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Benedict Cumberbatch was the guest of honour at the Sherlock Holmes convention at Birmingham's NEC Metropole Hotel.

Cumberbatch puts on ideal Holmes show

Scores of Benedict Cumberbatch’s followers donned deerstalkers made famous by the detective as they met their hero.

AS THE fog rolls in from the Moors and an unseen hound emits a bloodcurdling howl, it’s impossible not to succumb to the chilling atmosphere of HGLT’s latest production.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous tale is set at Baskerville Hall, where a terrible family curse has seen the Lord of the Manor ripped apart by a fearsome beast.

SHERLOCK’S most famous tale is brought to life in Hall Green Little Theatre’s second studio production this year.

Hound of the Baskervilles, a full directorial debut for Sami Moghraby, runs from November 12-17.

AUDIENCES are invited to share an evening with literature’s most famous detective.

As night draws in and fog settles over the City of London, Sherlock Holmes recount his most celebrated cases in his study at 221B Baker Street.

Spy buff Arthur heads online to hit his target

ALMOST half a century since he started scribbling down stories, a Dorridge man has published his first book online.

Listings for Solihull News for Jan 6-14.


When silence is golden

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BIRMINGHAM Town Hall is set to play host to an evening of theatrical performance art and an evening of silent films with live accompaniment on March 22 and 24 when the city’s ground-breaking Fierce and Flatpack festivals get underway.

Arthur and George at the Birmingham Rep

IT might sound like a seventies sitcom – but don’t let the name catch you out – this is first-rate theatre.

Busker is on track for music stardom

A MUSIC producer from Solihull has teamed up with a Big Issue vendor to produce a charity record.

Winner Ben in bid to beat his rival’s record

MATHS teacher Ben Watkins added another trophy to his growing collection in the Solihull Tennis Club annual championships.

Council worker weaves tale of glamour in grit in Baghdad

BAGHDAD today is lawless city, full of rival gangs, an unpopular occupying army and must be pretty low down on anyone’s list of cities to journey to.

Man sought after woman assaulted

POLICE in Solihull are appealing for witnesses and information following an assault and attempted robbery.


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