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An explosive plane crash is heading for the stage of the Butterworth Hall at Warwick Arts Centre. Following sell‐out performances in London, Regent’s Park Theatre’s critically-acclaimed production of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies flies into the Coventry venue from Tuesday 23 February - Saturday 27 February 2016 as part of a major UK tour.

In celebration of the Easter weekend children’s favourite Peppa Pig will be coming to Victorian Arcade in Walsall to see her fans on Saturday 26th March. Providing the perfect opportunity for some family fun, the cheeky little piggy will be making personal appearances at intervals between 11.30am and 4.30pm and will be hoping to find some muddy puddles to enjoy. Shoppers are invited to come along and say hello to their favourite pink piggy friend.

There are no fewer than five local history talks next month, as the popular series of events organised by the City of Wolverhampton Council continues. Its Arts and Museums Service organises regular talks on a wide variety of historical subjects – and they are proving a hit with the public, regularly attracting full houses. February's programme begins on Tuesday (2 February) with Wolverhampton's Oldest House: A Survey of Graseley Old Hall, taking place at Bantock House Museum from 1.30-2.30pm.

Birmingham Royal Ballet Soloist William Bracewell this week won the Outstanding Male Performance (Classical) award in the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2015. William was nominated for his role as King Louis XIV of France in David Bintley’s new one-act ballet The King Dances, which received its world premiere at Birmingham Hippodrome in June 2015. Bintley created the role of King Louis XIV on William, a role which saw him take on the character of the 14-year-old King of France.

City of Wolverhampton Council housing officers will feature in the new series of BBC One daytime show, The Housing Enforcers. Everyone’s house should be fit to call a home, but for many that is far from reality.This new series of 20 45-minute episodes over four weeks will see consumer champion Matt Allwright teaming up with Britain’s housing officers to help tenants in need. The series, produced by Twofour, begins on Monday, January 25, with Wolverhampton first featuring in the third episode on January 27, both at 9.15am.

Inspired by several local Warwick and Coventry community groups, The Roadless Trip by Sarah Woods comes to Warwick Arts Centre on Wednesday 3 February 2016.The Roadless Trip debuts an exciting and unique mother and daughter performance of Sarah and Lil Woods alongside filmed interview footage from local people across five regions of the UK. The production conveys that amongst the chaos of modern life there is an opportunity to imagine a positive future for us all, asking the public directly ‘What would you take into the future?’

People can discover the fascinating story of how the Staffordshire Hoard was found and saved for the nation in an interactive exhibition now on show at Bilston Craft Gallery. Treasure! Discovering the Staffordshire Hoard features high quality replicas of objects in the Hoard, showing how they might have looked when first crafted. A short film includes an account of how this incredible find was revealed by metal detectorist Terry Herbert, while visitors can also try their hand at detecting metal, cleaning a piece of the Hoard or don a costume to help bring the Anglo-Saxons to life.

A £3million project to refurbish and introduce extra services to Marcus Garvey Library will now finish in May. Major construction works are taking place at the library, as the council creates a brighter, more modern space, which will include updated equipment and customer service facilities. The revamped library will have more computers, desks and a better range of books, alongside new ceilings, stairs and an improved lift.

Protest posters that defined politics and revolution over a century are going on show at Wolverhampton Art Gallery thanks to the V&A – the world-famous Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The V&A’s touring show A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution opens at the Lichfield Street gallery on Saturday 30 January and features over 70 posters, from the ‘Votes for Women’ campaign of the early 20th Century to the recent Occupy movement.

Over 200 employees from professional services firm PwC will be swapping ‘bean counting’ for the theatre as they hit the New Alexandra Theatre stage with four performances of Jack and the Beanstalk for the firm’s 30th annual charity panto production.  What started out 30 years ago as three shows at the Chaucer Theatre in London, is now a full scale theatrical event that runs for eight shows in London’s Peacock Theatre and a regional tour, which will take place in Birmingham this year.

This February half term at SEA LIFE London Aquarium, fans of Nemo and Dory will be able to learn more about and meet the real fish that inspired the magical film characters. The attraction has created a fun and educational kids' trail highlighting some of the lovable and colourful fish made famous by the films, including the ever-popular clownfish and of course Dory, the Royal Blue Tang - star of the forthcoming sequel 'Finding Dory'.

The Bhangra Showdown will be heading to the Barclaycard Arena this February!  Now in its 9th successive year, this will be the first time ever the World's Biggest Bhangra competition has been hosted outside of London. The Bhangra Showdown began as a venture, organised by the Imperial College Punjabi Society, with the aim of raising money for charities whilst enjoying the traditions of the vibrant Punjabi culture.