Birmingham Pride 2015 this weekend

By on 20/05/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham once again plays host to the UK’s biggest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) festival this coming bank holiday weekend (May 23 and 24). Now in its 19th successive year, the theme of this year’s Birmingham Pride will be ‘#FREEDOM – Together United’, inspired by the 2014 film ‘Pride’, which tells the story of […]

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Birmingham scoops another Gold at Chelsea

By on 19/05/2015 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has scooped Gold at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show for the fourth year running for its spectacular display celebrating 300 years of Birmingham Cathedral.

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Birmingham Cathedral heads to Chelsea

By on 15/05/2015 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Cathedral is heading to Chelsea next week, albeit in floral form, thanks to staff at Birmingham City Council’s Parks Department. This year’s entry for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show – “300 Years at the Heart” – celebrates 300 years of Birmingham Cathedral with a spectacular five metre tall floral replica of the cathedral’s bell […]

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Vaisakhi open air celebrations in Handsworth Park

By on 24/04/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Handsworth Park will once again play host to the largest outdoor Vaisakhi celebrations in Europe on Sunday (April 26). The Council of Sikh Gurdwaras in Birmingham is organising the annual event, which is free to all members of the community. Running from 11am to 6.30pm, the event will include Sikh cultural activities, children’s inflatable play […]

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Baby Lemurs born at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

By on 24/04/2015 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

There have been more new arrivals at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park (formerly the Nature Centre) this week with the birth of four Ring-tailed Lemurs – two on Monday 20 April and two yesterday (Thursday 23 April)*. (*Sadly the two that were born to Annie on Thursday 23 April didn’t make it and died late on […]

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St George’s Day marked in Birmingham

By on 21/04/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

St George will appear in Birmingham on horseback as the city marks St George’s Day on Saturday, April 25. To celebrate the patron saint of England’s day, the Knights of Middle England will be giving sword fighting displays in Centenary Square. There will also be a food and drink area offering traditional English fare, ales […]

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Battle of Gallipoli commemoration in Birmingham

By on 21/04/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

The 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli will be marked at an event in Birmingham city centre on Saturday, April 25. Taking place in Centenary Square, proceedings begin at 11am with a wreath-laying service at the Hall of Memory, attended by Lord Mayor Cllr Shafique Shah, the Lord Lieutenant, the Dean of Birmingham and […]

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Work to start on four new leisure centres for Birmingham

By on 25/03/2015 in Culture, News with 2 Comments

Birmingham City Council has awarded a 15 year contract to Serco for work at nine leisure centres across the city – including the design and build of four new pools. Birmingham City Council’s assistant director for sport and events, Steve Hollingworth, said: “On behalf of the city council I would like to offer my warmest […]

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Look what’s happened to Stockland Green Leisure Centre ….

By on 16/03/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Faced with severe financial pressures, Birmingham City Council didn’t have the resources to invest in Stockland Green Leisure Centre so explored the possibility of a community asset transfer last year.  Action Indoor Sports Birmingham’s proposal offered job security for employees, support for several existing and many new activities, plus significant investment in facilities and their […]

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Irish contribution to Birmingham celebrated at St Patrick’s Day Parade

The Irish contribution to Birmingham will be the theme of this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in the city which takes place on Sunday, March 15. Organised by the St Patrick’s Festival Committee in co-operation with Birmingham City Council, the parade begins at noon with a confetti blast. This year’s parade will include pipe and […]

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