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Lord Mayor to open Birmingham’s Christmas Markets

By on 07/11/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s internationally renowned Christmas Markets return to the city for six weeks from 17 November – and for the first time will remain open until 29 December. This year the Frankfurt Christmas Market – organised by Birmingham City Council in partnership with Frankfurt Tourism and Congress GmBH, and sponsored by Wilmott Dixon – forms part […]

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Restrictions remain in place for part of Broad Street

Access to a section of Broad Street in Birmingham’s city centre is to remain limited to buses, Hackney carriages and cyclists. The junction of Paradise Circus Queensway and Broad Street has been closed to private cars heading out of Birmingham city centre since November 2015 to enable work supporting the Paradise redevelopment programme, while inbound […]

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Armed Forces Day to be marked in Birmingham

By on 24/06/2016 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Armed Forces Day will be marked in Birmingham with a day of events and activities in Centenary Square on Saturday, June 25, from 10am to 4pm. Veterans organisations represented on the day will include the Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes and the War Widows Association, who will have stalls with displays and information about […]

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Centenary Square plans move forward

By on 18/04/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Plans to transform one of Birmingham’s largest public spaces are set to move a step forward. Cabinet is being asked to approve a full business case setting out how Centenary Square will be redeveloped to create an area where people can stop, relax and socialise, as well as hosting a variety of events. Councillors are […]

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Bring in the New Year with a bang in Birmingham

By on 23/12/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A spectacular fireworks display will light up the skies over Birmingham on New Year’s Eve as the city bids farewell to 2015 and welcomes 2016. Visible from Centenary Square, the five-minute fireworks display, supplied by Pains, is digitally fired and will feature vibrant colours and memorable, breath-taking sequences. The event, which will run from midnight […]

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Lord Mayor to officially open Birmingham’s famous Christmas Markets

By on 06/11/2015 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s internationally renowned Christmas Markets return to the city for almost six weeks from Thursday, 12 November, to Tuesday, 22 December. Consisting of both the Frankfurt Christmas Market and the Christmas Craft Market and spanning approximately a mile through the city centre, the Birmingham Christmas Markets will be open from 10am to 9pm each day, […]

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Lord Mayor to remember fallen heroes

By on 02/11/2015 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Raymond Hassall, will lead Birmingham’s Remembrance Sunday service and parade at the Hall of Memory and Centenary Square on Sunday, November 8. Everyone is welcome to attend the event and observe the two-minute silence at 11am. Proceedings begin at 10am when the Salvation Army Band commences playing on Centenary […]

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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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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 […]

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Shortlisted Centenary Square designs go on public display

By on 21/05/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

People will have the chance to view and have their say on the final shortlisted designs in an innovative competition to redesign one of Birmingham’s largest public spaces when they go on display this week. The competition, launched by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Landscape Institute on behalf of Birmingham City […]

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