Birmingham Royal Ballet is currently staging a production of Cinderella at the Hippodrome. It runs until December 9th.
'This sumptuous Cinderella is a banquet for the eyes' THE INDEPENDENT
Televised by the BBC in 2010, this is a stunning production with music by Sergei Prokofiev.
Respect due to The Electric cinema for coming up with some really creative alternatives to the usual office Christmas party.
We'd love to attend a private screening of It's A Wonderful Life with an ice cream usherette. But there are lots of other ideas such as connecting an Xbox 360 or Play Station 3 to the big screen and hosting a videogame tournament or hosting an awards ceremony.
You can explore all of the options here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch this space for details of a great Christmas competition we are launching on December 1st!
The Midcentury Modern show takes place in London next month and it is not to be missed if, like us, you love mid-20th century design.
Birmingham is deservedly renowned for its shopping. And now the city has its own dedicated shopping website, Shopping In Birmingham. Take a look if you're coming to stay with us for some serious retail therapy!
The concert features Orchestra of the Swan's virtuoso leader, David Le Page, who takes centre stage with a very special performance of one of the most popular works in the repertoire. Also featured are Respighi and Peter Warlock's own reflections on the Baroque world of 18th century Europe.
The event begins at 1.30pm with a free pre-concert talk with Artistic Director and Birmingham Post Chief Music Critic, Christopher Morley.
15 minutes after the concert, you can meet the conductor, soloists and members of the orchestra in the Lower Bar.
The tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Please call 0121 345 0603 and tell them Staying Cool sent you.
Santa Claus is coming to town and will be at Cadbury World every weekend from November 24-December 23.
You can buy discounted tickets for Cadbury World when you book with Staying Cool. We'll also be popping a lovely festive treat in the apartments from December 1st!
Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter is a fascinating area of the city to explore. If you're staying with us in the city in the lead up to Christmas, Visit Birmingham's guide to JQ festive events is well worth a read.
Following the success of its film/wine combos, The Electric cinema is holding its first Film Food Club on December.
December 25th is only a few weeks away and the centre of Birmingham is looking lovely as the Christmas Lights were switched on last Friday.
However, the city centre will go into festive overdrive from this Friday when the Frankfurt Christmas Market gets underway. It runs until December 22nd and the hundreds of stalls are open until 9pm each night. The market is delightful and not to be missed!
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