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Live Jazz & Salsa, 13 Aug 2018 

12 Aug 18

13 Aug 2018 – Jazz at RJJZ Jazz Bar Soothe away your Monday blues with live jazz music, followed by SALSA! Piano Lounge 7pm – 8pm SALSA 8pm – midnight…


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Backstage Circus: Art Workshop, 15 Aug 2018 

12 Aug 18

15 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Resorts World FREE (suitable for under 18s) Week number two for the Creation Station and your warm-up act for Backstage Circus, helping you to create your own circus crafts…


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Rock and Roll Bingo, 13 Aug 2018 

11 Aug 18

13 Aug 2018 – Rock Pop at The Dog…


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Bloco Louco Samba Drumming, 14 Aug 2018 

10 Aug 18

14 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Ort Cafe Every Tuesday 8-10pm come and join Bloco Louco for a samba drumming workshop held at Ort Cafe in Balsall Heath.


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Developing Self Esteem and Personal Effectiveness, 13 Aug 2018 

10 Aug 18

13 Aug 2018 – Workshop at The Slug and Lettuce, Harborne Workshop includes
…Understanding Yourself and Others
• How our “self-talk” creates our self-image and influences our behaviour
• How our habits and attitudes influence our behaviour


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Woman’s Work in the JQ, 15 Aug 2018 

9 Aug 18

15 Aug 2018 – Spoken Word at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter (suitable for under 18s) Join us every Wednesday throughout summer to discover more about ‘Women’s Work in the JQ with our special guided tour through the women’s world at the historic …


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Dinosaur Drawbotz, 13 Aug 2018 

9 Aug 18

13 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Birmingham Museum Art Gallery (suitable for under 18s) Construct, connect and create your very own dinosaur themed Drawbot – a cool mini dino robot that will make art for you.


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Family Art Workshop, 10 Aug 2018 

9 Aug 18

10 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Birmingham Museum Art Gallery (suitable for under 18s) Join us as we welcome brilliant local artists and make your own unique memento of your visit, inspired by Dippy the Dinosaur and his stay in Birmingham this summer…


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Summer Dino Crafts, 15 Aug 2018 

9 Aug 18

15 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Birmingham Museum Art Gallery (suitable for under 18s) Be inspired by our museum’s very special guest – Dippy the dinosaur – in these fun craft sessions.


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Throwback Thursdays, 9 Aug 2018 

8 Aug 18

9 Aug 2018 – Club at Missing…


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New Show: Alfa Mist 

8 Aug 18

We’re pleased to announce that Leftfoot THSH Jazzlines have announced another show from their ‘UK Jazz Season’ programme which will be taking place from this September.


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Saturday Summer Smiles, 11 Aug 2018 

8 Aug 18

11 Aug 2018 – Workshop at mac FREE (suitable for under 18s) Fun drop in art sessions for all the family during the Summer Holidays…


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John McNicoll, 12 Aug 2018 

8 Aug 18

12 Aug 2018 – Jazz at Irish Centre Birmingham…


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Dance Workshop, 10 Aug 2018 

8 Aug 18

10 Aug 2018 – Dance at Sutton Coldfield Library FREE (suitable for under 18s) Dance-themed arts and games workshop in Sutton Coldfield Library A free creative workshop linked to the Summer Reading Challenge, ideal for 4-11 year olds.


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Megabus.com, 8 Aug 2018 

7 Aug 18

8 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Victoria Square FREE (suitable for under 18s) megabus.


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Crochet Club, 11 Aug 2018 

7 Aug 18

11 Aug 2018 – Community at Creative Coffee Hub FREE Join Crochet Club every Saturday, maybe you want to reduce yours or your family’s consumption of single use items or maybe you just love to crochet.


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Blues Club with Horse Feathers, 11 Aug 2018 

7 Aug 18

11 Aug 2018 – Jazz at Hare Hounds FREE Weekly live sessions from Birmingham’s foremost Jazz Blues musicians.


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The Whiskey Brothers, 12 Aug 2018 

6 Aug 18

12 Aug 2018 – Rock Pop at Gunmakers Arms…


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Ellie Jones & The Giants, 12 Aug 2018 

6 Aug 18

12 Aug 2018 – Rock Pop at The Lounge@Boldmere FREE…


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YSL Masterclass 

6 Aug 18

Selfridges are hosting a YSL masterclass in store on 17th August, 2018.


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Garden City, 10 Aug 2018 

5 Aug 18

10 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre Join us for an exciting sculptural expedition into a world of imaginary plants and future flora led by artist Ruth Claxton.


