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The Wolverhampton Orpheus Male Voice Choir will be in fine voice at the city's annual Civic Carol Service next month. The traditional service, which is open to all, takes place at Darlington Street Methodist Church on Wednesday 9 December, 2015, from 3.30pm and will be led by the Reverend David Lavender. Mince pies and mulled wine will be served afterwards.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has announced that a thoroughly transformed SFMOMA will open to the public on Saturday, May 14, 2016, offering nearly three times the previous exhibition space, featuring 260 works from the Fisher Collection, a first showing of more than 600 artworks promised to the museum, the debut of the new Pritzker Center for Photography and an outward-looking architectural design that weaves the museum into the city as never before.

The world's youngest DJ who is just two years old has a dedicated following of thousands of fans thanks to his ability to work the decks. Instead of spinning-tops, 3-year-old Oratilwe Hlongwane is spinning discs, working the decks as the world’s youngest DJ. A.k.a DJ AJ, whilst still learning to put together words.

Victorian Arcade in Walsall is delighted to announce that their ever popular Santa’s Grotto will open on Saturday 21st November. Santa will ride his magnificent horse drawn sleigh around the town at 9.30am before officially opening the Grotto at 10am for the children of Walsall to come and visit. The Grotto will be open until 3pm on Saturday 21st November then every Saturday in the run up to Christmas from 10am until 3pm.

Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne’s ELO is set to not only deliver ‘Alone In The Universe’, the first new ELO music in 15 years today, but also head out on a ten date UK tour in April 2016.With a distinct style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical, ELO has had twenty six UK Top 40 singles, making Lynne's sweeping productions some of the most recognisable music of the last forty years and helping sell over 50 million records worldwide.

A series of frames are popping up around the UK this autumn to encourage people to take a moment to appreciate, and capture, a different view of something familiar. Placed in 20 locations around central London, Chester, Birmingham, Weymouth, Canterbury and Southampton, the specially designed frames all capture a sight that allows passers-by to see a different perspective of a popular area.

Birmingham’s internationally renowned Christmas Markets return to the city for almost six weeks from Thursday, 12 November, to Tuesday, 22 December. Consisting of both the Frankfurt Christmas Market and the Christmas Craft Market and spanning approximately a mile through the city centre, the Birmingham Christmas Markets will be open from 10am to 9pm each day, offering visitors the chance to sample an array of delicacies and delights from around the world. Last year’s event drew 5.5 million visitors to the city.

A Birmingham-based theatre company delivered a bespoke performance to the day hospice this week as part of its Home Theatre project. Performers Emily Buckler and Jane English from the Birmingham Repertory Theatre visited the hospice on Grange Road once a week throughout October so that they could get to know patients and gather content for the show.

An interactive map bringing Shakespeare’s world to life on a large touch table is to be installed at the Library of Birmingham. The announcement was made at an event attended by Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Gregory Doran and BBC director general Tony Hall.

Dynamic arts agency Sampad Arts is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Sunday 15 November with a thrilling line up of lively entertainment that features outstanding music, dance and spoken word artists from Birmingham and beyond. Established in 1990 by Piali Ray OBE, Sampad has played a significant role in helping to establish South Asian arts and artists within mainstream culture in Birmingham and across the UK.

TV favourite David Hasselhoff will arrive in Wolverhampton on Tuesday 17 November as part of the world premiere of a brand new musical - LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE.  The explosive new production opened at the Blackpool Opera House in October and audiences in Wolverhampton will be among the first to see it when the production plays at the Grand Theatre from November 17 – 21.

Brits are not waiting for Christmas to get spending at the shops. New research by intu, the owner, developer and manager of many of the UK’s prime shopping centres, shows the majority of British adults have a full shopping list to complete before the end of November – and what you are planning to buy often depends on where you live. 

Representatives from more than 15 historical organisations will be taking part in Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies' popular Local History Fair on Saturday 14 November. Visitors will be able to explore Wolverhampton's fascinating past, with experts from various organisations on hand to talk to them about different aspects of local heritage.