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Chinese New Year celebrations in Birmingham

By on 02/02/2016 in Culture, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Chinese community is preparing to welcome in the Year of the Monkey on Sunday, February 7, with an afternoon of celebrations aimed at the whole family. Organised by the Birmingham Chinese Festival Committee in conjunction with Southside Business Improvement District (BID) and supported by Birmingham City Council, the event will include Chinese music, stalls, […]

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Duke of Cambridge unveils Birmingham’s VC paving stones

By on 07/12/2015 in Culture, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

The Duke of Cambridge visited the Hall of Memory in Birmingham this morning to unveil ten commemorative paving stones in honour of local Victoria Cross recipients. He was welcomed by Lord Mayor Cllr Raymond Hassall and met with five groups of relatives and representatives from their Regiments.   Order of Service – The Band of […]

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Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre back on track

Birmingham City Council is set to approve the continuation of the construction of Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre at cabinet on 17 November, following delays to the demolition of the existing building. The existing building has been beset with asbestos contamination problems, resulting in an emergency demolition contract being applied to entirely demolish the structure. […]

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Diwali 2015 celebrations in Birmingham

By on 03/11/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Diwali will be celebrated in Birmingham with a free indoor event on Sunday, November 8. Organised by the Hindu Council of Birmingham, with the support of Birmingham City Council, the celebrations take place at the New Bingley Hall, in Hockley Circus, from 12pm to 6.45pm. Hosted by Sukhi Bart, the event will be headlined by […]

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Birmingham scoops Gold at Britain in Bloom

By on 17/10/2015 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Last night, Birmingham scooped Gold and were announced as winners of the Large City category at the Britain in Bloom with the RHS UK Finals Awards ceremony for 2015, hosted by TV Presenter and Gardening Expert James Alexander-Sinclair. More than 1,000 Bloom groups from across Britain were vying for the coveted awards, of these just […]

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Birmingham Heritage Week: still time to celebrate city’s history

By on 15/09/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

There are still plenty of opportunities to celebrate and explore Birmingham’s rich and diverse history before Birmingham Heritage Week draws to a close on Thursday (September 17). Launched on September 10, Heritage Week comprises events and activities across Birmingham designed to give people of all ages a chance to learn about their city’s heritage in […]

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Heritage Week: Birmingham’s medieval history uncovered

By on 11/09/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

The origins of modern Birmingham will be explored during a guided walk in the city on Tuesday, September 15, as part of Birmingham Heritage Week. Led by Dr Mike Hodder and Stephanie Rátkai, of Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society, the walk will be preceded by an introductory talk in the John Lee Theatre at the […]

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Birmingham scoops Gold with Heart of England Awards

By on 10/09/2015 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham has scooped another Gold at the Heart of England in Bloom awards in the Large City category today (Thursday 10 September). It follows last year’s win which has secured a place in the UK finals of Bloom this year, representing Heart of England in Bloom. Deputy Leader for Birmingham City Council Cllr Ian Ward […]

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Heritage Week: 10 things you may not know about Birmingham’s history

By on 10/09/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Heritage Week, which begins today (September 10) and runs until September  17, is a celebration of the people and events which helped shape the city as we know it today – but how much do you really know about Birmingham’s history? Cllr Phil Davis, Heritage Champion at Birmingham City Council, has compiled this list […]

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Aston Park to host Civil War re-enactment for Heritage Week

By on 07/09/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Visitors to Aston Park at the weekend will be able to witness a historic battle as part of Birmingham Heritage Week. The Sealed Knot, the oldest re-enactment society in the UK and the single biggest in Europe, will be staging an English Civil War display in the park on Sunday, September 13. Aston Hall, which […]

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