Top 5 weekend picks
Here we are folks, it's our weekly top 5 weekend picks for Birmingham and the region...
1. Crufts, 6-9 March
Crufts is the BIGGEST and BEST celebration of dogs. It’s a show stopping, dog shopping, fantastic family day out, all under one woof!
Shopping Heaven - over 400 stands with special treats and offers for you and your dog.
Fun in the Arena – The arena is jam packed with agility, flyball, displays and exciting competitions including the Scruffts final!
Discover Dogs - come and meet, greet and discover over 200 breeds
Best in Show - over 22,000 dogs striving for the title of Crufts Best in Show 2014
2. RSC Sharing Stories of the Great World War, Saturday 8 March
You are invited to join the RSC on to share the stories, memories and artefacts that link your family to the First World War.
The Royal Shakespeare Company are holding the event as part of our activity remembering the centenary of the Great War and our production of The Christmas Truce.
You can drop in at any time between 10am- 3pm at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, to meet the creative team, share your stories or begin researching your family history.
3. Some Cities
The Some Cities initiative, supported by Arts Council England, the University of Birmingham, mac Birmingham and Birmingham City Council, will equip photographers of all abilities with the skills to capture stories through images, sharing them via the dedicated online platform www.some-cities.org.uk.
The project, which will deliver a series of talks, workshops and courses on digital, analogue and documentary photography, along with access to darkroom facilities over the next four months and two £600 bursaries to commission and produce new work, officially opened for submission on Friday 15 November 2013.
Some Cities, devised and produced by Birmingham-based creative professionals Andrew Jackson and Dan Burwood, is being piloted in the South Birmingham area of Balsall Heath before an eventual roll-out across the city.
Photographs submitted to Some Cities will contribute to an extensive and authentic digital archive of life in Birmingham, and the project aims to bring together budding and professional photographers to create conversations, partnerships and collaborations examining the city we live and work in through images.
Images can be submitted to the project directly via www.some-cities.org.uk, and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags
#somecities and #brumfotos.
For further information on submissions and commissions, or to book a place for individual talks, workshops and courses visit www.some-cities.org.uk
Images credit: Alun Severn and Lisa Williams.
4. Kings Norton Farmers Market
Every 2nd Saturday of the month
The Kings Norton Farmers' Market was set up by a group of local residents who wanted to make a difference to their community.
The market, which takes place on the second Saturday of every month, plays host to over 25 producers each month - most from within 40 miles of Birmingham. The market provides local, healthy, fresh food direct from the people who make it. It's also a great way for the community to come together each month.
5. The Good, The Bad and The Funny, Friday 7 March
Join The Drum for another sensational night with the very best UK comedy.
What a show! Outrageous 3 Non Blondes star Ninia Benjamin, ‘the comedy assassin’, is joined by one of the UK’s best comedians Junior Simpson (Never Mind The Buzzcocks and They Think It’s All Over) making his Upfront return after too many years. Plus, man of the moment Kane Brown will be here for even more laughs. This one’s going to hurt the stomach!
To book tickets please call 0121 333 2444 or book online here