Disney's The Lion King is coming to Birmingham in June and will be running until the end of September, 2013.
This is the start of the production's first UK tour (it is still selling out at London's Lyceum Theatre after 14 years) and tickets are on sale now.
If you are staying in Birmingham and you like something a bit
different and quirky then we'd recommend a trip to the Custard Factory
It's home to a lot of the city's creative businesses and a lot of independent traders. You can find some great stuff there, such as this vintage Chopper from Urban Village.
If you are staying on business in Manchester, or relocating there, take a look at our chic Manchester apartments. Loft., Space, Egg, Woody and Fresh combine designer oomph with comfort and privacy and they all make a great home from home.
Our Manchester apartments are available on longer term lets.
We love Urban Splash for the amazing work they did on the Rotunda and now they have worked their magic on Park Hill in Sheffield. The first of the new residents moved in last week and you can see what they will be enjoying on the Urban Splash website.
The seventh Flatpack Festival takes place in Birmingham next month from 21-31st March.
This film festival comes highly recommended with Time Out describing it as "magnificently eclectic".
The lovely folk at Opus restaurant are opening a new café at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham on February 26th. Cafe Opus should definitely be worth a try.
If you appreciate 'the water of life' then Birmingham's first ever large-scale whisky (and whiskey) festival, WhiskyBirmingham, could be for you.
It takes place on Saturday, March 2nd.
If you are staying with us tomorrow night (Feb 26th) at the Rotunda then we have a recommendation for you. The wonderful Electric Cinema is holding a French Kiss wine tasting.
The film is a comedy from 1995 starring Meg Ryan (at her romcom zenith) Kevin Kline and Jean Reno. The accompanying wine is courtesy of the Wine Tasting Company.
A small number of tickets were still available at the time of writing, but please book in advance.
If you are going to the National Wedding Show in Birmingham as an exhibitor or a visitor, don't forget to take a look at our NEC VIP packages. They'll save you time and money. The show runs from March 1-3 in 2013.
We love the beautiful Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, which is based only a few minutes' walk from the Rotunda. And, on February 15th, you might be able to find love there at their Single's Night.
The event includes gallery tours, music and ice breakers, costs £10 and can be booked online.
"I liked the fact that all the food products were fairtrade/organic (excellent!). The flat was lovely, wish I had somewhere like that in London.." Kate Cater, Life & Style Editor, The Guardian
"..brilliant either for a short break with kids or just for a night or weekend away without them if your batteries need recharging." The Baby Website
"Leave the curtains open and wake up to the panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows." Time Out