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ACES Marbella 2018

Plaza Beach, Marbella

ACES 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 Premium venues at home and abroad. Their weekly Saturday night is incredibly in it's 8th year at The Bowery Club Nottingham. 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 fifth summer of parties; we assure you these events are n

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Dippy on Tour

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham

The Natural History Museum’s famous Diplodocus, known as Dippy, is taking a road trip to Birmingham from 26th May - 9th September 2018. The British icon is on a mission to inspire five million natural history adventures, encouraging families to explore nature on their doorstep. Dippy on Tour will be a free ticketed event. Advanced booking is strongly advised as this will be a very popular exhibition. Dippy, has delighted visitors since he arrived in London in 1905. The Natural History Museum in partnership with the Garfield Weston Foundatio

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Brindleyplace Film Festival

Brindley Place, Birmingham

The popular (and completely free) Brindleyplace Film Festival returns to Birmingham between the 16th – 22nd July 2018. Now in its 7th year, the outdoor festival will see our big screen arrive back in Central Square, showcasing a wide selection of fantastic movies. This year’s festival will be held in conjunction with one of our four charity partners, the Royal Society for Blind Children. www.brindleyplace.com

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Coventry Open Air Cinema

Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

Cult Screens open air cinema returns to Coventry this summer and the beautiful Cathedral Ruins. Deckchairs, bean bags, craft beers and ciders, fantastic wine, popcorn, full HD projection, fantastic audio and amazing films – accept no cheaper imitations, welcome to Cult Screens. Films at Coventry Cathedral this July are - Top Gun / Darkest Hour / E.T. / The Greatest Showman Further information and tickets at www.cultscreens.co.uk

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Birmingham Jazz Festival at Brindleyplace

Brindley Place, Birmingham

See the line up below: 20th Hilton Garden Inn 1630 Bobby Woods (USA) 21st Water’s Edge Bandstand 1700 Budapest Ragtime Orchestra (Hungary) 22nd Caffe Nero 1200 Ukelele Rocks Water’s Edge Bandstand 1600 Dirk Diggler’s Blues Revue Slug and Lettuce 1730 Jake Leg Jug Band All Bar One 1900 Art Themen Quartet 23rd Coast To Coast 1930 Chris Bowden 26th Slug and Lettuce 1700 Duved Dunayevsky Quartet (Israel,Australia,USA) All Bar One 2100 The Shufflepack 28th Water’s Edge Bandstand 1400 The Water Gypsies Caffe Nero 1500 Strictly Jitterbug

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The Paperdolls Summer Market

Custard Factory, Birmingham

We are really excited to be returning to the Custard Factory with our Summer Handmade Market on July 21. With a fantastic line up of independent makers, designers & artists showcasing and selling their wares, as well as some fantastic workshops being held throughout the day to get your creating too! Hope you can make it! Free Entry For details of our fantastic line up visit our website: www.paperdollshandmade.com

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Camp Bestival 2018

Lulworth Estate, East Lulworth

Hello and welcome to the wonderful world of Camp Bestival a multi-award winning festival that combines an all-encompassing family festival experience with an action packed camping holiday; something that we like to call a Festi-Holiday!The sister festival of Bestival, in its first year Camp Bestival was awarded Best New Festival in 2008 at the UK Festival Awards and has since won Best Family Festival five times at the awards in 2017, 2014, 2013, 2010 & 2009. Camp Bestival also won Best Family Festival at the Family Traveller Awards in 2017 & 20

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Birmingham Thai Festival

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

The Thai Festival is coming to Birmingham this Summer! Come and enjoy the spirit of Thailand and experience Thai culture for yourself, taste some of the wonderful traditional foods on offer and you'll understand why Thailand is one of the worlds most popular destinations and why it is known as 'The land of smiles'. Here are what you expect to see: • Live cooking demonstrations • Authentic Thai Cuisine – Food Stalls • Thai Carving & Produce • Thai Boxing Demonstrations • Lady boy Shows • Kids Rides • I'm British Get Me Out of

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MADE FESTIVAL 2018

Perry Park, Birmingham

MADE Festival 2018 Saturday 28th July Perry Park, Birmingham 11am - 10pm - 18+ Event (Last Entry 3pm) MADE Festival returns on Saturday 28th July 2018 to celebrate 5 years of being Birmingham’s biggest and best festival Over 100 DJ's & Live Acts, New Festival Site for 2018, 6 Arenas of Music, World Class Street Food, Incredible Live Art, New Funfair Attractions MADE Stage Dizzee Rascal DJ EZ Kurupt FM Not3s Yxng Bane Nathan Dawe Hott Like Detroit Fleur Shore / Shya Groove / DJ Comp Winner Special Guest: Chris Lorenzo RAM

