Costa Del Solihull

Touchwood’s ‘Costa Del Solihull’ beach is in the centre’s Theatre Square this summer, bringing with it a taste of the quintessential British summer holiday for all to enjoy.

From Saturday 4th July 2015 and running throughout the summer, the free beach will offer a relaxing haven complete with sand, spades, buckets and deckchairs.

Guests will not only be able relax, soak up the sun and entertain the kids in the seaside inspired setting, but they will also be able to take advantage of enjoying a summer holiday experience without having to travel very far.

For further information about the beach at Touchwood and to keep up to date with forthcoming activities, visit www.touchwoodsolihull.co.uk, telephone 0121 709 6900 or follow @TouchwoodTweets.

Touchwood houses some of the best UK and international brands, designer retailers and independent boutique style stores.

SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience in Birmingham – 30/08/2015

The SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience being held at 12:00 at the Birmingham Airport.

Want to fly one of the most popular aircraft in the world with HD wrap around panoramic screens? Experience the closest thing to flying without leaving the ground.

Buzz the Eifel Tower, land at Heathrow in snow, skim the palm trees in sun kissed Bali.

Whether you are a licensed pilot, an aviation enthusiast or just looking for some fun, there is a package for you.

Dates & Events

SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 30/08/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 31/08/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 01/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 02/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 03/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 04/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 05/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 06/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 07/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 08/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 09/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 10/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 11/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 12/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 13/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 14/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 15/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 16/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 17/09/2015 – 12:00 am
SoftekSim Simulator Flight Experience – 18/09/2015 – 12:00 am

Walk & Discover Birmingham

Have fun discovering Birmingham with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Booklet of two walks available to buy or instantly download from www.curiousabout.co.uk

Find answers to clues and match pictures whilst reading stories about this fabulous city – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never noticed before. The two walks can be enjoyed separately or joined together to form one longer walk – depending on available time and energy! Walks are suitable for all ages (detours to avoid steps are marked on the route map), and typically take 1-2 hours each to complete.


Birmingham grew rapidly as a result of the industrial revolution, and there’s still a lot of heavy industry in the city – but at its heart are some fabulous treasures to find. There’s a charming 18th century cathedral, a resplendent 19th century Council House overlooking the vibrant Victoria Square, a Hall of Memory, an international convention centre, a vital jewellery quarter, and a Georgian Square named after the lofty church in its leafy middle. The list goes on, but let’s finish by mentioning the canals, over 100 miles of them, restored and bustling with boats, people walking alongside, and people sitting and watching from the many restaurants and bars – it really is a city to explore and enjoy.
Take our fabulous walks of discovery, and have fun finding answers to clues which tell you more, whilst reading our stories about the most interesting facts.

Birmingham First Walk

Cathedral to Canals

From the charming 18th century cathedral explore the historic quarter of the city centre, before circling back to Victoria Square. Here the heart of the city beats with people scurrying around, or simply sitting amongst statues and fountains, surrounded by stylish buildings.
Onward now, past buildings old and new, down to Gas Street Basin – long boats, people, canals, and places to eat and drink!
(1.5 miles / 2.5 kms)

Birmingham Second Walk

Canals to Jewellery Quarter

The first half of this walk explores Birmingham, a city of canals. The initial canal is bordered by lively bars, pubs & restaurants – great places to sit outside and watch the busy world go by. Next a junction of three canals, before passing Cambrian Wharf.
Up now, into the Jewellery Quarter, before ending at St Paul’s Square – elegant, somewhere to sit peacefully, and lots more places to eat and drink!
(1.1 miles / 1.75 kms)

Silk Screen & Textile Printing

Birmingham Printmakers

Saturday 22 August – Silk Screen & Textile Printing
Saturday 12 September – Safe Etch Technique
Saturday 10 October – Introduction to Printmaking
Saturday 7 November – Gum Arabic Printing
Saturday 14 November – Introduction to Reduction Lino Printing
Thursday 26 November – Introduction to Reduction Lino Printing
Saturday 12 December – Silk Screen & Textile Printing
Saturday 19 December – Summer & Winter Screen Printing

For more information visit:-
http://birminghamprintmakers.org/

90 Floodgate Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SR

Telephone: 0121 766 8545

Things to do in Birmingham for Kids

Finding things to do in Birmingham for Kids is not too difficult due to the vast array of attractions and places to visit. Birmingham has some of the top attractions in the UK and there are many FREE activities that parents can take advantage of.

