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An off-site project by Ikon Gallery will see the boy choristers of Birmingham Cathedral Choir singing Evensong lying down on the floor of the nave, rather than standing in the stalls. Untitled (a retrospective view of the pathway), is a site-specific work at Birmingham Cathedral on 15 and 17 June 2016. The work is by Birmingham-born Roger Hiorns, a Turner Prize-nominated artist and ex-Cathedral Chorister.

Brand new data from eBay reveals that one in five people across the Midlands thought a zombie apocalypse was more likely than Leicester City’s historic Premier League title win. With a new TV zombie advert launching this month, the online shopping destination conducted a study across the Midlands and unveils the findings of the ultimate survival plan for a full-blown invasion.

Musical Connections, a support network for isolated and vulnerable adults with specific needs across Birmingham and Solihull, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary concert at the Midlands Arts Centre on 27th May. Showcasing original material written by both new and longstanding members, the concert will also include the launch of ‘20:20 vision’, the project’s 2016 CD, as well as public signposting and information stalls prior to the event from 5.30pm, for people interested in finding out more about the project and other local opportunities and support available.

It's Dinosaur Week at Flambards, Helston, this May Half Term. From 28 May – 5 June journey into the Jurassic for a day full of family fun. Explore a prehistoric-themed landscape, home to more than a dozen different dinosaurs ranging from a metre-long baby stegosaurus to giant triceratops. You will also be able to spot giant dinosaur eggs, baby dinosaurs and even a nest of pteranodon hatchlings.

Talented crafters could see their creations exhibited at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, after it launched a West Midlands-wide competition for makers to showcase their work. Craft Open West Midlands is the first open event to be held at the Lichfield Street gallery and organisers are looking for both professional and hobbyist crafters to submit their work. The autumn exhibition will embrace a wide range of contemporary craft practice, reflecting the vibrant talent of the regional craft industry.

Pastry tutor Mark Tilling and two of his former pupils have been crowned the winners of BBC2's Bake Off: Crème de la Crème. Mark, Head of Squires Kitchen International School, and star pupils Helen and Samantha beat 14 other teams to the top spot to be named the crème de la crème of British pastry in the tense finale on Tuesday 19th May.

Budding buccaneers will love Blackbeard's Horrible Half Term, 28 May – 5 June, at Pirate's Quest in Newquay. A fantastic family adventure, embark on a tour with the infamous pirate crew and follow a special treasure map to discover Blackbeard's hidden gold! Discover the truth about Edward Teach, infamous pirate 'Blackbeard, and his notorious past. 

The Star Wars team is back in Ireland and the magnificent Wild Atlantic Way, filming the next instalment of the world's best loved intergalactic saga. Moviegoers got a glimpse of the natural beauty of the west of Ireland in Star Wars the Force Awakes and this year the Force is strong again, as Star Wars VIII is being shot in various locations along the wild West of Ireland, including the Dingle Peninsula.

Famed stage and screen actors Juliet Stevenson and Anton Lesser join Birmingham Bach Choir for a unique concert honouring William Shakespeare. Part of the year-long UK-wide celebrations marking 400 years since the Bard’s death, A Shakespearean Concert combines varied musical works inspired by the playwright with passages from his much-loved plays and sonnets, and takes place in both Birmingham (18 June 2016, CBSO Centre) and Stratford-upon-Avon (Saturday 2 July 2016, Stratford ArtsHouse).

To celebrate this week’s launch of The Angry Birds Movie (released on May 13th), Peperami has commissioned a new poll which shows that people living in and around Birmingham believe punching your producer in the face is just enough to secure the title as Britain’s angriest celebrity. Jeremy Clarkson takes the top spot locally with one in five of the votes (20%). He narrowly beats out TV personality Katie Hopkins (17%) who did, however, come in first place nationally. 

The halls will be alive with the sound of music as Wolverhampton Art Gallery plays host to a series of concerts over the next few weeks. Dean Friedman, best known for his classic hits Lucky Stars, McDonald’s Girl and Lydia, will be performing in the Lichfield Street venue's Georgian Gallery on Saturday 11 June from 7.30pm as part of a 40 date tour of the UK, Ireland and France.

A gallery of artwork created by Supported Learning students at Walsall College has gone on public display at the Walsall Leather Museum. The annual ‘Made in Walsall’ exhibition, which was launched last week and will run until 25th June 2016, is a chance for students on the college’s Creative Arts programme to showcase their exploration of diverse materials, techniques and processes learnt on the course and share their creativity with others.

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), the Drowning Prevention Charity’s, Open Water Festival is set to return to Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, on Sunday 22 May. The Ragley Crawl will see participants swapping the swimming pool to take the plunge into open water at Ragley Hall’s lake for a day of light-hearted competition.  The day will be bursting with fun family activities, stalls and refreshments all in aid of drowning prevention and anyone from first time open water dippers to regular competitors are welcome to take part.

Harborne Art Gallery, located within Frametec in Harborne, Birmingham, is currently displaying ‘Etchings by David Harban’ until mid-June 2016. The exhibition celebrates and is inspired by many of Birmingham’s landscapes and historical buildings. David Harban RBSA is a local Artist and Printmaker who specialises in printmaking and aquatint. David’s work is heavily inspired by local landscapes and many of Birmingham’s historical buildings.