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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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ACES Marbella

Plaza Beach, Marbella

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

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Inspired Festival 2017

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

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

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Cult Screens

Rainbow Arena, Birmingham

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

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Colmore Food Festival 2017

Victoria Square, Birmingham

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

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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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Music For Youth 2017

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

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

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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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Drink & Draw

Coventry Transport Museum, Coventry

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

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Summer Colour Festival

No21digbeth, Birmingham

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

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TILT Festival 2017

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

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

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Brindleyplace Film Festival 2017

Brindley Place, Birmingham

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

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Nozstock The Hidden Valley 2017

Rowden Paddocks, Bromyard

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

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Simmer Down Festival 2017

Handsworth Park, Birmingham

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

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The Cornetto Trilogy with Sunday Dinner and Cornettos

The Mockingbird Bar and Theatre, Birmingham

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

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Big Family Festival 2017

Dunton Hall, Curdworth

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

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Jewellery Quarter Festival 2017

Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

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

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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2017

Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton

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

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100m Waterslide at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

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

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Summer Camp 2017

Birmingham Open Media, Birmingham

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

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Lost Village 2017

Lost Village Festival, Norton Disney

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

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Insomnia 61

NEC Birmingham, Marston Green

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

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Moseley Folk Festival 2017

Moseley Park, Birmingham

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

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Sneaks & Peaks

Sneaks & Peaks, Birmingham

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

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The Lord of The Rings Trilogy Film Screening

Moseley Park, Birmingham

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

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RESTIVAL ARIZONA

Gateway Ranch, Leupp

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

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Birmingham Extreme Chilli Festival 2017

Brindley Place, Birmingham

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

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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

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Birmingham Weekender 2017

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

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

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Midland Fashion Awards

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

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

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Curry King of Birmingham 2017

ICC Arena, Birmingham

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