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The Rolling Stones, Bill Bailey, Enjoy Wolverhampton Live and more: What's on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire

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

From free city centre gigs, to rock concerts, comedy shows, games conventions and theatre shows, there's plenty to do this weekend across the Midlands and Shropshire.

The Rolling Stones

See our guide here:

FRIDAY

UK Games Expo - NEC, Birmingham

UK Games Expo

All aspects of tabletop gaming will be celebrated at this weekend's UK Games Expo.

Card games, board games, role-playing, miniature games and family games will be played across the three-day event.

Other activities include live tournaments, new game releases, demonstrations, guest speakers and trade stalls.

UK Games Expo takes place from June 1 to June 3.

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Tickets start from £8.

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British Strong Style - Diamond Banqueting House, Wolverhampton

British Strong Style

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Fight Club: PRO will bring their British Strong Style wrestling event to Wolverhampton on Friday.

Wrestlers that will compete include the likes of Pete Dunne, Trent Seven and Tyler Bate.

Tickets start from £15.

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The Shires - Symphony Hall, Birmingham

The Shires

Country stars The Shires are set to bring their headline tour to Birmingham's Symphony Hall.

The show follows the release of their third full-length studio album, Accidentally on Purpose, last month.

Tickets start from £26.50.

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Grease - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Grease

Following a sell out production in 2015, Grease returns to Theatre Severn.

Produced by Get Your Wigle On, the show's run began on May 30 and will continue until June 2.

Based on the hit film of the same name starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, the hit musical features iconic songs such as You're The One That I Want, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, There Are Worse Things I Could Do, Greased Lightnin' and many more.

Tickets start from £13.

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Stomp - Birmingham Hippodrome

Stomp Trailer

Get your bin lids ready - Stomp is in Birmingham.

Stomp takes familiar objects like newspapers, bins, plastic bags and even the kitchen sink and uses them to create a universal language of rhythm and movement.

The show began in 1991 in Brighton, and has since toured across the world.

Read more: Stomp, Birmingham Hippodrome - review and pictures

Stomp also takes place at Birmingham Hippodrome on June 2.

Tickets start from £15.

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84 Charing Cross Road - Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

84 Charing Cross Road

Helene Hanff's novel 84 Charing Cross Road is being brought to life at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre.

Starring Stefanie Powers and Clive Francis, the show tells the true story of a vivacious New York writer and a London bookseller. T

Through their exchange of humorous and often intimate correspondence a snapshot of Britain from the post-war 1940’s to the swinging 60’s is revealed, alongside a touching human story.

84 Charing Cross Road will also be at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on June 2.

Tickets start from £14.50.

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SATURDAY

The Rolling Stones - Ricoh Arena, Coventry

The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Official Lyric Video)

Rock icons The Rolling Stones bring their No Filter tour to the Midlands, alongside support act The Specials.

The Stones are best known for a huge array of hits such as Sympathy For The Devil, Paint It Black, Angie, and Gimme Shelter.

Tickets start from £59.95.

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Bill Bailey - Arena Birmingham

Bill Bailey

Comedy icon Bill Bailey will bring his new show to Birmingham this weekend.

The star, from Bath, is best known for his stand-up and songs, as well as his roles in Black Books, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Hot Fuzz.

Tickets start from £31.84.

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Enjoy Wolverhampton Live - Queen Square, Wolverhampton

Matt Cardle

Matt Cardle and Ocean Colour Scene singer Andy Bennett will play a free city centre show in Wolverhampton this Saturday.

The stars will be joined at the Enjoy Wolverhampton Live event - coming to Queen Square - by fellow music acts Owen Paul and Sweet Female Attitude featuring Leanne.

There will also be free family fun during the day - between midday and 3pm - with performances from CBeebies star Katy Ashworth, puppet shows from the winner of TV's The Slammer - Russ Brown, entertainment from Doctor Doolally and free facepainting.

Live music will take place on the evening between 6pm and 10pm.

For more information on the event, click here

Film and Comic Con Birmingham Collectormania 25 - The NEC

Danny Glover

Stars of TV and film will be coming to Film and Comic Con Birmingham Collectormania 25 this weekend in Birmingham.

This year’s event have announced Lethal Weapon legend Danny Glover, multiple World Darts Champion Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, there can be only one Christopher Lambert from Highlander, horror legend Robert Englund, Freddy Krueger himself and many more from Game of Thrones, Doctor Who and Star Wars.

Visitors will be able to attend panels, autograph and photo opportunities, as well as browse hundreds of stalls.

This event will also take place on June 3.

Tickets start from £4.

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Dracula Spectacular - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Dracula Spectacular

In this theatre production for the young, the immaculate Miss Nadia and her three pupils are swung into riotous Transylvanian happenings with the irrepressible count and his gruesome acolytes.

Tickets cost £10.

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The Beat Starring Dave Wakeling - O2 Academy, Birmingham

Dave Wakeling

The Beat and Dave Wakeling are returning with their first studio album since 1982 and a show at Birmingham's O2 Academy.

Here We Go Love is a collection of songs relevant in today’s society, whilst still retaining the fire and frenzy of the timeless classics that made the band’s name.

Tickets cost £21.40.

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Brian Conley - Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

Brian Conley

Brian Conley will bring his brand new show to Stafford's Gatehouse Theatre on Saturday.

Featuring brand new comedy, sketches and songs alongside some of his best-known material from stage and screen.

Tickets cost £25.50.

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SUNDAY

G-Eazy - O2 Academy, Birmingham

G-Eazy

Californian rapper G-Eazy will bring his Beautiful and Damned tour to Birmingham.

Tickets start from £34.25.

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Creative Dance Worshop: Ballet Central - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Coming soon...Ballet Central 2018

Ballet Central will perform at Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn on Sunday.

Under the artistic direction of Christopher Marney, these young dancers on the cusp of their professional careers will perform a mixed bill, featuring works by world-renowned choreographers including Wayne McGregor and Matthew Bourne.

Tickets cost £6.

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Shrewsbury River Festival - The Quarry

Shrewsbury River Festival

Enjoy a fun-filled family day out at Shrewsbury River Festival.

This year's event is encouraging pirate fancy dress, and will support West Mercia Search and Rescue.

This event is free to attend.

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ZooNation Master Class Programme - Birmingham Hippodrome

ZooNation

As part of B-Side Hip-Hope festival a series of two hour dance masterclasses will be held at Birmingham Hippodrome.

This workshop, taught by ZooNation dancer and choreographer Shaun Smith, will look at Breaking, including the key principles of the style, such as top rock, freezes and floorwork and how ZooNation incorporates these into their work.

Tickets cost £10.

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Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley
@becci_star

Entertainment journalist for Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Contact me: rebecca.stanley@expressandstar.co.uk

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