AREA GUIDE > November-December issue


Check out the latest edition of AREA GUIDE – if you haven’t managed to pick up a copy yet you can read it online here.

This issue features the usual mix of Art, music, comedy and film previews alongside festive days out and cocktail features, fashion looks for A/w 2015 and our handy gift guide.

BIRMINGHAM WEEKENDER – Volunteers wanted

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Between 25 – 27 September 2015, the city centre will come alive for an extraordinary weekend of high quality outdoor arts called Birmingham Weekender. Including independent street food traders, plenty of city fashion and style events and also the Rugby World Cup games at Villa Park, there’s never been so much going on in Birmingham!

Building on the success of 4 Squares Weekender and produced and coordinated by the same team, nearly all events will be free including our own Mucho Brumcha: Day of the Dead fiesta – a great day out for families and friends! Continue reading

BE FESTIVAL 2015, 23 – 27 June at The Rep, Birmingham

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Turning the notion of conventional theatre upside down and blurring the boundary between audience and artist BE Festival opens its doors to 20 of Europe’s most daring, innovative and experimental theatre, dance and circus groups this June.

The week long festival take place across the Rep’s various stages and back-stage areas and offers a unique programme of European theatre, dance, comedy, circus, music, visual and performing arts. Running day and night there are a wide variety of activities and shows for everyone.

One of the festival’s many quirks include their now infamous interval dinner events (pictured); The REP’s main stage makes way for a pop-up restaurant and audience members, actors and staff are invited to enjoy a meal together under the spotlights during the interval.  Continue reading

Win Tickets to Psychic Sally on the Road 2015

She’s the nation’s favourite link to the afterlife and she’s coming to the Midlands with her sell-out tour. Psychic Sally Morgan shares her remarkable gift in a show which is unique to every venue.

Funny, entertaining, sometimes heartbreaking, often controversial; Psychic Sally on the Road 2015 marks her eighth year touring. Continue reading


Motown_show 09RedThe Magic of Motown is coming to the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton on the 13th July with its all-new Reach Out 2014 Tour and we have two pairs of tickets to see the show to give away.

The Magic of Motown 2014 Reach Out Tour brings to the stage 36 chart toppers back-to-back in one critically-acclaimed production. Direct from the USA, The Magic of Motown delivers five-star performances that authentically revive the style and sophistication of everyone’s favourite legends from the famous, Detroit-based record label. Continue reading

Birmingham Opera Company Needs You!

Birmingham Opera Volunteers

Got a sense of adventure? Want to try something out of the ordinary? Then why not join Birmingham Opera Company and help them to create and perform a one-of-a-kind production of Khovanskygate: A National Enquiry. Individuals and Groups are all welcome, no previous performing experience needed.

Rehearsals run on Tuesday and Thursday evening 6.30-9.30pm and Sunday afternoon 2-6pm. Performances will be 22, 24, 28, 30 April and 2 May 2014. Continue reading


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Birmingham Hippodrome
Until 2 February, 2014

He’s behind you! Panto season is upon us and if you are ready for a good dose of cheese then it doesn’t get any better the UK’s biggest Panto at the Hippodrome. Heading the cast as the handsome Prince is Eastenders’ John Partridge. John, who recently starred in A Chorus Line at the London Palladium, will be joined by everyone’s favourite fashion guru Gok Wan who will be making his pantomime debut in Birmingham as The Man in The Mirror.  Continue reading

Area Guide November

November_2013.inddThe latest edition of Area Guide is here and packed with events for November. This month’s beautiful cover is by Ben Javens who is taking part in the Bicycle Basket Bazaar at Eye Candy which is happening on the 2nd November. Read it online here. Continue reading