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SOLIHULL

n Solihull Arts Complex: Robin Hood - the best show in town. Until Jan 8 - 0121 704 6962

n SATURDAY, Jan 7: Live bands / DJ: 8.30pm, Morrissey’s Bar, Stratford Rd, Shirley, Solihull.

n SUNDAY, Jan 8: Partners in Crime: 8.30pm, Banbury Club, Bosworth Drive, Chelmsley Wood

n Solihull Film Club: Goodbye Solo & The Secret in Their Eyes - Jan 14, Solihull Arts Complex

ROCK, POP, FOLK

n FRIDAY, Jan 6: She Screams Murder: The End / B’ham Ballroom; Charity Fundraiser for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP): The Slade Rooms, Broad St, W’ton

n SATURDAY, Jan 7: VNV Nation: 6pm, HMV Institute, B’ham ; Give Up The Ghost: The End / B’ham Ballroom; Terella: 7pm, The End / B’ham Ballroom

n SUNDAY, Jan 8: Aftermath Acoustic Drop-in Session: 7pm, Tower of Song Cafe/Bar, 107 Pershore Rd South, Kings Norton; The Hurling Boys: 3pm-6pm, The British Oak, Pershore Rd, Stirchley

n MONDAY, Jan 9: Open Mic Night: 9pm, Royal British Legion, Memorial Hall, Kings Heath; The Robin Rock n Roll Club and DJ Philip Solomon, The Robin 2, Mount Pleasant, Bilston.

n TUESDAY, Jan 10: Firemist/ Open Mic: 8.30pm, The Three Tuns. Sutton Coldfield; Drum Beats Poetry Workshop: 6pm-8.30pm, The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Aston; Fresh Talent: Open Mic and Acoustic Night: The Bull’s Head, Kings Norton.

n WEDNESDAY, Jan 11: Counterculture: The End / B’ham Ballroom; Jibbering Sessions: 8pm, 23 St Mary’s Row, Moseley; Pink Flamingo: 8pm, Sound Bar, 213-215 Corporation St, B’ham; Acoustic Night with Ian Gough: 8.30pm, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Tennel Rd, Harborne; Vin Garbutt: The Red Lion, Kings Heath; Rea River Roots@Tower Of Song: 8pm, Tower of Song Cafe/Bar, 107 Pershore Rd South, Kings Norton.

n THURSDAY, Jan 12: Save The Heavens: O2 Academy 2, B’ham; The Arkhamists: 6.30pm, O2 Academy 3, B’ham; A Hero At Heart: 7pm, The End / B’ham Ballroom.

n FRIDAY, Jan 13: Minimum: 8.30pm, The Actress and Bishop, Ludgate Hill, B’ham

n SATURDAY, Jan 14: Weatherbird/The Rubikons/Looca/The Vouch/The Picadors: The End / B’ham Ballroom; Weatherbird: 7pm, The End / B’ham Ballroom; The Stacks: 8.30pm, The Actress and Bishop, Ludgate Hill, B’ham.

JAZZ & BLUES

n FRIDAY, Jan 6: Oxfam Stomp. Frenchman Street Jazz Band, Spats Langham & Friends, George Huxley’s Jazzmen & Caz, Brian mellor’s Jazz Ramblers, plus jam session: 7.30pm-11.30pm, The New Billesley, Book Lane, Kings Heath; Rush Hour Blues: 5.30pm, Level 3 Foyer, Symphony Hall, B’ham; Freestyle: 9pm, The Bull’s Head, St Mary’s Row, Moseley.

n SATURDAY, Jan 7: Gospel Concert 7.30pm, New Life Baptist Church, High St, Kings Heath.

n SUNDAY, Jan 8: Scott Hamilton and Alan Barnes with Tom Hill Trio: The Chapel Bar, Stratford upon Avon; Sunday Jazz: 1pm, The Old Joint Stock, Temple Row West, B’ham; Peter Carlton Jazzstrata: 1pm - 3.30pm, Malt House, 75 King Edwards Rd, Brindley Place, B’ham; Stratford Jazz: 8pm, The Chapel Bar, Stratford upon Avon.

n TUESDAY, Jan 10: The Old Comrades Jazz Band: 8.45pm, Perry Hill Tavern, Perry Hill Rd, Quinton; Big Band Performance: 8.30pm, Castle Bromwich Remembrance Hall, Hall Rd, B’ham.

n WEDNESDAY, Jan 11: Jam Night, 8pm, The Station Pub, Station Street, Sutton Coldfield.

n THURSDAY, Jan 12: Cobweb Collective: 9pm, The Yardbird Jazz Club, Centenary Square, B’ham; Gunnrunner Rock & Blues, The Robin 2, The Robin 2, Mount Pleasant, Bilston.

n FRIDAY, Jan 13: Rush Hour Blues: 5.30pm, Level 3 Foyer, Symphony Hall, B’ham; Freestyle: 9pm, The Bull’s Head, St Mary’s Row, Moseley

CLASSICAL

n SATURDAY, Jan 7: CBSO Viennese Whirl inc Blue Danube Waltz, Symphony Hall, B’ham.

n MONDAY, Jan 9: Thomas Trotter Lunchtime Organ Concert, 1pm, Symphony Hall, B’ham.

n THURSDAY, Jan 12: CBSO Nelsons Conducts Strauss with free pre-concert talk at 6.15pm, Symphony Hall, B’ham.

n FRIDAY, Jan 13: CBSO Nelsons Conducts Strauss with free pre-concert talk at 6.15pm, Symphony Hall, B’ham.

n SATURDAY, Jan 14: CBSO Nelsons Conducts Strauss with free pre-concert talk at 6.15pm, Symphony Hall, B’ham.

THEATRE

n B’ham Hippodrome: Cinderella with Basil Brush (until Jan 29).

n B’ham Stage Company at the Old Rep: The Jungle Book (until Jan 28). George’s Marvellous Medicine (Jan 31-Feb 11).

n B’ham Rep: Sleeping Beauty (until Jan 14).

n Crescent Theatre: Sleeping Beauty - (until Jan 14).

n B’ham Symphony Hall: The Royal Opera: DieMeistersinger (Jan 11); CBSO: Nelsons conducts Strauss (Jan 12-14).

n The Mac, Cannon Hill Park: Their Wonderlands (until Jan 29); Theatre of Widdersshins - The Elves and the Shoemaker (until Jan 7); The Lost Happy Endings (until Jan 7); Hayward Touring, Outrageous Touring (until Jan 8); Stuart Easton, Four Tragic Tales (until Jan 22); Kill for a Seat Comedy Club hosted by Silky (Jan 6).

n B’ham Town Hall: Room On The Broom (until Jan 13); Lunchtime Organ Concert (Jan 9).

n Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: Mother Goose, until Jan 7, 2012. Crackers, until Dec 24

n RSC, Stratford: Written on the Heart, until March, 2012 The Heart of Robin Hood, until January 2012

CLASSICAL

n Mac, Cannon Hill Park: An African Election (PG), Surviving Life (15), My Neighbour Totoro (U), Spirit of the Beehive (PG), We Have a Pope (PG), Las Acacias (12a)

n Cineworld, Solihull: Mission: Impossible (12a) Ghost Protocol (12a), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (12a), Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (U), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (18), The Iron Lady (12a), Puss in Boots (U), Goon (15), New Year’s Eve (12a)

 

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