, in our favourite party space….This will be epic. TRMNL presents an afternoon with Solomun Sat 10 Jun | Midday-Midnight | LAB11 Terrace | Plus Afterparty

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Summer Sizzler

TBA, Erith

Food, Drink, Games and good vibes. Summer BBQ party to kickstart summer. (Private Event) - No invite = No entry. Contact the host number for more information

Music

Ghetts

Rainbow Venues, Birmingham

FatboyRecords prestents: Ghetts Justin Clarke (born 9 October 1984), better known by his stage name Ghetts (formerly Ghetto) is an English Rapper, from Plaistow, Newham, East London with Caribbean roots from Jamaica and Grenada. His music has been played on national radio stations such as BBC Radio 1, Kiss 100,BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio 1Xtra.Currently, Ghetts is signed to independent record label Disrupt, and released his debut studio album, Rebel with a Cause, on 9 March 2014. Known for his hard hitting lyrics and intricate rhyme schem

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Anchored

Unique Cruise, Civitavecchia

Say goodnight to Greece one day, good morning to Italy the next, hosting some of the worlds best DJ’s and artists – prepare for the best summer holiday of your life. You’re going to love your first Unique Cruise. Come and experience the very pinnacle of luxury party holidays and be part of some of the summer’s best events with Anchored. Anchored is the flagship event of Unique Cruise and is set to be the event of the summer. Anchored promises world class acts, entertainment and production like no other. Setting sail from the beautiful

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Coppélia

Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham

When eccentric toymaker Dr Coppélius leaves his greatest creation, the doll Coppélia, on his workshop balcony she’s soon causing quite a stir in the village. lovers Franz and Swanilda both want to find out what is going on; but things are even stranger than they seem. With a wild mix of abracadabra, comic chaos is unleashed as Dr Coppélius tries to bring Coppélia to life and Swanilda tries to stop him. A timeless classic from the golden age of classical ballet, Coppélia, with its tuneful, romantic music, stands alongside such classics a

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Good Food Show

NEC Birmingham, Marston Green

The biggest summer food festival to hit the Midlands! Packed with seasonal produce, ideas for al-fresco entertaining, the UK’s top chefs cooking up fresh recipes live on the numerous stages across the Show, and Pimms and picnics galore. Plus - unique to this Show – your ticket includes you FREE entry to BBC Gardeners’ World Live, providing a variety of seed to plate inspiration, a vast range of grow your own ingredients and plenty of ideas to get your garden entertaining-ready! https://www.bbcgoodfoodshow.com/birmingham-summer

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Supersonic Festival 2017

Boxxed, Birmingham

Supersonic Festival is returning in 2017 on the weekend of June 16th-18th, back in a big way! They might have taken a year off in 2016, but behind the scenes Capsule have been keeping busy, as the subsequent announcements will soon prove... Nowhere else will you find a festival experience quite like Supersonic's - since 2003, they have been hosting superior weekends for the adventurous listener, taking care to present only the most artistically relevant and irreverent acts from the UK and across the globe, while simulatenously making sure to

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English Wine Takeover Festival 2017

Hotel Du Vin, Birmingham

After a fantastic festival in 2016, the English Wine Takeover is back with a fresh new location in the heart of Birmingham. Hot on the heels of English Wine Week and after a week long celebration of English wine in the city, this day-long festival will bring together English wine producers to showcase a selection of delicious wine from vineyards around the country. Visitors will be able to taste a selection of delectable reds, whites, rosé’s and dessert wines. There will, of course, be plenty of English sparkling! 2017 Exhibitors to be

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Warwick Summer Festival 2017

Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

After years of waiting, we are proud to present The Warwick Summer Festival. Before 2013, the end of exams period was an amazing time of year, when everyone spent time in the sun, drinking, playing sports, enjoying those final few weeks with friends and going out before the long Summer break. All in the build-up to the legendary end of year, end of exam finale, the Summer Party. This year, The Warwick Summer Festival is launched. Expect world-famous artists and performers, international DJs, local talent, award-winning street-food, a fair

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Rum in Brum

The Prince of Wales Moseley, Birmingham

After the storming success of last year, Rum in Brum is back for its third year this June! Join us as we close off our garden for the biggest and wildest celebration of Rum that Birmingham has to offer! We'll be hosting over 15 stalls, from some of the finest Rum producers in the world, offering you guys the opportunity to taste over a 100 different Rums, an array of Caribbean themed street food from Spice It Up Foods, Kebabylon, the Dark Horse Moseley & Rum Cakes from the The Baking Housewife, plus Live Music from our steel pan band and DJ

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Three Short Ballets

Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham

Three enthralling one-act ballets complete Birmingham Royal Ballet’s 2016/17 in a stunning triple bill. In Le Baiser de la fée a young boy’s life is marked from the moment a fairy saves his life in the snow in choreographer Michael Corder’s beautiful interpretation of this classic Hans Christian Andersen tale. Pineapple Poll, a thoroughly English, Gilbert-and-Sullivan tale of a gang of girls, a crew of sailors and ballet aboard the HMS Hot Cross Bun features witty choreography from John Cranko. Finally, the ancient god Pan is unleashe

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Birmingham Fashion Festival

Custard Factory, Birmingham

With up to 30 independent brands to shop from, we are excited to invite you to the Birmingham Fashion Festival 2017 exhibition! Between 22-25 June 2017, the Market Hall at the Custard Factory will play host to designers and exhibitors during 4 days of beauty, fashion and shopping at Birmingham Fashion Festival. Time: Thurs-Sat (10am-8pm) and Sun (11am-5pm) We would like to introduce to you one of the most exciting fashion affairs to ever hit Birmingham. BFF is a four-day event designed for consumers and business owners who thrive on what’s

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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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Street Food Cinema & Ice Cream Fest

No21digbeth, Birmingham

Street Food Cinema is an immersive day & Night Outdoor movie experience. Showcasing the best in pop culture films, loads gourmet Street Food Trucks and Live music, Cocktail shacks, Beer & loads of Popcorn. More details to announce shortly! http://www.tasteandliquor.com/

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Isagenix UK Grand Opening

Excel London, London

The Isagenix UK Grand Opening will mark the official launch of the Isagenix calendar. Get ready to celebrate and learn at this two-day event experience for you and your team. This is the perfect opportunity to network with other Associates, get the latest updates on new products, tools, promotions and competitions that will help you launch your business here in the UK. Nothing builds belief like attending an Isagenix Event! Our events educate, motivate and inspire you and your team as you create lifelong memories and set you on the path to ult

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Disney Outdoor Cinema

Old Halesonian, Hagley

Outdoor cinema screening of a chosen Disney movie, for all the family to enjoy. The event will take place at Old Halesonians RFC on Sunday 25th June. 1pm film - TBC 4pm film - The Lion King http://www.ukeventures.com/

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Nightlife

MADE Festival 2017

Rainbow Venues, Birmingham

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

Food, Drink & Network

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

Music

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

Attractions

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

Music

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

Arts

Outchea Parc

Elmstead Lane, Chislehurst

To Be Announced

Music

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

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

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

Music

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

Food, Drink & Network

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

Music

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

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

Attractions

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

Sports

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