5 things to do in the West Midlands this weekend

Nadia Clifford (Jane Eyre) and Tim Delap (Rochester) in the National Theatre's production of Jane Eyre (Credit: BrinkhoffM+Âgenburg)

Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre is taking to the stage at Birmingham’s REP theatre this weekend. The re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece follow’s Jane’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. She faces obstacles, poverty, injustice and betrayal before taking the decision to follow her heart. Find out more here.

Canal Serenade
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group will celebrate the city’s canals this weekend. Taking place where the main line, the Fazeley and the Worcester canals merge, the group will serenade both locals and visitors from 4pm on Sunday. Find out more here.

Coombe Abbey Wood Turners Festival of Craft
Head along to Coombe Abbey in Coventry this weekend. Taking place on Saturday from 10am until 4.30pm, the festival of craft event will celebrate hand-made crafts with over 30 stalls to browse, including everything from jewellery and art to woodwork. There will also be demonstrations by log millers, chainsaw carvers and blacksmithing. Find out more here.

Middle Earth Festival
Head along to Sarehole Mill this weekend to enjoy the annual Middle Earth Festival. The festival, which is set to be a lot of fun for Lord of the Rings fans, will have a range of stalls to browse and will include a host of re-enactment shows, as well as a live battle of the orcs. Find out more here.

The Three Counties Showground in Malvern will be hosts to Busfest this weekend. The festival will feature over 8000 vehicles to take a look at, 300 trade stands and much more for celebrate everything about VW vans and many more. Find out more here.

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