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The Breakfast Club, 4 Aug 2018 

3 Aug 18

4 Aug 2018 – Club at Chic…


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Chic Fridays, 10 Aug 2018 

3 Aug 18

10 Aug 2018 – Club at Chic…


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Matilda at the Birmingham Hippodrome: ‘…faultless, a delight…’ 

3 Aug 18

                    Richard Lutz takes his pew for a five star performance of the hit musical There was a little girl sitting to my right as we watched the RSC production of Matilda now halfway through its two month Birmingham run.


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New Show: Jamie Isaac 

3 Aug 18

Classically trained in piano, part of the jazz scene in London, we’re pleased to announce that This Is Tmrw  will be welcoming the incredibly talented Jamie Isaac to Hare Hounds this November! Jamie Isaac is a prolific young producer and …


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New Show: Jigsawmusic 15th Birthday with Luke Unabomber 

2 Aug 18

We’re pleased to announce that Jigsawmusic will be celebrating 15 years this September, and will be welcoming Manchester legend Luke Unabomber to help with the proceedings.


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New Show: DJ Luck & MC Neat 

2 Aug 18

We’re delighted to announce that UK garage legends DJ Luck MC Neat will be returning to Hare Hounds this September! DJ Luck MC Neat are a British musical duo, comprising of Joel Samuels (aka DJ Luck) and Michael Rose (aka MC Neat), mainly …


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Summer of Delicious Discounts 

2 Aug 18

Don’t miss out on three weeks of delicious discounts on the PLUS app…


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Tool Club, 9 Aug 2018 

2 Aug 18

9 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Birmingham Bike Foundry If you want to maintain or repair your bike and know how to fix it but lack the specialist tools then join our club.


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Adult Cookery Class: Spanish Dining, 8 Aug 2018 

2 Aug 18

8 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Beckett’s Farm…


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Children’s Summer Cookery Course: Morning, 10 Aug 2018 

2 Aug 18

10 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Beckett’s Farm (suitable for under 18s…


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ThinkTank Birmingham Engineering Open House Day, 3 Aug 2018 

1 Aug 18

3 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Millennium Point FREE (suitable for under 18s) Engineering Open House Day is an annual event hosted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology which sees companies from across the UK open their doors to give children …


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BBC Birmingham Engineering Open House Day, 3 Aug 2018 

31 Jul 18

3 Aug 2018 – Workshop at The Mailbox FREE (suitable for under 18s) BBC Blue Rooms in Birmingham will be opening its doors for visitors to get hands on with some of the future technology trends the BBC is looking at right now.


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Writer’s HQ Birmingham Retreats, 5 Aug 2018 

31 Jul 18

5 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Alpha Works A relaxed monthly event in high spec surroundings, especially for writers of all ages and abilities.


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Jacaranda, 3 Aug 2018 

31 Jul 18

3 Aug 2018 – Rock Pop at All Saints Church Hall All Saints Community Cafe This week we welcome back Jacaranda with a mixture of Tudor, jazz, traditional folk, and baroque styles.


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Tori Reed with Rick Foot plus D. Jekyll, 2 Aug 2018 

30 Jul 18

2 Aug 2018 – Folk at Ort Cafe FREE Tori Reed is a New Zealand born contemporary folk singer songwriter.


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Dinosaur Day!, 4 Aug 2018 

30 Jul 18

4 Aug 2018 – Spoken Word at Waterstone’s, High Street (suitable for under 18s) With Birmingham being visited by Dippy this year, we wanted to celebrate all things Dinosaur, with the help if the wonderful So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs? series …


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Murder, Murder, Dead Ahead, 1 Aug 2018 

30 Jul 18

1 Aug 2018 – Theatre at The Village Inn, Moseley As a collection of the World’s greatest inventors, creatives and artists travel to showcase their ideas at the 1926 World Fair in London.


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Dance Generation Showcase, 4 Aug 2018 

30 Jul 18

4 Aug 2018 – Dance at The Patrick Centre A unique opportunity to watch Dance Generation (contemporary strand) students perform brand new commissions by Rosie Kay Dance Company, Humanhood, Rebecca Namguads, Lea Anderson as well as many other …


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Bollywood & Bhangra Dance Workshops, 6 Aug 2018 

29 Jul 18

6 Aug 2018 – Workshop at The Core Theatre (suitable for under 18s) Bhangra tutors Sohan and Aruna Kailey take you on a musical dance journey across India and around the world with unique and fun instruction in Bhangra and Bollywood dance.