Things to do in Birmingham for kids – Fun family days out.

August 2015

LEGO City Deep Sea Explorer at Birminghams National Sea Life Centre - 1st June - 31st August

LEGO® City Deep Sea Explorer at Birmingham’s National Sea Life Centre – 1st June – 31st August – BOOK ONLINE


CircusMASH – Float the Outdoor Circus

10th May 2015, 2-4pm Kings Heath Square, All Saints Centre, Birmingham, B14 7RA

20th June 2015, 6.30-8.30pm Long Meadow Farm, Hob Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth, CV8 1QB

4th July 2015, CoCoMAD Festival, Cotteridge Park, Birmingham, B30 2HF

18th & 19th July, 2-4pm Golden Square, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B18

6th September 2015, 1-3pm Community Day, University of Birmingham , Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT


Cinderella - The Worlds Biggest Pantomime

Cinderella – The World’s Biggest Pantomime – 20 -24 December 2015, Barclaycard Arena

Sunday 20 December 2015 – Evening performance
Monday 21 December 2015 – Matinee performance | Evening performance
Tuesday 22 December 2015 – Matinee performance | Evening performance
Wednesday 23 December 2015 – Matinee performance | Evening performance
Thursday 24 December 2015 – Morning performance | Matinee performance

The Big Hoot – Birmingham’s Childrens Hospital

Wild in Art are joining forces with Birmingham Children’s Hospital to produce The Big Hoot

The Big Hoot Birmingham

Schools, Artists, Businesses and the local community are coming together to create a public art trail of incredible owl sculptures which will be on show across Birmingham from 20th July to the 27th of September.

There is going to be 89 huge owl sculptures to look at. The lovingly crafted pieces have been created by artists from Birmingham and beyond, they are each individual in their own right.

This means Birmingham will have it’s very own ‘Owl-Spotting’ tour for everyone of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy.

You can experience the trail which begins in the bustling City Centre and ends in the Royal town of Sutton Coldfield. Diverse areas such as Winson Green and Bournville plus many more in-between host this unique show of arts and craft. Look forward to enjoying open spaces; buildings of interest and Birmingham’s heritage and culture along the way.

All the of huge works of art have been generously sponsored by organisations and companies. When the show ends in September the Giant Owls will be auctioned off in a bit to raise much needed funds for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

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Birmingham’s school children and young adults have also joined the show. Over 120 owlets have been lovingly created and will displayed in ‘parliaments’ across the city. This part of of the exhibition is called The Little Hoot education programme.

We truly hope you enjoy the fresh air and have fun searching and finding the giant Owls spread across Birmingham’s areas.

It’s going to be a right Hoot!!!

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment – O2 Arena

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment which will feature characters from DISNEY’S FROZEN!

This much anticipated show will be at the O2 arena in Birmingham on the 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st December 2015 and 2nd to 3rd January 2016.

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Disney On Ice presents “Worlds of Enchantment” in Birmingham at The O2 Arena

Disney On Ice bring to life this wonderland show to Birmingham so get ready to enter the world of enchantment with magical moments from many favourite Disney films, the enjoyable action will all be performed on the ice.

The wintery world of the Academy Award® winning and number one grossing animated film of all time, Disney’s Frozen is simply breath taking. Join the Royal sisters Elsa and Anna plus the very hilarious characters like Snowman Olaf and rugged Mountain-Man Kristoff. His loyal reindeer Sven will be performing too!

Disney’s The Little Mermaid also features with show-stopping performances by Sebastian. Be amazed as he breaks out of his shell to make waves with Ariel “Under The Sea!”

Get tangled up with a chorus of harmless hooligans from the sassy and spirited Rapunzel movie and her charming ally Flynn from Disney’s Tangled film.

Get swept away by Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as the Beast, his castle’s enchanted entourage will take centre stage in a spectacular show for Belle. It will be a magical mix of royalty when Disney On Ice brings this winsome wonderland to Birmingham!

