FRIDAY Paul Weller - Genting Arena, Birmingham Join the modfather Paul Weller at Birmingham's Genting Arena this weekend. 2017 marked the 40th anniversary of Paul Weller’s first album, In The City, which he released with The Jam. The star is set to release his eagerly-anticipated 13th studio album A King Revolution this May, with this tour celebrating the entire body of his work. Paul Weller will be joined by special guests The Strypes. Tickets start from £48.61. For more information and to buy tickets, click here Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox - O2 Academy, Birmingham Grab your swing skirt and your best dancing shoes - Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox are coming to town. The rotating musical collective cover a range of popular tracks, in the style of jazz, ragtime, and swing music. The outfit, led by pianist Scott Bradlee, have amassed more than 912 million YouTube views and 3.2 million subscribers. Tickets cost £30.35. For more information … [Read more...] about Paul Weller, Elbow, Dara O Briain, Editors and more: What’s on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire
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HALLOWEEN is upon - but there is still time to think of a creative costume idea.If you're pairing up with your other half, these couple costumes could be the inspiration you need...Most of us grew up watching Mary Poppins, and couples are throwing it back by dressing as the famous nanny and chimney sweep Bert for Halloween.Searches for pics of Bert and Mary costumes are up a huge 365 per cent from this time last year, according to the data crunchers at Pinterest.Eddy and Patsy from Ab Fab (+170%), Heinz Ketchup costumes (+300%) and Oompa Loompas (+50%) are also popular choices.And everyone's searching for Harley Quinn costumes this year - inspired by Margot Robbie's Suicide Squad look.Why not make it a couple's affair by getting your fella to dress as The Joker from Batman?While 2017 hit movie Beauty and the Beast, and the ever-popular Game of Throne TV series are likely to be common choices.From the seriously creepy to the downright hilarious, these are some of our favourite … [Read more...] about Halloween 2017 costume ideas for couples – from Game of Thrones to The Purge
HE’S a familiar face to children of the 80s, having starred in most of the movies now considered cult classics of the era.Corey Feldman's cheeky grin and one-liners charmed audience after audience, but there was a dark side to his youth on the big screen. Here's what we know about him...Corey Feldman is a 46-year-old actor, singer and former child star who became an icon through his 80s movies.Born to musician father Bob and former Playboy model mother Sheila in California in 1971, Feldman has a sister and two younger brothers.He started his acting career at the tender age of three when he appeared in a McDonald’s advert and soon after had bit parts in various TV shows including Mork and Mindy and Cheers.But it was just a warm-up for the international fame that was just round the corner.His stardom meant that when he was 15 he was granted emancipation from his parents, and stated that despite being worth $1 million at that stage, by the time he saw the bank records that the … [Read more...] about How old is Corey Feldman, what’s his net worth, what movies did he make with Corey Haim and what’s he said about abuse?
MANY consider Friday the 13th to be one of the most unlucky dates in the year, so be careful – because it falls TODAY.Whether you are superstitious or not, here is everything you need to know about the widespread apprehension surrounding the day.Considering Friday the 13th as unlucky dates back for hundreds of years, with the tradition said to have begun in the Middle Ages or even Biblical times.Some say the superstition arose from Jesus’ last supper, where is it thought there were 13 people present on the night before his death – which occurred on a Friday.Thanks to a string of events that have occurred on this day, many feel it is jinxed and pay particular care to avoid catastrophe when it comes around.The fear is so widespread – an estimate suggests an extraordinary 17-21 million Americans are afraid of the day – that psychologists have even come up with a word for those who suffer from it: paraskavedekatriaphobia.One of the most popularised … [Read more...] about Why is Friday the 13th bad luck, where did the superstition come from and when is the next one?
In 1980, a slasher film featuring a masked killer was shot on a budget of $550,000 — and obtained nearly $60 million at the international box office. "Friday the 13th" has since turned into a franchise that includes not only many movies, but also novels, comic books, documentaries, video games and game boards. Jason, the iconic fictional character haunting Camp Crystal Lake, is a cult figure that is even reproduced in hipster tattoo designs. His hockey mask is one of the best-known images of horror movie culture. If the US horror franchise is mostly associated to the genre's popularity in the '80s, a few more sequels were released after that infamous decade. The 12th slasher in the series was released in 2009. Since that year, a 13th sequel to the 2009 reboot has been rumored to be in the works. The initial release date was announced for August 13, 2010. It was then pulled from that slot and the project was put on hold. Ever since a … [Read more...] about 13 cultural references that made Friday the 13th unlucky