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Wolverhampton Literature Festival, Anton and Erin, Cats, Motionless In White and more: What's on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire

By Kirsten Rawlins | Best of | Published:

From Wolverhampton Literature Festival, to musicals, rock gigs, comedy shows and charity concerts, there's loads to get up to this weekend across the Midlands and Shropshire.

What's on this weekend

There are also a variety of events taking place this weekend to mark Burns Night - for a list of the celebrations across the region, click here

FRIDAY

Wolverhampton Literature Festival - multiple venues across the city

John Challis

The Literature Festival returns to Wolverhampton this weekend, with a host of musicians, authors and actors all set to give talks at a variety of events.

Friday will see former Magnum member Mark Stanway host an evening at Newhampton Arts Centre; actor John Challis talk about his career at Bantock House; and rappers and comedians such as Soloman, Christian Deveaux, Xman, Krystatic, Elefterries, Luke, and Steve Harrison perform at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

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For a list of some of the top events taking place over the three-day festival, click here

Vampires Rock - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Vampires Rock

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Rock and comedy musical Vampires Rock will come to Shrewsbury this weekend.

Expect music from Queen, AC/DC, Meat Loaf, Journey, Guns 'n' Roses and more.

Show starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets priced between £24 and £26.

For more information, or to book, click here

Cats - Oakengates Theatre, Telford

Cats

An amateur production of world-renowned musical Cats will entertain crowds in Telford this weekend.

First performed in 1981, the musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber is based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T S Elliot.

Tickets cost £13.50.

Show starts at 7.30pm.

For more information, click here

Motionless In White - O2 Institute, Birmingham

Motionless In White

American metalcore band Motionless In White will play Digbeth this weekend as part of their tour marking the release of the group's latest album Graveyard Shifts. The album features a guest appearance from Korn frontman, Jonathan Davis, who lends his vocals to Necessary Evil.

The band will be supported by Cane Hill and Ice Nine Kills.

For more information, click here

SATURDAY

Wolverhampton Literature Festival - multiple venues across the city

Ned's Atomic Dustbin's Rat and Jonn

The Literature Festival returns to Wolverhampton this weekend, with a host of musicians, authors and actors all set to give talks at a variety of events.

Top events on Saturday include Ned's Atomic Dustbin members Jonn and Rat give an acoustic set and chat at the Slade Rooms; Rosina Trotman read from her book The Nonsense of Mr Marma and Mr Lade; Writing West Midlands' Young Writers Group at Wolverhampton Art Gallery; and Slade's Don Powell to tell the story of his life and the band at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

For a list of some of the top events taking place over the three-day festival, click here

Sounds Of Wales - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

In aid of The Shrewsbury Samaritans, this show will feature The South Wales Male Choir accompanied by highly-acclaimed tenor Rhodri Prys Jones.

The performance will also feature four soloists from Shrewsbury School: Phoebe Morris, Ben Lloyd, Sophia Price and Jessie Inglis-Jones.

Show starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets priced between £17.50 and £20.

For more information, click here

Möngöl Hörde - O2 Institute 2, Birmingham

Möngöl Hörde

English hardcore punk band Möngöl Hörde will play an intimate show for fans in Digbeth this weekend.

The group features Frank Turner on vocals, Ben Dawson on drums and Matt Nasir on guitar.

For more information, click here

Anton and Erin - Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Anton and Erin

Dancers Anton du Beke and Erin Boag will perform for crowds at the Symphony Hall this Saturday.

The pair will be joined by the full 25-piece London Concert Orchestra, conductor Richard Balcombe, six world-class ensemble dancers and guest vocalist Lance Ellington.

Tickets are priced between £22.50 and £50.

For more information, click here

Ed Byrne - Birmingham Town Hall

Irish stand-up comedian Ed Byrne is set to tickle fans' funny bones this weekend.

Programmes he is known for starring in include Mock The Week, Just For Laughs and Dara and Ed's Road to Mandalay.

Show starts at 8pm.

Tickets cost £27.

For more information, click here

SUNDAY

Wolverhampton Literature Festival - multiple venues across the city

Wolverhampton Literature Festival

The Literature Festival returns to Wolverhampton this weekend, with a host of musicians, authors and actors all set to give talks at a variety of events.

Top events taking place on Sunday include John Edgar’s Big Story World at Bantock House; The Life and Times of the Tat Man at Arena Theatre; Will Self in Conversation with Sebastian Groes at Wolverhampton Art Gallery; and Peter Rhodes on how Britain's biggest regional newspaper the Express & Star covered some of the world's top stories.

For a list of some of the top events taking place over the three-day festival, click here

The Quireboys: Acoustic - Robin 2, Bilston

London hard rockers The Quireboys will treat fans to an unplugged set, with songs from A Bit Of What You Fancy, Bitter, Sweet and Twisted, This Is Rock 'N' Roll and Well Oiled.

Tickets cost £16 in advance and £18 on the door.

For more information, click here

Martyn Joseph - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Singer/songwriter and guitarist Martyn Joseph will perform a live show in Shrewsbury on Sunday.

Show starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £18.

For more information, click here

Kirsten Rawlins

By Kirsten Rawlins
@kirsten_native

Online Entertainment Editor for the Express & Star, Shropshire Star and Native Monster. E-mail me kirsten.rawlins@nativemonster.co.uk, or phone 01902 319368

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