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More details - 45 Trafalgar Road - Open Garden for NGS
Mature grape arbour looks down onto the lawn and two very different mature herbaceous borders, one north-facing and one south. Unusual curved hedge adds perspective inviting exploration of the beautiful pond and bog garden that lie beyond.
45 Trafalgar Road, Birmingham
Sun 13 May

More details - Tales and Ales at The Prince of Wales
Come along to our friendly story session where you can can sit in a snug room and listn to a tale or two. Or if you are inclined why not tell us a story yourself.
Prince of Wales, Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham
Wed 2 May

More details - Traditional Song Session
Traditional music sessions take place in pubs all over the city but traditional singing is also alive and well. Here’s a chance to sing and listen to traditional songs in a friendly and informal environment.
Prince of Wales Pub, Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham
Thu 3 May

More details - Political Song Session
Bring your songs, raise your voices, let the songs be heard, whether they were written yesterday or hundreds of years ago, let us learn from them and take heart from them.
Prince of Wales, Alcester Road, Birmingham
Wed 9 May

More details - Traditional Music Session
Enjoy listening to English, Scottish & Irish folk music and song. ENTRANCE FREE
Prince of Wales, Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham
Sun 20 May

More details - Moseley Village Band
The band meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month to make music together and explore the style and repertoire of the English Village music tradition. All musicians welcome.
St Columba’s Church Hall, Alcester Road, Birmingham
Thu 26 Apr, Thu 10 May

More details - Birmingham 1st Friday Salsa Party
Uksalsafeet are extremely excited to present our 1st Friday of the Month Salsa Party at Oscott Social Club, 239 Witton Lodge Road Erdington. Uksalsafeet would like you come along and experience our warm friendly atmosphere at our parties.
Oscott Social Club
Fri 4 May, Fri 1 Jun

More details - Oak Tree House - Open Garden for NGS
Plantswoman’s cottage garden overflowing with plants, pots and interesting artifacts. Secluded patio with plants and shrubs for Spring, small pond and waterfall. Plenty of seating, separate wildlife pond, water features, alpine area, rear open vista. Scented plants, hostas, dahlias and lilies.
Oak Tree House, Bromsgrove
Sat 12 May

More details - May Holistic, Psychic & Craft Fair
**fully booked for stallholders** Come and visit us at this lovely venue with variety of stalls. **Locally crafted gifts and original artwork **Holistic therapists offering info and taster sessions....Massage, Reiki.. **Mediums and Psychics available to give readings on the day.
Bournheath Village Community Ctr., Claypit Lane, Bournheath, Bromsgrove
Sun 13 May

More details - Dorset House - Open Garden for NGS
Step back in time with a visit to this inspirational ½-acre garden which incorporates country cottage planting at its very best. Unusual rhododendrons, acers, shrubs and perennials planted in mixed borders.
Dorset House, Cheslyn Hay
Sun 20 May

More details - Antiques & Collectors Auction
Antique and Collectors Auction Kidderminster Harriers Hoo Road Kidderminster DY10 1NB View 11am Start 12pm 400 lots. Ample Parking, Refreshments Available
Kidderminster Harriers Hoo Road Kidderminster
Sun 20 May

More details - Chillington Hall Spring Plant Fair 2018
Privately owned Chillington Hall, set in Capability Brown landscape, yet close to the A5 is a brand new venue for Flower Power Fairs this year. The plant fair will be set in the gardens and will feature some of the very best small plant nurseries to offer you a huge choice of British grown plants, shrubs and trees.
Chillington Hall, Brewood, Staffordshire
Sun 20 May

More details - Mouse Festival
St Mark’s Church of Great Wyrley is holding a Mouse Festival on Saturday, 5th May from 1-6 pm. This is a free family and community event featuring 100 carved mice on display.
St Mark’s Church of Great Wyrley Station Road Great Wyrley
Sat 5 May

More details - Ancoireán - Open Garden for NGS
Natural garden layout on several levels, developed over 30yrs, with a large variety of herbaceous plants and shrubs, water features, wooded area with bog garden containing numerous varieties of ferns and hostas, and colourful alpine scree.
Ancoireán, Alveley
Sun 20 May

