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Stuck for plans this week? From exclusive student shopping events to beauty evenings and award-winning theatre shows, here are the best things to see, do and discover this week in Birmingham.

Blood Brothers | Birmingham Hippodrome | Now – Saturday

The previous cast of Blood Brothers

Willy Russell’s Olivier Award-winning Blood Brothers is back in town this week and trust us when we say, it’s an unforgettable show that you simply won’t want to miss. You can read about what we thought of it here.

Following the lives of Mickey and Edward, twins who were tragically separated at birth and only discover their true relationship when it’s too late, Blood Brother’s is a show filled with love, laughter, loss and everything in between.

Blood Brothers will end its run at Birmingham Hippodrome on Saturday, so make sure you click here to book your tickets.

All Things Beauty | Harvey Nichols | Wednesday

All Things Beauty together with Harvey Nichols

Calling all beauty-lovers, we’ve teamed up with Harvey Nichols to bring you another evening filled with All Things Beauty. We’re taking over the luxury store in the Mailbox to bring you a night of FREE mini treatments, masterclasses, Q&A sessions and plenty more.

So whether you’re looking to pick up some top makeup tips ahead of the festive season, or simply want to achieve flawless skin with key products, then we hope you’ve got Wednesday evening free.

Tickets for All Things Beauty cost £10 (plus booking fees as taxes). £10 is redeemable against beauty products on the night, plus you’ll receive a goody bag to take home with you. And if all this wasn’t enough, we’ve also got two fantastic prizes up for grabs. All you need to do is book a ticket to our All Things Beauty event for your chance to win! Click here to see the competition in full.

Want to know more about what’s on offer during the evening? Click here for full details on our All Things Beauty event. See you there!

Grand Designs Live | NEC | Wednesday – Sunday

Explore a range of interior rooms by designers. Credit Bircan Tulga

Hit TV show Grand Designs is bringing its live show back to the NEC for five days this week, so if you’re a first-time buyer or just looking to give your home a new look, here you can check out some truly stunning rooms from award-winning interior designers, pick up new accessories and get some serious inspo to create your dream home.

If all of this wasn’t enough, make sure you check out the Grand Designs Live Theatre for an array of inspiring and informative seminars and experience Under the Stars, which will welcome six new interior designers showcasing bespoke installations, using a commonly neglected area in the home, giving visitors the opportunity to browse and pick up inspirations for their own mini grand designs.

Tickets are available now. Click here for more information.

Student Sessions | Bullring | Thursday

Don’t miss out on Student Sessions across Bullring & Grand Central

Looks like being a student in the city is about to get even better. This Thursday, make sure you head down to Bullring as it’s hosting a huge shopping event exclusively for students. With unmissable discounts across both Bullring and Grand Central, you’ll be able to build up a killer A/W wardrobe that won’t break the bank.

Running from 5pm – 9pm, you can take advantage of offers including up to 30% from retailers across the centre including All Saints (15% off), Topshop (20% off), New Look (25% off) and more! Oh, there’s also discount running in restaurants including Giraffe and Pizza Hut, so why not grab a bite to eat before heading home? More info can be found here. Happy shopping!

Bandeoke | Malmaison | Thursday

Get ready to sing for your life at Bandeoke

Get ready to channel your inner pop star. This Thursday, Malmaison is teaming up with Elegant Entertainment for an evening of Bandeoke – that’s karaoke, but with a live band, in case you’re wondering. So grab your pals, warm up your vocal chords with a drink or two and head on down to the Mailbox. Find out more here.

Impractical Jokers | Arena Birmingham | Friday

Impractical Jokers The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour

Birmingham Comedy Festival kicked off last week, bringing a host of hilarious events to venues across the city until this Sunday (October 13). As part of the festival, U.S comedy group Impractical Jokers are heading to Arena Birmingham with their brand new tour. Best known for their award-winning TV show on Comedy Central, this gig is sure to put you in the right mood for the weekend. Tickets are still available, just click here to book yours.