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Boys from Man Made Youth, a new contemporary dance company in Birmingham just for young men founded by Johnny Autin

Inspiring young men to step out in the world of dance

Two new dance companies, including one just for boys, take to the stage this week. Roz Laws meets their founder

Celebration of an extraordinary decade in history of city gallery

Birmingham photographer Vanley Burke, 63, whose pictures are featured in the As Exciting As We Can Make It exhibition at the Ikon Gallery
Ikon director Jonathan Watkins is revisiting the 1980s for the latest instalment of his gallery's year-long 50th anniversary celebrations. Graham Young reports

Challenge for pupils to bring history to life

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.
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

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