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Paul Weller, Elbow, Dara O Briain, Editors and more: What's on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire

By Rebecca Stanley | Entertainment | Published:

From an adventurous film festival, to rock gigs, comedy shows, sing-along events and hit musicals, there are loads of events to keep you entertained this weekend.

What's on this weekend

FRIDAY

Paul Weller - Genting Arena, Birmingham

Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me

Join the modfather Paul Weller at Birmingham's Genting Arena this weekend.

2017 marked the 40th anniversary of Paul Weller’s first album, In The City, which he released with The Jam.

The star is set to release his eagerly-anticipated 13th studio album A King Revolution this May, with this tour celebrating the entire body of his work.

Paul Weller will be joined by special guests The Strypes.

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Tickets start from £48.61.

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Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox - O2 Academy, Birmingham

Creep - Vintage Postmodern Jukebox Radiohead Cover ft. Haley Reinhart

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Grab your swing skirt and your best dancing shoes - Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox are coming to town.

The rotating musical collective cover a range of popular tracks, in the style of jazz, ragtime, and swing music.

The outfit, led by pianist Scott Bradlee, have amassed more than 912 million YouTube views and 3.2 million subscribers.

Tickets cost £30.35.

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Hairspray - Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Brenda Edwards and Layton Williams, who are starring in Hairspray at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Smash hit musical comedy Hairspray has began its run at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre.

The productions - starring Brenda Edwards, Matt Rixon, and Layton Williams - follows the story Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad, who dances her way onto national TV.

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Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way.

The show features a variety of hit songs, such as Welcome To The 60s, You Can't Stop The Beat. The Nicest Kids in Town, and many more.

Tickets start from £22.50.

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Craig Campbell - Oakengates Theatre, Telford

Craig Campbell. Picture by: Idil Sukan

Comedian Craig Campbell is set to bring his brand new tour, Easy Tiger, to Telford's Oakengates Theatre.

The Canadian stand-up wowed crowds when he recently supported Frankie Boyle, and also proved a hit on Alan Davies' As Yet Untitled show on Dave/

He has also performed on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Russell Howard's Good News, and Dave's One Night Stand.

Tickets cost £15.

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Magnum - Birmingham Town Hall

Magnum

Midlands rockers Magnum are set to wow crowds in Birmingham this weekend.

The band will perform at Birmingham's Town Hall as part of their Eternity World Tour.

The tour coincides with the release of the quintet's brand new album, Lost on the Road to Eternity.

Magnum will be joined by special guest Rebecca Downes.

Tickets cost £30.50.

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The Sensational 60s Experience - New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Herman's Hermits - I'm Into Something Good (Shindig)

The explosive Sensational 60s Experience is making its way to Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre.

Mike Pender, Mike D'Abo, Herman's Hermits, The Fortunes, and New Amen Corner will perform sets at the show.

Read more: 'I was the first exploding drummer': Herman’s Hermits' Barry Whitwam speaks ahead of 60s shows in Wolverhampton and Birmingham - including hilarious tales of touring with The Who, meeting Elvis and his mate Don Powell

Tickets start from £30.65.

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Iain Stirling - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Iain Stirling

Following a stint narrating Love Island, Iain Stirling is bringing him brand new comedy tour to Shrewsbury.

The Scottish star is best known for his appearances on Virtually Famous, Drunk History, Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, Russell Howard's Good News, Sweat the Small Stuff, Fake Reaction, and Safe Word.

Tickets cost £13.

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SATURDAY

Elbow - Genting Arena, Birmingham

Elbow - One Day Like This

Elbow have extended their smash hit Little Fictions tour, including a date at Birmingham's Genting Arena.

The Ramsbottom rock quartet are best known for songs such as One Day Like This, Golden Slumbers, Magnificent, First Steps and Gentle Storm.

In 2008, Elbow won the Mercury Music Prize for their album The Seldom Seen Kid, and in 2009 they won the Brit Award for Best British Group.

Elbow will be joined by special guest John Grant.

Tickets start from £37.63.

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Everything Everything - O2 Academy, Birmingham

Everything Everything - Distant Past

Manchester indie rockers Everything Everything are heading to Birmingham this weekend.

The band have released four albums to date - 2010's Man Alive, 2013's Arc, 2015's Get To Heaven and 2017's A Fever Dream - and have been widely critically acclaimed.

The group are best known for songs such as Distant Past, Desire, Can't Do, and No Reptiles.

Tickets cost £22.

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Stone Broken - O2 Institute, Birmingham

Stone Broken

Walsall rockers Stone Broken are set to wow crowds in Birmingham on Saturday.

