Calendar

Jan
20
Sun
The Alex Film Festival: Overboard @ New Alexandra Theatre
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am
The Alex Film Festival: Overboard @ New Alexandra Theatre

Beat the winter blues with a whole week of free film screenings at The Alex this January!

Take your pick from a range of screening types, which we’ve designed to make sure there’s something for everyone, so come on in out of the cold and cosy up at The Alex Film Festival.

Strictly Come Dancing Live 2019 @ Arena Birmingham
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm
Strictly  Come Dancing Live 2019 @ Arena Birmingham

Strictly Come Dancing fans – the full line up of celebrities and their professional partners for next year’s Strictly Come Dancing UK Arena Tour has been announced!

Ashley Roberts and Pasha KovalevLauren Steadman and AJ PritchardGraeme Swann and Karen CliftonFaye Tozer and Giovanni Pernice will all be joining previously announced Stacey Dooley and Aljaž SkorjanecDr Ranj Singh and Janette ManraraJoe Sugg and Dianne Buswell on the road in the New Year.

The sparkling line-up of celebrities and professional dancers will also be joining tour host, Ore Oduba and the Live Tour judging panel of awesome foursome Craig Revel Horwood, Dame Darcey Bussell, Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli.

To add even more wow, professional dancers Nadiya BychkovaLuba MushtukGraziano Di Prima, Amy Dowden and Johannes Radebe will also be performing in this supersized dance extravaganza. The tour will feature music from the Strictly singers and the Strictly live band.

So don your dancing shoes and get your tickets now!

For more info please visit http://www.arenabham.co.uk

The Snowman @ Birmingham Rep
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm
The Snowman @ Birmingham Rep

When a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. They meet Father Christmas, dancing penguins, reindeer and crowds of The Snowman’s friends, but will they escape evil Jack Frost and get back home for Christmas morning?

Based on Raymond Brigg’s much-loved book and featuring Howard Blake’s classic song Walking In The Air, this enchanting live show has thrilled audiences throughout the world since first appearing on stage twenty-five years ago. Be a part of the magic.

For more info ref tickets and performance times please visit https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Peter Pan @ Birmingham Hippodrome
Jan 20 @ 7:15 pm
Peter Pan @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Take a fairy tale flight to Neverland with the swashbuckling family adventure Peter Pan. Join our high-flying hero as he transports the Darlings on an adventure they will never forget featuring evil pirates, lost boys, a very hungry crocodile and the meanest man in pantoland, Captain Hook.

With Matt Slack as Smee, Hippodrome audiences can be sure a swashbuckling panto filled with barrels of laughter, amazing flying effects and a trip to Neverland they will treasure

For more information on performance days and times and for tickets please visit https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Jan
21
Mon
Furniture Show @ The NEC
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am
Furniture Show @ The NEC

January Furniture Show at the NEC is the industry’s most important and comprehensive event in the calendar, and the home of furniture and interiors.

Everyone will be there. It’s the UK’s first and biggest showcase of the year, with thousands of new product launches and collections from its 500+ exhibitors.

Leading upholstery, cabinet and bed suppliers are joined by decorative accessories, lighting, flooring and fabrics to complete the product mix.

New for 2019 is LIGHT, a comprehensive lighting show in collaboration with the LIA, providing a new platform for decorative lighting in the UK.

With a thirty-year heritage, more than 21,000 furniture retailers and interiors specialists gather at the NEC each January to buy everything they need, conveniently under one roof.

The show attracts major retail buyers as well as independent retailers, developers, architects, and interior designers working on projects across private and public sector, including hotels and hospitality, healthcare, commercial and residential.

Salsa Classes Wolverhampton @ The Polish Club
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Salsa Classes Wolverhampton @ The Polish Club

If you’re one of the growing number of people who are getting frustrated with staying in on your own with only the TV for entertainment. Then let this week be the last week of this. All you need to do is come and learn salsa with Uksalsafeet. When you start learning salsa with Uksalsafeet it will help you to gained confidence in short time, you will never be stuck for somewhere to go during the week again.

 

Strictly Come Dancing Live 2019 @ Arena Birmingham
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm
Strictly  Come Dancing Live 2019 @ Arena Birmingham

Strictly Come Dancing fans – the full line up of celebrities and their professional partners for next year’s Strictly Come Dancing UK Arena Tour has been announced!