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Moseley Arts Market

Moseley Park, Birmingham

Moseley is one of Birmingham's artistic hotbeds, home to many creative people. The Arts Market is a showcase for local talent and the best from further abroad. Held alongside the monthly Farmers' Market (on the final Saturday of the month) you'll find a range of original artworks, traditional and contemporary crafts, and handmade jewellery from professional and semi professional Designer/Makers who will be pleased to talk to you about their work or discuss bespoke commissions. Everything sold at Moseley Arts Market must be produced by the stall

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Shardfest Birmingham

Shard End Park, Birmingham

----------------------------------------------------------------- SHARDFEST SAT 28TH -29TH JULY ---------------------------------------------------------------- Shardfest the people’s festival bringing a weekend of great music and fun for all ages. This is truly the most diverse music festival in the UK. Can you believe this will be our 5th year showing our dedication to bring you a music festival like no other. This event will also have legendary Ravology and Street Cred tents. -------------------------------------------------------- 200

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Love Island The Final Screening

The Old Crown, Birmingham

We've caved into our reality TV desires and will be celebrating the end of 'Island Life' by showing the final of Love Island 2018 under the stars on our giant outdoor screen. Don't be a muggy mike and miss out on this! STREET FOOD | COCKTAILS | PIZZA www.theoldcrown.com

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Bestival 2018

Lulworth Estate, East Lulworth

Bestival is an award winning four-day boutique music festival set on the Lulworth Estate – an enchanting, wooded country estate on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. The wonderful world of Bestival was born out of ten fun years of pioneering music events and record releases from Rob da Bank’s Sunday Best empire. The renowned music specialist had a dream to create his vision of the modern-day festival. Along with Creative Director and wife Josie da Bank and co-founders/partners John and Ziggy from Get Involved that dream is now reality. On a missio

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High-Rise at the top of the Rotunda

Rotunda, Birmingham

You’re invited to an exclusive party. Held at the top of the Rotunda in a luxurious penthouse, you can leave the real world behind as you step into the elevator and ascend to the heavens. But remember…hell is never too far away. Undoubtedly the finest J. G. Ballard adaptation to date, Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise is a beautifully eccentric feature that sees a 1970s high-rise descend into complete anarchy, with Tom Hiddleston’s doctor starting to lose his marbles as order breaks down and the law of the high-rise becomes survival of the fitt

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Teefordaplug Anniversary

Lab 11, Birmingham

Teefordaplug Is a “brand-fueled movement,” which is about connecting brands& people by using music as an essential tool for bringing people together.  One of our main goals was to give home grown artists the chance to become prominent in the music scene via live PA based events. This isn’t easy as I believe opportunities are limited. This year, ‘Teefordaplug’ has done this by throwing events and nights specifically for ambitious artists, to inspire the local audience whilst introducing them to multiple genres. ‘Teefordaplug’ ha

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110 Above Festival 2018

Gopsall Hall Farm, Atherstone

Set around the historic buildings of Gopsall Hall Farm 110 Above Festival provides the a blissful setting to experience live music . Once again we will be carefully restricting capacity so ticket availability will not last. We cannot wait to welcome over 50 live artists across our three beautiful stages this year. These including the amazing Circa Waves, Peace, Fickle Friends and Saint Raymond! As always we have booked our lineup to ensure there is talent from start to finish. No one on the 110 Above line-up is just there to 'make up the num

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Coventry Viva Vegan Festival

Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

Due to the success of the first Coventry Viva! Vegan Festival, Viva! are returning for another awesome festival taking place at the Cathedral! There will be 80 stalls of amazing hot and cold food, clothing, gifts, cosmetics and more! There will also be free nutritional advice and informative and inspirational talks. The beautiful outdoor Cathedral ruins will be packed full of gazebos, food trucks a vegan bar and a bouncy castle for the kids! £3 Entry, Under 16 FREE plus students and unwaged entry is £2 Everybody welcome! Come along and b

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Neuroscience of Love

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

Funzing Talks are coming to BIRMINGHAM! After taking London, Manchester & Bristol by storm, our fascinating talks series is here to re-invent your evenings with an array of unique subjects, from inspiring individuals. We're proud to present Anna Machin, evolutionary anthropologist, writer and broadcaster, who is the prime contributor to 'Married at First Sight' (Channel 4) and 'Meet the Humans' (BBC Earth). Love’s been around a long time. As an evolutionary anthropologist Dr. Anna Machin is fascinated by what makes us fall in love and wh

