The 2018 Trampoline, Tumbling & DMT British Championships Heads to Birmingham

The 2018 Trampoline, Tumbling & DMT British Championships Heads to Birmingham

The 2018 Trampoline, Tumbling & DMT British Championships springs into action at Arena Birmingham, on 22-23rd September 2018.

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Refugee Week Festival 2018 Launches in Birmingham

Refugee Week Festival 2018 Launches in Birmingham

A multi-venue celebration of global music and culture featuring a diverse programme of artists takes over Birmingham, UK from tomorrow Wednesday 20 June, to Saturday 23 June to mark Refugee Week. Showcasing artists in exile, supporting refugee rights in and around Birmingham.

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Jeremy Corbyn Hails UB40 as ‘Authentic Socialist Voice’

Jeremy Corbyn Hails UB40 as ‘Authentic Socialist Voice’

Jeremy Corbyn Pays Tribute to UB40 at 40th Anniversary Concert.

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Moana, Maui and Friends Embark on Triumphant Ice Debut in Birmingham with Disney On Ice

Moana, Maui and Friends Embark on Triumphant Ice Debut in Birmingham with Disney On Ice

 

 All-new production reminds audiences that every story begins with a dream. 

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Jess Glynne Announces Always In Between Tour

Jess Glynne Announces Always In Between Tour

As she continues to make UK chart history with her 7th #1 single ‘I’ll Be There’, Jess Glynne announces her glittering new album ‘Always In Between’ – due for release on Atlantic on the 21st September.  

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Khan Faces Samuel Vargas in Birmingham

Khan Faces Samuel Vargas in Birmingham

King Khan back in action against Canadian-Colombian at Arena Birmingham on September 8. Amir Khan will face Samuel Vargas at Arena Birmingham on September 8, live on Sky Sports.

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 GRAMMY® Award-winning Artist Meghan Trainor Releases Details on New Album

GRAMMY® Award-winning Artist Meghan Trainor Releases Details on New Album

After months of building anticipation and fueling excitement, GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Meghan Trainor will release her third full-length album entitled, TREAT MYSELF, on August 31st, 2018.

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Town Hall Birmingham Welcomes Refugee Community for an Ode to Syria

Town Hall Birmingham Welcomes Refugee Community for an Ode to Syria

On Friday evening over 100 refugees will be welcomed into one of the world’s greatest concert halls to hear the music of their homeland in their new home city.

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WW2 Veterans Take Flight at The Classic & Sports Car Show

WW2 Veterans Take Flight at The Classic & Sports Car Show

Crowds flocked to Bicester Heritage today, Saturday 23 June, for the opening day of The Classic & Sports Car Show in association with Flywheel, which takes place 23-24 June.

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Veterans to Return to the Skies in Tiger Moths at The Classic & Sports Car Show in Association with Flywheel

Veterans to Return to the Skies in Tiger Moths at The Classic & Sports Car Show in Association with Flywheel

Two World War II RAF veterans will take to the skies in Tiger Moths as The Classic & Sports Car Show in association with Flywheel, (23-24 June, Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire) honours this year’s centenaries of the RAF and the end of the First World War. 

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Professional Players Announced for Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship 

Professional Players Announced for Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship 

Ian Woosnam OBE has been confirmed as one of the first professional players for this years Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship. Mike Tindall MBE, Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy confirmed for Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship! 

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Celebrate British Flowers Week with the Mailbox 

Celebrate British Flowers Week with the Mailbox 

The Mailbox is treating visitors to a floral-filled programme of expert-led workshops to celebrate British Flowers Week from 20th to 24th June. 

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Pop Culture, Sporting Legends and Collectables All In One Place

Pop Culture, Sporting Legends and Collectables All In One Place

Returning for it’s 2nd year, Film & Comic Con Birmingham, Collectormania 25 came back to the NEC Birmingham, both bigger and better than before on 2 and 3 June 2018.

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BBC Gardeners’ World Live and BBC Good Food Show Competition

BBC Gardeners’ World Live and BBC Good Food Show Competition

Find out details on our competition in collaboration with the BBC Good Food Show and BBC Gardeners' World Live!

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Blue Planet II Live in Concert Comes to Brum

Blue Planet II Live in Concert Comes to Brum

Following the incredible success of the BAFTA award-winning BBC One television series Blue Planet II, presented by Sir David Attenborough, BBC Studios, and FKP Scorpio are proud to present a UK live tour, which will bring the wonders and mysteries of the planet’s oceans and wildlife to the UK arena stage.

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BBC Good Food Show Serves Up Its Biggest Brummie Offering Ever!

BBC Good Food Show Serves Up Its Biggest Brummie Offering Ever!

Michelin Star Brummie chef, Glynn Purnell, cooking at BBC Good Food Show Birmingham foodies and lovers of all-things-local are in for a treat this summer as BBC Good Food Show reveals its biggest Brummie line-up to date.

