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Blog food
300 whiskies at Midlands Whisky Festival 2018 

15 Aug 18

Sixty distilleries to exhibit at unique event.


Blog event
Staff Review: The Canterville Ghost 

14 Aug 18

Venturing to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is always an excellent opportunity to see a huge range of theatre, comedy and a little bit of everything else.


News
Sir Michael Parkinson among star names at Stratford Literary Festival 

14 Aug 18

Sir Michael Parkinson, Jodi Picoult, and Jon Simpson are among those appearing at Stratford Literary Festival in November.


News
Warwickshire Pride to return this weekend 

14 Aug 18

Organisers say the annual festival will be more ‘fabulous’ than ever.


Blog feature
I Believe In A Thing Called Love – Lakefest 2018 

13 Aug 18

And now to our fourth festival of the season, Lakefest.


Blog music
Festival Review: Longitude 

12 Aug 18

Ben Johns argues that the Sunday of Longitude, led by the likes of Solange, SZA and IAMDDB, deserves more credit than many gave it The post Festival Review: Longitude appeared first on Redbrick .


Blog comment
Hednesford festival on today! 

11 Aug 18

Thanks for Stuart Cowley for the tipoff, I can also share the late news that today, Saturday 11th August 2018 it’s Hednesford Festival in Hednesford Park, and there’s loads to do with a market, stalls, fun and games, classic cars and …


Blog music
Festival Review: British Summer Time – Bruno Mars 

11 Aug 18

Amelia Hiller journeyed to Hyde Park’s British Summer Time for a day of sun and music headlined by pop sensation Bruno Mars and told us all about it The post Festival Review: British Summer Time – Bruno Mars appeared first on Redbrick .


Rugby
New outdoor film festival to take place at Sutton Park 

10 Aug 18

Sutton Park Film Festival will feature classic golden oldie films and a recent blockbuster…


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Wetherspoons is having an 11-day gin festival at these 16 Birmingham pubs 

10 Aug 18

The festival will run from Friday August 17 to Monday August 27 inclusive…


Blog music
Announcing Kenilworth Arts Festival 2018 

10 Aug 18

Prize-winning novelists and acclaimed international musicians dominate third festival.


Rugby
Free festival Simmer Down is coming to Handsworth Park – road closures, how to get there, lineup and more 

9 Aug 18

Rooted in north Birmingham, Simmer Down Festival is a free family festival…


Blog music
Changes to Shiiine On festival 

9 Aug 18

New venue and additions to line-up.


News
Celebrity chefs to make their way to Solihull food and drink festival 

8 Aug 18

AN AWARD-WINNING chef, a Bake Off contestant and star of Britain’s Best Home Cook will be making their way to Solihull’s food and drink festival next month.


News
Families urged to explore Staffordshire over the summer 

6 Aug 18

Families urged to explore Staffordshire over the summer.


Sport
Wyrley Gin Festival – September 15th 

6 Aug 18

The Wyrley Gin Festival is back and will be hosted by Louise from The Cheese Gin Ale Barn.


Council
Godiva Festival given South Asian flavour 

6 Aug 18

Coventry’s Godiva Festival will be treated to some of the best South Asian music artists from the UK and beyond as part of the build-up to UK City of Culture 2021.


Rugby
Birmingham Diwali Festival 2018 – date, line-up and what to expect 

5 Aug 18

When is Birmingham Diwali Festival 2018? This is what we know so far…


Blog feature
Festival Festivities 2018: Ay! Get away from that food! (Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul) 

4 Aug 18

I decided to try to write about the music festivals this year and (in the process of doing the first one ) decided that I couldn’t be arsed with writing about the actual music too much, and instead would try to identify a theme for each festival.


Council
Godiva Festival confirms Cradle of Filth to headline Rock Tent 

2 Aug 18

Godiva Festival organisers have confirmed the notorious extreme metal band, Cradle of Filth, will headline its Rock Tent on Friday 31 August.


Council
Four popular local artists return to the Godiva Festival bill as part of 20th anniversary celebrations! 

2 Aug 18

Four local artists are set to take to the stage at Godiva Festival this year, in recognition of their appearances over the 20 years of the annual event.


Blog feature
Cornwall Mini Deaffest 2018 

2 Aug 18

Zebra Access to launch the first ever mini Deaffest, Deaf Film & Arts festival in Cornwall.


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Testing drugs before you take them – success for police trial at MADE festival in Perry Barr 

2 Aug 18

Police trialled the service at MADE festival in Perry Barr over the weekend…


Blog comment
A5 Live this weekend – it’s not too late to get tickets! 

2 Aug 18

Long term readers will remember the annual music and fun festival that’s taken place on the smallholding just off the A5 at Newtown, Brownhills – formerly called Cockfest (because it took place on a chicken farm), last year becoming A5 Live.


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Joanna Lumley to headline Birmingham Comedy Festival 2018 

1 Aug 18

Ab Fab actress Joanna Lumley joins American comic Rich Hall, Birmingham’s Barbara Nice and many more…