More details - Dudmaston - Morville Hall open days
Morville Hall is just up the road from Dudmaston and opens on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer. Originally an Elizabethan House, Morville was extensively enlarged around 1750, giving it the appearance of a Georgian Home. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Dudmaston, Quatt, near Bridgnorth,
Fri 11 May and Sat 12 May

More details - Dudmaston - Wilderness Girl
A bush craft experience for ladies over 18. Learn shelter, food, fire and natural navigation skills to help you survive in the great outdoors. Some challenges are designed to take you out of your comfort zones but it’s not at all military or macho. Perfect for individuals and groups.
Dudmaston, Quatt, near Bridgnorth,
Sat 12 May

More details - Guided Walk: Snailbeach Lead Mine and Poles Coppice (10 miles)
The walk will visit Snailbeach Lead Mine, the village of Habberley, Earls Hill Iron Age Hill Fort and Poles Coppice
Hosted by Severn Valley Country Park, Visitor Centre, Alveley, Bridgnorth
Mon 21 May

More details - Hall Green Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
A group of diverse suburban gardens. 42 Boden Rd: Large restful garden, mature trees, cottage borders, seating areas and small vegetable area. 16 Burnaston Rd: Quirky garden with children’s quiz. 37 Burnaston Rd: Tranquil garden, curving borders, perennials, shade areas, soft fruit and vegetables.
Hall Green Gardens, Birmingham
Sun 6 May, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Zippo's Circus 2018 'Legacy'
For the 250th anniversary of the first circus back in 1768, Zippos Circus 2018 presents ‘LEGACY’, a homage to circus’s English originator, equestrian Philip Astley.
The Circus Site, Stechford Lane, BIRMINGHAM
Today and Tue 24 Apr

More details - Kiss Me, Kate
Kiss Me, Kate is a musical written by Samuel and Bella Spewack, with Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter. Cole Porter’s most successful show, it was first produced on Broadway in 1949, and awarded a Tony for Best Musical.
Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Upper Clifton Road, Sutton Coldfield
Tue 24 Apr to Sat 28 Apr

More details - Showaddywaddy
SHOWADDYWADDY have long been established as Europe’s most successful ever exponents of retro-inspired rock & roll. The record simply speaks for itself! 23 Top 40 hit singles, including 10 Top 5 hits “Under The Moon of Love,” “When,” “You Got What It Takes,” “3 Steps To Heaven,” “Hey Rock & Roll” and many more.
Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Upper Clifton Road, Sutton Coldfield
Fri 4 May

More details - Sutton Coldfield Choral Society Presents "Choral Classics II"
Following the hugely popular Choral Classics I, this concert will feature a varied programme of great choral favourites taken from opera and sacred choral works. Something for everyone to enjoy.
Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Upper Clifton Road, Sutton Coldfield
Sun 13 May

More details - Plant Hunters' Fair at Arley Arboretum, Worcestershire on Saturday 19th May 2018
Come along to Arley Arboretum for a great plant fair with HALF PRICE ENTRY to the Gardens, Arboretum & Plant Fair of just £2.50. Discover a tranquil wonderland of rare and ancient trees, exquisite walled gardens and panoramic views.
Arley Arboretum Arley Estate, Upper Arley, Near Bewdley
Sat 19 May

More details - VIP Photography Safari
The Exclusive and ultimate VIP Photographic Safari in the UK arranged in conjunction with the West Midlands Safari Park will provide close proximity to the animals to capture stunning wildlife images. You will travel into the enclosure in a 4 x 4 with only 3 photographers (one to each window) to a vehicle.
West Midlands Safari Park
Wed 16 May, Wed 11 Jul

More details - Bandstand Music in the Park - May 2018
Sunday May 13th - Bandstand 60’s, Sunday May 20th - Praise in the Park, Sunday May 27th - Bandstand, Bring a deckchair or take a stroll around the park and listen to live music every Sunday.
Sanders Park, Bromsgrove
Sun 13 May, Sun 20 May, Sun 27 May

