Tonight Birmingham is hosting a world operatic first, as a string quartet takes to the skies to perform in helicopters.
As part of the London 2012 Festival the Birmingham Opera Company are performing Mittwoch aus Licht by Karlheinz Stockhausen.
It's the first time the six hour long opera, which has a 150 strong cast, has been performed in its entirety.
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A few wintry showers will continue to affect the west of the region overnight, and clear spells will lead to frost by Saturday morning.
Staying cold with clear spells for many. There is a risk of catching a few showers, turning to sleet or snow in places.
Despite a ban on mobile phones, video has emerged showing a prisoner inside HMP Birmingham eating a cockroach.