Brasshouse @ Library of Birmingham

By on 27/07/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Brasshouse Language Service finds a new home at Library of Birmingham The move of the nationally renowned language service to the Library of Birmingham is an exciting opportunity to bring together libraries, learning and languages, provide a world class home for Brasshouse and allowing us to extend the opening hours of Library of Birmingham […]

Continue Reading »

Birmingham’s Rugby World Cup fanzone announced

Tickets for this year’s Rugby World Cup matches at Villa Park may have sold out, but Birmingham residents and visitors can still experience the excitement of the tournament at the city’s official fanzone – one of just 15 around the country. Located at Eastside Park, the fanzone will be free to enter and will be […]

Continue Reading »

Calling all green fingered tenants

By on 16/07/2015 in Culture, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Green fingered council tenants and leaseholders across the city are invited to battle it out in Birmingham City Council’s annual gardening competition. Birmingham in Bloom gives prizes for glorious gardens, best balconies and baskets, prettiest pots and voluminous veg. Lord Mayor Cllr Raymond Hassall, who will present the winners with their prizes at the Council […]

Continue Reading »

Last chance to vote for Birmingham’s Community Flag

By on 24/06/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

If you would like to have a say in the design for a Community Flag for Birmingham – which include references to the city’s heritage and industrial past – you have until Sunday 28 June to cast your vote at  The winner(s) will be announced week commencing 13 July and they will be presented […]

Continue Reading »

Lord Mayor’s Show – meet the Suffragettes

By on 02/06/2015 in Culture, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

The Lord Mayor’s Show returns to Victoria and Chamberlain Squares on Saturday 6 June from 11am until 5pm, with a free, fun-packed, family friendly event commemorating the First World War. The annual event, which raises money for the Lord Mayor’s charities, welcomes the new Lord Mayor, Cllr Raymond Hassall, and bids farewell to the outgoing […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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.

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »