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Ida Barr, rapping old time music hall star played by Christopher Green will be at Summer in Southside, the free outdoor arts festival in Birmingham.

Rapping granny among array of entertainers

Three weekends of outdoor entertainment comes to Birmingham this month. Roz Laws looks at what's in store

The world of stand-up is a funny old game

Stand-up comedian James Cook holding a Buckaroo game for his new show about board games, Always Be Rolling
Edinburgh Fringe Festival is up and running with more than 3,000 shows in 250 venues. Roz Laws rounds up the Midland artists taking part and talks to a playful comedian

CBSO legend Sakari handed Proms baton

Sakari Oramo
Former CBSO principal conductor Sakari Oramo will be taking to the stage of the Royal Albert Hall for the Proms, writes Christopher Morley

£1m Stradivarius in safe hands of teenager

Roberto Ruisi, 18, with The Suaret, a £1m Stradivarius
Roberto Ruisi plays a £1million-plus Stradivarius violin as he leads the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in a concert at the Symphony Hall.

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