Ashley Roberts and Pasha KovalevLauren Steadman and AJ PritchardGraeme Swann and Karen CliftonFaye Tozer and Giovanni Pernice will all be joining previously announced Stacey Dooley and Aljaž SkorjanecDr Ranj Singh and Janette ManraraJoe Sugg and Dianne Buswell on the road in the New Year.

The sparkling line-up of celebrities and professional dancers will also be joining tour host, Ore Oduba and the Live Tour judging panel of awesome foursome Craig Revel Horwood, Dame Darcey Bussell, Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli.

To add even more wow, professional dancers Nadiya BychkovaLuba MushtukGraziano Di Prima, Amy Dowden and Johannes Radebe will also be performing in this supersized dance extravaganza. The tour will feature music from the Strictly singers and the Strictly live band.

So don your dancing shoes and get your tickets now!

For more info please visit http://www.arenabham.co.uk

The Snowman @ Birmingham Rep
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm
The Snowman @ Birmingham Rep

When a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. They meet Father Christmas, dancing penguins, reindeer and crowds of The Snowman’s friends, but will they escape evil Jack Frost and get back home for Christmas morning?

Based on Raymond Brigg’s much-loved book and featuring Howard Blake’s classic song Walking In The Air, this enchanting live show has thrilled audiences throughout the world since first appearing on stage twenty-five years ago. Be a part of the magic.

For more info ref tickets and performance times please visit https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Peter Pan @ Birmingham Hippodrome
Jan 21 @ 7:15 pm
Peter Pan @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Take a fairy tale flight to Neverland with the swashbuckling family adventure Peter Pan. Join our high-flying hero as he transports the Darlings on an adventure they will never forget featuring evil pirates, lost boys, a very hungry crocodile and the meanest man in pantoland, Captain Hook.

With Matt Slack as Smee, Hippodrome audiences can be sure a swashbuckling panto filled with barrels of laughter, amazing flying effects and a trip to Neverland they will treasure

For more information on performance days and times and for tickets please visit https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Abigail’s Party @ New Alexandra Theatre
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm
Abigail's Party @ New Alexandra Theatre

Beverly and husband Laurence are throwing a party for their newlywed neighbours, Tony and Angela. Joining them is highly strung Susan who’s been banished from the party of her teenage daughter Abigail. Welcome to 1970’s suburbia and its heady mix of free-flowing cocktails, classic disco and cheese and pineapple sticks. As tensions rise and tempers flare the sheen of respectability is torn away by the warring couples with hilarious and potentially disastrous consequences.

For more info and performance times please visit https://www.atgtickets.com

Ben Howard @ Symphony Hall
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm
Ben Howard @ Symphony Hall

Recently, Ben followed the widespread acclaim for his third album, Noonday Dream, with three brand new tracks all written and recorded during the sessions for his third album.

One of the new songs, ‘Hot Heavy Summer’, features a collaboration with American electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso.

For more info please visit https://www.thsh.co.uk

Mindfulness Meditation in Harborne @ The Kenrick Centre
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm
Mindfulness Meditation in Harborne @ The Kenrick Centre

An eight-week course exploring how we can reduce the stress in our life.

Week 1: Mindful Listening Learn to listen with relaxed attention and enjoy a practice that naturally brings us into the present moment. This training also helps to improve our relationships with others both at work and home.

Week 2: Mindful Body In this session we learn how to fully turn up to the present moment. We will learn several Mindful Body practices. These will be guided and between 5-15 minutes in length.

Week 3: Mindful Breathing Discover a practice that brings great benefit to our mind. It is one of the classical ways to bring peace and calm into our lives and practised by millions of people around the world.

Week 4: Mindful Mind Learning to watch our mind quietly is a skill that we can develop through practice. As a result, we can develop emotional intelligence and benefit from an essential practice that brings stillness into our life.

Week 5: Mindful Movement In this session we will learn how to establish a more dynamic Mindfulness practice, learning the practices of Mindful Walking and Mindful Standing.

Week 6: Mindful Eating A tasty session! Involving mindful eating exercises and other tips on how we can progress with our training.

Week 7: Mindful Sleep A good nights sleep is the key to a healthy body and mind. Learn how to fall asleep peacefully, how to dream peacefully and to wake up smiling.

Week 8: Mindful Heart This course will conclude with a series of practices that encourage the development of loving-kindness and compassion.

