Bill Bailey, Soul Legends, exotic animals and more: What's on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire

With comedy shows, rock concerts, animal attractions and more - there's a lot to do in the Midlands and Shropshire this weekend.

Bill Bailey, Soul Legends, exotic animals and more: What's on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire

Bill Bailey brings his hit show LIMBOLAND to the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham

FRIDAY

Shrewsbury Farmer's Market  - Shrewsbury Town Square

Shrewsbury Farmers Market is held on the first Friday of every month between 9 am and 3.30 am featuring a bounty of local produce.

Get your hands on their delicious hog roast, fresh cuts of meat, various cheeses and cuisine from Africa to Italy all in one place.

The market not only includes food, but also jewellery, silver smiths and a wood turner.

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Exotic Zoo - Park Hall The Countryside Experience, Oswestry

Exotic Zoo
The Exotic Zoo at Park Hall allows you to get up-close and personal to exotic critters from across the world

Park Hall offers you the chance to get into the life of a farmer with daily farm experiences that allow you to groom ponies, hand-milk cows and goats, ride a tractor and so much more.

This weekend marks the end of their exotic zoo event from 3.00pm each day which allows you to interact with and learn about some of the world's most exotic creatures.

Tickets are priced at £8.80 for adults and children with concessions tickets available.

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Bill Bailey - Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Bill Bailey said his tour bus was stolen while he was in Liverpool for a performance
Bill Bailey

Musical comic Bill Bailey brings his brand new show LIMBOLAND to the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham this weekend.

The show follows the gap between our expectations and the reality of the world around us, and has earned rave reviews after a string of sell out shows in Australia.

Tickets are priced at £28.82 with the doors opening at 7.00pm.

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Friday Night Classics: Songs From The Movies - Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Hear some of the greatest movie tunes ever composed brought to live at Songs From The Movies at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham.

Cast your mind to the Italian Job, Ghost, Titanic, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Dirty Dancing with the CBSO, top West End Vocalists and the stunning Symphony background.

Ticket prices range from £12.50 to £47 with doors opening at 7.30pm

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Soul Legends - The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

soul legends
Soul Legends

Special guest George McCrae will perform all of his number one hits as Soul Legends hits the stage at the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton.

An all-star cast of singers and musicians bring to life hits by Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Barry White, Wilson Pickett, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, The Emotions, Kool & the Gang, Chaka Khan and more.

Tickets are priced at £25 with the show starting at 


SATURDAY

Much Wenlock Festival - Much Wenlock, Shropshire

Saturday  marks the starts of Much Wenlock Festival that celebrates everything arts, drama, music and dance in the local area.

The opening day sees the start of the Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt, the Art Fest and Prom's on the Church Green that feature in an entirely new and updated programme that promises to make the event bigger and better than ever.

Tickets for each event are priced individually and can be purchases online or within stores in Much Wenlock.

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The Jar Family - Birchmeadow Centre, Broseley

The Jar Family
Folk-Punk act The Jar Family are set to play the Birchmeadow Centre

Punk-Folk act The Jar Family are set to play the Birchmeadow Centre in Broseley this weekend following the release of their brand new album Family First.

The mob have played the likes of Scarborough Blues Festival, Cornucopia, Chicester Blues Festival, Exile and more which has earned them rave reviews and a cult following.

Tickets are priced at £12 in advance and £15 on the door with doors opening at 7.30pm.

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Nelly - O2 Academy, Birmingham

nelly
Award-winning rap artist Nelly will play the O2 Academy in Birmingham as part of his UK tour

Grammy award-winning star Nelly is set to play the O2 Academy in Birmingham this weekend as part of his UK string of dates.

Nelly has collaborated with Forida Georgia Lne on the six times Platinum single, Cruise, and has been in the studio to release his most recent chart topper The Fix featuring Jeremih.

Tickets are priced at £29.81 with VIP tickets available at £90. Doors open at 7.30pm.

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Ross Leadbetter's Great British Songbook - Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Following appearances in a string of West End concerts, Ross Leadbetter celebrates his favourite musical numbers from The Great British Songbook.

From Ivor Novello to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lionel Bart to Leslie Bricusse, with The Beatles, Take That, Coldplay and Gilbert & Sullivan there is something for everyone within the show.

Tickets are priced at £21 or £18 for concessions with doors opening at 7.30pm.

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Dirty DC The Tribute to AC/DC - The Robin, Bilston

Dirty DC have played across stages since 1988 and have earned themself a strong reputation amongst AC/DC fans, that they will justify at The Robin venue this weekend.

Dirty DC have perfected a 2 hour long set covering a wide array of AC/DC songs to give real value for money to their audience, as well as perfecting a real stage show that brings to life the rock'n'roll that AC/DC stood for.

Tickets are priced at £12.50 in advance and £14 on the door.

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SUNDAY

Decade - The Rainbow Cellar, Birmingham

Decade
On the back of their brand new single, Decade will headline the Cellar in The Rainbow, Birmingham

British pop-punk upstarts Decade will play the Cellar in the Rainbow venue in Birmingham this weekend alongside Cheap Meat.

Decade have embarked on a string of headline UK dates in support of their new single Daisy Mae and have played with the likes of The Used, Lower Than Atlantis, Mayday Parade and A Day To Remember as well as on the stages of Slam Dunk and Download festival.

Tickets are priced at £7.70 with doors opening at 7.00pm.

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Sonic Boom Six - Civic Halls, Wolverhampton

Sonic Boom Six
Sonic Boom Six and their politcal punk songs promise to rock the Civic Halls in Birmingham

Manchester ska/punk/grime mash-up band Sonic Boom Six will play Wolverhampton Civic Halls this weekend.

Their live show encapsulates raw punk ideals and often focuses on social commentary and political activism which promises for a raucous and inciting show.

Tickets are priced at £9 with doors open at 7.00pm.

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Clare Teal & Guy Barker: Twelve O'Clock Tales - The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Accompanied by her 16-string orchestra, vocalist Claire Teal and composer Guy Barker bring to life her new show Twelve O'Clock Tales at the Grand Theatre.

The song list includes music from the likes of Cole Porter, Billy Strayhorn, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Time Rice and Sting with a swing twist.

Tickets are priced from £18 to £28 with doors opening at 7.30pm.

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Moore Laughter - Bar Risa, Birmingham

Bar Risa in Birmingham plays host to a night of comedy and stand-up performances with Moore Laughter and it's star-studded line-up.

The show includes the likes of Thanyia Moore, Auria Styla, White Yardie, Liam Smith and headliner Kareem Green following shows at The Apollo.

Tickets are priced at £15 in advance and £17.50 on the door. Doors open at 7.00pm.

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Skabucks - The Actress and Bishop, Birmingham 

Skabucks
Skabucks entered a bar fight and came out a ska punk band - years later, they're set to play The Actress and Bishop in Birmingham

Ska legends Skabucks will bring the party to The Actress and Bishop this weekend in Birmingham.

Forming after meeting in a bar fight and ending up a ska band, Skabucks promise a chaotic and othewrwise hilarious live show which will have you skanking along and smiling from ear to ear start to finish.

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