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1 First World War infantry camp at Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire. Saturday and Sunday.

Dedicated living history group The Warwicks 1914-1918 will be setting up a tented infantry camp over the weekend and putting on displays on both days.

The group formed to perpetuate the memory of the First World War soldier. Its aim is to portray the Royal Warwickshire Regiment soldier from 1914 to 1918 though dynamic displays and living history.

Normal admission rates for Ragley Hall will apply.

Details: 2 Avery Historical Museum, Soho Foundry, Smethwick. Sunday. 11am-4pm.

The museum will once again open the doors to its Titanic exhibition on Sunday, which first opened last year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the disaster.

Visitors will get another chance to view a wide range of exhibits, including 10 cabinets packed with reproduction and original material relating to the ship, including several items from the wreck, as well as two items recovered at the time.

The exhibition is being staged at Soho Foundry in Smethwick, the home of Avery Weigh-Tronix.

Avery has a number of direct links with the Titanic - former managing director William Edward Hipkins lost his life on board the ship and the company supplied the Titanic with a range of weighing equipment.

Avery Weigh-Tronix will unveil a memorial plaque to William Hipkins on Monday, which will bring to a close a 12 month centenary commemoration of the loss of the Titanic.

Admission charges for the Titanic exhibition are PS4 per person.

Details: www.averyweightronix.

com/About-Us/Avery-Historical-Museum/ 3 We're Going On A Bear Hunt, Town Hall, Birmingham. Today, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Various times. This excellent stage adaption brings the famous picture book by Michael Rosen alive with plenty of catchy songs and interactive scenes to keep the little ones entertained.

Join the intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear, wading through swishy, swashy grass, the splishy, splashy river and the thick, oozy, squelchy mud.

For children aged three and above. Running time approx 55 minutes.

Tickets cost PS11.50 or PS8.50 for groups of 10 or more.

Details: or telephone 0121 780 4949.

4 Of All the People in All the World. Two Snowhill, Birmingham. Daily, until April 21. 11am to 6pm.

This art/theatre event uses grains of rice to represent individual people and through carefully measured piles, communicates human population statistics in a direct and powerful way.

These statistics, including country and city populations, people being born and dying each day and commuters passing through Snow Hill station, tell the daily, changing story of the planet's inhabitants.

Birmingham theatre company Stan's Cafe, transported 23 tonnes of rice - representing 1.5 billion people - into Two Snowhill for the event.

The show was conceived by Stan's Cafe's founder and artistic director James Yarker, who was inspired to create a meaningful way to bring incomprehensible statistics to life.

Details: www.twosnowhillbirmingham.

com/publicopening 5 Interactive story time and Harlem Shake, Solihull. Today. 11.30am-12.30pm and 2pm.

Enjoy story time at John Lewis in Solihull from 11.30am, where little ones can relax and take part in a free one-hour session, which brings Julia Donaldson books to life.

And if you fancy taking part in a Harlem Shake, bring your onesie and join more than 70 dancing big babies in High Street, Solihull, to celebrate the opening of BB Boutique. The events mark the end of Lolihull, Solihull's first comedy festival.

Details: www. Hall.


A First World War infantry camp will bring history to life at Ragley Hall.

Youngsters will love this stage adaptation of Michael Rosen's book We're Going On A Bear Hunt.
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