Weekend Picks: What's on this weekend in the Midlands

Your guide to what's on across the East and West Midlands for February 27th and 28th.

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Weekend Picks: Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival

Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival: Sat 27th Feb (The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton)

Wolverhampton’s Blues, Rhythm and Rock festival takes place this weekend. Credit: Stan Webb

Wolverhampton will be hosting its Blues, Rhythm and Rock festival this Saturday in the city.

As the first festival in the city the lineup will showcase a quality of live music in the UK both established artists including Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack and The Brew, alongside new up and coming talent.

For prices, opening times and more information visit http://wolverhamptonbluesfestival.co.uk

Weekend Picks: New Art West Midlands 2016

New Art West Midlands 2016: Sun 28th Feb (Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry)

One of the leading images that will be on display at the exhibition Credit: Nicola Onions

An exhibition showcasing exciting new contemporary work from artists who have recently graduated from West Midlands art schools will be on display in Coventry this weekend.

For the second year, painting, sculpture, photography and sound will be represented in the exhibition. The exhibition will be taking place across three other venues in the region including: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, The Mac in Birmingham and Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

“This year’s submissions have created an inspiring exhibition and include many works that focus on contemporary issues. It’s wonderful to see such an eclectic collection of art and a diverse range of talent and work coming out of the art schools and universities in the West Midlands.”

– Rosie Addenbrooke, Exhibitions and Events Manager at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.theherbert.org


Weekend Picks: Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show

Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show: Tues 23rd - Sun 28th Feb (NEC, Birmingham)

The Motorhome and Caravan Show at Birmingham's NEC Credit: Bob Collier / PA Archive/Press Association Images

The UK’s biggest showcase of caravans, motorhomes, campervans, trailer tents and folding caravans are all under one roof till the end of this week.

The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show will have tents and holiday homes of all sizes on display. There’s something for everyone from holiday inspiration, outdoor gear and even getaway leisure vehicles.

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.caravancampingmotorhomeshow.co.uk/

Weekend Picks: Cinema Performance

Blister Cinema with Genetic Moo Digital Performance Workshop: Sat 27th Feb (QUAD Cinema, Derby)

People will be able to create their own silhouette by using different movements Credit: Rui Vieira / PA Archive/Press Association Images

This weekend QUAD cinema have teamed up with UK art group Genetic Moo to create a new interactive installation using Kinect technology.

The installation on display will allow people to create their own silhouette performances using any type of movement - dance, acrobatics and balancing. These action movements will be recorded and mixed together into a pulsating multi-person animation. Booking is recommended.

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.derbyquad.co.uk/category/family-workshop

Weekend Picks: Steam Gala

Winter Steam Gala: Sat 27th - Sun 28th Feb (Churnet Valley Railway, Staffordshire)

There’ll be three locomotives operating services along the Churnet Valley this weekend Credit: Frank Richards

It’s the return of the traditional Winter Steam Gala this weekend in Staffordshire.

There’ll be a selection of locomotives operating services along the Churnet Valley and Cauldon Lowe lines. The engine shed, carriage and wagons will also be open to visitors, allowing people to see behind the scenes each day.

For prices, opening times and more information visit: https://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/

Weekend Picks: Film Festival

Film Festival: Finding Our Future: Sun 28th Feb (New Art Exchange, Nottingham)

Explore cultural and ethnic on screen diversity at Nottingham’s film festival this weekend Credit: Robos of Brixton (2011), Kibwe Tavares, UK

Representation of cultural and ethnic diversity on screen will be discussed this weekend at a film festival in Nottingham.

Throughout the event there’ll be talks on what filmmakers are, or should be doing to make the fictions of tomorrow more reflective of the diversity surrounding us.

This event is part of Future Perfect? Film Festival, which explores the sci-fi genre, looking beyond distant galaxies and instead turning a critical eye much closer to home, exploring our future as a society.

“We reckon a failure to equally represent all cultures and types of people on screen can have a really negative effect, and for that reason the Nottingham Alternative Film Network has always been deeply committed to sharing more diverse stories since we started a little over a year ago.”

– Thomas Humphrey and Sanpreet Janjua, Co-founders of the Nottingham Alternative Film Network

For prices, opening times and more information visit: http://www.nae.org.uk/event/finding-our-future/345


Weekend Picks: Farmers’ Market

Moseley Farmers’ Market: Sat 27th Feb (Moseley)

Moseley Farmers’ Market has twice won the award of being the best in the UK Credit: James Isgrove

There’ll be over 60 stalls selling a range of produce this weekend at Moseley Farmers’ Market.

From fruit and vegetables to cheeses and wine or pies and beer, there’ll be food for everyone’s tastebuds. All food available is locally produced, reared or grown by stall holders.

“This Farmers’ Market is unlike any other in the Midlands as shown by the thousands that come from even 40-50 miles away. It is an event that many in South Birmingham have discovered is worth a visit. We’re now shortlisted for the best in the UK again, up against the likes of Farmers’ Markets such as Edinburgh”

– David Isgrove, Organiser of Moseley Farmers’ Market

For prices, opening times and more information visit: http://moseleyfarmersmarket.org.uk/

Weekend Picks: Clay Pigeon Shooting

Junior Clay Pigeon Shooting: Sat 27th Feb (Field Sport UK Activity Centre, Lount, Leicestershire)

The event runs every fortnight from Saturday Credit: Caroline Seidel / DPA/PA Images

Field Sport UK Activity Centre in Leicestershire are holding clay pigeon shooting lessons for children.

Clay shooting instructors will show the children everything they need to know, in a structured lesson. Children will have a progress card so if they come again instructors can keep track of their progress. All equipment will be provided on the day.

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.fieldsportuk.co.uk/activities/shooting-activities/kids-clay-shooting-lessons/

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