Critical List: The Best Events Happening Across The Midlands This July
We’ve rounded up some of the best events across Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham and Derby this July!
sherlock holmes: the final curtain
2nd – 7th july AT curve leicester
Chilling, gripping and filled with unforeseen twists and revelations, this new thriller has been commissioned by Theatre Royal Bath from award-winning dramatist Simon Reade.
Tickets and more information: www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows/sherlock-holmes-the-final-curtain
matilda the musical
3rd july -8th september at birmingham hippodrome
With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Tickets and more information: www.birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/matildathemusical
3rd -7th July at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Each year a daring and innovative programme of boundary pushing theatre, dance, comedy, circus, music, visual and performing arts takes place turning the theatre’s rarely seen backstages into a den of creativity, discovery and exchange where diverse cultures are celebrated.
Tickets and more information: www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
ALASKA THUNDERF**K 5000
5TH july AT GLEE CLUB, BIRMINGHAM
The Klub Kids are back and this time they are bringing RuPauls All Stars 2 Winner Alaska Thunderf**k 5000, with her chart topping hits and witty banter, this evening is sure to be loads of fun. Expect something different from Alaska when she brings her live musician with her. Also supported by the amazing Klub Kids team.
Tickets and more information: www.glee.co.uk/performer/alaska-thunderfk-5000/
Tassels – An Evening of Burlesque
6th July at New Alexandra Theatre
Leave your inhibitions at the door and experience the UK’s biggest burlesque extravaganza. With a bevy of beautiful stars, specialty variety artists and fabulous costumes Tassels – An Evening of Burlesque brings this classic variety art form into the 21st Century with a glamorous new show.
Tickets and more information: www.atgtickets.com/shows/tassels-the-burlesque-show/new-alexandra-theatre-birmingham/
TUNNEL VISION 2ND BIRTHDAY
6TH july AT AMUSEMENT 13 IN BIRMINGHAM
Celebrate two years of Tunnel Vision in true TV style – expect a super talented lineup of DJs and producers and a crowd with the best vibes in Brum.
Tickets and more information: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Birmingham/Amusement-13/Tunnel-Vision-2nd-Birthday-Kahn-Capo-Lee-Hi5Ghost/13208792/
CASA BACARDI FT STEFFLON DON
7TH july AT BOXXED, BIRMINGHAM
BACARDÍ invites you to Do What Moves You this summer by bringing music, people and culture together under one roof with great tasting drinks at CASA BACARDÍ, The home of BACARDÍ music.
On the 7th of July, Stefflon Don will host the show as part of a new nationwide BACARDÍ music campaign called Do What Moves You, with support on the night from Afro-swing artist Kojo Funds plus local Birmingham talent including producer Swifta Beater, rapper Dapz On The Map and MC Roxxxan.
Tickets and more information: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Birmingham/Boxxed/Casa-Bacardi—Stefflon-Don/13259662/
6th-8th july in leicestershire
Timber is an extraordinary new festival where music, art, philosophy and sustainability will weave together into an exhilarating weekend in the heart of the National Forest, one of Britain’s boldest environmental projects.
Tickets and more information: timberfestival.org.uk
TRAZA: SECRET TERRACE PARTY
7th july AT SECRET VENUE, NOTTINGHAM
Traza are taking over an undisclosed location in the centre of Nottingham
Expect a day full of minimal swangers brought to you by 6 carefully crafted selectors!
Tickets and more information: www.residentadvisor.net/events/1124455
used to be blonde
8th july AT curve leicester
Now in its sixth year, National Youth Dance Company has established a reputation for producing high quality performances with a range of dancers who are expressive, brave and shaping the future of dance in this country. NYDC returns to Curve to present a new work created by the 2017-18 Guest Artistic Director Sharon Eyal.
Tickets and more information: www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows/used-to-be-blonde/
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10th – 14th july AT belgrade theatre, coventry
Situated just over the road from the Belgrade Theatre – another hub for city storytelling – the Coventry Evening Telegraph building will soon enjoy a new lease of life as a beautiful hotel. But before that, for a brief moment in time, it will become a theatre.
This architectural gem will host two extraordinary, site-specific productions using drama, digital, puppetry and dance to explore the city’s rich history.
Tickets and more information: www.belgrade.co.uk/season/read-all-about-it
19th July @ the 3aaa County Ground, derby
The world’s biggest girl band Little Mix are playing a run of UK summer shows throughout July 2018 as part of the group’s The Summer Hits Tour 2018. The shows will see Little Mix perform their greatest hits, including Touch, Shout Out to My Ex, Black Magic and Wings.