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Snow Patrol Confirms U.K. and Ireland 'Wildness' Tour Dates

Snow Patrol Confirms U.K. and Ireland 'Wildness' Tour Dates

Snow Patrol confirms 8 headlining dates in the UK and Ireland throughout December and January. The band will perform in cities including Birmingham on 25 January 2019, and tickets will go on sale on Friday, June 8th at 9am.

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New Car S.O.S Exhibition Now Open at British Motor Museum 

New Car S.O.S Exhibition Now Open at British Motor Museum 

Car S.O.S presenters Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw opened a new exhibition at the British Motor Museum featuring cars from National Geographic’s popular motoring TV show Car S.O.S.

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Iconic celebration of Land Rovers to take place in Solihull town centre this summer

Iconic celebration of Land Rovers to take place in Solihull town centre this summer

Solihull’s first ever Festival of iconic Land Rovers will take place this summer, with the world-famous Lode Lane plant opening its doors to the public.

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QualitySolicitors Davisons Launch Bowel Cancer Fundraising Campaign

QualitySolicitors Davisons Launch Bowel Cancer Fundraising Campaign

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and the second biggest killer. Around 268,000 people in the UK are living with bowel cancer; someone is diagnosed every 15 minutes. QualitySolicitors Davisons has launched a fundraising campaign for Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer to help raise awareness and help change these figures.

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The BodyPower Expo 2018 - Pushing the Boundaries of the Body’s Power

The BodyPower Expo 2018 - Pushing the Boundaries of the Body’s Power

The annual BodyPower Expo held at the NEC this month was once again a resounding success. As the biggest indoor fitness expo in the world, the event brings together the leading brands in the health and fitness industry. 

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Knowle-Based Boutique to Stage Fashion Show to Help Young Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses

Knowle-Based Boutique to Stage Fashion Show to Help Young Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses

The Closet to unveil new spring and summer collection in aid of Zoe’s Place.

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Shiiine On Festival Now On Sale!

Shiiine On Festival Now On Sale!

Shiiine On Launch One Day Festival at Genting Arena - headlined by Orbital, Shed Seven, Happy Mondays & Julian Cope.

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Arctic Monkeys announce new highly-anticipated album 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino'

Arctic Monkeys announce new highly-anticipated album 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino'

Revealing a trailer featuring grungy guitar, cinematic sounds and intriguing graphics, the Sheffield-born-and-bred band are set to release their sixth album on May 11. 

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Michael Jackson History Show to Moonwalk Across the UK This Month!

Michael Jackson History Show to Moonwalk Across the UK This Month!

Britain's Michael Jackson fans will be moonwalking their way to theatres when the Michael Jackson History Show launches it's first ever Ireland/UK tour this April! 

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Sir Tom Jones to Play at Ragley Hall

Sir Tom Jones to Play at Ragley Hall

Music legend Sir Tom Jones is taking his sensational live show to magnificent stately homes and historic UK locations this summer. The sensational musician is set to perform an open air concert at the stunning Ragley Hall in July.

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40 Years of Disco 2 Coming This Weekend!

40 Years of Disco 2 Coming This Weekend!

 After the huge success of this year’s ‘40 Years Of Disco’tour Tony Denton Promotions has announced the line up for 2019 that once more brings together disco legends for this unique arena concert. 

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Family Days Out in the Midlands This Easter

Family Days Out in the Midlands This Easter

If you’re stuck for ideas for you and your family to do while the kids are on their holidays, look no further. Here, we will give you a few ideas on fun family activities in the Birmingham area if you have a day to spare.

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College Graduate Prepares for a Thriller Performance

College Graduate Prepares for a Thriller Performance

A former student at Stratford-upon-Avon-College has begun rehearsals for a major West End theatre performance having been cast in the musical Thriller Live. 

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'Tiff Stevenson: Bombshell' Comes to Birmingham

'Tiff Stevenson: Bombshell' Comes to Birmingham

Comedian and actress Tiff Stevenson brings her critically acclaimed 8th solo show Bombshell - her most political yet – to Birmingham’s Glee Club on Friday 23 March 2018! Some say she oscillates wildly between Sylvia Plath and Beyonce, “like Belva Lockwood fused with your drunken Aunt” (Edinburgh 49+3). Tiff says she’s very very funny and a right old smarty-pants. She also says she’s very, very, very modest.

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Celebrate International Women's Day with the Artrix and 'Stand Up for Women
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Celebrate International Women's Day with the Artrix and 'Stand Up for Women
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This March Artrix is celebrating International Women’s Day with a comedy show, Stand Up for Women, featuring housewife extraordinaire, Barbara Nice, the alter ego of Holy Mary from Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights. According to The Times, Barbara Nice is A hybrid between Victoria Wood and Mrs Merton.

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ELF - The Christmas Spectacular Starring David Essex and Martine McCutcheon Comes to Brum

ELF - The Christmas Spectacular Starring David Essex and Martine McCutcheon Comes to Brum

Tickets go on-sale Friday 9 March at 9am for ELF, the hit West End and Broadway musical based on the Hollywood blockbuster movie starring Will Ferrell, is to be supersized into a Christmas spectacular which will tour the UK in December 2018. This extravaganza will play three major arenas this Christmas including Birmingham’s Genting Arena.

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Ale Rooms Wins Prestigious Solihull CAMRA Pub of the Year Award

Ale Rooms Wins Prestigious Solihull CAMRA Pub of the Year Award

A Knowle pub is toasting success for the very first time after winning the Campaign For Real Ale’s (CAMRA) prestigious Pub of the Year 2018 award (Solihull) – a little over 12 months after it first opened. The Ale Rooms on Knowle High Street, which launched in December 2016, was voted number one pub by members of CAMRA’s Solihull and district branch.

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The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour Set to Land in Birmingham

The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour Set to Land in Birmingham

Today, Kevin Hart announced he is expanding his widely successful and massively hysterical ‘The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour,’ adding over 100 new dates including one at Arena Birmingham. Hart’s last multi-city domestic and international WHAT NOW comedy tour sold out large venues all over the world, including being the first comedian to sell out an NFL stadium, selling over 50,000 tickets in one show at Lincoln Financial Field.

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Kylie Minogue Announces UK and Ireland Tour and New Album Release Date

Kylie Minogue Announces UK and Ireland Tour and New Album Release Date

Kylie Minogue, currently on a high with her brand new track 'Dancing', will bring her extraordinary creativity as a live performer back to the stage this autumn when she plays a UK and Ireland tour. Kylie, who always raises the bar with her live performances, promises a brand new extravaganza for this production which will be centred around her new album 'Golden', although of course her amazing back catalogue will be embraced.

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Duran Duran's John Taylor to Appear at First Birmingham Music Awards

Duran Duran's John Taylor to Appear at First Birmingham Music Awards

Duran Duran's John Taylor Pledges Support for New Birmingham Talent. A search for Birmingham’s brightest and best musicians/music industry professionals is underway as the ‘Birmingham Music Awards’ hosts their first ceremony on May 2nd.  

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Joanna Lumley's New Tour for 2018 'It's All About Me' Comes to Birmingham

Joanna Lumley's New Tour for 2018 'It's All About Me' Comes to Birmingham

The legendary Joanna Lumley will embark on her first ever live tour, IT’S ALL ABOUT ME, in autumn 2018.  Joanna will take to the road for the 30 date tour on 6 October at Belfast's Waterfront Hall and then perform at major theatres in Ireland and across the UK, before finishing in Aylesbury on 10 November. Tickets will go on sale on Friday 1st December at 10am.

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A Taste of Things to Come

A Taste of Things to Come

Inspired Austin Heath hosts exclusive pop up-event with award-winning chef, Paul Foster. On Tuesday 27th February, Inspired Villages, the luxury retirement village operator, is hosting an exclusive pop up event with award-winning chef Paul Foster, Head Chef at Salt, Stratford-upon-Avon, to give the local community a flavour of what’s in store for the luxurious later living destination over the next few years.

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Smart Initiative Tackles City's Female Unemployment

Smart Initiative Tackles City's Female Unemployment

There was glamour, magic, fame and stardom in the air at the BRIT Awards last week, as stars adorned the red carpet dressed head to toe in couture. However, the must-have accessory of the night wasn’t a pair of statement earrings, or the latest Mulberry bag, but a single white rose. Why? Well, in-line with the recent #TIMESUP movement across the pond in Hollywood, those in the limelight have been letting the world know that enough is enough when it comes to harassment and misconduct within the entertainment industry.

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2018 Bafta Winners

2018 Bafta Winners

The annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards took place last night on 18 February 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall. The event, attended by film stars, producers, directors, and even royalty, acknowledged and celebrated the outstanding contributions made to film and television over the past year. Hosted by Joanna Lumley, the event commended the exceptional nominated films and television productions, whilst also acting as a platform for a strong political and social statement by many attendees.

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Dentelle Aesthetic Skin Solutions - Mother's Day Offers!

Dentelle Aesthetic Skin Solutions - Mother's Day Offers!

Discover fantastic Mother's Day offers at Dentelle this spring. Whether you're looking to pamper yourself and book a well-deserved treatment, or surprise a loved one, Dentelle have a bespoke selection of March Packages tailored to suit busy mums. Targeting problem skin, Dentelle's aesthetic skin solutions are an excellent way to rejuvenate tired winter skin, and achieve fantastic natural results.

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Becketts Farm Restaurant Given a Fresh Uplift

Becketts Farm Restaurant Given a Fresh Uplift

Becketts Farm Restaurant has undergone a £400K makeover to its popular eatery. The family farming business introduced its now multi-award winning restaurant in 1996 to compliment the on-site Farm Shop. After its last major refurbishment in 2008 and the restaurant’s continuing growth in popularity the decision was made to undertake a full refurbishment to maintain the ‘Modern Farmhouse Dining’ theme.

