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Now in its 17th year Musicport Festival is launching its 2016 programme which includes some of the finest major international world class acts playing alongside some of the best local and regional acts.  It is an inclusive and wide-ranging event that has all the feel of an outdoor summer festival but all indoors under one roof – there’s even an indoor camping option to complete the festival experience.

Two City of Wolverhampton Council arts and entertainment venues have scooped prestigious awards voted for by the readers of What’s On Magazine. The Slade Rooms won the What’s On Readers’ Award for Best Small Music Venue, Wolverhampton & Black Country, and Wolverhampton Art Gallery was named Best Art Gallery/Exhibition Space Outside Of Birmingham.

A major new multi-sensory experience packing a historical punch and plenty of heat will get pulses racing and temperatures rising at the London Dungeon when it opens on 21 May. Marking the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, 'Escape the Great Fire' will recreate the drama of one of the world's most famous disasters with live actors, themed settings and sizzling special effects.

FlyOver America – a fully immersive flight experience has opened at the Mall of America. Using the most advanced flight-ride technology, the $20 million attraction provides guests with a breathtaking aerial tour of some of the nation's most popular landmarks and spectacular sights.

Citizen Khan is one of the most watched comedy shows on British television and has been bestowed four awards by the Royal Television Society – including ‘Best Performance in a Comedy’, awarded to Adil Ray in both 2013 and 2014. The success of the critically acclaimed, hugely popular, BBC One series has been attributed to its family audience and popularity with younger viewers over alternative comedies on TV. 

Organised and founded by a mother and daughter team, Fiona Hewitt and Trishana Fearon, The Mr & Miss West Indies UK Beauty Pageant is a pageant supporting both male and female contestants with West Indies or Caribbean backgrounds. Unlike other pageants, Mr & Miss West Indies UK isn’t all about glam, it’s about what the contestants can do, speaking out, and having a voice about the things you strongly believe in.

Stunning images showcasing the natural world’s most astonishing sights will be going on show in Wolverhampton this summer courtesy of London’s Natural History Museum. Wolverhampton Art Gallery is hosting the prestigious 51st Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, featuring 100 awe-inspiring images capturing fascinating animal behaviour and breath-taking landscapes.

QHotels has underlined its long-term commitment to delivering a high level of service, quality and value to UK golfers by unveiling a further investment of around £700,000 in its golf facilities. As part of an on-going group expenditure programme, the UK's largest golf resort operator has revealed plans to spend a total of £670,000 this year upgrading a range of facilities at its 10 golf resorts across England and Scotland.

Birmingham is launching a Cultural Investment Inquiry to look at new ways of investing in the arts and culture sector. Working together, the partners (including Aston Business School, Birmingham City Council, Culture Central, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and Arts Council England) will draw heavily on the commercial and analytical skills of the city’s business community, as well as national and international exemplars, to explore the potential for new models of investment to support the city’s arts & culture offer and deliver on future ambitions.

Having just announced his own fond farewell to fans worldwide, Avicii's previously announced season at Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel will now serve to be the superstar's last and eternal tribute from 10 July to 28 August. Serving himself to bring Dance along with some of the most highly attested live experiences of the genre to millions – certainly over five years at Ushuaïa – the legend is now sadly retiring from performance.

Music legend Eric Clapton has reunited with famed producer Glyn Johns for his forthcoming 23rd studio album I Still Do, set for release on May 20, 2016. Clapton and Johns – who has also produced albums for The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who – most famously worked together on Clapton’s iconic Slowhand album, which is RIAA-certified 3x-platinum and topped charts globally.

Japanese geisha are famous across the world thanks to their fascinating and private lives. Traditionally geisha entertain visitors at elite ocha-ya 'teahouses', where they sing, dance, and play traditional instruments for wealthy guests. However, this April, visitors to Kyoto will be offered a rare chance to observe geisha as they perform in the annual Miyako Odori dance festival.

Shakespeare-inspired home furnishings and toiletries could soon be exported globally as part of the celebrations to mark the Bard’s 400th anniversary. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is working with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) West Midlands to maximise the commercial opportunities presented by the landmark anniversary of the playwright’s death, which falls on April 23.

With the London Marathon just around the corner and 'running fever' in full pelt, there is a collection of running events from around the globe that will get your heart pumping. From jogging along the walls of the Ming Dynasty in China, to speeding over glacial lakes in Andorra and across sandy beaches in Guernsey, these inspiring events are sure to put a spring in your step.

Celebrate World Penguin Day at Birdland Park & Gardens on the 25 April where the newly renovated Penguin Shore is home to the UK's only breeding group of King Penguins as well as a comical group of Humboldts! Enjoy twice-daily Penguin Feeds and talks from Head Keeper, and surrogate Penguin Dad, Alistair Keen.

Born Survivor is a gruelling sports event, designed to challenge even the most experienced fitness fanatic. Consisting of a ten kilometre run with no fewer than thirty obstacles to overcome, it is the ultimate test of physical and mental strength. The event is one that the British Army would come face-to-face with every day within their training, and has been created by British Royal Marines Commandos.