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A new exhibition featuring the work of one of Japan’s great masters opens at Wolverhampton Art Gallery next month, giving people the rare chance to see some incredible Eastern artworks. It features the work of 19th century artist Utagawa Hiroshige and marks the first time a touring exhibition from the world-famous Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford has come to Wolverhampton.

At Bristol Science Centre, one of the UK's leading interactive science centres, turns 15 years old at the end of this month. At-Bristol will be celebrating with guests, staff and visitors during their next 'Hello' Community Open Weekend on 25 & 26 July where visitors from Southmead will be able to visit At-Bristol for free! (Upon presenting a flyer they will have received through schools and children's centres).

Tuesday 21st July 2015 marked the successful launch event of the brand new Caribbean inspired TV channel, 1HEART TV. The evening was a warm and lively gathering of friends and associates who gathered to celebrate the launch of a truly pioneering channel dedicated to the Caribbean and all of it’s greatness.It was a great event, well-attended and a night everyone thoroughly enjoyed (including The Phoenix team!)

Thousands of visitors will head to Birmingham on 25-26 July for the Lebara Sandwell & Birmingham Mela 2015.  The free festival, taking place at Victoria Park, Smethwick, is a weekend extravaganza in the heart of the community that combines live international music performances, stalls, food, arts, community showcases, workshops and a funfair. Over 100 artists and groups are set to perform at the event including Punjab’s superstar Roshan Prince, chart-topping artists Arjun, Roach Killa, Juggy D, Nesdi Jones and many more!

A section of the world's biggest scientific experiment – the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) – will be part of an interactive exhibition at Edinburgh's Dynamic Earth starting Friday 31 July. A life-sized mock up of part of the 27-kilometer particle accelerator will be on display at the attraction until 24 August – one stop on a national roadshow that celebrates the UK's involvement in the groundbreaking discoveries made by the LHC.

It’s back! The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing at Wolverhampton Art Gallery is howling again thanks to kind fundraisers who raised the cash to repair the unusual piece of art. The quirky mechanical sheep that emerges from the balcony of the gallery every hour before opening up to reveal a red-eyed wolf was commissioned in 1999 as part of the Millennium celebrations.

Calling all Families; be prepared to be blown away with an explosive Big Bang Bank Holiday Weekend full of fun at Royal Gunpowder Mills from Saturday 29 – Monday 31 August.  This bank holiday the industrial heritage site in Waltham Abbey have a pyrotechnical-tastic programme of family friendly activities planned for the August weekend. 

The £10.4 million redevelopment of Wolverhampton’s Civic Halls came a step closer today with the city council submitting its planning application.  More than £174.4 million of public and private investment in the city centre over the next 12 months has been laid down to stimulate economic growth and increase employment opportunities.

As the summer warms the gardens of Britain, people habitually move their lives outside – and if you ever needed an incentive to enjoy an alfresco lifestyle the winning entries from this year’s British Pool & Hot Tub Awards, hosted by the UK Trade associations BISHTA and SPATA, provide a fabulous taste of what the UK’s world of wet leisure has on offer, reaching new heights in design and technology.

This summer, Edinburgh's five star attraction Dynamic Earth takes on a tantalisingly tropical theme, with the arrival of four new animated animals, along with a whole host of rainforest-themed treats. On 1 July, the attraction welcomed some very special African visitors, namely a life-size Chimpanzee, Nile Crocodile, Western Green Mamba and Yellow-Casqued Hornbill. All four of the lifelike models are equipped with separate audio tracks, bringing the African rainforest to life.

A host of children's favourites will be making their way to West Park next month for an annual Family Fun Day. In the Night Garden's Iggle Piggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka, along with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Peppa and George Pig, Bob the Builder, Dora the Explorer, Hello Kitty, Spiderman, Olaf and Barney, the Mermaid Princess, Cinderella and even a Minion will be at the event organised by West Midlands Police and Wolverhampton City Council.

Marvel movie fans can now sit back and take their pick from the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is available exclusively on board Qatar Airways. The collection includes all 11 Marvel movies from Iron Man 1, 2 and 3 to The Incredible Hulk, Captain America 1 and 2, Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy. Passengers will also be able to enjoy both Marvel's The Avengers and the latest addition to the Marvel collection, Avengers: Age of Ultron.