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50s Nostalgia for Diamond Jubilee celebrations

By on 29/03/2012 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

There is a distinctly 1950's feel to Birmingham's four day celebrations of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee from 2 – 5 June. There are vintage parades and nostalgic live music in Birmingham city centre, 50's themed entertainments at the annual Spring Festival in Cannon Hill Park and a recreation of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party from […]

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Birmingham to shine brightly on Olympic Torch Relay

By on 26/03/2012 in News with 0 Comments

People in Birmingham will have the opportunity to share in the excitement of the Olympic Torch Relay as it arrives in Birmingham on Saturday 30 June.  The Olympic Torch will have an overnight stop in the city, before it leaves Birmingham on Sunday 1 July. There will be plenty of opportunities for people in Birmingham […]

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Chance to play your part in the Olympics

By on 26/03/2012 in News with 0 Comments

[field name=iframe] With the Olympic Games fast approaching, it's not too late to play your part - right here in Birmingham. The city is preparing to welcome many of the top athletes in the world as gold medal hopefuls from both the USA and Jamaica complete their London 2012 preparations here. The Americans will train […]

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Join our Staffordshire Hoard webchat

By on 20/03/2012 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

[field name=iframe] Archaeology fans are set for a treat later this week as spectacular new images of the world famous Staffordshire Hoard are unveiled. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery experts will reveal the new photographs on Friday (23 March) as they take part in a live webchat, answering questions about the Hoard conservation project. BMAG […]

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Museum seeks Bullring tales

By on 19/03/2012 in Culture, News with 1 Comment

Do you recall Birmingham's Bullring in the 1960s? Have you witnessed its dramatic transformation in recent years? If the answer to both questions is yes, you could secure a place in the city's history later this week as Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery staff put the finishing touches to an exciting oral history project As […]

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Sun Shines on St Patrick’s Parade

By on 12/03/2012 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

In excess of 85,000 people revelled in the sunshine earlier today at Birmingham's annual St Patrick's Day Parade. The weather was fantastic throughout and crowds packed the streets to watch beautifully decorated floats, horse-drawn carriages, vintage tractors, classic cars, scooters and motorbikes parade through the city.  They were joined by children carrying the flags of […]

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Augustus Pugin – Bicentenary trail and exhibition

By on 29/02/2012 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Augustus Pugin (1812 - 1852) and his connections with the city will be recognised with the launch of The Birmingham Pugin Trail on Thursday 1 March at St Chad’s Cathedral, one of the finest examples of his work in the country.  There will also be an exhibition at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Entwined: […]

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St Patrick’s sporting spectacular

By on 29/02/2012 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

In celebration of London 2012, there will be an Irish style sporting theme at the St Patrick's Day Parade. Representatives from Irish sporting associations in Birmingham will lead the procession on Sunday 11 March. The parade will be led by seven flag bearers that will include representatives from the Gaelic Athletics Association in Birmingham, Erin […]

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Coca-Cola invites Birmingham to Move to the Beat

By on 28/02/2012 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Coca-Cola has invited everyone in Birmingham to Move to the Beat in celebration of their Future Flames - inspirational young people selected by Coca-Cola to become Olympic Torchbearers - as Cannon Hill Park is announced as the location of one of four special city celebrations - presented by Coca-Cola, along the route of the London […]

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Birmingham’s secret squirrels set for release into the wild

By on 27/02/2012 in News with 0 Comments

Red squirrels bred in captivity at Birmingham Nature Centre are set to be released into the wild as part of a campaign to save the endangered species. Two squirrels born and reared at the centre will be taken to a secret UK location, while another will go to a different animal collection to continue the […]

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