Tickets and more information: cricket.derbyshireccc.com/little-mix-the-summer-hits-tour-2018/
THE MONSTER BOUNCE EVENT
2OTH – 22ND JULY AT MOTORPOINT ARENA, NOTTINGHAM
The Monster is one of the world’s largest inflatable obstacle courses and hands down the craziest nostalgic bouncy castle experience for adults. The Monster is bigger, better and more bonkers than ever before!
Run, bounce, dance and jump your way around The Monster and regress to your childhood as you take on 42 brand new obstacles including an 18m “Mega Slide”, a “Tunnel of Love” and “The Bouncy Cage of Doom!”
Tickets and more information: www.motorpointarenanottingham.com
may the toys be with you
21st July – 28th October at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery.
One of the UK’s finest collections of vintage Star Wars toys and original cinema posters is going on display in a stunning new exhibition. Coalville was the base for Palitoy – the British company behind the iconic vintage toys – and this Summer Star Wars is coming home!
Tickets and more information: www.visitleicester.info/whats-on/may-the-toys-be-with-you-p733311
THE SUMMER STREET PARTY
21st july AT NIGHTINGALE BIRMINGHAM
Join Ecko Promotions for a full line-up of artists and DJ’s.
Tickets and more information: www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Birmingham/Nightingale/The-Summer-Street-Party-/13215516/
21ST JULY at WOLLATON PARK, NOTTINGHAM
An epic line up of music legends has been added to the special 10th birthday bash of Splendour, with The Charlatans joining headliner Paloma Faith on the Main Stage and The Stranglers headlining the Confetti Stage at the all-day summer music festival at Wollaton Park, Nottingham on Saturday 21 July.
TICKETS & MORE INFORMATION: WWW.SPLENDOURFESTIVAL.COM
26TH – 29TH JULY AT belgrade theatre, coventry
Now in its fifth thrilling year and showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk!celebrates the 250th anniversary of the invention of Circus by bringing this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre.
TICKETS & MORE INFORMATION: www.belgrade.co.uk/event/cirque-berserk
Y NOT FESTIVAL
26TH – 28TH JULY AT PIKEHALL, DERBYSHIRE
For one weekend a year, the stunning Peak District countryside becomes home to Y Not Festival. Since 2005 when it began life as an overspilling house party in the deepest, darkest Derbyshire; there has been steady, organic growth.
TICKETS & MORE INFORMATION: YNOTFESTIVAL.COM/
room 13 present r&b hip-hop
27Th july AT BAR SOBA, DERBY
Bar Soba Derby R13 present to you B Young, performing his chart hitting Jumanji and his new single 079me.
The night will be a heavy mix of live acts and fresh sounds from resident DJ Hannah Alder.
Tickets and more information: www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Derby/Bar-Soba-/Room-13-Present-RB-Hip-Hop/13259557/
BACK 2 THE OLD SCHOOL
27TH JULY AT HARE AND HOUNDS, BIRMINGHAM
Back when blazers, braces and and pointy shoes were a thing, back when JT was wounded by Britney, back when Nelly couldn’t keep his kit on, back when Bart did the Bartman, back when Michelle was in Destiny’s Child, back when Snake was life. MOHO x LTL take you you back to the old school for one night of free entry goodness.
Tickets and more information: www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Birmingham/Hare-And-Hounds/Back-2-The-Old-School—Free-Entry/13252536/
28TH JULY AT PERRY PARK, BIRMINGHAM
Following 4 years of consecutively sold out events, MADE Festival returns with its most impressive line up to date. The West Midlands’ largest and best loved music will bring a bigger, more diverse celebration of music and modern street culture to Birmingham’s Perry Park.
TICKETS & MORE INFORMATION: WWW.MADE-FESTIVAL.CO.UK
28TH JULY AT RESCUE ROOMS, NOTTINGHAM
An abundance of Rums, BBQ foods, Hawaiian shirts, Beach games and a BIG Outdoor terrace party with all your favourite 80’s bangers from their Club Tropicana DJ.
29th & 30th july AT the cookie leicester
After almost six years away from live stand-up, Rhod is itching to get back on stage. The world has gone totally mad since he last toured in 2012, and his head is all over the shop. It’s time to get back out there and sort it all out once and for all He hasn’t gigged in so long, and is claiming to be rustier than a Welsh barbeque. Why not come along and see him scrabbling around onstage, trying to find his notes and looking like a total t*** (his words) on Sunday 29th July and Monday 30th July.
Tickets and more information: www.thecookieleicester.co.uk
BLAME IT ON BIANCA DEL RIO
30th july AT SYMPHONY HALL, BIRMINGHAM
The self-proclaimed “clown in a gown” and RuPaul’s Drag Race winner is back and Blame It On Bianca Del Rio promises to be more tongue-lashingly hilarious than ever