Beethoven 9 More details - Beethoven 9
Beethoven’s mighty 9th Symphony fills the superb acoustic space and historic surroundings of St John’s Church, Bromsgrove, together with Elgar’s soul-searching violin concerto, in which rising star Charlotte Moseley takes the solo spot.
St John’s Church, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove
Sat 28 Apr
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More details - Zippos Circus
Zippos Circus presents an all-new circus spectacular for 2018, the year of the 250th anniversary of the creation of the modern Circus on a patch of ground in south London. Now, as in 1768, the highlight of the show is the demonstration of the most outstanding horsemanship, by the fearless Khadikov Cossack Riders.
Oaklands Recreation Ground A4040 Church Road Yardley
Today and Tue 24 Apr

More details - Smokey 2 Country Music Club
Meeting on the 2nd Saturday of each month in a pleasant location. Live Country music + DJ each month. Great standard of music for a reasonable charge. Large free car park . Level access . Facilities for the disabled. Friendly welcome to a comfortable club room with large wooden dance floor. .
Park Hall,Silver Street,Wythall,South Birmingham
Sat 12 May

More details - Heaven on Severn .Bewdley Spiritualist Church Evening Service May 14 th 2018
Heaven on Severn-Bewdley Spiritualist Church Evening Service Our monthly services on Monday evenings include a demonstration of clairvoyance and mediumship. Healing is available after the service.Everyone is welcome .
Wribbenhall Community Centre, Shaw Hedge Rd,Bewdley
Mon 14 May

More details - Flute and Harp Classics
The Midland Sinfonia Friday 18 May 7.30pm St Lawrence Church, Alvechurch Flute and Harp Classics played by Charlotte Thomas (flute), Bethan Griffiths (harp) known as Hefin Flute and Harp Duo
St. Lawrence Church, School Lane, Alvechurch
Fri 18 May

More details - Bloodwise  Fun Run 10k & 5k
This event is organised by the local branch of Bloodwise This event started in 1989 and has grown from strength to strength. Usually over 500 runners take part from all over the West Midlands to raise money for all blood cancers.
Bromsgrove rugby club Finstall
Sun 13 May

More details - Art workshop at the Bevere Gallery
Art Workshop run by artist Kate Wrigglesworth, “painting a landscape using a variety of perspectives” in the medium of gouache and watercolour. The workshop includes art materials, tea and coffee plus lunch at the Bevere Gallery cafe.
Bevere Gallery, Bevere Lane, Worcester, WR37RQ
Wed 25 Apr

More details - Marvellous May Day
Bank Holiday Monday-Join us for a traditional May Day festival, including gift, craft and food stalls, maypole dancing, children’s craft activities and traditional entertainment. Cheer on the Green Man as he battles the Ice Queen to banish winter.
Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury Nr. Kidderminster
Mon 7 May

More details - Curators Talks
Thursday 17 May ’Vesta Tilley: The rags to riches story of Britain’s most successful music hall star’ A monthly programme of fascinating talks by our team of Museum Curators, including a chance to get up close to some of our collection, at Hartlebury Castle For full details visit our website.
Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury Nr. Kidderminster
Thu 17 May

More details - Fantastic February Fun
Make your own kite, decorate and plant a spring pot and follow the I-Spy trail through the museum. An additional charge of 2 per child applies for the day’s activities
Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury Nr. Kidderminster
Mon 30 Apr, Mon 14 May

More details - Quiz & Chips with Fish
A Fun Quiz with a Fish & Chips Supper by The Shirley Community Association Teams of 4 people
THE SHIRLEY CENTRE 274 Stratford Road Shirley Solihull
Sat 12 May

More details - Hewell Grange - Open Garden for NGS
C18 landscape park and lake by Lancelot Brown, modified c1812 by Humphery Repton. Blubells, lake and Repton bridge, formal garden, water tower, rock garden and mature woodland. Not a flower garden. Visitors will be escorted in small groups.
Hewell Grange, Redditch
Sat 5 May and Sun 6 May

More details - Stanley Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Drive ½m with rhododendrons, fine trees and pools. Restored ice-house. Woodland walks. Also open Dower House (Mr & Mrs Colin Wells) 4 acre woodland and shrub garden with contemporary sculpture and walled vegetable garden.
Stanley Hall, Bridgnorth
Sun 20 May

More details - Concert in support of the building of the Free Methodist Church in Ruyensi, Rwanda
The concert will be a celebration of Great British Composers, including music from Elgar, Parry and Vaughan-Williams. Please check out our website - and also find us Facebook page. General enquiries to:
Stourport Methodist Church, off High Street or Parkes Passage
Sat 19 May

