With so many great events happening across the Midlands it’s hard to work out exactly where to go. Here at DLUXE Magazine, we do the hard work for you, here is our top picks of what’s on this week.
29th Sep – 1at Oct, The National Wedding Show
The UK’s biggest wedding show is back in Birmingham this autumn! Shop over 200 of the finest wedding suppliers in the West Midlands and across the UK, including wedding venues, florists, beautiful bridalwear, stationery and stylish menswear and more!
The National Wedding Show is the destination for wedding planning!
For tickets Visit http://www.thenec.co.uk/whats-on/national-wedding-show/
30th September, The Australian Pink Floyd Show
The Australian Pink Floyd Show returns in 2017 with a new set of Pink Floyd songs – ‘The Best Side Of The Moon’ incorporating a full performance of what many would call the most iconic rock album of all time.
As well as playing the classic Dark Side of the Moon album in its entirety they’ll perform other popular songs from the Syd Barrett years, Meddle, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, The Final Cut, Momentary Lapse of Reason and the Division Bell.
For tickets visit http://www.arenabham.co.uk/whats-on/the-australian-pink-floyd-show
29th & 30th September, Midland’s Luxury Show.
Luxury is about fulfilling a need without being asked, it’s about blending quality with passion and personality, and it’s about holding the world around you to the high standards you hold yourself.
We believe that the Midlands deserves a luxury show, and want to fulfil this need without ever being asked.
The Midlands Luxury Show is back this year bigger and better – double the size and now over two days!
Friday 29th September; 11am-7pm
Saturday 30th September; 10am-3pm,
For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/midlands-luxury-show-2017-tickets-35875782431
30th September, The Pink Ball.
The Pink Ball at the Hall with Nat Augustin’s Soul Train Band
Enjoy our ‘Black/Pink Tie’ Charity Ball raising funds for breast cancer medical equipment. Dance the night away to the Motown/Soul sounds of Nat Augustin Soul Train Bands hits of Stevie Wonder, George Benson and lots more. Wear something PINK!
Plus after show disco with DJ Franco
Ticket Prices: £49.50
£47.50 for groups of 10 or more
Includes 3 course menu and entertainment
To book your tickets visit https://www.nailcotehall.co.uk/about/contact/entertainment-enquiry
Castle Fine Art
On now till 1st October, Pakpoom Silaphan Exhibition.
The latest collection by contemporary artist, Pakpoom Silaphan, is on display at Castle Fine Art in the Mailbox from now until Sunday 1st October.
Brought up in a rural Thai community, Pakpoom’s early access to the Western world came from the advertising of lucrative brands and commercial logos.
His art demonstrates an awareness of other cultures and environments, made universally relevant through internationally recognised symbols such as those of Pepsi and Coke. This use of mass consumerism is teamed with artistic influences from the likes of Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali to bridge the gap between East and West.
27th Sept – 30th Sept, Birmingham Royal Ballet
Youthful energy and technical precision collide in Kenneth MacMillan’s Concerto. Set to Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto, MacMillan’s sprightly and vigorous choreography conveys the infectious joy of dancing.
Get swept up in ragtime fun in MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations, where a host of eccentric characters flirt, dance and vie for the limelight. This playful combination of comedic flair, riotous colour and Scott Joplin’s iconic music is guaranteed to please.
29th Sept – 7th Oct, I Knew You.
Angela is edging closer to retirement. Then it will just be her, her cat and ready meals for one. Her son Nathan is struggling with being a stay-at-home dad. It’s not as if he’s had a role model. The closest he’s got to his dad in twenty years was a Google search.
When Angela has a chance encounter with ‘her Patrick’, she is torn about whether or not to introduce him to the son he walked out on and the grandson he’s never met. But Patrick has some news that may force her to decide.
For tickets visit https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/i-knew-you.html
The Belgrade Theatre.
27th Sept – 30th Sept, Freeman
Freeman is inspired by the true story of William Freeman, a black man who was put on trial in 19th Century New York, and the first case to raise ‘insanity’ as a defence in America.
The story of William Freeman is used as a platform to explore the relationships between people of colour, the criminal justice system, and mental health; spanning from segregated 1846 America right up to the death of Sarah Reed in the UK in 2016.
Strictly Arts’ stunning mix of high-energy physical theatre, a cappella singing, humour and powerful drama, creates an extraordinarily moving and affecting experience for audiences.
For tickets visit http://www.belgrade.co.uk/event/freeman-2017
Friday 29th Sept, Killer Queen
Killer Queen have been performing their tribute to Queen’s concert since 1993. Their expert musicianship, extraordinary energy and accurate portrayal of the world’s greatest live band have rightfully earned Killer Queen the title of Queen tribute royalty.
Thrilling sell-out audiences across the globe from the UK to Moscow and in 2016 their first tour of USA, *Killer Queen* recreates the high energy, powerful phenomenon that was Queen live.
Fronted by Patrick Myers as Freddie Mercury, Time Out described Patrick’s resemblance to Freddie Mercury as “Spooky,” his uncanny likeness was further proven when he recorded a number one hit single singing as Freddie Mercury on Fat Boy Slim’s record ‘The Real Life!’
For tickets visit http://www.belgrade.co.uk/event/killer-queen-2017
Running till 30th Sept, Sunset Boulevard
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning (Best Musical, Best Original Score & Best Book of a Musical) masterpiece Sunset Boulevard, directed by Curve Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and starring Ria Jones, who received standing ovations every night when performing the role at the London Coliseum, as Norma Desmond and Strictly Come Dancing’s Danny Mac as Joe Gillis.
One of the all-time great musicals, Sunset Boulevard is a compelling story of romance and obsession, based on Billy Wilder‘s legendary film, with Don Black and Christopher Hampton‘s wonderful book and lyrics.
For tickets visit http://www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows/sunset-boulevard/
27th Sept – 7th Oct, Pink Sari Revolution.
An explosive new drama from “one of the most dynamic playwrights around” (Hindustan Times) Purva Naresh, and internationally renowned journalist Amana Fontanella-Khan (The Guardian, Reuters, Vogue India), Pink Sari Revolution explores the real life struggle of the 400,000-member strong Gulabi Gang and its formidable leader, Sampat Pal.
Instantly recognisable in their blazing pink saris and for campaigning for women’s rights both in India and on an international stage, this true story follows the gang’s investigation into why a young girl has been thrown into prison in the dead of night.
For tickets visit http://www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows/pink-sari-revolution-2/
De Montfort Hall
27th Sept, Jon Richardson
The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions. Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher?
Come and see what Jon Richardson can do with words when he has more than thirty seconds to work with. Or should that be “with which to work”?
29th Sept, Whitney Queen Of The Night
A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level.
Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, I will Always Love You, and many more, this show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever!