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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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The Alternative 'Cans' Film Festival

The Electric Cinema, Birmingham

Forget the Cannes film festival. This summer, we're hosting our very own Cans Film Festival, a celebration of both classic cinema and great boutique canned beer. Each screening has been inspired by an exciting canned beer product, and said beer will be available at our bar and chilled ready to sip throughout the film. Where possible, the brewmaster themselves will be onsite to introduce the film and share some secrets of the canned beer trade. So choose your tipple and join us this summer for some classic canned cinema. Check out the full lin

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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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Creating Candlelight

The Botanist, Birmingham

Introducing Creating Candlelight Have you ever thought what you can do with old and used beautiful bottles? We have put together a package on up scaling our old bottles to create large glass scented candles. Who doesn't want a gin bottle candle for a present? Tickets are £30 and include a welcome drink and, of course, to take your own candle away with you. Give us a call on 0121 600 7430 ot email us at birminghambookings@thebotanist.uk.com to book!

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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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Bare Vintage X Bene Culture

Bene Culture, Birmingham

Bare Vintage are holding their Birmingham pop up in-store at BENE CULTURE. Expect vintage, music, free alcohol and vibes. More of the event will be announced in the coming weeks. Friday 25th August - 6PM TILL 11PM Saturday 26th August - 11AM TILL 7PM www.beneculture.com www.barevintage.co.uk

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Sneaker Hawks Launch

Hawker Yard, Birmingham

Sneaker Hawks is Birminghams newest Vintage, Kicks and Urban clothes event and we are looking to make our lauch a big one, so come along and check us out and get your hands on some of the freshest garms around from local and UK wide companies!! Check and give us a like on social media INSTA:SneakHawks TWITTER: SneakerHawksUK LOCATION Hawker Yard Birmingham ______________ DOOR TAX £3 £1 from your entry goes towards Birmingham Childrens hospital _______________ DATE 26th August 2017 11.00am -6.00pm _______________ COMPETITION RAFFL

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Musical Bingo

The Botanist, Birmingham

MUSIC BINGO IS BACK Our favorite bingo edition will now be taking place every last Tuesday of the month! 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 by calling us directly on 0121 600 7430. Entry is free, but we will accept £2 donations for Barnardo’s

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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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Hip Hop Colour Powder Festival 2017

Digbeth, 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 and Brunch’in and Hip-Hop. The Hip Hop Colour Festival is an annual event that showcases the positivity of Hip-Hop culture in The Monastery, in Digbeth. The festival promises to be like no other, w

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Kings Heath Street Festival 2017

Kings Heath Village Square, Birmingham

Kings Heath Street Festival is BACK! Make sure you've got the date in your diaries, 'cause the biggest party of the year is coming to the Heath on Sunday 10th September 2017! We're busy planning a whole day of FREE family fun for you lovely lot, and it's going to be even BIGGER than last year! Expect live music from the best bands and rising stars in Brum, a market area showcasing creators, makers and traders from Kings Heath and beyond, a huge street food feast and plenty of tipples to wash it down, traditional fun fair rides and children’

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Beauty at The Botanist

The Botanist, Birmingham

SAVE THE DATE Our beloved Beauty at The Botanist returns - expect the next fabulous night of cocktails and pampering on September 12! As usual, tickets will be £15 and will include a welcome drink and, of course, all mini treatments! Brands attending at the moment are TONI & GUY, Sisley, Lancôme, Molton Brown, Eness Cosmetics, Givenchy, Benefit Cosmetics! Much more brands to confirm, stay tuned! This time we will also be holding a raffle on the evening. Every year throughout September we as a company put all our efforts to raise money

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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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ENTER.STAGE.WRITE

Library of Birmingham, Birmingham

Celebrating new writing, through short plays showcasing Birmingham and Greater Birmingham acting talent. Accompanied by a comedy improv artists from Birmingham improv festival. With the amazing singer Janel Antoneshia singing some soulful hip tunes. Which writer will win £1000 and be crowned Birmingham's first Enter Stage Write Champion! Furthermore, who will the audience choose as their best actor? Be part of this new cultural revolution and come to an evening celebrating the best of the Midlands tickets are £12 on the door and £10

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Next Season’s Styles

The Botanist, Birmingham

Every year throughout September we as The New World Trading Company put together all our efforts to raise money for Barnardo's and this year is no exception! We have put together a super exciting night for you! All money from this event will go directly to Barnardo's! We'll have a look at next season’s styles, with Topshop covering the next big looks, Bad Apple Hair accompanying this with hair styles, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics doing the next best eye trends. All while we experience a gin tasting. Tickets will be £10 and all go to Barnardo

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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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Musical Bingo

The Botanist, Birmingham

MUSIC BINGO IS BACK Our favorite bingo edition will now be taking place every last Tuesday of the month! 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 by calling us directly on 0121 600 7430. Entry is free, but we will accept £2 donations for Barnardo’s

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Culture Cooking Expo

Quantum, Birmingham

The Culture Cooking Expo is a three day, indoor food and drink exhibition, showcasing the exciting culture of African and Caribbean food and drink. It's purpose is to bridge the gap of African and Caribbean food into the fine dining experience providing this for wider food audiences. The opening years theme has focused on this specific food group, as we set to be the first to collaborate with celebrity Chef's, and fine dining restaurants to bring this exciting expo to the Quantum Exhibition Centre. The event is keen to attract industry prof

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TEDxBrum 2017

Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham

Instead of saying one viewpoint is valid and another is invalid, we learn more about reality by sharing perspectives. Our perspectives affect all of our life experiences. They are the lens through which we see and interpret the world. Perspectives are interchangeable; individual; multiple. Previously perspectives and beliefs have been used to divide the human race; to rule us and embolden the leaders for whom power is the most important point of perspective. The false dichotomy created by wars in all guises, whether it’s between religions,

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Fierce Festival 2017

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

Birmingham's International Festival of Performance returns this October 16 - 22. Fasten your seatbelts: Fierce is back to take Birmingham by storm! Our exhilarating 2017 lineup features international performance art, theatre, dance, cabaret, gigs, talks and parties. Expect 50 events including 8 UK premieres, 6 world premieres and artists from 14 countries. Since 1997 Fierce has been capturing the imagination of the city of Birmingham with memorable public artworks such as the 'Birdman of Birmingham' - a giant nest (and live-in birdman) instal

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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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Museums at Night Birmingham 2017

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

Museums at night is back and will take place in Birmingham on 26, 27 & 28 October

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Curry King of Birmingham 2017

ICC Arena, Birmingham

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

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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