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More details - Directions - themusical  World Premiere
The Lichfield Garrick Theatre is preparing for a world premiere on 20th June when South Staffs College Performing Arts Department stages Directions – the musical Directions, set in 1985, tells the story of Melody Taylor, a young singer/songwriter heading off to music college against her father’s wishes.
Lichfield Garrick Theatre, Castle Dyke, Lichfield
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Real Ale Festival
The Family Music & Real Ale Festival will be taking place on July 7th at the Walled Garden in Elford. The gates open at 12.30 and the music begins at 1pm. The evening runs till around 11.00pm weather permitting. We will have loads of different Ales to try, fun and games for the children.
Elford Walled Gardens, Church Road, Elford
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Three Men in a Boat
Three London chums decide that a boating trip up the Thames is just the ticket to help cure them of their imaginary ailments, including "a general disinclination to work of any kind".
Stonnall Village Hall 114 Main Street Stonnall
Sat 14 Jul

More details - 21 Alexandra Drive - Open Garden for NGS
A plant lovers dream, full of colour and perfume. Every inch packed with wide varieties of roses, clematis, sanguisorba, lilies and thalictrum between many other different plants. Also featuring wooden arches and large Indian sandstone patio. A hidden gem-the more you look, the more you will find.
21 Alexandra Drive, Burton-On-Trent
Sun 24 Jun, Sun 8 Jul, Sun 15 Jul

More details - Grafton Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
A visitor commented ’your garden is a delight, the colours, planting, association of form all are excellent one of the best gardens we have seen. Admired over 25 years. Coloured themed borders with unusual herbaceous plants and perfume from old fashioned Roses, Sweet peas, violas, dianthus, phlox and lilies.
Grafton Cottage, Barton-under-Needwood
Sun 1 Jul, Sun 15 Jul, Sun 29 Jul, Sun 5 Aug

More details - YOGA and Pamper Day
YOGA AND PAMPER DAY - SUNDAY 24TH June, 2018 10am – 3pm Ladies – you deserve a treat so why not take time out for a local mind and body day in Edingale Village Hall? Optional mini beauty treatments will also be available (at an additional cost) in between the YOGA.
EDINGALE VILLAGE HALL, Moores Croft
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Funtopia at Tamworth
Funtopia is a fantastic fun-packed event which is perfect for tots to tweens. Open 10am-4pm. Filled with bouncy castles, obstacle course, activity inflatables, crazy golf, under 5’s area, circus skills, interactive play system and much more!
Tamworth Castle and Grounds
Sat 7 Jul and Sun 8 Jul

More details - Mods & Sods band
Mods & Sods band playing songs from the Who to the Jam plus DJ Ric Simon playing soul, ska etc. (band/DJ supplied by Centre-tainments; 07818 455167)
Tamworth Sports Bar, 32 Victoria Rd., Tamworth
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Birmingham 1st Friday Salsa Party
Uksalsafeet are extremely excited to present our 1st Friday of the Month Salsa Party at All Saints, Belwell Lane, Sutton Coldfield B74 4TR. Uksalsafeet would like you come along and experience our warm friendly atmosphere at our parties.
All Saints Centre
Fri 6 Jul

More details - Meet the Babiew Weekend at Blithbury Reindeer Lodge
Come along to Blithbury Reindeer Lodge and explore the 30-acres of land the reindeer roam across. Watch the reindeers in their natural habitat sleeping, playing and grazing, if you are careful enough they might even come and say hello and have a ’selfie’ with you!
Blithbury Reindeer Lodge, New House Farm, Uttoxeter Road, Blithbury, Rugeley
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

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 13 Jul

More details - Paloma Faith - The Architect Summer Tour
Paloma Faith - The Architect Summer Tour. Artists performing: Paloma Faith.
Cannock Chase Forest, Rugeley, Staffordshire
Fri 29 Jun

More details - James Morrison ft Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra
Don’t miss the opportunity to see a certified Jazz Genius at work alongside the award winning Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra... The name “James Morrison” is known throughout the world for his sheer brilliance as a jazz musician and an all round entertainer.
Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Upper Clifton Road, Sutton Coldfield
Fri 13 Jul

