City’s new cultural strategy set for approval

Cabinet is being asked to approve a new cultural strategy for Birmingham when it meets tomorrow (April 19). Once approved by cabinet, the document will then go forward to full council for adoption later in the year. It will form part of the council’s corporate policy framework. The strategy was developed through partnership working with […]

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Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday beacon

By on 15/04/2016 in Culture, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Raymond Hassall, will light a beacon on Thursday 21 April at 8.30pm in Victoria Square in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday. Over 1,000 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK overseas Territories and Commonwealth Countries to celebrate this landmark birthday. His […]

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Fruity addition to Sheldon Country Park

Friends of Sheldon Country Park, local students and residents have helped prune the new fruit trees at Sheldon Country Park’s 26 tree community orchard as part of a free pruning workshop put on by Helping Britain Blossom. The pruning workshop was Helping Britain Blossom’s second event at Sheldon Country Park as they recently provided fruit […]

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Birmingham prepares for St Patrick’s Day Parade

By on 08/03/2016 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

This year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade will take place in Birmingham on Sunday, March 13, when the theme will be the phoenix. The centrepiece of celebrations enjoyed by the city’s strong Irish community, the parade is organised by the St Patrick’s Festival Committee and supported by Birmingham City Council’s events team. The parade will set […]

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Experience Birmingham’s arts scene for young people at YAY16 launch event

Members of the public are being invited to a free event marking the launch of the Year of Arts and Young People 2016 (YAY16) in Birmingham this week. Taking place at the Old Rep Theatre, in Station Street, on Friday (February 19), the event provides a chance for creative young people from across the city […]

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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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