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). Born to dad Ralph and mums Cara and Annie, the baby Ring-tailed Lemurs join other recent arrivals at the […]

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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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Preparations under way for Chinese New Year in Birmingham

By on 18/02/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Chinese community is preparing to welcome in the Year of the Sheep on Sunday, February 22, with a family friendly celebration. Stalls and children’s rides will be open along Hurst Street and Inge Street from 11am, with a road closure in place on Hurst Street between Inge Street and Bromsgrove Street from 7am to […]

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Brum Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress prepare for Birmingham 10k

By on 11/02/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Shafique Shah, will be swapping his chains for trainers again as he prepares for the Morrisons Great Birmingham 10k on Sunday 3 May.  He’ll be joined by Lady Mayoress, Sadia Shah, and fellow councillor and Lord Mayor elect, Cllr Ray Hassall, (the next Lord Mayor).  They will all be raising […]

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Flying the flag for Birmingham

By on 19/01/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

If you want to fly the flag for Birmingham, you’ll soon have the chance to fly it and even design it, thanks to a competition being launched this week. Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Mike Leddy, chair of the Birmingham Flag Project Team, said: “You may well think that Birmingham already has a flag, but this […]

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