Birmingham this March: Don’t Just Do Crufts!

The 5th of March brings the greatest dog show on earth to Birmingham: Crufts 2015. It’s a celebration of everything canine that’s full of fun, facts and flaunting of our four-legged friends. But what if you are, in fact, a cat person? Or even a person person?

Well, luckily, there’s plenty else to keep you occupied this March. So why don’t you take a look at this lot and start planning your trip? All you have to do is book into the closest Birmingham Travelodge hotel. You’d be barking mad to miss out!

1. Derren Brown, Monday 30th March-Saturday 11th April, New Alexandra Theatre

The multi-award winning, jaw-droppingly cool, headshake-inducing psychological master of illusion is coming to Birmingham. Mark these 12 nights for your chance to bag a show you’re sure to remember for the rest of your life. Are you the type to dare the front row?

Famous for his live shows and television appearances, Derren Brown will both wonder and amaze in equal measures as truly one of the best entertainers of our time – be sure not to miss him.

2. Lionel Richie, Saturday 14th March, Barclaycard Arena (Formally The NIA)

Hello, is it rooms you’re looking for? Well, you’re in luck because our central hotels are close to the NIA. Book in today so you’ve got the most Saturday-friendly place to base yourself for a weekend with one of pop music’s greats.

While we don’t usually allow dancing on the ceiling, for Lionel we’ll make an exception! See the soul legend at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena and show your Endless Love for him All Night Long. (Sorry, we just can’t resist…).

3. MCM Birmingham Comic Con & Memorabilia, Saturday 21st March-Sunday 22nd March, NEC

If film, TV, Sci-Fi, and comics are more up your street, this year’s MCM Comic Con & Memorabilia show is where you’ll find the motherlode. Not to mention all the best of cosplay, anime and games too. The show is set to take Brum by storm, with tickets gaining you entry to both the comic convention and the memorabilia trove.

Meet the stars of your favourite shows, browse the stalls and try out new games at Comic Con. Then get focused to search for rare collectables and souvenirs at the Memorabilia show. This really is a treat-of-the-week, especially if you’ve got teenage kids. Or if just want to dedicate the weekend to your gaming fever with fellow devotees.

After all that excitement, get back to your central Birmingham Travelodge for the perfect place to search through your stash and chat about the day’s events.