Alexander O'Neal, Gary Numan and Shrewsbury Fields Forever: What's on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire

There's plenty to do this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire even though the summer holidays are over - with tribute acts, comedy shows, food festivals and rock film spectaculars.

Alexander O'Neal, Gary Numan and Shrewsbury Fields Forever: What's on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire

Gary Numan is riding in his car to Coventry's Copper Rooms

FRIDAY

The Twelfth Night - Ellesmere College Arts Centre

The LADS and RSC Open Stages come together again to bring you a colourful, energetic version of Shakespeare’s much-loved romantic comedy set right in the 60's

Tickets for this event are priced at £7

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Alexander O'Neal - The Place, Telford

Alexander O'Neal
Soul star and reality TV contestant Alexander O'Neal is coming to Telford

Soul star and reality TV contestant Alexander O’Neal will bring his greatest hits to Telford this weekend.

Fans can look forward to massive hits like Criticize, Saturday Love, Hearsay, If You Were Here Tonight, The Lovers and many more.

Tickets for this event are priced at £30

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VII Pro Wrestling - Dawley Town Hall

VII Pro Wrestling returns home to Dawley Town Hall for an action-packed night.

The huge Summer Celebration will feature the likes of Ryan Smile, Chris Brookes, Nixon Newell and the YOLO Squad.

Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for children.

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The Woman in Black - Lichfield Garrick Theatre

woman in black
After 27 years in the West End, the Woman in Black is coming to the Midlands

After celebrating 27 years in the West End, The Woman in Black is embarking on a major UK tour that reaches Lichfield Garrick this weekend.

Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel tells the story of a lawyer obsessed with a curse he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black.

Tickets for this event start from £20

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District Round Table Beer Festival - Penkridge

At least 35 ales will be featured at a beer festival being staged by Penkridge and District Round Table.

Breweries supplying beers include Shugborough; Freedom, Abbots Bromley; Lymestone, Stone; Black Country Ales, Lower Gornal; Bathams, Brierley Hill and Beowulf, Chasewater.

Admission on Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 11pm is £6, which includes a festival glass, and £3 on Saturday 12 noon to 5pm.

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SATURDAY

Gary Numan - The Copper Rooms, Coventry

Gary Numan
Gary Numan returns to the Midlands

Following the success of his sold out London residence last October and the sold out Manchester & Cork shows that followed, Gary Numan is back with a September 2016 UK Tour which sees him play the Copper Rooms in Coventry.

Numan will play a set compromising of material from his albums Replicas, The Pleasure Principle and Teleken.

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Merefest - Cremorne Gardens

This year's Merefest promises to be bigger and better than ever with even more activities for the whole family.

You can enjoy canoeing on The Mere, falconry displays, archery, story telling, crafts, live music, lantern parade, food, ancient history and a media zone.

This is a free event.

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The Lady in the Van - The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

Lady in the Van
Dame Maggie starred in The Lady in the Van, which will be performed on stage at The Crescent Theatre

The popularity of the movie has inspired local groups to perform the stage version of The Lady in the Van, and you can catch a production of the play at The Crescent Theatre in Birmingham, presented by Crescent Productions, this weekend.

Tickets are priced at £15 for adults, £14 for concessions and £8 for the Sunday matinee performance

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The Fall of Troy - Asylum Venue, Birmingham

Metal stars The Fall of Troy area gearing up for a show at Birmingham's Asylum venue this Saturday.

The trio are known for their technical, intricate style, unorthodox song structures and energetic stage presence.

The band will be supported by Tiny Moving Parts and Terrible Love.

Tickets for this event are priced at £14.

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Chilli Festival - Dorothy Clive Garden, Market Drayton

Preparing for the chilli festival at Dorothy Clive Gardens is event organiser Julia Roberts
Preparing for the chilli festival is event organiser Julia Roberts

Do you have a love for hot food? Then head down to the Chilli Festival at Dorothy Clive Garden this weekend.

It will include live music, chilli crafts, chilli trail, and chilli cook-off and eating contest.

Stallholders will be selling products including chilli oils, seeds, jams, chutneys, sauces and plants.

Tickets for this event are priced at £5 for adults and £2 for children.

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District Round Table Beer Festival - Penkridge

At least 35 ales will be featured at a beer festival being staged by Penkridge and District Round Table.

Breweries supplying beers include Shugborough; Freedom, Abbots Bromley; Lymestone, Stone; Black Country Ales, Lower Gornal; Bathams, Brierley Hill and Beowulf, Chasewater.

Admission on Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 11pm is £6, which includes a festival glass, and £3 on Saturday 12 noon to 5pm.

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SUNDAY

The Move - The Prince of Wales Centre, Cannock

Drummer Bev Bevan, now aged 69, pounds out the backbeat
Pop and rock legends The Move are set to return to their homeground in the West Midlands

Birmingham pop and rock legends The Move will be stopping off in Cannock this Sunday during their 50th anniversary tour.

The band, which still features original members in guitarist Trevor Burton and Bev Bevan.

Tickets for this event are priced at £20

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Gutterdaemmerung - O2 Academy, Birmingham

Gutterdammerung
Get ready for the loudest silent movie

The loud and dark fairytale Gutterdämmerung is a new rock ‘n’ roll / film / gig concept from the mind of Belgian-Swedish visual artist Bjorn Tagemose is coming to Birmingham's O2 Academy.

The film features some of the biggest rock names on the planet including Grace Jones, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Eagles Of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes, Motörhead’s Lemmy, Tom Araya, Mark Lanegan, Volbeat, Queens of the Stone Age’s Joshua Homme, Justice, Nina Hagen and Slash.

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Leon Hendrix - Robin 2, Bilston

He’s my brother – Leon Hendrix will pay tribute to Jimi during his show
Leon Hendrix will pay tribute to Jimi during his show

The Leon Hendrix Golden Anniversary Tour is heading to the West Midlands for an evening of rock and roll and rhythm and blues on Sunday.

Jimi Hendrix fans have the opportunity to sample a taster of the former star’s legacy with this tribute act.

Tickets for this event are priced at £12

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Sue Perkins - Town Hall, Birmingham

Sue Perkins has been confirmed as the host of a new BBC Two quiz show
Bake Off fans are in for a treat with Sue Perkins heading to Birmingham Town Hall

Bake Off fans will get a rare chance to enjoy an evening with Sue Perkins at Birmingham’s Town Hall on Sunday.

Sue is best known for being one quarter of double act Mel and Sue. In 2008, she won the BBC show Maestro culminating in her conducting at The Last Night of the Proms.

Each ticket will include a copy of Sue’s new book Spectacles.

Tickets for this event are priced at £27.50

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Chilli Festival - Dorothy Clive Garden, Market Drayton

Do you have a love for hot food? Then head down to the Chilli Festival at Dorothy Clive Garden this weekend.

It will include live music, chilli crafts, chilli trail, and chilli cook-off and eating contest.

Stallholders will be selling products including chilli oils, seeds, jams, chutneys, sauces and plants.

Tickets for this event are priced at £5 for adults and £2 for children.

For more information, click here

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