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Create a shortened version of The Tempest in one day with the help of an RSC expert.

Telephone: +44 (0) 844 800 1110
Website: www.rsc.org.uk
Duration: Tue 25 Oct
Categories: Drama/Performance Workshop

Telephone: +44 (0) 1384 75155
Website: www.waterstones.com
Duration: Tue 25 Oct
Categories: Storytelling

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 633 4353
Website: www.waterstones.com
Duration: Tue 25 Oct
Categories: Literary

A scaled replica of a traditional Pakistani clay house from Mahtab Hussain, showcasing miniature clay houses made by visitors to The Auspicious Journey this summer.

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 248 0708
Website: www.ikon-gallery.co.uk
Duration: Tue 25 Oct - Sun 6 Nov
Categories: Installation

Tamworth Arts Club perform a selection of showtunes and songs from musicals.

Telephone: +44 (0)
Website: www.lfata.org.uk
Duration: Tue 25 Oct - Sat 29 Oct
Categories: Showtunes/Cabaret/Glee Club Film Music/Soundtracks

Telephone: +44 (0)
Website: www.bham.ac.uk
Duration: Tue 25 Oct
Categories: Students Adult Talk Lecture Discussion/Panel Event

Learn how to tell stories like Shakespeare with help from a professional storyteller. Children must be accompanied.

Telephone: +44 (0) 844 800 1110
Website: www.rsc.org.uk
Duration: Tue 25 Oct
Categories: Children Storytelling Children's Event

Telephone: +44 (0) 1902 552055
Website: www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk
Duration: Tue 25 Oct
Categories: Under 5s Inclusive Children Multimedia Mixed Media Family

The singer, songwriter and musician from Kilcloon makes her return to the stage, previewing material taken from her forthcoming third studio album.

Telephone: +44 (0) 871 472 0400
Website: www.glee.co.uk/birmingham-comedy
Duration: Tue 25 Oct
Categories: Folk

A workshop that introduces attendees to the story and setting of Shakespeare's last play.

Telephone: +44 (0) 844 800 1110
Website: www.rsc.org.uk
Duration: Tue 25 Oct
Categories: Drama/Performance Workshop
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Birmingham City Centre
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Situated in the heart off the city, a stone’s throw from Symphony Hall and just a short walk from the National Indoor Arena, the National Sea Life Centre and the Ikon Gallery, Slug and Lettuce is nestled in Brindley Place, overlooking the canal.

Open daily from 9.00am for breakfast through until late, the bar offers a friendly welcome, relaxed atmosphere, delicious menu of freshly prepared dishes, and extensive quality wine and beer list. Renowned for its cocktails Slug and Lettuce has a fantastic choice from the classic mojitos (there are five types available) to the more unusual. A quarterly seasonal cocktail list means there’s always something new and unique to try.

With its waterside outside space, secluded dining areas and private function room the bar is the ideal location for private events whether they be corporate meetings, lunches, receptions or parties. The dedicated and efficient staff will create a personalised event plan, ensuring your event is perfect for you.

With an array of best-on-the-high-street offers available each and every week there’s something for everyone. Deals include ‘Happy Mondays’, 50% off food all day every Monday, 2-4-1 curries throughout ‘Tikka Tuesdays’, an incredible wine offer, ‘Wednesday Wine Down’, every Wednesday where all bottles of wine are just £10.95, 2-4-1 cocktails from Thursday to Saturday and ‘Kids for a Quid’, children’s food for just £1 each Sunday.*

*Conditions apply. See website for details www.slugandlettuce.co.uk

Telephone: 0121 633 3049
Website: www.slugandlettuce.co.uk
Categories: Bars

Their attention to detail and levels of customer service have resulted in winning the local award for resident bar, and are the proud recipients of the Torchbearer Award through EMEA . This Iconic Hotel has a terrace running the length of the Bar & Restaurant, ideal for those Summer Nights.

Telephone: 0121 634 6200
Website: www.holidayinn.com/birminghamcity
Categories: Wider Birmingham British

‘Let’s start with the biggest. In the city centre there’s both a Cineworld and two Odeon's plus you’ll find Vue over at Star City, one of the largest cinema complexes in the world with 30 different screens. There’s also a nine-screen Cineworld in Solihull and a Showcase Cinema in Dudley, over in the Black Country.

Situated a stone’s throw away from Broad Street, Broadway Plaza’s Odeon is the UK’s only iSense screen offering floor-to-ceiling screens that also stretch wall-to-wall make for an eye-poppingly vivid experience and new ear tingling sound from Dolby® Atmos™ to bring you closer to the film. There’s also free car parking available for customers.

