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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.

Award-winning one stop website for all things art, food and travel in local cultures; The Culture Trip has highlighted The Drum as one of the best live music venues in Birmingham. It has recognised The Drum’s importance in supporting intercultural art and it’s dedication in developing, presenting and celebrating the arts and other cultural activities of the city’s diverse communities.

Last night in the vibrant metropolis of Shanghai, Haig Club brand partners David Beckham and Simon Fuller hosted the third in a series of global Pop Up Scotch Whisky Experiences - an extraordinary evening bringing together global industry leaders in fashion, food and drink, music and entertainment. Haig Club Shanghai is the third in a series of events that have taken place in iconic cities, handpicked for their unique style, nightlife and culture.

BBC Local Radio and BBC Radio 1Xtra have teamed up to present a unique celebration of African-Caribbean Comedy in Birmingham on Friday 29 January. The event, which takes place at the Midlands Arts Centre in Cannon Hill Park, will be hosted by BBC Coventry & Warwickshire’s Breakfast presenter Trish Adudu and Comedian Kane Brown.

The £10.4 million redevelopment of Wolverhampton’s Civic Halls came a step closer today with planning permission being granted. Preparatory works have begun on the Grade II listed venues prior to City of Wolverhampton Council appointing a main contractor to carry out the core works. The refurbishment of the Civic and Wulfrun Halls will be funded by £6.2 million from the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Deal and £4.2 million from the council.

Blenheim Palace has an eggcellent Easter weekend planned for all the family to enjoy from 25 – 28 March, with lots of additional fun to be had over the entire Easter holidays. On Easter Sunday and Easter Monday two very special characters will be visiting Blenheim Palace; The Gruffalo and Tree Fu Tom. The Gruffalo, from the popular children's picture book, will be visiting the Pleasure Gardens for meet and greet sessions at intervals on each day.

Students from Our Lady and St Chad Catholic Academy are tuning up to perform a selection of musical pieces as Wolverhampton Art Gallery's programme of lunchtime recitals continues. James Hough, Michael Spiers, Lewis Smith and Tom Hough will be performing a diverse selection of pieces ranging from composers such as Brahms, Rameau and Rachmaninov to Ed Sheeran and John Mayer.

Leading brands and personalities from the world of field sports, countryside pursuits and the rural life will be at the inaugural UK Game Fair, at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC) Stoneleigh, from 22-24 July 2016. Launched last October to fill the void left by the failed CLA Game Fair – a loss-making show since the CLA (Country Land and Business Association) had brought the event’s management in-house in 2011 – the UK Game Fair takes place on the same showground as the famous Royal Show, which attracted over 200,000 visitors during its peak years.