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BMA Showcase and Masterclass Launch

ACM Birmingham, Birmingham

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

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The White Evening

The Prince of Wales Moseley, Birmingham

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

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Beat The Streets 2018

Nottingham City Centre, Nottingham

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

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Breakfast at Tiffany's Breakfast

The Mockingbird Bar and Theatre, Birmingham

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

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Amélie Brunch

The Mockingbird Bar and Theatre, Birmingham

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

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INSIDE Automotive

Hedsor House, Taplow

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

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Grimm Tales Retold

George Cadbury Hall, Birmingham

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

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Creative Ignition

Birmingham and Midland Institute, Birmingham

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

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Verve Poetry Festival 2018

Waterstones, Birmingham

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

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Lord of the Rings Trilogy

The Mockingbird Bar and Theatre, Birmingham

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

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Chinese New Year in Birmingham 2018

Birmingham Chinese Quarter, Birmingham

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

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Write Club workshop and evening talk

Eastside Projects, Birmingham

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

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The Great British Gin Festival Birmingham

The H Suite Edgbaston, Birmingham

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

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The New Artist Economy

Centrala, Birmingham

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

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MCM Birmingham Comic Con

NEC Birmingham, Marston Green

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

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BreaK Mission X British Breaking League

Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham

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

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The Hip-Hop Colour Festival 2018

Leveldigbeth, Birmingham

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

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Peaky Blinders Night

The Black Country Living Museum, Dudley

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