More details - Lullington Open Gardens and Classic Car Show
approx 12 Gardens open Superb display of Vintage cars, tractors & other vehicles Plant, crafts and food stalls on the village green and at the Pub Church open with Great War memorabilia and displays Great War Re-enactment Grand draw , Tombola and Book stall in the gardens Fantastic homemade cakes and
Lullington
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - 5 East View Cottages - Open Garden for NGS
Plantlovers garden: deceptive, quirky and full of surprises. Informally planted themed borders, cutting beds, woodland, woodland edge borders, shrub border, stream, water features, sitooterie, folly and many artefacts. Roses, clematis, hostas, perennials, foliage and annual fillers.
5 East View Cottages, nr Tamworth
Wed 20 Jun

More details - 5 East View Cottages - Open Garden for NGS
Plantlovers garden: deceptive, quirky and full of surprises. Informally planted themed borders, cutting beds, woodland, woodland edge borders, shrub border, stream, water features, sitooterie, folly and many artefacts. Roses, clematis, hostas, perennials, foliage and annual fillers.
5 East View Cottages, nr Tamworth
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Rosliston Open Gardens
Rosliston Open Gardens We have gardens galore for you to explore. The village of Rosliston is set in the heart of the National Forest with it’s many woodland walks.
Rosliston
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Bankcroft Farm - Open Garden for NGS
Lose yourself for an afternoon in our 1½-acre organic country garden. Arbour, gazebo and many other seating areas to view ponds and herbaceous borders, backed with shrubs and trees with emphasis on structure, foliage and colour.
Bankcroft Farm, Burton-on-Trent
Wed 20 Jun, Wed 27 Jun

More details - Three Men in a Boat
Three London chums decide that a boating trip up the Thames is just the ticket to help cure them of their imaginary ailments, including "a general disinclination to work of any kind".
Britwell Hall Wylde Green United Reformed Church Britwell Road Boldmere Sutton Coldfield
Sat 7 Jul

More details - 15 New Church Road - Open Garden for NGS
A garden created and recreated, evolving over 7 years. From the patio a recently extended pond takes centre stage. Varied planting including herbaceous borders, shade loving plants, tree ferns and bamboo, a rockery and woodland area. Rear of the garden has raised vegetable beds, fruit trees and chickens.
15 New Church Road, Sutton Coldfield
Sun 24 Jun

More details - learning disabilities nightclub event
Nightclub event for people with learning disabilities or learning difficulties, a great place for you to come and experience a nightclub within a safe environment. also a great place for you to meet new friends.
Religion 42-46 Bridge Street Walsall
Wed 27 Jun, Wed 25 Jul

More details - 344 Chester Road - Open Garden for NGS
Urban oasis with pond and waterfall, raised beds, multiple pathways threading through garden, unusual plants and tropical area.
344 Chester Road, Sutton Coldfield
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Escape Maze : Agent Academy
The escape room craze is coming to Burton on Trent with a twist as a farm park prepares to launch the world’s first ever escape maize maze. The National Forest Adventure Farm will be launching the Escape Maze: Agent Academy in July. Details of the exact design and content are being kept top secret.
National Forest Adventure Farm Postern Road Tatenhill Burton on Trent
Sat 14 Jul to Mon 3 Sep

More details - Shugborough Estate - Beginner's Photography Walk
Join a volunteer expert guide and walk in the footsteps of famous 60’s photographer, Patrick Lichfield. Spend the morning familiarising yourself with the basics of photography, and be inspired by the late Lord Lichfield’s favourite spots.
Shugborough Estate, Milford, near Stafford
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Shugborough Estate - Introduction to Watercolour
Take inspiration from the stunning dahlia display in the Walled Garden while being introduced to the basics of watercolour painting. Learn the art of watercolour painting during a two hour workshop with professional artist Sue Chatterton taking inspiration from the dahlia display in the Walled Garden.
Shugborough Estate, Milford, near Stafford
Wed 11 Jul, Sat 14 Jul

