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Coalition to explore how to keep Moseley Pool open

Cabinet will be asked to keep Moseley Road Pool open until 31 March 2018 – to give more time for community organisations to prepare plans for its future use. A paper – Options for the future of Moseley Road Pool – will be discussed by cabinet on Tuesday 27 June 2017. It follows an appraisal […]

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Birmingham scoops another award for Rowland Emett tribute

Birmingham City Council has scooped Platinum – and the Geoff Hamilton award for the best exhibit in the floral category – at this year’s Gardeners’ World Live Show at the NEC. It follows the council’s sixth successive Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show last month. The display at Gardner’s World Live Show is a smaller […]

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Lord Mayor’s Show this Sunday

The Lord Mayor’s Show returns to Cannon Hill Park this Sunday 11 June from 11am until 4pm, with a free, fun-packed, family friendly event celebrating sport, health and wellbeing. The annual event, which raises money for the Lord Mayor’s charities, welcomes the new Lord Mayor Cllr Anne Underwood. On offer will be: Opportunities to try […]

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Library of Birmingham hosts Czech artist Pavel Brázda’s first UK exhibition

By on 25/05/2017 in Culture, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

The Library of Birmingham will host the first UK exhibition by leading contemporary Czech artist Pavel Brázda next month. Pavel Brázda Is Here – organised by the Embassy of the Czech Republic, Birmingham City Council and the Ikon Gallery – will open on Thursday (1 June) and run until 1 July 2017. The exhibition presents […]

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Lord Mayor’s Awards 2017

Each year the Lord Mayor of Birmingham invites nominations for the Lord Mayor’s Awards and this year the outgoing Lord Mayor, Cllr Carl Rice, who is now the new Deputy Lord Mayor – presented them to: Anawim – a charity for vulnerable women; Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid – which supports survivors of domestic violence; […]

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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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