As part of your class, you will also have access to an extensive online resource of guided meditations and tutorials.

All classes are suitable for beginners and take place on chairs. Although you are welcome to bring a cushion if you wish to sit on the floor. No need to wear any special clothing.

Although grounded in a deep appreciation of the traditions of Mindfulness & Meditation, Mindspace has no religious affiliations, the sessions are suitable for everyone.

Do People Have Natural Psychic Abilities? A Workshop @ The Slug and Lettuce, Harborne
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm
Do People Have Natural Psychic Abilities? A Workshop @ The Slug and Lettuce, Harborne

Many people believe that some individuals possess psychic abilities, such as foreseeing the future or reading other people’s minds. Of course, many other people believe that such abilities are nonsense. There has been a lot of scientific research on whether people possess psychic powers, or ESP, even though many people assume that this concept could never be studied scientifically. This is a workshop based on the science of whether physic is real or not, we will be looking into the scientific research that has been done and it may surprise you.. Cost of workshop just £7 We meet in the upstairs function room If you have trouble finding us please call me on 07455757144

Moseley Allsorts @ One Trick Pony Club
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm
Moseley Allsorts @ One Trick Pony Club

COMEDIANS, MUSICIANS, SPOKEN WORD FOLK, ACTORS, SINGER SONGWRITERS – ARTISTS UNITE. On Monday NIGHTS. Would you like to perform at the One Trick Pony Club? Slots of 15,20 & 30 minutes are available.

Jan
22
Tue
Furniture Show @ The NEC
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am
Furniture Show @ The NEC

January Furniture Show at the NEC is the industry’s most important and comprehensive event in the calendar, and the home of furniture and interiors.

Everyone will be there. It’s the UK’s first and biggest showcase of the year, with thousands of new product launches and collections from its 500+ exhibitors.

Leading upholstery, cabinet and bed suppliers are joined by decorative accessories, lighting, flooring and fabrics to complete the product mix.

New for 2019 is LIGHT, a comprehensive lighting show in collaboration with the LIA, providing a new platform for decorative lighting in the UK.

With a thirty-year heritage, more than 21,000 furniture retailers and interiors specialists gather at the NEC each January to buy everything they need, conveniently under one roof.

The show attracts major retail buyers as well as independent retailers, developers, architects, and interior designers working on projects across private and public sector, including hotels and hospitality, healthcare, commercial and residential.

learn to knit, Sew & Crochet @ Wood Lane Community Centre in West Bromwich
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
learn to knit, Sew & Crochet @ Wood Lane Community Centre in West Bromwich

Learn to knit, sew & crochet £3.00 Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10am to 2pm. Refreshments available at a small charge.

Pottery for Beginners @ The Old Print Works
Jan 22 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Pottery for Beginners @ The Old Print Works

You will use a range of handbuilding techniques including pinching, coiling, slabbing and use of press and hump moulds. You will also be able to try out wheelwork if you wish or develop your skills if you already know the basics. You can explore the many ways of using texture and decorative techniques in your work.

This is a six week course

For more info please visit https://sundragonpottery.co.uk

The Royal Opera: The Queen of Spades @ Light House Media Centre
Jan 22 @ 6:45 pm
The Royal Opera: The Queen of Spades @ Light House Media Centre

In Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, Gherman is caught between the woman he loves and a destructive fixation.

The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin, and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered fivestar reviews in Amsterdam.

The production is set in 1890, the year of the opera’s premiere. In his study, Tchaikovsky imagines the opera into life as his own story, its characters giving voice to his unfulfilled desires. Aleksandrs Antonenko and Eva-Maria Westbroek head the cast and Royal Opera Chorus, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.
This is an engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.
For more info please visit lighthouse.co.uk
Ashley Allen @ The Jam House
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm
Ashley Allen @ The Jam House

A growing presence in the local Jazz & Gospel scene, keyboardist Ashley Allen has worked extensively with the likes of Gregory Porter, Aynsley Lister, Julie Dexter, and Omar. Tonight he leads his Quintet classic Jazz and Soul standards, with original material from his latest EP ‘Dreaming’.

Frank Turner @ Arena Birmingham
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm
Frank Turner @ Arena Birmingham

Frank Turner has announced details for the Be More Kind 2019 UK Tour, which will also take in Arena Birmingham on 22 January.

