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There are three certainties in life: Death, taxes and our annual attendance at Summer in Southside. This year (and this weekend, no less) the Hippodrome-run free festival of ooh and ahh is more ooh-arr as it comes complete with a distinctly countrysidey theme. We will definitely, definitely not be getting over-excited at the two 90 metre long sheep races that'll be tearing around Hurst Street, so that's completely fine. Other major highlights include storytelling, music and song in the company of The Fabularium’s Reynard The Fox – and big beats from Bhangra troupe The Lions of Punjab. Birmingham Royal Ballet will be in attendance and The Black Eagles from Tanzania will present their high-impact acrobatic show set to a lively soundtrack of African music. And if we can squeeze one more important mention in: Rogue Play will be Taking Flight, with an enchanting aerial display. There's much, much more, but look we appear to have completely run out of spa...

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