Strictly Come Dancing Live and other things to do in Birmingham this weekend

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From live entertainment inspired by TV staples Strictly and the Great British Bake Off to family fun and more - there’s a lot going on in Birmingham this weekend (January 21 to 23)

Strictly Come Dancing Live at Utilita Arena

The live tour of TV talent show Strictly Come Dancing is all set to kick off at Birmingham’s Utilita Arena from January 20 to 23.

Maisie Smith - former Eastenders star and 2020 finalist - will be taking the place of AJ Odudu for the arena tour and will join the likes of last years winners Rose Ayling Ellis and Giovanni Pernice, as well as the rest of the celebrity line up.

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As well as the couples dances, fans will get to see breathtaking professional performances throughout the show. For more information click on: Utilita Arena Birmingham

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National Running Show at the NEC

Fitness fanatics may want to jog along to the National Running Show over at the Birmingham NEC from January 22 to 23. It brings more than 250 exhibitors together - offering access to inspirational speakers, the latest gear, cutting edge technology, and expert coaches all from the world of running.

Speakers include the likes of Jonnie Peacock MBE and Lord Sebastian Coe. So for anyone interested in upping their game in the field of terrestrial locomotion this could be for you. For more information click on: National Running Show

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Big Birmingham Bake

Whether you’re a seasoned culinary expert or someone who bakes it till they make it, you may feel the need to check out the Big Birmingham Bake in Digbeth.

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It features twelve cooking stations, each with teams of two, who are given their ingredients and 90 minutes to whisk, roll and drizzle their way towards the best bake they can - against their competitors. When the time’s up, the winning team is crowned.

And after all is done and crusted you get to take home whatever masterpiece or monstrosity you end up with. For more information click on: Big Birmingham Bake

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Sleeping Beauty at Cadbury World

Over at Cadbury World in Bournville, performances of Sleeping Beauty will be taking place on weekends in January from the 22nd.

The 15 minute long production will offer plenty of opportunities for visitors to join in with their chorus of boos and cheers, as they discover whether Princess Aurora will be saved from the Evil Queen!

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The excitement takes place along the self-guided tour that Cadbury World is known for - where families can see the talented chocolatiers in action, as well as get involved with a range of interactive features. For more information click on: Cadbury World

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