High-speed stunts are on show when the crew of Disney / Pixar’s Cars go racing across the ice then it’s time to dive into The Little Mermaid’s enchanted undersea kingdom.

The Toy Story gang are in Birmingham with another great show for you with amazing special effects.

We are all in for a special treat indeed…

Disney On Ice Colouring for kids


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Barclay Card Arena – Birmingham

www.barclaycardarena.co.uk

Bangla Beats Promotions Concert | 26 AUG 2015

Michael McIntyre – HAPPY & GLORIOUS Plus Paul Tonkinson | 18 – 19 SEP 2015 & 25 – 26 SEP 2015

Brian Wilson – cancelled | 22 SEP 2015

Legends Live | 4 OCT 2015

Fall Out Boy | 6 OCT 2015

One Direction – ON THE ROAD AGAIN TOUR | 10 – 12 OCT 2015

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment – NOW FEATURING DISNEY’S FROZEN! | 21 OCT – 1 NOV 2015

Kevin Bridges – A WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY | 6 NOV 2015

Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse Legends! | 7 NOV 2015

Imagine Dragons – SMOKE + MIRRORS TOUR | 20 NOV 2015

25 Years of Reeves & Mortimer | 23 NOV 2015

Paul Weller | 27 NOV 2015

The 2015 Birmingham International Tattoo
BRITAIN’S BIGGEST INDOOR INTERNATIONAL TATTOO | 28 – 29 NOV 2015

The Prodigy – PLUS VERY SPECIAL GUESTS PUBLIC ENEMY | 3 DEC 2015

Status Quo – ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTE UK TOUR 2015 | 5 DEC 2015

Dynamo | 9 – 13 DEC 2015

Madonna | 16 DEC 2015

Cinderella – THE WORLD’S BIGGEST PANTOMIME | 20 – 24 DEC 2015

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life – Starring David Hasselhoff | 16 JAN 2016

BBL Cup Final – GET CLOSER TO THE ACTION | 17 JAN 2016

Jason Derulo | 30 JAN 2016

TNA Wrestling – MAXIMUM IMPACT TOUR 8 | 31 JAN 2016

Genting Arena

www.gentingarena.co.uk

Florence + The Machine | 19 SEP 2015

Horse of the Year Show | 7 – 11 OCT 2015

A$AP Rocky & Wiz Khalifa A 16 DAY TRIP TOUR 2015 A 16 OCT 2015

Mötley Crüe PLUS ALICE COOPER | 4 NOV 2015

WWE Live | 8 NOV 2015

Nickelback – NO FIXED ADDRESS 2015 EUROPEAN TOUR | 21 NOV 2015

Free Radio Live 2015 | 28 NOV 2015

Duran Duran | 4 DEC 2015

Def Leppard and Whitesnake | 12 DEC 2015

Simply Red – BIG LOVE TOUR 2015 Plus special guest Natalie Imbruglia | 13 DEC 2015 & 15 DEC 2015

André Rieu | 16 DEC 2015

Wet Wet Wet – THE BIG PICTURE TOUR | 26 FEB 2016

Little Mix | 18 MAR 2016

National Exhibition Centre

The National Exhibition Centre is an exhibition centre located in Birmingham, England. It is near junction 6 of the M42 motorway, and is adjacent to Birmingham Airport and Birmingham International railway station.

The Festival of Quilts | Thursday 06 August 2015 – Sunday 09 August 2015

Moda | Sunday 09 August 2015 – Tuesday 11 August 2015

Autumn Fair International | Sunday 06 September 2015 – Wednesday 09 September 2015

BPM DJ & Electronic Music Production Event | Saturday 12 September 2015 – Monday 14 September 2015

The Color Run Birmingham | Saturday 15 August 2015

Mind Body Spirit Wellbeing Festival | Friday 11 September 2015 – Sunday 13 September 2015

The Birmingham CRUISE Show 2015 | Saturday 12 September 2015 – Sunday 13 September 2015

The Cycle Show | Thursday 24 September 2015 – Sunday 27 September 2015

The National Wedding Show | Friday 02 October 2015 – Sunday 04 October 2015

www.thenec.co.uk