What’s new at the IKON Gallery Birmingham

Ikon is open Tuesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am – 5pm. Admission is free. For the latest news and events follow @ikongallery on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Ikon Gallery is supported using public funding from Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council. Click here to find out what … more

Madam Pompadour in the Frame at Waddesdon Manor

This exhibition shines a spotlight on how technology is being used to enhance our understanding of art history, enabling masterpieces which have been victims of circumstance or history to be seen as they were once intended. François Boucher’s famous portrait of Madame de Pompadour (1756) is today one of the most prized … more

A Place in the Sun – why owning a dream home is possible

A Place in the Sun Live is the official exhibition of the Channel 4 TV show and the largest overseas property exhibition in Europe – the perfect place to help guide you through the buying process and find your ideal property abroad. At the show there’ll be over 150 exhibitors … more

Birmingham Museums Mummy Mania

‘Mummy-mania’ set to bring visitors to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s Egyptian Gallery An alignment of Sunday night TV drama, Hallowe’en and an age-old enthusiasm for all things slightly macabre has curators in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s Egyptian gallery braced for a veritable Ra-ce of visitors during October half-term! … more

Canaletto at Compton Verney

One of our country’s major artworks – Canaletto’s A Grand Regatta on the Grand Canal, painted circa 1740,is on display at Compton Verney. It is a fascinating pastiche of 18th century life among the grandees who lived in Venice and quite mesmerising…A unique opportunity to see it in this beautiful … more

Great British Beer Festival: Olympia 11-15 August

The Great British Beer Festival is organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and offers visitors the chance to explore over 900 real ales, ciders, perries and international beers to discover their perfect pint. The UK’s biggest beer festival will feature over 350 British breweries across 27 different bars … more

Olympia Arts and Antiques Fair: 18-28 June

The Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair offers a wider choice of high quality, vetted antiques, furniture and collectors’ pieces than any other event in London. Whether you are a seasoned collector or an eager newcomer, you will be spoilt for choice by 170 of the world’s leading specialist dealers, … more

The Kiss of Light: Florence Nightingale Museum – 12 May – 23 Oct

To celebrate the International Year of Light, a new exhibition at the Florence Nightingale Museum will look at the contentious history of light therapy. The Kiss of Light: Nursing and Light Therapy in 20th-century Britain opens on Florence’s birthday on May 12th 2015 and centres on the healing powers of light – and … more

Olympia, The France Show – 23-25 January

THE FRANCE SHOW OFFERS A FANTASTIC FRENCH DAY OUT IN THE HEART OF LONDON AT OLYMPIA CENTRAL. Enjoy cookery demonstrations from top French chefs, listen to best-selling authors, play a game of Pétanque, watch the can can dancers delight the crowds and visit the authentic French market selling delicious produce … more

Olympia, London: The Adventure Travel Show – 17-18 Jan

LET THE ADVENTURE TRAVEL SHOW UNCOVER YOUR JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME AT OLYMPIA CONFERENCE CENTRE. Now in its 19th year, the Adventure Travel Show is a world of extraordinary discoveries right here in the Capital. This show is the UK’s leading event for people who like to travel outside the … more