More details - Stafford Thank God it's Friday Salsa & Kizomba Party
Yes indeed! we should give our Salsa & Kizomba praises for every second Friday of the month Uksalsafeet has secured one of the Top Venues, for your pleasure to dance salsa & Kizomba at, The Aquarius (Ballroom & Function Suite) Uksalsafeet ‘Thank God It’s Friday Salsa Party’ now has 2 rooms, which means to bring you...
The Aquarius, Victoria Shopping Park, Hednesford
Fri 11 May, Fri 8 Jun

More details - New House Farm, Elmbridge - Open Garden for NGS
This charming one acre garden surrounding an early C19 farm house (not open) has a wealth of rare trees and shrubs under planted with unusual bulbs and herbaceous plants. Special features are the topiary and perry wheel, natural pond, dry garden, rose garden, and small courtyard retreat. Exotics for sun and shade.
New House Farm, Elmbridge, Elmbridge
Sat 5 May and Sun 6 May

More details - Lyndale House - Open Garden for NGS
Large 1½ acre garden which has evolved over 20yrs. Terrace with roses, alliums and iris surrounded by box hedging. Specimen trees planted in large lawn. Hundreds of tulips for spring colour. Clematis walk to pool. Courtyard planted with scented violas. Greenhouse full of streptocarpus.
Lyndale House, Bridgnorth
Sun 6 May

More details - Plant Hunters' Fair at Weston Park  on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May 2018
The wonderful Plant Hunters Fairs will once again make Weston their home over the Bank Holiday weekend with a great plant fair showcasing highly respected nurseries. Whether you are a green fingered professional or just like to potter in the garden there will be a wide selection of top quality nurseries attending.
Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, Nr. Shifnal
Sun 6 May and Mon 7 May

More details - Tongue Tied and Twisted - with storyteller Peter Chand
Come to Bishops Wood for a night out of high-quality, ENTERTAINING storytelling with friends and family in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere; A family duo of master storyteller and live DJ adds a fresh twist to South Asian fables gathered from Punjabi elders living in the Black Country.
Bishops Wood Centre, Crossway Green, Nr. Stourport
Thu 26 Apr

More details - WKU British Open Championship 2018
Join us everyone for the exciting 2018 edition of the WKU British Open Championship in Solihill. Points fighting! Light contact! Traditional karate! Ring kickboxing! K1! SPECTATORS ALWAYS WELCOME Contenders can register online at www.thebritishopen.
North Solihull Sport centre Chelmsley Rd, Solihull, Birmingham
Sun 6 May

More details - Have an A-MAZE-ING Easter with Touchwood
This Easter, Touchwood is inviting families to embark on an egg-citing adventure as it launches its mesmerising maze in Theatre Square. Younger guests who visit between 9.
Touchwood Shopping Centre, Homer Road, SOLIHULL
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Endo Ball
The Endo Ball is a charity gala dinner in support of Endometriosis UK. This year we raised over £5000 and had an amazing night so we are looking to raise even more money! The event will include a 3 course meal, live band, raffle, silent auction and party games.
Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport, Coventry Road,
Sat 19 May

More details - 3 Oakhampton Road - Open Garden for NGS
Beginning in March 2016 our plan was to put together a garden with a decidedly tropical feel to include palms from around the world, with tree ferns, bananas and as many other strange and unusual plants from warmer climes that would normally be considered difficult to grow here, as well as a pond and small waterfall.
3 Oakhampton Road, Stourport-On-Severn
Sun 20 May

More details - Exhibition of Transport in Redditch during the 1950's and 60's
An exhibition of transport including Railway, Buses, Coaches, Garages, Emergency Vehicles and Royal Enfield Motor Cycles with models and display material from the 1950’s and 1960’s.
St Philips Church, Church Road, Webheath, Redditch, Worcestershire.
Sat 12 May to Tue 15 May

More details - 89 Marsh Lane - Open Garden for NGS
Suburban Oasis. Trees, shrubs and herbaceous planting for all year interest with emphasis on leaf shape and structure. Wildlife pond, bog garden, water features, african style gazebo, gravel gardens, shady places and sunny seating areas. Patio with pergola and raised beds. Hostas and ferns abound.
89 Marsh Lane, Solihull
Sun 20 May