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This Morning Live, Harlem Globetrotters and more: What's on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire

By Rebecca Stanley | Best of | Published: | Last Updated:

From This Morning Live to musicals, beauty events, Shropshire Kids Fest and even a traditional Chinese concert, there's plenty to do this weekend across the Midlands and Shropshire.

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FRIDAY

Harlem Globetrotters - Genting Arena, Birmingham

Harlem Globetrotters

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their new show to Birmingham this weekend.

Athletes such as Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm will perform in the games, as well as TNT Lister and Ace Jackson.

Only one year after setting seven official Guinness World Records ® titles, the Globetrotters broke a single-day total of nine records in 2016, including the longest basketball hook shot, longest basketball shot blindfolded, most basketball 3-pointers made by a pair in one minute, and longest blindfolded basketball hook-shot.

Tickets start from £20.68.

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Shen Yun - ICC, Birmingham

Shen Yun 2018 Official Trailer & Reviews

Travel back to the magical world of ancient China in Shen Yun.

Audiences in Birmingham can enjoy a show packed full of traditional Chinese dancing and art that boasts colourful costuming, high-tech backdrops and a live orchestra.

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Shen Yun will also take place on Saturday, May 19.

Tickets start from £63.

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An Evening with Anthony Joshua - Wolverhampton Racecourse

Anthony Joshua

Olympic Super Heavyweight and IBF Heavyweight World Champion, Anthony Joshua, is set to meet fans in Wolverhampton this weekend.

This special night gives fans the chance to meet and get close to the phenomenon of world boxing and listen to his personal story - live and unscripted.

Tickets start from £99.

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Rebecca Downes - The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

Rebecca Downes

Black Country blues artist Rebecca Downes is set to wow crowds in Wolverhampton on Friday.

The Birmingham-based artist has recently completed a tour with rock icons Magnum, and this show is her only planned local performance this year.

Tickets cost £13.50.

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Menopause The Musical - Oakengates Theatre, Telford

Menopause The Musical UK Tour 2018 - Cast Questions

Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UK-wide tour, and it comes to Telford on Friday.

Starring Cheryl Fergison, Maureen Nolan, Rebecca Wheatley and Hilary O’Neil; the show follows four women at a department store who are all experiencing 'the change'.

Tickets cost £28.

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Raymond Froggatt - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Raymond Froggatt

Birmingham singer/songwriter Raymond Froggatt is set to play Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn.

The acclaimed artist emerged from the Birmingham music scene alongside the likes of Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne, and is famed for songs such as Wings On My Heels, Callow La Vita and Somewhere Under The Sun.

Tickets cost £16.50.

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This Morning Live - NEC, Birmingham

This Morning Live

This Morning Live arrives in Birmingham this weekend.

TV show favourites such as Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby, Eamonn Holmes, Ruth Langsford, Gok Wan, Ainsley Harriott Rylan Clark-Neal, John Torode and more will be presenting talks throughout the weekend that takes place at the NEC.

The event is a shopping festival with hundreds of well-known brands, small boutiques and unique retailers across a wide range of products including fashion, beauty, home, food and drink, and more.

This Morning Live will take place from May 17 to May 20.

Tickets start from £23.50.

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SATURDAY

The Baby Show - NEC, Birmingham

The Baby Show

The Baby Show returns to Birmingham this weekend with more than 200 brands and experts giving advice.

Held at The NEC, the three-day event will feature National Childbirth Trust antenatal and postnatal classes, a 'One to One With The Experts area', catwalk shows and more.

Speakers at the show include cookery author and weaning specialist Annabel Karmel MBE, The Sleep Nanny Lucy Shrimpton, breastfeeding expert Clare Byam-Cook, founder of The Positive Birth Movement and author of The Positive Birth Book Milli Hill, the British Red Cross’ Tracey Taylor, sleep experts Andrea Dean and Chireal Shallow, and midwife Lesley Gilchrist.

This will be the 16th year The Baby Show has been held in Birmingham.

The Baby Show will take place from May 18 to May 20.

Tickets start from £13.70.

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Diljit Dosanjh - Arena Birmingham

Diljit Dosanjh

Bollywood star Diljit Dosanjh will bring his headline CON.FI.DEN.TIAL tour to Birmingham this weekend.

The singer, actor and television presenter is best known for hit songs such as Kalliyan Kulliyan, Glorious Gallan, Naughty Billo and I Love U Ji.

Tickets start from £35.80.

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Jeff Dunham - Genting Arena, Birmingham

Jeff Dunham

Record-breaking, global comedy superstar, Jeff Dunham, is bringing his cast of characters to the UK in 2018 for two dates only - with one in Birmingham.

Recently Dunham released his latest standup special, Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster, on Netflix that was recorded in Dublin.

The special features Dunham along with his ill-behaved and slightly demented posse of characters for a gleeful skewering of family and politics.

Dunham and his famous cohorts Walter, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Bubba J, and Peanut also consider what a new member to their already dysfunctional family could mean, putting the ‘relative’ in Relative Disaster.

Tickets cost £46.10.

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David Baddiel - Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

David Baddiel

Comedian David Baddiel is set to bring his headline show, Not The Sitcom, to Stafford's Gatehouse Theatre.

The show covers everything from memory to ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, golf, and gay cats.

Tickets cost £26.

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Never Mind The Wedding Here's... - The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

VEK7ORS

If you don't fancy watching the royal wedding, head to Wolverhampton's Slade Rooms for Never Mind The Wedding.

The show features the likes of Black Market Beat, The Bitten, VEK7OIRS, Antisocial Misfits and Fighting In Someone's House.

Tickets cost £4.50.

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Shropshire Kids Fest - Shrewsbury Quarry Park

Shropshire Kids fest 2017

The annual Shropshire Kids Fest returns this weekend to Shrewsbury's Quarry Park.

The event will see a variety of live entertainment and fun including water slides, foam parties, massive inflatables, zorb balls, go karts, craft activities and more.

Kids Fest will also boast a have-a-go music tent, a sports zone, and a screen that will stream the royal wedding.

The event will also take place on Sunday, May 20.

Tickets start from £3.

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SUNDAY

Beauty UK - NEC, Birmingham

Beauty UK, Hair UK, Barber UK, Holistic Health 2017 - 4 Shows under 1 Roof

Birmingham will welcome thousands of beauty, hair, barbering and complementary therapy professionals to Beauty UK, with Hair UK, Barber UK and Holistic Health, held at the NEC this weekend.

With four shows under one roof, visitors not only have the opportunity to see the latest Spring/Summer launches in hair, barbering, beauty, nails, tanning and complementary therapies, but also enjoy free educational experiences including the ABT Seminar Programme, Hair/Barber Stage, Spa Stage and Holistic Health Demo Stage.

Tickets start from £10.

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Wool-ves Yarnival - Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton

Wool-ves Yarnival

Wool-ves Yarnival will delight craft fans this weekend at Wolverhampton's Newhampton Arts Centre.

The event will allow visitors to see demonstrations of traditional crafts and try them for themselves, as well as peruse a variety of different stalls.

Tickets cost £3.

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Vintage Fair - Bantock House Museum and Park, Wolverhampton

Vintage fair

The vintage fair returns to Bantock House Museum this Sunday.

The event will have more than 30 indoor stalls offering the very best of vintage and vinyl.

Tickets cost £1.

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Mark Steel - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Mark Steel

Comedian Mark Steel brings his new show Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright to Shrewsbury on Sunday.

Tickets cost £16.50.

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Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley
@becci_native

Entertainment journalist for Native Monster, Express & Star & Shropshire Star. Contact me: rebecca.stanley@nativemonster.co.uk

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