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The time has come for the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Rio de Janeiro. The kick-off will take place on August 5th at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. During the three weeks of the Olympic Games, the public is invited to watch the Olympic Games at a Lounge space located at the entrance of the Embassy of Brazil in central London. The Lounge will showcase what lies beyond Rio, the 'marvellous city', and will present other tourist attractions of the State of Rio de Janeiro with its amazing coastline, historical cities and tropical forests.

Wolverhampton residents could win Grand Theatre Panto tickets by giving their views on a proposed new energy scheme. City of Wolverhampton Council has launched an online survey to find out what residents think about energy suppliers, how likely they are to switch, and how they would feel about buying energy directly from the council. The survey is part of the feasibility study being carried out by the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) to discover the best model for a proposed new energy supply company.

Legendary Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited for an evening of peace, love and musical bliss as they celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil. Following its creative EVOLution, which introduced vibrant new acts, music, technology, video, choreography and more, the show proudly performed to an energetic crowd with a full standing ovation at the conclusion of the anniversary performance.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery has this week welcomed some additional visitors from the game that has taken over the world! Head to the digital emporium to help catch Pokémoncharacters like Drowzee, Nidoran, Poliwag, Jynx, and Squirtle to name but a few! With different Pokémon appearing each day it is making it easier for gamers in Wolverhampton to catch them all – and a new lure will be added to the site on Sunday to entice more characters.

The Blenheim Palace Festival of Transport is gearing up for the 11th annual weekend celebration on 28-29 August, bank holiday weekend. Perfect for families and auto enthusiasts the Festival of Transport is a celebration of hot rods, vintage classics, exhibitions, trade stands, competitions and history. Sunday 28 August will feature the Classic Car Show and Monday 29 August will include not only the Classic Cars but also motorcycles, Minis and VW's, Customs, Hot Rods and Americans, Kit and Sports Cars.

The very popular Dominican Republic Jazz Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary this coming November. Festival organizers announced the event will take place 8-12 November 2016 in the following venues: the “Centro Leon” Cultural Centre in Santiago, the country's second most important city, Cabarete Beach – the windsurf capital of the Caribbean – and Puerto Plata, the north coast's most important city.  For the first time in its 20-year history, the Festival will also be held in Santo Domingo, the capital city.

City of Wolverhampton Council has revealed the first artist’s impressions of the new-look Civic Halls. Revised designs for the major refurbishment of the Grade II listed venue were granted planning approval in May as new structural findings during the preliminary works were addressed. The changes are in keeping with the original refurbishment proposals but instead of the initially proposed U shape, the new Civic Hall balcony will now be contained at the rear of the hall, with the added benefit of an improved view of the stage for more customers.

A host of children's favourites will be making their way to West Park next month for the annual Family Fun Day organised by West Midlands Police and the City of Wolverhampton Council. Iggle Piggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka from In the Night Garden, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Peppa and George Pig and Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol will be among the line-up for the event on Saturday 6 August, 2016, from 10am-6pm.

Luxury Edinburgh venue, Dundas Castle's resident dogs welcomed VisitScotland's Ambassadog recently, to help with his tourism training.  The golden retrievers, Burn, Beech, and Bark, who have featured on ABC News in the US, were pleased to show the tourism ropes to George as he sets off on his new role as the official canine ambassador representing the spirit of Scotland. 

Nottingham's popular urban beach, 'The Deliveroo Beach', returns to Old Market Square this summer, bringing all the fun of the seaside to the heart of the city. With 250 tonnes of sand, a paddling pool for children, deck chairs, seaside rides, food vendors and a beach bar, the Nottingham urban beach attracts thousands of families and visitors to the city each summer.

British Airways i360, the world's tallest moving observation tower, will open on Thursday 4th August; and tickets are now on sale for the new attraction on Brighton seafront. When it opens, visitors will be able to glide up to 450 feet in a fully enclosed futuristic glass viewing pod to admire the unfolding views across Brighton and the south coast. 'Flights' are 20 minutes during the day and 30 minutes after 6.00pm, when the pod transforms into the Nyetimber Sky Bar serving the finest drinks from the region.

The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RSBA) has announced a brand new festival for 2016, opening up the world of printmaking to artists, beginners and families. Printmaking is an art form in which an image is made on a block, stone, plate or screen from which the final print is produced, either manually using an implement such as a wooden spoon, or with the help of a printing press. Birmingham has a rich history of printmakers, including John Baskerville, inventor of the Baskerville font, which is still used across the world today.

Sea Life London Aquarium is declaring August 'Shark Month' with jaw-some free games and activities in celebration of one of the oceans' most misunderstood and vitally important predators. Guests will be entertained with shark-themed fun, from pinning the fin on the shark to shark inspired crafts, whilst learning fish-tastic facts along the way. The expert staff will be giving regular talks, sharing their detailed knowledge, answering guest questions and challenging many of the false myths about these magnificent creatures. And of course, there are real sharks aplenty too!

Broadway Casino, Birmingham's leading independent casino, has won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the third year running, a testament to their stylish venue and excellent customer service. Broadway Casino is the only casino venue in Birmingham to have won the TripAdvisor Certificate award with customers leaving glowing reports on the incredible gaming floor and stunning poker room. TripAdvisor awards it’s much sought after Certificate of Excellence to organisations that repeatedly earn great reviews from travellers through consistently high levels of service.

Families visiting Victorian Arcade in Walsall were treated to a special Superhero Fun Day featuring a whole host of fun activities including a visit from the iconic Batmobile. Throughout the day a replica of the famous Batmobile from the original 1989 movie starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson, was situated at the entrance of the shopping arcade for shoppers to pose and take pictures with.

The Library of Birmingham, along with local writer development group Writing West Midlands, is looking for a talented poet to become Birmingham’s next Poet Laureate. Alongside the city-wide search for a successor to Adrian Blackledge, the hunt is also on for a new Young Poet Laureate to follow on from Serena Arthur. Anyone living, working or studying in Birmingham can apply for either of these honorary posts. B