After the stripped-down, live-sounding previous album Positive Songs…, Turner wanted to try a new approach for the record. “I wanted to try and get out of my comfort zone and do something different,” says Turner.

The tour will see him play 120 dates to over 200,000 people across the UK, the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, with his backing band, The Sleeping Souls.

For more info please visit http://www.arenabham.co.uk

Living With The Lights On @ Birmingham Rep
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm
Living With The Lights On @ Birmingham Rep

Hilarious, touching and utterly bonkers — the gripping story of a life lived at the edge.

30 years ago, Mark was a promising young actor getting juicy roles at the National Theatre and RSC. Then, one summer in Stratford, his world fell apart. During a performance of Romeo and Juliet, Mark had a breakdown.

Since its premiere in 2016, Living with the Lights On has become an international hit, with over 200 performances from Bristol to Barcelona, including two sell-out runs at the Young Vic. We go on a moving, often absurdly hilarious journey with Mark in a story filled with humour, tragedy – and a cautiously happy ending..

For more info please visit https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

The Snowman @ Birmingham Rep
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm
The Snowman @ Birmingham Rep

When a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. They meet Father Christmas, dancing penguins, reindeer and crowds of The Snowman’s friends, but will they escape evil Jack Frost and get back home for Christmas morning?

Based on Raymond Brigg’s much-loved book and featuring Howard Blake’s classic song Walking In The Air, this enchanting live show has thrilled audiences throughout the world since first appearing on stage twenty-five years ago. Be a part of the magic.

For more info ref tickets and performance times please visit https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Peter Pan @ Birmingham Hippodrome
Jan 22 @ 7:15 pm
Peter Pan @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Take a fairy tale flight to Neverland with the swashbuckling family adventure Peter Pan. Join our high-flying hero as he transports the Darlings on an adventure they will never forget featuring evil pirates, lost boys, a very hungry crocodile and the meanest man in pantoland, Captain Hook.

With Matt Slack as Smee, Hippodrome audiences can be sure a swashbuckling panto filled with barrels of laughter, amazing flying effects and a trip to Neverland they will treasure

For more information on performance days and times and for tickets please visit https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Abigail’s Party @ New Alexandra Theatre
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm
Abigail's Party @ New Alexandra Theatre

Beverly and husband Laurence are throwing a party for their newlywed neighbours, Tony and Angela. Joining them is highly strung Susan who’s been banished from the party of her teenage daughter Abigail. Welcome to 1970’s suburbia and its heady mix of free-flowing cocktails, classic disco and cheese and pineapple sticks. As tensions rise and tempers flare the sheen of respectability is torn away by the warring couples with hilarious and potentially disastrous consequences.

For more info and performance times please visit https://www.atgtickets.com

Lollipop Tuesdays @ Popworld
Jan 22 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 23 @ 3:00 am

PopWorld Birmingham is on Broad Street, the heart of Birmingham’s entertainments district. We are near to NIA and Symphony Hall and also close to Birmingham’s finest bars, restaurants and hotels. Popworld is a brilliant way to top off a fun-filled evening.

See you  Tuesday for a big night of Pop tunes and selected drinks from £1.50 all night 22:00 – 03:00

 

 

 

Jan
23
Wed
Furniture Show @ The NEC
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am
Furniture Show @ The NEC

January Furniture Show at the NEC is the industry’s most important and comprehensive event in the calendar, and the home of furniture and interiors.

Everyone will be there. It’s the UK’s first and biggest showcase of the year, with thousands of new product launches and collections from its 500+ exhibitors.

Leading upholstery, cabinet and bed suppliers are joined by decorative accessories, lighting, flooring and fabrics to complete the product mix.

New for 2019 is LIGHT, a comprehensive lighting show in collaboration with the LIA, providing a new platform for decorative lighting in the UK.

With a thirty-year heritage, more than 21,000 furniture retailers and interiors specialists gather at the NEC each January to buy everything they need, conveniently under one roof.

The show attracts major retail buyers as well as independent retailers, developers, architects, and interior designers working on projects across private and public sector, including hotels and hospitality, healthcare, commercial and residential.

learn to knit, Sew & Crochet @ Wood Lane Community Centre in West Bromwich
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
learn to knit, Sew & Crochet @ Wood Lane Community Centre in West Bromwich

Learn to knit, sew & crochet £3.00 Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10am to 2pm. Refreshments available at a small charge.