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The Script Announce Extra Dates to 2010 Arena Tour

The Script Announce Extra Dates to 2010 Arena Tour

The Script had a great 2017; their new album Freedom Child topped the UK Official Albums Chart, securing them their fourth UK #1 album. They followed this by announcing their 2018 UK & Ireland Arena tour, which kicked off in Leeds on 2nd February. Tickets for the tour were selling out fast, so much so that they announced more dates including a second one at London’s O2 Arena on 24th February. 

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Paul Lowe Dentistry - Offering Fantastic Children's Dental Care

Paul Lowe Dentistry - Offering Fantastic Children's Dental Care


Concerned about your children's dental care, or looking for Denplan discounts? Paul Lowe Dentistry, based in Solihull, is the Practice for you. As both a general family dentistry and specialists in cosmetic procedures and treatments, our Practice caters to all. Whether you require consultations and advice, general dentistry, teeth whitening or dental implants, Paul Lowe Dentistry guarantees outstanding results for our clients.

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The Ivy Collection is Coming to Birmingham Spring 2018!

The Ivy Collection is Coming to Birmingham Spring 2018!

Work is well under way on Temple Row, as Birmingham prepares to welcome The Ivy Collection to the city this spring. The Ivy Temple Row will occupy a 7,000 sq ft space at the top of Temple Row, formerly a Louis Vuitton boutique, and an ideal location for the restaurant group’s arrival in the second city. 

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The High Field Studio Now Open

The High Field Studio Now Open

The High Field Studio now open to the public - a unique event space in the heart of Edgbaston. The High Field Studio, a really chic place to throw a fantastic party, brings a unique event space to the heart of the city's social scene. Nestled inside a former architect's studio with dramatic floor to ceiling windows, The High Field Studio comes complete with its own private bar and bags of space that can be set up in any style to make a real occasion of out any get-together.  

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Demi Lovato Announces 2018 European 'Tell Me You Love Me' Tour

Demi Lovato Announces 2018 European 'Tell Me You Love Me' Tour

Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum singer and songwriter Demi Lovato today announces her European tour, that hits Birmingham this summer. New Album Tell Me You Love Me, on Island/Safehouse/Hollywood, Hit #1 on iTunes in 37 Countries, “Sorry not Sorry” #1 Top 40 Radio and RIAA Double-Platinum with 500 Million+ Global Streams, 290 Million+ Video views. Here's how to get tickets...

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Britney Spears Adds Birmingham Date to Limited European

Britney Spears Adds Birmingham Date to Limited European "Britney: Piece of Me" Tour Due to Overwhelming Demand

Pitbull to join Britney on Europe leg of exclusive tour. Limited tickets available for new European dates of her award-winning and record-setting show. Due to overwhelmingly rapid sales of legendary pop icon Britney Spears’ exclusive last time ever, limited tour of her award-winning and record-breaking show, “Britney: Piece of Me,” four additional European shows have been added due to demand, including a show at Birmingham’s Genting Arena!

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The Hollywood Vampires First Ever UK Shows for 2018 Tour Just Announced

The Hollywood Vampires First Ever UK Shows for 2018 Tour Just Announced

The Hollywood Vampires, featuring Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp have just announced the first ever UK shows for the band's 2018 tour (with support from The Darkness and The Damned)! One of the hottest shows of the summer coming to a lair near you! Aerosmith guitarist Perry vows that his group is going to blow people away…. "I don't say things like this often, but this band is (bleeping) good," Perry says. "There will be rumbling in ears and there might be blood trickling out of one ear," Depp warns audience members. Adds Cooper: "Then we'll know we've done our job," – USA TODAY

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Justin Timberlake Announces Second Birmingham Date to The Man of the Woods Tour 

Justin Timberlake Announces Second Birmingham Date to The Man of the Woods Tour 

Following the release of his highly-anticipated album Man of the Woods and his epic Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show performance, Justin Timberlake has announced European and U.K. The Man Of The Woods Tour dates, as well as a second leg of North American dates due to sell out shows. The UK leg will kick off at Arena Birmingham on 27 June 2018.

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Warwickshire’s Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park to unveil newly-renovated British Folk Art Collection

Warwickshire’s Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park to unveil newly-renovated British Folk Art Collection

Warwickshire’s Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park will unveil its popular British Folk Art Collection to the public on Saturday 17 March following a £100,000 renovation project of its galleries. Funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in partnership with the Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund, the work has taken a year to complete. 

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Simple Minds: New Album 'Walk Between Worlds' Out Now

Simple Minds: New Album 'Walk Between Worlds' Out Now

Simple Minds' first album of new material since 2014's hugely acclaimed 'Big Music' (which Mojo magazine declared, “Their best album in 30 years”) is released today! The band are to play three very special UK shows this month following the release of their new music. 'Walk Between Worlds' was produced by Simple Minds with Andy Wright and Gavin Goldberg, both of whom worked on 'Big Music'. With its eight tracks rocketing past in 42 minutes, it is a relatively concise affair. It is also an album of two distinct sides, very much the old-school album format that singer Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill grew up with as music fans.

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The National Wedding Show at NEC Birmingham: WIN 2x Tickets!

The National Wedding Show at NEC Birmingham: WIN 2x Tickets!