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Simmer Down Festival 2018

Handsworth Park, Birmingham

SIMMER DOWN FESTIVAL 2018 Free Family Music & Arts Festival Sunday 12th August, 12.30pm – 7.30pm Handsworth Park Birmingham, B20 2BY Simmer Down Festival returns to the beautiful setting of Handsworth Park on Sunday, August 12. Now in its eighth year, the free open-air event is one of the largest music and arts festivals in the UK. Celebrating Birmingham’s rich cultural diversity and the city’s unique reggae legacy, the festival offers fun for all the family including live performances, arts workshops, participation activities, childre

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Flyover Show 2018

Hockley Circus, Birmingham

The Flyover Show, Birmingham’s most dynamic urban arts event, will once again transform ‘the grey space beneath the Hockley Flyover into an oasis of cultural expression’, as Soweto Kinch’s one-day festival of music, art & dance returns on Sat 18th August. Headlining The Flyover Show 2018 will be Zara McFarlane – playing alongside a bill of musical luminaries, many of whom have been supported by and performed at previous Flyover Show events. Further acts confirmed to perform at The Flyover Show 2018 include: Ayanna Witter Johnson,

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Just So Festival 2018

Rode Hall Estate, Rode Heath

Join us for a family weekend adventure beyond your wildest dreams! 17/18/19 August 2018, Rode Hall & Gardens, Cheshire Step out of your day to day lives and into a wonderland of world class literature, arts, theatre, dance, music, comedy and creative pursuits. Underpinned by the Tribal Tournament, the most bonkers competition in the land, join us for a unique expedition of mischief and mayhem, to lands full of magical midnight feasts, curious creatures, raucous pillow fights, hidden retreats, top notch food, drink and boutique camping options

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Solihull Summer Fest 2018

Tudor Grange Park, Solihull

2 day Music Festival in the heart of Solihull offering the people of Solihull the opportunity to experience the fun and excitement of a festival within their own town. AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST 2018 featuring SISTER SLEDGE | 10CC BLUE RAK-SU ALESHA DIXON ROLAND GIFT (Fine Young Cannibals) SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST 2018 BUSTED RAZORLIGHT THE LIGHTNING SEEDS THE BEAT feat Ranking Roger SUGARHILL GANG THE DUALERS Gates open at 11am each day Finish time 10pm http://www.solihullsummerfest.co.uk

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Sundown Cinema

mac Birmingham, Birmingham

The original outdoor cinema experience that you know and love returns and this year we may even get an actual red carpet! Join us for screenings within our outdoor arena as we lay on a full evening of entertainment with themed cocktails and menu's, music and even competitions. Calling all Funny Girls and one time Aca-awkward teens join us, for a party under the stars, we may even make your prom dreams come true. Moonwalker Wed 8 Aug 8pm Pitch Perfect Sat 11 Aug 8pm Funny Girl Sun 26 Aug 7.30pm Pretty in Pink Sat 1 Sep 7.15pm at th

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Interviews With a Serial Killer

The Glee Club, Birmingham

Funzing Talks are coming to BIRMINGHAM ! After taking London, Manchester & Bristol by storm, our fascinating talks series is here to re-invent your evenings with an array of unique subjects, from inspiring individuals. We're proud to present Paul Harrison, one of the first British policemen to work closely with the FBI Behavioural Science Unit in Quantico, Virginia, he has interviewed over 70 of the world’s worst serial killers and mass murderers to gain insight into their psyche. Join Paul, to hear some of the more controversial conversati

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Quantum Physics For Beginners

The Chris Bryant Centre, Birmingham

Funzing Talks are coming to BIRMINGHAM! After taking London, Manchester & Bristol by storm, our fascinating talks series is here to re-invent your evenings with an array of unique subjects, from inspiring individuals. You may have heard of Schrödinger’s Cat, but do you understand its strange predicament? We have known about the weirdness of Schrödinger’s quantum world for more than a century now. Quantum theory tells us there is a whole reality outside our day-to-day experience: the atoms that make up your body are able to exist in two o

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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.