Wedding Wednesday @ Mercure Goldthorn Hotel in Wolverhampton
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wedding Wednesday @  Mercure Goldthorn Hotel in Wolverhampton
Wedding Wednesday at the Mercure Goldthorn Hotel Wolverhampton
Come along to one of our Wedding Wednesday’s and see our gorgeous Regency Suite dressed as it would be on your big day and have a chat with our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator, Alison Walker
Let us help you plan the wedding of your dreams!
Free entry from 17.00pm till 19.30pm
For further information please contact Alison Walker on 01902 429216 or e-mail on events@hotels-wolverhampton.com
Living With The Lights On @ Birmingham Rep
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm
Living With The Lights On @ Birmingham Rep

Hilarious, touching and utterly bonkers — the gripping story of a life lived at the edge.

30 years ago, Mark was a promising young actor getting juicy roles at the National Theatre and RSC. Then, one summer in Stratford, his world fell apart. During a performance of Romeo and Juliet, Mark had a breakdown.

Since its premiere in 2016, Living with the Lights On has become an international hit, with over 200 performances from Bristol to Barcelona, including two sell-out runs at the Young Vic. We go on a moving, often absurdly hilarious journey with Mark in a story filled with humour, tragedy – and a cautiously happy ending..

For more info please visit https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

THE 1975 @ Arena Birmingham
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm
THE 1975 @ Arena Birmingham

The 1975 will be bringing their huge UK tour to Arena Birmingham in Janaury 2019!

The announcement comes ahead of the band releasing their third album ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’, which is set for release in November.

Bag your tickets now!

For more info please visit http://www.arenabham.co.uk

The Snowman @ Birmingham Rep
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm
The Snowman @ Birmingham Rep

When a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. They meet Father Christmas, dancing penguins, reindeer and crowds of The Snowman’s friends, but will they escape evil Jack Frost and get back home for Christmas morning?

Based on Raymond Brigg’s much-loved book and featuring Howard Blake’s classic song Walking In The Air, this enchanting live show has thrilled audiences throughout the world since first appearing on stage twenty-five years ago. Be a part of the magic.

For more info ref tickets and performance times please visit https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Peter Pan @ Birmingham Hippodrome
Jan 23 @ 7:15 pm
Peter Pan @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Take a fairy tale flight to Neverland with the swashbuckling family adventure Peter Pan. Join our high-flying hero as he transports the Darlings on an adventure they will never forget featuring evil pirates, lost boys, a very hungry crocodile and the meanest man in pantoland, Captain Hook.

With Matt Slack as Smee, Hippodrome audiences can be sure a swashbuckling panto filled with barrels of laughter, amazing flying effects and a trip to Neverland they will treasure

For more information on performance days and times and for tickets please visit https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Abigail’s Party @ New Alexandra Theatre
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm
Abigail's Party @ New Alexandra Theatre

Beverly and husband Laurence are throwing a party for their newlywed neighbours, Tony and Angela. Joining them is highly strung Susan who’s been banished from the party of her teenage daughter Abigail. Welcome to 1970’s suburbia and its heady mix of free-flowing cocktails, classic disco and cheese and pineapple sticks. As tensions rise and tempers flare the sheen of respectability is torn away by the warring couples with hilarious and potentially disastrous consequences.

For more info and performance times please visit https://www.atgtickets.com

H&H Pub Quiz @ Hare And Hounds in Birmingham
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
H&H Pub Quiz @ Hare And Hounds in Birmingham

The H&H Pub Quiz

H&H Pub Quiz H&H Pub Quiz Hare & Hounds Pub Quiz Most Pub quizzes ask ‘who directed the film __? ‘ or ‘When was the battle of ___? ‘. We ask those as well, but we also ask: 1) what is the only London Underground station with a single syllable? 2) What completes this sequence : Siobhan, _______, Keisha, Heidi, Amelle 3) What is the active ingredient in the drug ‘purple drank’ and the cocktail from the simpsons ‘The Flaming Moe’? Prizes include £75 CASH, £20 Drinks Vouchers And gig tickets to events at the Hare & Hounds Every Wednesday in the back bar. £2 per person max teams of 6.

Sutton Coldfield Trad Jazz Club @ Walmley Social Club
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm

We have established a reputation as a leading Jazz venue in the Midlands and with easy parking, dancing and licensed bars, you are sure of a good night out.

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