The National Wedding Show at the NEC Birmingham from 23 – 25 February 2018 will feature over 300 of the best experts, planners and brands the world of weddings has to offer, including David’s Bridal, Confetti.co.uk, Debenhams, Oasis, Ben Sherman, Your Singing Waiters, Exclusive Yacht Weddings and Warwick Castle alongside many more. Find out how to WIN 2x tickets to the spectacular event!

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Stories from Stratford-upon-Avon: Tall Tales and Family Fun

Stories from Stratford-upon-Avon: Tall Tales and Family Fun

On Monday 19 February, Kate’s Storytree will be taking root at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall and Stratford Library when children of all ages are invited to join her and let their creativity grow wild in an immersive Shakespearean storytelling session. Families have a choice of two sessions in this free half term event, with the first taking place at 10:30am and a second event at 2:00pm.

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Lenny Kravitz Announces UK Tour for Summer 2018

Lenny Kravitz Announces UK Tour for Summer 2018

Lenny Kravitz has announced an upcoming 2018 summer UK tour, and is set to perform at Arena Birmingham on 20 June.  Tickets go on general sale on Friday 26 January at 9am. In addition to the tour, Kravitz is also gearing up to announce new music that is set to be released in Spring 2018. Here's how to get your hands on some tickets...

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Arenacross 2018 Tour Comes To Birmingham

Arenacross 2018 Tour Comes To Birmingham

The Arenacross Tour is set to burst into 2018 with a bigger and better format for its seven-round action-packed UK indoor Motocross race series and Freestyle extravaganza - and the third leg of the Tour will take place at the Genting Arena, Birmingham, on Saturday the 20th of January. 

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MCM Birmingham Comic Con: Pop Culture Extravaganza

MCM Birmingham Comic Con: Pop Culture Extravaganza

Birmingham welcomes back MCM Comic Con, Star Wars, Doctor Who and Harry Potter stars alongside thousands of fans! MCM celebrated the last event of 2017 in style, as MCM Birmingham Comic returned to the NEC on 18-19 November for a weekend pop culture extravaganza. 

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Barretts Contractors Ltd - Reliable Service You Can Trust

Barretts Contractors Ltd - Reliable Service You Can Trust

Barretts Contractors, est. 1984, are specialists in roofing and building, based in the Solihull area. Priding themselves on excellent workmanship and high quality service, Barretts Contractors guarantee complete customer satisfaction. Whether it be roof repairs and lead work, or porches and conversions, Barretts Contractors will get the job done. 

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The Belfry Hotel and Resort Reveals Sensational Black Friday Deals

The Belfry Hotel and Resort Reveals Sensational Black Friday Deals

England’s Leading Resort, The Belfry, has unveiled a range of sensational Black Friday deals, offering visitors a four-day window to take advantage of special offers across its luxury hotel and spa, Ryder Cup Brabazon course and fully-stocked Golf Shop.

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Peter Kay Announces Return to Stand-up With First Live Tour in Eight Years & Added Birmingham Dates

Peter Kay Announces Return to Stand-up With First Live Tour in Eight Years & Added Birmingham Dates

One of Britain’s best loved comedians, the multi award winning actor, writer, director, author and producer Peter Kay, is finally returning to his most successful hobby, stand-up. His last tour in 2010, which still officially ranks with the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest selling comedy tour of all time, played to over 1.2 million people.

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Museum Shop Sunday: A New International Cultural Shopping Day

Museum Shop Sunday: A New International Cultural Shopping Day

The Association for Cultural Enterprises (ACE) is calling for members of the public to visit cultural organisation shops as they open their doors Sunday 26 November for Museum Shop Sunday. A day to enjoy a relaxing and inspiring shopping experience afer the chaos of Black Friday!

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The Local Band Using Music to Raise Money for Dementia Sufferers 

The Local Band Using Music to Raise Money for Dementia Sufferers 

The 6-5 Specials Skiffle Band, a quartet made up of retired volunteers, is dedicated to raising money for Dementia UK through their music. Based in Alvechurch, the musicians love playing at charity concerts, arranging private gigs and performing for dementia sufferers at ‘Memory Cafes’.

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Shirley Aquatics' Move to Beckett's Farm a Success

Shirley Aquatics' Move to Beckett's Farm a Success

Shirley Aquatics move to Beckett’s Farm has proved to be the success the team had all hoped for. Now bigger and better then they have ever been the new leading provider of marine aquarium and fish tank supplies can boast to be one of the biggest superstores in Europe.

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John Bishop Announces Tour Will Return for Fourth Date in Birmingham

John Bishop Announces Tour Will Return for Fourth Date in Birmingham

Comedy superstar John Bishop returned to Birmingham this weekend, for his long awaited return to stand-up comedy, and brand new live show, WINGING IT. Following the success of this weekend's shows, John has announced he’ll be back with the tour again in March 2018, for his fourth night in Birmingham. 