Telephone: +44 (0) 871 984 6325
Website: www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/birmingham_broadway_plaza/212/
Categories: Cinema Film Family

Telephone: +44 (0) 161 832 4060
Website: www.stayingcool.com

"Birmingham Tours" specialises in providing friendly professional guides for walking or driving tours in Birmingham. We operate the Big Brum Open Top Buz Sightseeing Tour - chocolate, custard, cars, whistles and bangles to the best in the world for science, medicine, education, culture, sport and art – Birmingham has it all.

Run by Heart of England Blue Badge Guide Sue Behan we organise Days Out in Birmingham. Start with the ultimate BIG BRUM WELCOME TO BIRMINGHAM BONANZA WALK or panoramic coach tour to get a snapshot of the city. Either tour can be used for any event and are totally flexible. Combine them with whatever interests your group – you will find the answer in Birmingham. Our special interest walking tours include something for everyone from Art & Architecture in the city to Childrens Challenge Walks. Our themed bus tours include Tolkien Bus Tour, Birmingham Rocks Bus Tour, Birmingham Broadcasts, Olympic 2012 Special Bus Tour to name but a few.

The Big Brum Open Top Buz Sightseeing Tour will be running every weekend as a hop on hop off tour by request.

Dates: 28th April to 30th September 2012 except for the first Sunday of the month when we operate as the Museum Heritage Bus linking the community museums of Birmingham City Council.
Tour times: 10.30, 12.30 and 2.30 from Victoria Square next to the Council House.
Ticket prices: £12 adult, £10 concession, £8 student, £5 children (under 5 FREE OF CHARGE) £20 family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children). Tickets can be purchased on the bus on the day, in person through the Central Library Reception, through our booking agent Oxboffice on 0845 6801926 or online at www.birmingham-tours.co.uk. For further information call 0121 427 2555/078051 15998 or email enquiries@birmingham-tours.co.uk.


Telephone: +44 (0) 7805 115998
Website: www.birmingham-tours.co.uk
Categories: Canals Parks & Open Spaces

Award winning modern European cuisine, served in relaxed, stylish surroundings with extensive wine list

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 643 1003
Website: www.minthotel.com
Categories: Eating British

The Barclaycard Arena (formerly NIA) is one of the busiest large scale indoor sporting and entertainment venues in Europe. Since opening in 1991, it has welcomed visitors to over 30 different sports (including indoor rowing!) and an extensive variety of entertainment and music. The Barclaycard Arena has played host to artists such as Price, Oasis, Coldplay and Destiny's Child, as well as the spectacular Disney on Ice shows, The Lord of the Dance, Cirque Du Soleil and La Traviata.

Telephone: 0121 7804444, 0121 7804141
Website: www.thenia.co.uk/
Categories: Venues

Restaurant & Bar- Indian

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 212 3664
Website: www.lasangroup.com
Categories: Venues
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The Blue Piano restaurant and bar, located just a few minutes from Birmingham city centre, has opened its doors to four brand new guest bedrooms. For the past year, owners Peter and Siew Kuan Hodgson have been renovating the three en-suite bedrooms and suite, whilst living and working at the popular Edgbaston restaurant.

The individually styled rooms include all the modern amenities; flat screen tv, laptop safe, iPod docking station and mini bar. The modern en-suite bathrooms benefit from Cole & Lewis toiletries, underfloor heating and sensor mirror lighting.

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 454 6877
Website: www.thebluepiano.co.uk
Categories: Birmingham City Centre City Centre Birmingham Accommodation Guest Accommodation Accommodation

Ideally located within easy reach of the M6, M42 and M5. For national rail links, Birmingham New Street and Snow Hill train stations are nearby. Local attractions nearby as well as Aston Villa and Birmingham City football stadiums.

Our Birmingham Central (East) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room, free parking and an integrated restaurant serving a mix of traditional and contemporary dishes.

Telephone: +44 (0)870 238 3312
Website: www.premierinn.com
Categories: Birmingham City Centre City Centre Birmingham Accommodation Hotel Budget Hotel

The 4-star Drayton Manor Hotel is set in a unique location amongst 280 acres of lakes and parkland that was once the home of Sir Robert Peel. It is also a moment away from Drayton Manor Park, home of Thomas Land and Drayton Manor Zoo
Every bit of the luxurious Drayton Manor Hotel caters to the modern family and business traveller.

Telephone: 44 (0) 01827 252 400
Website: www.draytonmanor.co.uk
Categories: Wider Birmingham Staffordshire Accommodation Luxury Hotel Hotel

PremierSuites offer style and comfort with space and convenience. Serviced apartments are an excellent option in short and long-stay accommodation for the corporate and leisure sector providing a flexible and "homely" alternative to the traditional hotel stay. The Apartments contain a fully equipped Kitchen to include Microwave, Washer/Dryer, Crockery and Cutlery. Bathrooms have both Bath and Shower.

