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Expert calls sexual abuse in US Gymnastics “one of the biggest scandals in Olympic history” 

16 Jan 18

L-R: Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas.


Event
New Show: Nap Eyes 

10 Jan 18

We’re delighted to announce that This Is Tmrw will be welcoming  Nap Eyes  to  Hare Hounds Kings Heath  as part of their European and North American tour! Nap Eyes are pleased to announce the release of their new album, I’m Bad Now, on March…


Event
Dino Baptiste, 4 Jan 2018 

2 Jan 18

4 Jan 2018 – Jazz at The Jam House Presenting a night of classic Boogie Woogie, Blues and Swing from the highly energetic and dynamic pianist/vocalist, Dino Baptiste.


Events
All the Money in the World 

20 Dec 17

The story of the kidnapping of 16 year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.


Events
Phantom Thread 

19 Dec 17

Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious love life is disrupted by Alma, a young, strong-willed woman who becomes his muse and lover.


Events
The Disaster Artist 

17 Dec 17

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.


Events
Phantom Thread 

11 Dec 17

Daniel Day Lewis in Phantom Thread Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious love life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma who becomes his muse and lover.


Blog comment
Human Rights Day 

8 Dec 17

On United Nations’ Human Rights Day we should not only celebrate our freedoms but also speak out against the injustices and abuses suffered by many around the world.


News
£130m Meggitt “super site” creation at Ansty could actually see jobs LOST 

30 Nov 17

Some roles are moving to Hollywood, California, in the USA…


Event
Pianist Adam Gyorgy Plays Liszt and Chopin, 1 Dec 2017 

24 Nov 17

1 Dec 2017 – Classical at Bramall Music Building (suitable for under 18s) Fresh off his United States tour that ended in concerts at Carnegie Hall, pianist Adam Gyorgy debuts in University of Birmingham bringing the pieces that he has performed …


Events
The Post 

20 Nov 17

A cover-up that spanned four U.


Events
Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri 

20 Nov 17

In this darkly comic drama, a mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder, when they fail to catch the culprit.


Events
The Greatest Showman 

20 Nov 17

Inspired by the imagination of P.


Events
Molly’s Game 

20 Nov 17

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI agent.


Events
Wonder 

20 Nov 17

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring & heart-warming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.


Events
Suburbicon 

20 Nov 17

Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns.


Events
Battle of the Sexes 

20 Nov 17

Battle of the Sexes The true story of the 1973 tennis match between world number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.


Events
The Florida Project 

20 Nov 17

The Florida Project Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.


Blog arts
Christmas Turkey 

16 Nov 17

MIRACLE ON 34 th STREET New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, Wednesday 15 th November, 2017   For their Christmas production this year, BMOS have chosen to mount this musical adaptation of a creaky old film, a perennial favourite – in the USA more …


Business
Nov 1-2: Mechatronic Solutions launch the Podconnect at the NEC 

1 Nov 17

We return to Mechatronic Solutions after this two year old post was selected by most of the visitors to this site last month – the majority coming from the United States.


Events
Call Me By Your Name 

28 Oct 17

Timothée Chalamet as Elio Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics In 1983, the son of an American professor is enamoured by the graduate student who comes to study and live with his family in their northern Italian home.


Cricket
Lankford’s account is the latest sign that Russians are using social media to raise tensions in the United States. Gary 

27 Oct 17

Lankford’s account is the latest sign that Russians are using social media to raise tensions in the United States.


Events
Murder on the Orient Express 

27 Oct 17

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe, quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told.


Blog feature
Warwick to support new engineering university 

26 Oct 17

The new university for Hereford is being created in partnership with the University of Warwick and Olin College of Engineering in the United States.


Blog feature
The Return of the Mad Gasser of Mattoon – Maybe 

24 Oct 17

Over at Mysterious Universe , there’s a new article from me on the strange saga of what became known as the Mad Gasser of Mattoon.