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Before the week is out: Do this

WILL WE ever let the Seventies rest in peace? Not if Dr Barnardo's has anything to do with it. The Birmingham NEC is throwing what is billed as "The Biggest '70s Party Ever" with all proceeds going to the children's charity. Old war-horses Hot Chocolate and Alvin Stardust are being wheeled out along with the likes of Showaddywaddy, Roy Wood and The Rubettes for a night of pure nostalgia.

Friday 24 September, 7.30pm, at the NEC. Tickets pounds 15 (tel: 0121 780 4133).