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Van Morrison's New Album 'Versatile' Out 1st December 2017

Van Morrison's New Album 'Versatile' Out 1st December 2017

Following the massive success of his 37th studio album Roll With the Punches (which charted at No 4 in the UK this September), Van Morrisonprepares the release of his 38th. Versatile is positive proof that Van Morrison is built differently to other artists.

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Sean Paul ft. Blue Cantrell - Arena Birmingham Nov 2017

Sean Paul ft. Blue Cantrell - Arena Birmingham Nov 2017

Cornfield’s directors enjoyed a night of the Grammy-award winning artist’s best-loved songs, with a special appearance from Blue Cantrell. For his first Arena concert appearance in Birmingham, Sean Paul did not disappoint. Playing his classic hits, plus some surprise extras, Sean Paul entertained the eager crowd of all ages.

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Muslim Charity to Keep Over 21, 000 Homeless Warm This Winter in Birmingham and Across UK

Muslim Charity to Keep Over 21, 000 Homeless Warm This Winter in Birmingham and Across UK

Human Appeal, a British Muslim faith-based charity, are announcing today the launch of their first ever winter Wrap Up Birmingham Campaign. Following on from last year’s successful Wrap Up Manchester campaign, Human Appeal will also be running campaigns in Birmingham and Glasgow as well as being the charity sponsor of Wrap Up London. Across all four cities Human Appeal are aiming to collect and donate at least 21,00 coats to the rough sleepers of these cities. Wrap Up Manchester, Wrap Up London, Wrap Up Glasgow and Wrap Up Birmingham campaigns will start on the 13th November and run until 24th November.

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Press Highlights - National Pet Show 2017

Press Highlights - National Pet Show 2017

Brand new features announced at the National Pet Show! The National Pet Show is gearing up to open its doors at the NEC Birmingham on 4-5 November 2017. With hundreds of different animals, amazing animal action displays, expert talks, celebrity appearances and exceptional shopping, the National Pet Show, proudly sponsored by MORETH>N, continues to be an unmissable event for animal lovers and families of all ages.

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Liam Gallagher: UK Tour Dates Sell-Out Following Debut Solo Album 'As You Were'

Liam Gallagher: UK Tour Dates Sell-Out Following Debut Solo Album 'As You Were'

Following the release of Liam Gallagher's debut solo album ‘As You Were’, released on October 6th, the musician's UK tour sold-out the 100, 000 tickets in a single morning. Due to popular demand, the tour was extended with a date at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on December 1st, while the Belfast date has been upgraded to The SSE Arena. 

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Festival of the Spoken Nerd:

Festival of the Spoken Nerd: "It’s a live science comedy extravaganza with experiments"

Festival of the Spoken Nerd comes to Birmingham! The comedy trio wonderfully blend science with comedy to create a show full of laughs (and learning). Why not learn a thing or two whilst you're laughing your head off? Helen, Steve and Matt answered some questions for the press about their group and what audiences should expect from their new tour 'You Can't Polish A Nerd'...

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Katie Melua to Release Children in Need's Official Single for 2017

Katie Melua to Release Children in Need's Official Single for 2017

Katie Melua to release BBC Children in Need’s official single for 2017 ‘Fields of Gold’ re-recorded by Katie Melua as official single for charity’s 2017 Appeal in tribute to Life President Sir Terry Wogan Katie Melua is to release this year’s official BBC Children in Need single, ‘Fields of Gold’. 

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Stereophonics Announce 2018 UK & Irish Tour Following New Album 'Scream Above The Sounds' Release

Stereophonics Announce 2018 UK & Irish Tour Following New Album 'Scream Above The Sounds' Release

One of Britain’s best live bands Stereophonics will embark on a major UK & Irish arena tour in spring 2018 following the release their new album, ‘Scream Above The Sounds’. ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ was primarily recorded in the band’s HQ in west London with a further session at RAK Studios. Created with the help of regular collaborator Jim Lowe, it’s an album in which creative sonic touches add to the band’s emphasis on songwriting and melody.

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Mount Kimbie To Perform At Birmingham O2 Institute

Mount Kimbie To Perform At Birmingham O2 Institute

Love What Survives is the third studio album from Mount Kimbie; a melodic yet robust electronic record and a distillation of their career to date, mixing multiple singing voices and musical personalities, flirting with freeform experimentation, pop tropes and an expansive sonic palette.To celebrate the start of a full UK and European tour, Mount Kimbie have enlisted friend and support act Kelly Lee Owens to rework their current single You Look Certain [I'm Not So Sure]. 

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Nick Heyward Announces 2018 UK Tour 'Woodland Echoes'

Nick Heyward Announces 2018 UK Tour 'Woodland Echoes'

Following the release of his critically acclaimed new album ‘Woodland Echoes’ that entered at No. 4 in the independent album charts, Nick Heyward has announced a UK tour for 2018. The tour takes in 13 dates starting on 24th May at the Brighton Concorde and culminating on 6th July at Milton Keynes The Stables.  Nick is set to release a new single, ‘Perfect Sunday Sun’, on 17th November again via his own label Gladsome Hawk.