Our Apartments are located in an excellent central location beside the famous and award winning Bullring Shopping Complex, within walking distance from New Street Train Station. Broad Street & The Arcadian are close by where you will find the best of Birmingham's Restaurants and Night Life.

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 666 4444
Website: www.premiersuitesbirmingham.eu
Categories: Birmingham City Centre Birmingham New Street City Centre Birmingham Serviced Apartment Accommodation

We have the ideal alternative to Hotels for those requiring a little extra for their stay in Birmingham.

Luxury Hotel Apartments in BirminghamStay in luxuriously comfortable and clean serviced apartments in Birmingham city centre. The apartments are of high standards, nicely decorated, complimented with soft furnishings to give a touch of luxury for a warm homely look and feel.

You will be welcomed by friendly staff to assist in express check-in at reception, peace of mind with on-sight security and parking, tea/coffee on arrival with compliments to kick start your day.

Categories: Birmingham City Centre City Centre Birmingham Accommodation Serviced Apartment Accommodation

Telephone: +44 (0)121 453 6150
Website: www.hillscourt.co.uk
Categories: Residential Venue Accommodation

The elegant St John’s Hotel Solihull takes up a fantastic location near to the United Kingdom’s second city and offers a great setting for conferences, events or quite simply for a relaxing break.

The St John’s Hotel in Solihull has a total of 180 rooms which are each en suite and decorated to the highest standard. Guests can choose between standard single, double or twin rooms, while there are also executive rooms and suites. Each room is equipped with a number of different amenities to help you relax and remain comfortable during your stay, while each is also stylish in design and modern in its furnishing.

Telephone: +44 (0)121 711 3000
Website: www.principle-hayley.com
Categories: Wider Birmingham Solihull Accommodation Luxury Hotel Hotel


Telephone: +44 (0) 121 236 4031
Website: www.hattersgroup.com/#bham
Categories: Birmingham City Centre Jewellery Quarter City Centre Hostel Accommodation

Woodbrooke is different. Many guests remark on the sense of peace that they notice when they walk in the front door, and the warm welcome that they receive throughout their stay. Woodbrooke is Europe’s only Quaker Study Centre, run in alignment with the Quaker values of peace, equality, simplicity, truth and sustainability. We welcome you whether you are from any particular faith, or none. We also offer Bed and Breakfast and conference facilities. If you wish to book accommodation, please follow the link here

The centre offers a bright and airy garden lounge which allows visitors to warm themselves around its wood-burning stove, taking in the views of Birmingham’s largest organically-managed garden while sipping on cappuccinos, lattes or one of a range of Fairtrade teas. The centre offers free Wi-Fi throughout and substantial free on-site parking.

We aim for Woodbrooke to be as sustainable and as eco-friendly as possible. We have a strong record of environmental initiatives and an environmental policy that is informed by the Quaker faith.

Due to the peaceful environment of the hotel, TVs are only available in a small selection of rooms. Woodbrooke’s public spaces are alcohol-free. You will also be able to access a silent worship space, laundry facilities, a games and tv room in the cellar and a Victorian walled garden to explore.

Woodbrooke is ideally located for exploring nearby historic Bournville and a chocolate paradise at Cadbury World! Woodbrooke is ideal as a base from which you can explore all the attractions of Birmingham city centre and the West Midlands, with excellent public transport links nearby.

Telephone: +44 (0)121 472 5171
Website: www.woodbrooke.org.uk/
Categories: Wider Birmingham Selly Oak Birmingham Residential Venue Guest Accommodation Accommodation

The Hyatt Regency Birmingham is a modern, luxury hotel in the city of Birmingham. We are one of the few hotels in Birmingham that combines a central location for both business and leisure, with a full complement of amenities. Our hotel in Birmingham offers a range of luxury room options, from spacious Guestrooms to the exclusive Presidential Suite. Guests at our Birmingham hotel can enjoy breathtaking views over the city of Birmingham.

The Hyatt Regency Birmingham is linked directly to the Birmingham International Convention Centre (ICC) and Symphony Hall. It is within walking distance of Broad Street and Brindley Place, the city’s vibrant nightlife district. We are also only ten minutes by train from Birmingham International Airport and the National Exhibition Centre (NEC).

Complimentary room hire for the Hyatt's Executive Boardroom

Contact the sales department on +44 (0) 121 643 1234 or birmi.rfp@hyatt.com to book your next event and meeting.

Telephone: +44 (0)121 643 1234
Website: www.birmingham.regency.hyatt.com
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