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Birmingham hosts first ever YouTube Gathering

In News, What's On on 06/23/2011 at 11:10
Birmingham YouTube Gathering - Jordan Goode

Co-organiser Jordan Goode of will be attending the debut YouTube Gathering

Birmingham’s very first YouTube Gathering is set to take place this weekend with hundreds of UK ‘vloggers’ of the video website descending on the city.

Following the event’s inception in Los Angeles in 2007 and a host of successful YouTube Gatherings across the world, England’s second city is adopting the mass social get-together for the first time this Saturday (25th June). Read the rest of this entry »

Panto time already? Oh yes it is!

In News, Videos, What's On on 06/22/2011 at 09:12
Brian Conley and Lynda Bellingham in panto Cinderella with Mandy Rose of the Birmingham Hippodrome

Cinderella stars Brian Conley and Lynda Bellingham with Mandy Rose of the Birmingham Hippodrome

If there’s anything as predicatble as the title of this article, it’s that there will be without fail, every year at the Birmingham Hippodrome, the staging of the country’s biggest and most eloborate pantomime.

Regardless of whether it be in December 2011 or in December 2012 when the world supposedly ends, you can bet your bottom dollar there’ll be a guy in drag calling all to the latest funfest that is the silliness of Christmas Panto. “Never mind the polar shift,” he’ll say “We’ve got Chris Eubank dressed up as Widow Twankie!”

Alas, this year the Hippodrome doesn’t have Eubank as Widow Twankie but judging by today’s press launch outside the city’s premier theatre, this year’s show is certainly going to be spectacular. Read the rest of this entry »

COMPETITION: ‘We Will Rock You’ tickets up for grabs!

In Competitions on 06/20/2011 at 13:25
'We Will Rock You', Birmingham 2011

'We Will Rock You' is coming to Birmingham

Internationally acclaimed  musical We Will Rock You is coming to the Birmingham Hippodrome with a fanfare of hit songs, superb dance, dazzling lights and effects and amazing choreography. Created and written by Ben Elton and classic rock band Queen , the musical charts the story of struggle in a futuristic dystopia where musical instruments are banned; all bound together with the timeless lyrics and hit songs of Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Grab you tickets as soon as you can for an amazing night of great entertainment but be quick as they’re selling fast! In the meantime, why not enter our competition as we have a very special pair of tickets to giveaway to one you lucky winners! Read the rest of this entry »

Britney’s Birmingham comeback!

In News, What's On on 06/06/2011 at 10:45
Britney Spears brings her 'Femme Fatale' tour to Birmingham LG Arena in October 2011

Music superstar Britney Spears returns to Birmingham after 7 years

Following an almighty seven-year hiatus, Britney Spears is back and she’s heading to Birmingham as part of her worldwide ‘Femme Fatale’ tour.

Expected to be her biggest and best show to date, Britney will be performing 21 of her smash hit singles at Birmingham’s LG Arena, one of only three UK dates, and marks her first visit to the Midlands since 2004.

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Jessie J to launch fresh UK tour in Birmingham

In News, What's On on 06/01/2011 at 08:58
Jessie J is at the O2 Academy Birmingham in October 2011

Jessie J begins her UK tour at the O2 Academy Birmingham

Having earnt a reputation as one of the fiercest live artists around for her multi-octave voice and sky high heels, Jessie J is bringing her Heartbeat Tour to 12 cities across the country – kicking off her UK dates at the O2 Academy Birmingham.

It’s been a whirlwind of a year so far for Jessie J who since winning the Brits Critics Choice and topping the BBC Sound Poll charts in January, has sold over 1 million albums and 3 million singles worldwide. Jessie’s debut album Who You Are has not left the UK top 10 since it’s release, while hit single Price Tag has had global chart success hitting the number 1 spot in 14 countries world-wide!

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