The quartet have enjoyed support slots with the likes of Glenn Hughes and Black Star Riders, as well as gracing the stages of Download Festival.

Cannock band The Bad Flowers will support the band at their Birmingham show.

Tickets cost £15.

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Faith: The George Michael Legacy - Dudley Town Hall

Faith

In celebration of one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time, Faith is a tribute to George Michael by Wayne Dilks and his eight-piece band.

The show covers 35 years of hit records, from Wham to his solo career, featuring songs such as Club Tropicana, I’m Your Man, Faith, Fast Love, Outside, Freedom, A Different Corner, Father Figure, Careless Whisper and many more.

Tickets cost £21.50.

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Hairspray - Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

You Can't Stop The Beat - Trailer

Smash hit musical comedy Hairspray has began its run at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre.

The productions - starring Brenda Edwards, Matt Rixon, and Layton Williams - follows the story Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad, who dances her way onto national TV.

Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way.

The show features a variety of hit songs, such as Welcome To The 60s, You Can't Stop The Beat. The Nicest Kids in Town, and many more.

Tickets start from £22.50.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2018 - Birmingham Town Hall

Banff Mountain Film Festival - 2018 UK & Ireland Tour Trailer

Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world's most prestigious mountain film festival.

Follow the expeditions of some of today's most incredible adventurers, see footage of adrenaline sports, and see remote places from across the globe.

This year there are two shows, both a matinee and evening performance.

Tickets cost £13.

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Dara O Briain - Birmingham Hippodrome

Dara O Briain

Mock The Week funnyman Dara O Briain heads to Birmingham Hippodrome this weekend.

The Irish comedian is set to perform his brand new Voice of Reason tour, for three dates at the Second City venue.

Dara is best known for hosting hit panel show Mock The Week, and has also appeared on the likes of The Panel, The Apprentice: You're Fired, Robot Wars, and Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

Tickets cost £23.

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Daliso Chaponda - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Daliso Chaponda

Britain's Got Talent favourite favourite Daliso Champonda is bringing his headline tour to Shrewsbury this Saturday.

The Malawian born stand up was a stand out star from the show, capturing the nations hearts and garnering over 8 million Facebook views and 9 million on YouTube.

Read more: Daliso Chaponda on Mugabe metaphors, nearly being arrested in Malawi, Britain's Got Talent and his tour - coming to Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton and Birmingham

Daliso has also just been confirmed for his own Radio 4 series entitled Daliso Chaponda: Citizen Of Nowhere.

Tickets cost £16.

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An Evening with Ant Middleton - Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

Ant Middleton

Former soldier, and SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton is set to deliver a talk at Stafford's Gatehouse Theatre.

Tickets cost £23.

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SUNDAY

Editors - Birmingham Town Hall

Editors - Papillon

Birmingham band the Editors are set to rock crowds in Birmingham.

The quintet formed in 2002, and are best known for songs such as Papillon, No Sound But The Wind, Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors and A Ton of Love.

Alongside their critical acclaim and strong success in the charts, Editors have consistently enjoyed sold-out tours and numerous headlining festival slots.

Tickets cost £30.50.

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Blaze Bayley - Robin 2, Bilston

Blaze Bayley

Singer/songwriter Blaze Bayley and his Full Metal Band are coming to Bilston's Robin 2.

Beginning his career in 1984 with Wolfsbane, Blaze then went on to join Iron Maiden, with whom he released two albums and toured worldwide between 1994 and 1999.

After leaving Iron Maiden he embarked on a solo career, released eight full-length studio albums.

Tickets cost £12 in advance and £15 on the door.

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Sing-along with the CBSO: Brahms' German Requiem - Birmingham Symphony Hall

CBSO

Ever wondered what it’s like to sing live at Symphony Hall, with the CBSO?

In this one-off performances, you can sing along to Brahms' A German Requiem, under the CBSO’s world-famous chorus director Simon Halsey CBE.

Tickets start from £16.50.

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Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music - New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

The Sound of Music | #TBT Trailer | 20th Century FOX

Following the celebration of the movie’s 50th anniversary in 2015, sing-along with the hit tunes from the Sound Of Music.

The evening begins with your host leading a vocal warm-up, judging the fancy dress competition and teaching you how to use your items in your free interactive props bag.

Tickets cost £15.

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Rich Hall's Hoedown - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Rich Hall

Rich Hall's critically acclaimed new show arrives at Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn this weekend.

The American comedian is best known for his appearances in TV shows such as Mock The Week, and QI.

Tickets cost £18.50.

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Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley
@becci_star

Entertainment journalist for Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Contact me: rebecca.stanley@expressandstar.co.uk

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