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Birmingham Viva! Vegan Festival

New Bingley Hall, Birmingham

Viva! are returning to Birmingham for an even bigger and better vegan festival than before! Taking place at the New Bingley Hall there will be 150 stalls of hot and cold food, vegan products and clothing plus fantastic talks and cookery demonstrations going on all day. There will also free nutritional advice and all the information you could want about following a vegan lifestyle. Whether you're vegan, veggie or just appreciate good food, come along for a great day out! There's something for everyone so bring family and friends. For inform

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Leamington Food Festival

Royal Pump Gardens, Leamington Spa

The highly popular Leamington Food & Drink Festival returns this year on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September at the Royal Pump Gardens. The Festival, now in its 11th year! is FREE to attend and will yet again feature an exciting action packed programme over the two days. www.leamingtonfoodfestival.co.uk

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Edwardian Tearoom Late: Dino Drink & Draw

The Edwardian Tea Rooms, Birmingham

Take your doodling inspiration from Dippy the dinosaur before he leaves Birmingham and continues on his UK tour! 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

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Cult Screens Open Air Cinema

Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

The UK’s number one open air cinema experience returns to Birmingham this summer and the beautiful Botanical Gardens. Deckchairs, bean bags, craft beers and ciders, fantastic wine, popcorn, full HD projection, fantastic audio and amazing films – accept no cheaper imitations, welcome to Cult Screens. Films at Birmingham Botanical Gardens this July and September are - The Lost Boys / The Greatest Showman / Dirty Dancing / Darkest Hour / Pretty Woman / Leon Further information at www.cultscreens.co.uk

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Birmingham Chilli Festival 2018

Brindley Place, Birmingham

The annual Birmingham Chilli Festival will be returning to Brindleyplace on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th September. Join us on Central Square for the annual Chilli themed Market, as well as a few new surprises along the way! www.brindleyplace.com

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Peaky Blinders Immersive Festival

Rainbow Pub, Birmingham

Prepare to be transported back to the turn of the twentieth century, at the very location the notorious gang made their first reported assault. You are invited to step into the murky working-class Birmingham world of the infamous gang, with underground bootleg bars and over 100 actors and musicians in flapper dresses and iconic caps. You too will feel like an actor in the backstreets of an iconic Birmingham district. The Rainbow Pub will be sympathetically and authentically renovated to how it was when it was frequented by the Peaky Blinders.

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Edwardian Tearoom Late: Museums at Night with Hidden Spaces

The Edwardian Tea Rooms, Birmingham

Join us for dinner in the Edwardian Tearoom, complete with live music, plus the chance to explore the museum after hours by torch light! Part of the UK wide Museums at Night Festival, in partnership with Hidden Spaces. There are the 3 time slots available: Ticket 1: Dinner at 18:30 followed by a tour at 20:00 Ticket 2: Dinner at 19:30 followed by a tour at 21:00 Ticket 3: Tour at 19:00 followed by dinner at 20:00 Your ticket includes a 45 minute torch lit tour and a main course in the Edwardian Tearooms. Our bar will be open all night and we

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Horror Movie Quiz with IT Screening

The Mockingbird Bar and Theatre, Birmingham

So you think you know Horror movies? Join us for a very special Horror Movie quiz and screening of the terrifying 2017 version of IT!! With a £50 cash prize and spooky goodie bag for the winner! Costumes welcome! 7:00pm: Doors open with a selection of spooky tunes in the bar. 7:30pm The Quiz begins, prepared to be scared! 8:30:pm: Screening of IT! £50 For the winner! Prize for best costume! Over 18's Only. http://www.festivalofterror.co.uk

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Curry King of Birmingham 2018

ICC Arena, Birmingham

TABLES OF TEN AND INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE. FAQ's: WHAT IS CURRY KING OF BIRMINGHAM? Curry King of Birmingham (or CKOB as we like to call it) is LoveBrum’s flagship annual fundraising dinner...with a twist! It’s certainly not your usual black tie dinner, at our fundraising event teams go head-to-head to be crowned ‘Curry King of Birmingham’! DO I HAVE TO COOK? Your table will be allocated a professional chef who will cook your curry - all you need to do is select the perfect spice combinations from the spice list, and durin

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The Chocolate Festival

The Old Library, Birmingham

The sweetest festival around! Join us in Birmingham this Christmas for a festive session of cocolicious goodness. Sample a deliciously dynamic range of chocolate, speak with suppliers, purchase tasty treats for yourself or Christmas gifts for others, drop into one of our demo’s or talks from industry experts and enjoy a chocolate cocktail or two. Ticket price incudes: Welcome chocolate goody bag Tasty samples from suppliers Access to talks and demos – must be booked in advance (info and booking page will be sent to attendees closer to t

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Birmingham Pride 2019

Birmingham Gay Village, Birmingham

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