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Birmingham brings back sixth Gold from Chelsea

By on 23/05/2017 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has scooped Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show for the sixth year running, in the floral category, with a display that celebrates the work of Birmingham* artist, cartoonist and inventor Rowland Emett OBE – famous for his Chitty Chitty Bang Bang inventions. Darren Share MBE, who led the team for Birmingham City […]

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Commonwealth Day

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham started this year’s Commonwealth Day events yesterday morning by raising the Commonwealth Flag in the presence of Wade Lyn – Honorary Consul to Jamaica, Tarang Shelat – Hindu Council of Birmingham, Muhammad Zulqar Nain – Assistant High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Dr Bhogal – Sikh community, Dr Aman Puri – the […]

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Fly a flag for the Commonwealth

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham will start this year’s Commonwealth Day events in the city next week. Commonwealth Day, which is on Monday (13 March 2017), is an opportunity for promote understanding on global issues, international co-operation and the work of Commonwealth organisations, which aim to improve people’s lives. The Lord Mayor, Cllr Carl Rice, […]

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Library of Birmingham & British Library win lottery grant for South Asian project

The Library of Birmingham and the British Library win Heritage Lottery Fund support to stage a major exhibition and public programme celebrating South Asian culture. Today (23 January 2017), the Library of Birmingham and the British Library have received £91,700 of National Lottery funding to present Documenting Histories, a partnership project celebrating the important role […]

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Celebration of youth arts marks start of new cultural year

By on 13/01/2017 in Culture, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A free arts showcase celebrating the creativity of our city’s young people – and launching 2017 as the Year of South Asian Arts and Culture – takes place in Birmingham next week. The event, which will be held at the Library of Birmingham’s Studio Theatre on Wednesday (18 January), will feature dance, drama, music and […]

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£500,000 awarded for Aston & Newtown arts projects

Thirteen local arts and community organisations will receive arts grants totalling £500,000 to deliver projects in Aston and Newtown during 2017-18, it was announced today (6 January 2017). Beneficiaries from these projects will include a wide range of young residents (including early years), budding creative entrepreneurs and producers, and community elders not usually engaged in […]

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Partners agree new busking guide

Guidelines designed to encourage responsible busking and street entertainment in Birmingham city centre have been formally adopted following a period of extensive public consultation. The aims and principles are captured in a document, which has been drawn up by Birmingham City Council in conjunction with Equity, Keep Streets Live and the Musicians’ Union. Production of […]

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Australian Aboriginal remains begin long journey home

A collection of Aboriginal remains discovered at the University of Birmingham and at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, were handed back to traditional custodians from Australia in a spiritual ceremony last week (14 October 2016). The ancestral remains were returned to the Australian people by museum curators and staff in the University’s College of Medical […]

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City Libraries set to mark 150th anniversary

By on 18/10/2016 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Libraries across Birmingham will be hosting a series of activities and events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the city’s first purpose-built Reference Library this month.

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Birmingham’s new Poets Laureate announced

By on 07/10/2016 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

A poet with punch and a spoken-wordsmith determined to bring poetry to everyone have taken up the mantles of Birmingham’s Poet Laureate and Young Poet Laureate. Professional boxer Matt Windle and 17-year-old Nyanda Foday were announced as new champions of Birmingham at a special National Poetry Day Gala event last night (6 October 2016), at […]

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