Things to do in Birmingham this weekend (March 18 to 20) and beyond

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Here’s your latest guide to a few what’s on highlights in Birmingham this weekend.

Beauty & the Beast at the Hippodrome

We start our guide with the latest show at Birmingham Hippodrome. Beauty and the Beast will be playing there until Saturday 26th March.

First debuting as a stage performance on Broadway 26 years ago, the play has been spectacularly re-imagined using the latest theatrical innovations, while still retaining all the charm and elegance audiences have come to expect from the Disney classic.

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Anyone wanting more information should head over to: Birmingham Hippodrome.

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Beauty and The Beast at Birmingham Hippodrome | Beauty and The Beast at Birmingham Hippodrome

Racing and Rugby at the Old Crown

Over at the Old Crown this weekend, on Friday from midday they’ll be showing one of the most prestigious events in the racing calendar - the Gold Cup.

Following that the Irish folk legends Goats Don’t Shave will be performing to ensure the party goes late into the night.

Then on the Saturday they’ll be playing all of the Six Nations games, followed by a performance by the legendary UB40 tribute act - Rats In The Kitchen. More information is available at: The Old Crown Digbeth.

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John Cooper Clarke at the Town Hall

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The People’s Poet, Dr John Cooper Clarke, is going to be performing at the Town Hall on Sunday.

Celebrating the release of his long awaited auto-biography, the show promises a breath taking showcase of poetry and spoken work, sharing stories from his incredible life as well as his usual musings, off the wall, riffs, gags and wicked humour from the Bard of Salford. Anyone who’s interested should head on over to: B:Music

John Cooper Clarke toured in 2019 and visited Connaught Theatre Worthing and De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-On-Sea.John Cooper Clarke toured in 2019 and visited Connaught Theatre Worthing and De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-On-Sea.
John Cooper Clarke toured in 2019 and visited Connaught Theatre Worthing and De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-On-Sea.

UK Garage night at the Mill in Digbeth - marking 21 years

Those looking to make their body groove this weekend are in for a little bit of luck.

Over at the Mill in Digbeth Saturday night - Pure Garage, a night for anyone wanting to revel in the nostalgia of UK Garage.

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Featuring anthems from the like of So Solid Crew, Sweet Female Attitude and Scott Garcia, the night is a celebration of 21 years of UK Garage music. Anyone looking for more information should head over to: The Mill in Digbeth.

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