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The Beat, Buzzcocks, The Selecter and Stiff Little Fingers to Perform Three Very Special Outdoor Shows in May 2018

The Beat, Buzzcocks, The Selecter and Stiff Little Fingers to Perform Three Very Special Outdoor Shows in May 2018

After the blistering success of the 3 inaugural outdoor events which saw The Specials and Toots & The Maytals play on the same stage for the very first time, those behind Slam Dunk Festival are back once again to deliver another iconic run of shows.

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TV Comics Raise A Smile (And Funds) For Charity

TV Comics Raise A Smile (And Funds) For Charity

A charity comedy show organised by The Glee Club has raised £7,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity. The performance, which took place last night (Wednesday 25 October 2017) at the city centre venue saw rising Brum comedy hero Joe Lycett and Britain's Got Talent finalist Daliso Chaponda appear in front of a capacity crowd. They were joined by Newcastle’s Rahul Kohli and Comedy Carousel host Andy Robinson, as MC.

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Itihaas Restaurant Says

Itihaas Restaurant Says "I Do" To Stanbrook Abbey Partnership

Award-winning connoisseur of fine Indian dining, Itihaas Restaurant, is celebrating a match made in heaven with stunning and historical wedding venue, Stanbrook Abbey. Based in the heart of Birmingham, Itihaas is one of the most established Indian restaurants in the UK. Its cuisine is inspired by the Mughul Era, when Indian dining was imperial and extravagant, which lends itself well to the wedding business and is integral to both the food served and decoration provided at its show-stopping events. 

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Fumo Selfridges Birmingham Opens With A Lavish VIP Party

Fumo Selfridges Birmingham Opens With A Lavish VIP Party

The multi-award winning Italian restaurant company, San Carlo Group has launched its latest venture in the Midlands with a lavish VIP party. Specially invited guests sipped cocktails and sampled fabulous Italian canapes as they became the first to see inside the stylish new Fumo Selfridges Birmingham, a stunning £1m 3,000 sqft restaurant and bar located on the 4th floor of the luxury department store, overlooking the iconic Bullring. 

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Visitors Inspired at Retirement Village Open Day

Visitors Inspired at Retirement Village Open Day

Visitors were welcomed to an open day at Inspired Villages Warwick to celebrate the start of work on phase two of the development. The retirement village, in Heathcote, is a partnership between Inspired Villages Group and Legal & General. The first phase in the £65m development has already opened, and scores of people have moved into the village, including 70 year-old great grandmother Lizzie Dunne. 

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South Birmingham SCITT: Applications Open Soon

South Birmingham SCITT: Applications Open Soon

South Birmingham SCITT is nationally recognised as a high achieving partnership, which is structured and resourced to train teachers to meet the needs of 21st century learners. Within a supportive, encouraging environment, the staff will go out of their way to make you a success! Trainees will develop and reinforce the values, skills, and attributes, which promote good citizens and lifelong learning in students. Our committed Training Partnership of over 50 schools, work together to ensure that high quality learning for both trainees and their students takes place. 

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Eleanor Conway 2017 Tour 'Walk of Shame' Preview!

Eleanor Conway 2017 Tour 'Walk of Shame' Preview!

Some people talk the talk but don’t walk the walk, one person that puts her money where her mouth is, is comedian Eleanor Conway.  Her debut stand up show ‘Walk of Shame’, enjoyed sell out audiences and immense critical success on the free fringe last year, since then she’s been honing the show on a 30 date national tour selling out a slew of dates from Bristol to Brighton and beyond and is now extending her tour into the Autumn. Kicking off the new run of dates in Inverness on 30th August.

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The Magic Lantern Festival Returns to Birmingham!

The Magic Lantern Festival Returns to Birmingham!

The Magical Lantern Festival enters its second year in Birmingham following a hugely successful festival last year. Due to the exceptional demand for tickets, to accommodate more visitors, this year we will be open five days a week from Wednesday to Sunday each week and open every day during the Xmas holidays apart from Xmas Eve and Xmas Day.

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Solihull Restaurant is all ‘Fired Up’ About The Launch of its Brand New Wood Fired Menu

Solihull Restaurant is all ‘Fired Up’ About The Launch of its Brand New Wood Fired Menu


Foodies in Solihull are in for a treat this Winter as a leading local restaurant has just unveiled its latest addition – a brand new wood fired oven. And there’s a delicious new menu to get it warmed up too! The Forest Hotel, in Dorridge, has launched its new wood fired menu just at the right time, as the nights start to draw in and the woolly jumpers come out of hibernation.

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Winner of Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award Revealed

Winner of Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award Revealed

Birmingham-born, Warwickshire-raised comic wins prestigious comedy prize! Birmingham Comedy Festival and The Glee Club are pleased to announce Kai Samra as the recipient of the festival’s Breaking Talent Award 2017. The young comic picked up his prize at a packed Glee Club on Friday night (6 October 2017), where he was presented with his award by BBCWM’s Richard Wilford.

