Tag: Culture

10 days to go until Birmingham Heritage Week begins

Birmingham Heritage Week organisers are encouraging local people and visitors to explore the city and learn something new about its history as the countdown to more than 200 events begins, with 10 days to go. Whether people are new to the city or have lived here their whole lives, Birmingham Heritage Week (8 to 18 September 2016) features […]

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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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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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Sign-up for our new WhatsApp culture updates

By on 26/06/2015 in News with 0 Comments

We’re launching a new service offering regular updates, Birmingham culture news, listings, pictures and video, delivered straight to your mobile.

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Cultivating Culture

By on 07/02/2014 in News with 0 Comments

This week sees the start of a month-long local arts programme across the city. Cultivating Culture - Local Arts in Birmingham - runs from 7 February to 18 March and will take in more than 50 arts opportunities across the city. Aiming to raise the profile of the huge range of opportunities on offer across Birmingham, the month long […]

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Unveiled – 'The Botanical Bull’

By on 30/05/2013 in News with 0 Comments

BBC Gardeners' World Live, featuring RHS Flower Show Birmingham, and Birmingham City Council have unveiled their design and creation “The Botanical Bull” at Bullring, Birmingham. June will see the 21st BBC Gardeners' World Live featuring RHS Flower Show Birmingham and to celebrate, the organisers teamed up with recent Chelsea Gold Medal Award Winner, Birmingham City […]

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Birmingham strikes Gold at Chelsea

By on 21/05/2013 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council's 'Enlightenment' display, which celebrates the forthcoming opening of the Library of Birmingham in September, has scooped a Gold award at the prestigious Chelsea Flower show. At the heart of the floral display stands the golden rooftop rotunda of the stunning new library around which are four themed gardens.  The gardens tell the […]

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Lord Mayor’s Show 2013

By on 20/05/2013 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

This year's Lord Mayor's Show promises free bank holiday fun for all the family on Monday 27 May. The annual show takes place from 11am to 5pm in Chamberlain and Victoria Squares and the Council House.  As well as raising money for the Lord Mayor's charities, it is usually an opportunity for Birmingham citizens to […]

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Birmingham Pride 2013 – celebrating ‘Equal Love’

By on 16/05/2013 in Cllr Cotton, Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham celebrates 'Equal Love' this bank holiday weekend, as one of the UK's biggest Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) festivals takes over the Gay Village around Hurst Street for a two day party. The fun starts as the spectacular Pride Carnival Parade is waved off by Lord Mayor Cllr John Lines from Victoria Square at […]

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