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Hocus pocus and photo trickery at museum lecture
Art forms, artists and magic will be the focus of a fascinating talk based around visual deception, taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. This interactive and engaging talk entitled ‘Now you see it, now you don’t: The art of visual deception’ will take place on Monday 15 February in the museum’s lecture theatre, with seating for up to 200 guests.
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The force is very much with The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham!
With Star Wars fever already running high, The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham has welcomed seven Sarlacc Jellyfish to its ever growing family of weird and wonderful sea creatures.
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February half term frolics in Shakespeare's England!
Celebrate the spring half term from 15 – 21 February in Shakespeare’s England with a host of exciting activities. Sing songs inspired by Shakespeare at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, head to Kenilworth Castle for their Knights & Princesses Academy, design a piece of automata for the MAD Museum or visit the new British Motor Museum to build a British car. Shakespeare’s England is the place to visit this half term to keep the kids entertained!
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The British Motor Museum re-opens to the public on Saturday 13 February following a £1.1m refurbishment.
Formerly known as the Heritage Motor Centre, the new Museum will be visually more exciting with an immersive display of British motoring history, designed to appeal to both current fans as well as new audiences. Also opening on the 13 February is the new Collections Centre, allowing public access for the first time to an extra 250 cars from the reserve collections of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and the Jaguar Heritage Trust.
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Blists Hill Victorian Town - A variety of activities will be on offer throughout the half-term holiday
Come along to Blists Hill Victorian Town during the February school half-term holidays from 13th to 21st February and take part in a variety of fun, drop-in activities including printing a hand-made Valentine’s card, candle dipping, making miniature roof tiles and find out more about the history of sweets.
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Say goodbye to grumpy and hello to awesome!
Take the ultimate staycation this year with a Merlin Annual Pass! Make your 2016 new year’s resolution one of laughter and bag the ultimate bargain – 52 weekends of family fun in the UK with a Merlin Annual Pass, which is currently priced from just £99 per person* in the special new year sale!
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Welcome to the Black Country...
Love castles, canals and craft. Love the Black Country.
The Black Country was once known as the 'Cradle of the Industrial Revolution' and a visit to the county later you'll certainly know why. The furnaces have long since cooled and the chimneys that forged such progress are now towering monuments. What is left is truly fascinating.
In a single visit you can enjoy glass manufacturing once synonymous with the area at Broadfield House Glass Museum, the Industrial past at the Black Country Living Museum as well as great performances at The Public, a new arts and events centre in West Bromwich and nightlife in Wolverhampton, one of the countries newest cities.
Use the quick finder to the left or navigation above to find these attractions, accommodation, festival and events plus much more.
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What's On In Black Country
- Comedy Night Date: 12/02/2016Location: Black Country
- Jersey Boys Date: 09/02/2016 - 20/02/2016Location: Black Country
- Boogie Nights Date: 20/02/2016 - 26/02/2016Location: Black Country
- Darkside Ghost Hunt Date: 27/02/2016Location: Black Country
- Tweet Tweet Date: 01/02/2016 - 27/02/2016Location: Black Country
- Say 'I Do' Wedding Fayre Date: 28/02/2016Location: Black Country
- Roses and Castles Weekend Courses Date: 27/02/2016 - 28/02/2016Location: Black Country
- HORRIBLE HISTORIES - GROOVY GREEKS Date: 02/03/2016 - 06/03/2016Location: Black Country
- Of Mice and Men Date: 08/03/2016 - 12/03/2016Location: Black Country
- Boogie Nights Date: 04/03/2016 - 18/03/2016Location: Black Country
- THE RUSSIAN STATE BALLET OF SIBERIA THE SNOW MAIDEN Date: 20/03/2016Location: Black Country
- Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt Date: 25/03/2016Location: Black Country
- Hello Kitty Live Date: 29/03/2016Location: Black Country
- A Black Country Night Out Date: 01/04/2016Location: Black Country
- Annie Date: 04/04/2016 - 09/04/2016Location: Black Country
- Derren Brown - Miracle Date: 11/04/2016 - 16/04/2016Location: Black Country
- The John Ruskin Prize Recording Britain Now: Society Date: 26/02/2016 - 17/04/2016Location: Black Country
- Boogie Nights Date: 01/04/2016 - 22/04/2016Location: Black Country
- Under a Banner Date: 29/04/2016Location: Black Country
- Jan Vanriet The Music Boy Date: 29/01/2016 - 08/05/2016Location: Black Country
- Laura Lancaster Date: 29/01/2016 - 08/05/2016Location: Black Country
- The Lapierre Tour of the Black Country Date: 08/05/2016Location: Black Country
- Don Giovanni Date: 10/05/2016Location: Black Country
- Boogie Nights Date: 13/05/2016 - 20/05/2016Location: Black Country
- Soul and Motown Tribute Date: 27/05/2016Location: Black Country
- Made in Dagenham - The Musical Date: 24/05/2016 - 28/05/2016Location: Black Country
- Pinoccio Date: 01/06/2016Location: Black Country
- Russell Watson Date: 04/06/2016Location: Black Country
- Northern Ballet - Jane Eyre Date: 10/06/2016 - 11/06/2016Location: Black Country
- Say 'I Do' Wedding Fayre Date: 12/06/2016Location: Black Country
- Artforum Date: 06/01/2016 - 15/06/2016Location: Black Country
- Chicago Date: 20/06/2016 - 25/06/2016Location: Black Country
- Black Country Half Marathon Date: 02/07/2016Location: Black Country
- 1940's Weekend Date: 16/07/2016 - 17/07/2016Location: Black Country
- Guys and Dolls Date: 19/07/2016 - 23/07/2016Location: Black Country
- MEET ME @WAG Date: 30/03/2016 - 30/07/2016Location: Black Country
- Wedding Fair Date: 04/09/2016Location: Black Country
- Soul and Motown Tribute Date: 09/09/2016Location: Black Country
- Say 'I Do' Wedding Fayre Date: 25/09/2016Location: Black Country
- Halloween Tattoo Bash Date: 08/10/2016 - 09/10/2016Location: Black Country
- 9 to 5 The Musical Date: 11/10/2016 - 15/10/2016Location: Black Country
- Al Murray: Let's go Backwards Date: 05/11/2016Location: Black Country
- Professor Brian Cox Live Date: 24/11/2016Location: Black Country
- Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate Date: 03/12/2016Location: Black Country