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The Grandmaster Ash, 2 Aug 2018 

29 Jul 18

2 Aug 2018 – Rock Pop at The Actress Bishop…


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Board Games , 31 Jul 2018 – 1 Aug 2018 

29 Jul 18

31 Jul 2018 – 1 Aug 2018 – Community at St.


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Tour of Soho House, 5 Aug 2018 

29 Jul 18

5 Aug 2018 – Spoken Word at Soho House (suitable for under 18s) Take a tour of Matthew Bolton’s house and see the rooms where he received his eminent guests, including the legendary Lunar Society (the leading Enlightenment group), as well as the …


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Handsworth Walking Tour, 5 Aug 2018 

29 Jul 18

5 Aug 2018 – Spoken Word at Soho House FREE (suitable for under 18s) Discover the hidden histories of Handsworth with Legacy WM’s walking tours of the area.


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The Bavarian Stompers, 3 Aug 2018 – 4 Aug 2018 

29 Jul 18

3 Aug 2018 – 4 Aug 2018 – Rock Pop at The Bierkeller The Amazing Bavarian Stompers occupy the unique position to have been the first British comedy Oompah band to be engaged to appear at a major German bier festival.


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Summer Play Day and Boat Building Workshop, 1 Aug 2018 

28 Jul 18

1 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Sarehole Mill (suitable for under 18s) Join us for our water themed family fun day and boat building workshop! There will be waterplay in the courtyard and a barrel race in the millrace.


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Sarehole Art Club, 2 Aug 2018 

28 Jul 18

2 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Sarehole Mill Drop by every Thursday morning throughout the summer holidays to take part in an art activity related to the natural beauty of Sarehole Mill.


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Guiness World Records™ Attempts, 5 Aug 2018 

27 Jul 18

5 Aug 2018 – Community at Merry Hill FREE (suitable for under 18s) Join us this summer at intu Merry Hill on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August as we will be attempting to break three GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™.


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Pirate Adventure, 31 Jul 2018 

27 Jul 18

31 Jul 2018 – Workshop at Martineau Gardens (suitable for under 18s) Go on a treasure hunt, make a boat to float on the pond, find some mini “monsters of the deep” (pond dipping) and make pirate bunting.


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Bee Keeping Course, 29 Jul 2018 

27 Jul 18

29 Jul 2018 – Workshop at Martineau Gardens Introductory one-day courses on the art of bee keeping.


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Sons Of Kemet Nominated For 2018 Mercury Prize! 

26 Jul 18

Filling the Mercury prize’s notorious jazz slot are Sons of Kemet for Your Queen is a Reptile, their first nomination.


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Electric Swing Circus , 3 Aug 2018 

26 Jul 18

3 Aug 2018 – Jazz at mac The Electric Swing Circus is a 6-piece fusion of saucy 20’s swing and stomping electro beats.


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Spotlight Tour, 3 Aug 2018 

26 Jul 18

3 Aug 2018 – Community at Ikon Gallery FREE Join a member of Ikon staff for a 15 minute spotlight tour focused on a key work in the exhibition.


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Big Family Festival, 27 Jul 2018 – 29 Jul 2018 

25 Jul 18

27 Jul 2018 – 29 Jul 2018 – Community at Dunton Hall (suitable for under 18s…


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Wild Play Day, 2 Aug 2018 

25 Jul 18

2 Aug 2018 – Workshop at Moseley Bog FREE (suitable for under 18s) Everything from mud play, rope bridges, den building, water fun and more! It’s National Play Day week! Join our Engagement Officer Emma in her natural element playing in nature.


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Volunteer Day, 3 Aug 2018 

25 Jul 18

3 Aug 2018 – Community at Deer’s Leap Wood Come along to our volunteer day to conserve Deer’s Leap Wood nature reserve for wildlife and people.


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Volunteer Day, 27 Jul 2018 

25 Jul 18

27 Jul 2018 – Community at Deer’s Leap Wood Come along to our volunteer day to conserve Deer’s Leap Wood nature reserve for wildlife and people.


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Natural Picture Frames, 2 Aug 2018 – 3 Aug 2018 

25 Jul 18

2 Aug 2018 – 3 Aug 2018 – Workshop at EcoPark FREE (suitable for under 18s) Create a picture frame and fill it with your nature finds from around EcoPark.


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Volunteer Day, 31 Jul 2018 

25 Jul 18

31 Jul 2018 – Community at EcoPark FREE (suitable for under 18s…


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Leaf Rubbing, 26 Jul 2018 – 27 Jul 2018 

25 Jul 18

26 Jul 2018 – 27 Jul 2018 – Workshop at EcoPark FREE (suitable for under 18s) http://www.