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Purnell Banks on Support from Deutsche Bank Employees

Purnell Banks on Support from Deutsche Bank Employees

For the first time in its history, a Birmingham charity has reached the final stage of the Deutsche Bank UK charity partner process, and the charity’s Trustee Glynn Purnell is calling on Deutsche Bank Birmingham to support the campaign. Now one of the final six charities in the running, shortlisted from an original 80, Cure Leukaemia has embarked on a 10-day two-week campaign and with the help of patron Glynn and celebrities including Chris Froome, Geoff Thomas, Ian Wright and and Ben Foster. 

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40 Years of Disco Comes to Birmingham

40 Years of Disco Comes to Birmingham

’40 Years Of Disco’ brings the cream of the decades together for the very first time for a unique arena tour. Seven of the biggest and legendary disco acts will appear on one stage at the Genting Arena in March 2018, including Sister Sledge, Tavares, Rose Royce, Boney M, Odyssey and George McCrae.

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Solihull Food and Drinks Festival - A Culinary Triumph

Solihull Food and Drinks Festival - A Culinary Triumph

This year Solihull town centre showcased the ultimate food and drink festival! With over 80 food and drink stalls, family activities and celebrity food demonstrations, the Solihull Food and Drink Festival was declared a roaring success… despite the best attempts by the rain to dampen spirits.

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Prepare for an Illuminating Experience at Compton Verney This Autumn

Prepare for an Illuminating Experience at Compton Verney This Autumn

IN-LIGHT II: The spectacular IN-LIGHT return to Compton Verney this autumn, as part of the national Museums at Night programme.For the second year running, the beautiful and historic Warwickshire art gallery and park will be bathed in light as part of a series of astounding and contemporary ‘son et lumière’ shows. 

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Win a VIP family ticket to Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure and be part of the show!

Win a VIP family ticket to Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure and be part of the show!

Win a VIP family ticket to Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure and be part of the show!

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Free Debt Help On Your Doorstep

Free Debt Help On Your Doorstep

When financial trouble hits, it’s easy to feel alone. When in debt, it can often seem like no one is able to help, and no one wants to. Local debt counselling charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP) has recently launched its new project in partnership with Dickens Heath Church - a service aiming to help people begin their journey towards financial freedom.

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Stratford Pub Goers Help Buy Cows for Kenya

Stratford Pub Goers Help Buy Cows for Kenya

Pub goers popping into The One Elm in Stratford are being asked to put their change from buying a round - or any cash they can spare – towards Herds for Change, a project aimed at delivering vital and sustainable change in the Mara, Kenya.

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Midlands Whisky Festival Bringing Big Brands to Brum

Midlands Whisky Festival Bringing Big Brands to Brum

With just a few weeks until Midlands Whisky Festival returns to Birmingham for the second year running, some of the brands taking centre stage at the event have been announced. Over 400 whiskies will be on show at thestudiobirmingham on Saturday 16 September, giving whisky fans a chance to brush up on their whisky wisdom and discover something new. 

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‘The Hair Fairy’ Lucinda Ellery Sprinkles Magic in Solihull

‘The Hair Fairy’ Lucinda Ellery Sprinkles Magic in Solihull

Hair extension and hair loss expert opens studio in Solihull, West Midlands Lucinda Ellery, the world-renowned hair loss and extensions expert has opened up a brand new studio in Solihull, West Midlands. The studio will provide the women of the West Midlands a life changing way to cope with any form of hair loss using pioneering hair loss solution, ensuring all women not only look but also feel fabulous.

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Nuffield Health Now Offering New Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

Nuffield Health Now Offering New Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

The New Superpath® Hip is super quick! An advanced technique for hip replacement being offered by innovative surgeons at Nuffield Health in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, means that patients recover much more quickly, with less pain, a much smaller scar and a lower risk of infection.

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Phil Collins - ‘Not Dead Yet’ Tour - 3 December 2017, Genting Arena (2)

Phil Collins - ‘Not Dead Yet’ Tour - 3 December 2017, Genting Arena (2)

Night after night on his incredible comeback tour, Phil Collins has introduced his show to the audience by simply saying that he has missed them.

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The Fort Theory of Shopping

The Fort Theory of Shopping

The Fort Shopping Park delves into the minds of shoppers for their latest campaign.

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Life's a Beach at Touchwood

Life's a Beach at Touchwood

Touchwood is once again giving local residents the chance to be transported to sunnier shores with the return of its much-anticipated Costa del Solihull urban beach this summer.

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International superstar André Rieu announces UK & Ireland Arena Tour 2017

International superstar André Rieu announces UK & Ireland Arena Tour 2017

Musical Phenomenon André Rieu is quite simply a musical phenomenon like no other, having sold a massive 40 million CDs and DVDs and notched 30 No.1 chart positions worldwide.

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Bananarama Are Back

Bananarama Are Back

Siobhan Fahey rejoins Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward for One Time Only Tour

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Iconic jeans brand Levi’s is now open at Resorts World Birmingham

Iconic jeans brand Levi’s is now open at Resorts World Birmingham

Resorts World Birmingham has welcomed iconic jeans brand, Levi’s to its retail space this June.  

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