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Billesley Primary School pupils perform Any Fool Can Start a War with Stan's Cafe. Shannon Randall as John Kennedy, Dejaun Whitelock as Fidel Castro and Rumman Islam as Nikita Krushchev.

Challenge for pupils to bring history to life

A Birmingham primary school is turning an international crisis into a drama. Roz Laws discovers why

Witch craft casts a spell on those who enter industrial unit

Assistant costume supervisor Hannah Williams with "Bubble", Glinda's dress, which contains almost 100,000 sequins, behind the scenes at the workshop for the costumes in the theatre production "Wicked" in Stratford-upon-Avon.
As Birmingham welcomes its major summer show, Roz Laws takes a peak behind the scenes of Wicked at its dazzling costumes

Arts groups' futures are secured after grant awards

Peter Knott, Midland Area Director, Arts Council England
The Arts Council England has announced that £57.3 million will be spent across 24 organisations, representing a small rise.

Bittersweet musical still resonates today

Cape Town Opera's lavish new production of Show Boat
A lavish new production of Show Boat comes to Birmingham and the South African company putting it on knows something of its themes. Roz Laws reports.

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