Tag: birmingham

Your chance to become a Birmingham Ambassador during Super September

By on 04/08/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Volunteers are being sought to become Birmingham Ambassadors during a month of high profile events expected to bring tens of thousands of visitors to the city in September. Birmingham Ambassadors will be the public face of the city for visitors during key events such as the Rugby World Cup matches at Villa Park on September […]

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Creative Future: we all have a part to play

By on 23/07/2015 in Blog, Cllr Holbrook with 0 Comments

Councillor Penny Holbrook, Cabinet Member for Skills, Learning and Culture, has issued a call to arms to Birmingham as a whole in relation to the Creative Future strategy, which aims to improve access to and raise the quality of arts and culture for young people across the city. Here, she sets out the progress of […]

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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 […]

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Birmingham welcomes Rugby World Cup trophy

By on 16/07/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham will welcome the Rugby World Cup trophy on Sunday, July 19, and Monday, July 20. On Sunday, the Webb Ellis Cup will be at Chancellor Court, at the University of Birmingham, from 10am to noon for photo opportunities with staff and the local community, alongside a coaching session for schools in the area. From […]

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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 birmingham.gov.uk/community-flag  The winner(s) will be announced week commencing 13 July and they will be presented […]

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Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day in Birmingham

By on 18/06/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham will mark Armed Forces Day with a day of events and activities in Centenary Square on Saturday, June 27. Running from 11am to 5pm, the event will include a wide range of stalls and activities, including a paintball range hosted by the Army cadets. Veterans’ organisations represented on the day will include the Royal […]

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Centenary Square design competition winner revealed

By on 17/06/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

The winner of a competition to transform one of Birmingham’s largest public spaces has been named as Edinburgh-based Graeme Massie Architects. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, launched by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Landscape Institute on behalf of Birmingham City Council, attracted nearly 200 entries from architects and designers around the world, all […]

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Birmingham Cycle Revolution Bike Week showcase

By on 15/06/2015 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) is celebrating the return of National Bike Week from June 13 to 21 with an entire week of pedal powered fun. Bike Week is an annual, nation-wide opportunity for organisations to promote cycling and show how easily it can become part of everyday life. The dedicated week aims to get people […]

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Birmingham Youth Champion named

By on 09/06/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

Councillor Kerry Jenkins has been named as Birmingham City Council’s first ever Youth Champion. The announcement was made today (June 9) by Councillor Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for skills, learning and culture. Cllr Jenkins’s responsibilities will include listening to and engaging with the city’s young people on a wide range of issues, ensuring that their […]

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Stars line up for Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix

By on 04/06/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Olympic champion Mo Farah heads a star-studded line-up at the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix, which takes place on Sunday, June 7. He will be joined by the likes of Olympic, European and Commonwealth long jump champion Greg Rutherford and world former Olympic 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu, as well as a raft of other British stars. Taking […]

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