More details - Performing Stars Academy - 'Annie Jr'
Performing Stars Academy presents ’Annie Jr’. Friday 13th July at 7:30pm Saturday 14th July at 2:00pm & 6:30pm Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton on Trent. Call the box office to book your tickets - 01283 508100
Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton on Trent
Fri 13 Jul and Sat 14 Jul

More details - The Garth - Open Garden for NGS
½ acre garden of many levels on Cannock Chase AONB. Acid soil loving plants. Series of small gardens, water features, raised beds. Rare trees, island beds of unusual shrubs and perennials, many varieties of hosta and ferns. Varied and colourful foliage, summerhouse, arbours and quiet seating to enjoy the garden.
The Garth, Stafford
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Guided Pond Dipping
Come and join us for a guided pond dipping session every Saturday in May through to July at RSPB Sandwell Valley. Our expert volunteers will be on hand to help you discover our pond minibeasts, how to identify them and the best way to use our equipment.
RSPB Sandwell Valley, 20 Tanhouse Avenue, Birmingham
Sat 23 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sat 7 Jul, Sat 14 Jul, Sat 21 Jul

More details - Sandwell Swans - Wildlife Explorers
Wildlife Explorers is the junior section of the RSPB for children aged between 8 and 12 years old. Here at Sandwell Swans our aim is to enthuse and engage children with nature by having fun learning about wildlife and the natural world through a mixture of outdoor activities, games, stories and crafts.
RSPB Sandwell Valley, 20 Tanhouse Avenue, Birmingham
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Wolverhampton Colourful Salsa Party
The Colourful Salsa Party is Wolverhampton’s prime Latin party, boasting the biggest international artists in the world of salsa with a leading guest teacher each month. We have a different colour theme for each month; this month’s colour is (check website for details).
The Shepwell Green, Bilston lane Willenhall, Wolverhampton
Fri 29 Jun, Fri 27 Jul

More details - Funtopia at West Bromwich
Funtopia is a fantastic fun-packed event which is perfect for tots to tweens. Open 10am-4pm. Filled with bouncy castles, obstacle course, activity inflatables, crazy golf, under 5’s area, circus skills, interactive play system and much more!
Manor House Museum, Hall Green Road, West Bromwich
Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 Jul

More details - Moseley Old Hall - Tudor Threads and Stuart Sewing
Meet the costumed volunteers as they sew, embroider and stitch their way back to the 17th century. Discover the lost art of handmaking, stitch by stitch, your clothing from underwear to outerwear. Our volunteers are sewing costumes from the 16th and 17th century using techniques almost lost from everyday life.
Moseley Old Hall, Moseley Old Hall Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton,
Sun 1 Jul and Mon 2 Jul

More details - Moseley Old Hall - Pole Lathe Bowl Making with Amerton Arts Studio
Isn’t there something so satisfying about a handmade object' Have a go at wood turning your own bowl from start to finish in the wonderful woods at Moseley. This one day course will focus on the traditional techniques of turning a bowl from green wood using a pole lathe.
Moseley Old Hall, Moseley Old Hall Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton,
Fri 13 Jul to Sun 15 Jul

More details - 22 Greenfield Road - Open Garden for NGS
Suburban garden created in the last 6 years, working towards all year round interest. In spring interesting bulbs, in May stunning azaleas and rhododendrons, June onwards interesting perennials and grasses.
22 Greenfield Road, Stafford
Fri 6 Jul

More details - Children's Mindfulness Art & Craft Fun Time
Give your children the opportunity to engage in a free Mindfulness creative art and craft session. Tap into their imagination and allow them to express themselves through colour.
United Reformed Church, 242 Coleshill Rd, Hodge Hill
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Timber Festival
Wild Rumpus, the award-winning producers behind Just So Festival, in collaboration with the National Forest Company, invite you to journey into the woods this summer for a unique and extraordinary new venture, Timber Festival.
The National Forest, Feanedock, Rawdon Road, Moira, Swadlincote
Fri 6 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Fountains Summer Fete
Fountains School Summer Fete - Sunday 1st July 2018 11am to 2pm. An exciting day out for all the family .Cream teas, cakes, refreshments and BBQ.
Fountains High School,Bitham Lane, Stretton, Burton-Upon- Trent,Staffordshire
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Eddie the Eagle Film Screening, Q&A
OLSC Fundraising Event with Eddie the Eagle Edwards. 21st June 2018, 18:00 – 21:00 Join us for the launch of the Our Lady and St Chad Academy fundraising programme.
Our Lady & St Chad Catholic Academy, Old Fallings Lane, Wolverhampton
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Summer Fair and Fun Dog Show
Hillfield animal home summer fair includes a fun dog show, live entertainment, BBQ, refreshments, tombola, stalls etc. All funds to the animal home which is a self funding charity.
Hillfield Animal Home, Hillfield Lane, Stretton, Burton. (RSPCA)
Sun 24 Jun

More details - B Black Country Family Theatre Festival
B Black Country is a family friendly theatre festival, produced entirely by young people aged between 8-18, happening across the Black Country. The project is part of Black Country Touring’s Young Promoters Scheme.
Multiple Venues Across the Black Country Black Country
Today to Thu 28 Jun

More details - Jazz from the Swing Era
The Mercia Jazz Five present evenings of Jazz from the Swing Era at The Trumpet, Bilston, on Wednesdays, 20th June and 18th July.
The Trumpet, 58 High St. Bilston
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Bongzilla
Bongzilla + Dopethrone + Sons Of Otis: Tickets avaiable.
The Asylum 2, Birmingham
Thu 28 Jun

More details - Prize 2018
The RBSA stages an annual ‘Prize’ exhibition as part of its charitable work to support artists, providing an opportunity for a wide variety of artists to show their artwork and be rewarded for their talents. The majority of artworks on display will be for sale.
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham
Today to Sat 23 Jun

More details - Geoff Hodgson, Photographic Prize 2017 Winner
Geoff Hodgson, Photographic Prize 2017 Winner ’The Viaduct’ Geoff was awarded this exhibition as a prize during the RBSA Photographic Prize 2017. His series explores the Duddeston Viaduct, which was built by the Great Western Railway Company across Digbeth in the Nineteenth Century.
RBSA Gallery 4 Brook Street St. Paul’s Birmingham
Today to Sat 28 Jul

More details - Yasmin Boyle, NAWM Prize Winner
Yasmin Boyle, NAWM Prize Winner ’The Space Between Gender’ Yasmin was awarded this exhibition as a prize during the New Art West Midlands exhibition 2017. Her sculptures explore gender stereotypes, addressing the binaries of ‘male’ and ‘female’.
RBSA Gallery 4 Brook Street St. Paul’s Birmingham
Today to Sat 14 Jul

More details - Gabrielle Roberts-Dalton RBSA
Gabrielle Roberts-Dalton RBSA ’Menopause: A Change in Life’ An interesting and thoughtful collection of self-portraits in oil, ink, and print that explore different thoughts and ideas about the physical and emotional effects of the menopause.
RBSA Gallery 4 Brook Street St. Paul’s Birmingham
Today to Sat 4 Aug

More details - Demonstration by Gabrielle Roberts-Dalton
Join RBSA Member Gabrielle as she demonstrates how she creates a self-portrait while surrounded by her ground floor exhibition.
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Friends Exhibition 2018
Our annual display of artwork by the Friends promotes their range of artistic talents and acknowledges their importance to the Society.
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham
Wed 27 Jun to Sat 21 Jul

More details - Demonstration by Zarina Keyani
Join RBSA Friend Zarina in a free demonstration of experimental painting.
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Usha Khosla RBSA, 'Landscape in Clay'
Usha’s ceramics are inspired by landscapes, especially rock formations of many countries. The pots are hand built and represent 3D paintings, with surface decoration applied in layers. The results can be unpredictable and challenging.
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham
Mon 16 Jul to Sat 8 Sep

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