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Get set for Sky Ride Birmingham 2011

By on 19/05/2011 in News with 1 Comment

Plans for Sky Ride Birmingham 2011 have been announced as Sky and British Cycling today announced the search for the UK's Perfect Hill to cycle down. Building on last year’s massive launch event that saw almost 15,000 Birmingham residents taking to their bikes, this year’s event will take place on Sunday July 3. And organisers […]

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Sparkhill Pool tender given the green light

By on 16/05/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Plans for a new community swimming pool and leisure centre in Sparkhill have moved a step closer after Cabinet gave the go ahead for a competitive tender process. And, following initial talks with the leisure market, officials are confident significant savings can be made from the original estimate of £13.5 million to demolish and rebuild […]

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Woods, wilderness and the wildmen of Middle Earth

By on 16/05/2011 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

The theme of trees, woods and wilderness in the works of JRR Tolkien is the inspiration for the 12th annual Middle Earth Weekend at Sarehole Mill, 21-22 May (11am - 5pm). Admission is free. Tolkien was fond of the countryside and trees in particular, and they form an important part of his writing.  He wrote of […]

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Birmingham pupils building ‘Bridges to Africa’

By on 12/05/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Young people from Birmingham will trek through Kingfisher Country Park on Sunday, May 15, in a charity walk to help build a school in Uganda. Pupils from Aston Manor secondary school will be accompanied by the Park Rangers on their 10km 'Bridges to Africa' walk. In total 2,000 students and 300 teachers from 60 state […]

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Bank Holiday fun at the Museum Collections Centre

By on 28/04/2011 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

There will be family entertainment galore at the Museum Collections Centre Open Day on Monday May 2 between 10am – 4.30pm. Visitors will be able to explore the amazing array of objects and artefacts including bicycles, old industrial machinery, cars and motorbikes, sewing and washing machines. There are literally thousands of pots, tin plate toys, […]

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Young people encouraged to filter Birmingham culture

By on 27/04/2011 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

A new website giving young people access to information and listings across arts, sport and heritage events and activities in Birmingham is to be launched next month. Filter.me.uk is an online portal designed to give young people information on what's happening across the city's cultural sector. With the ability to search by geographic location and […]

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Travel back in time with the Big Brum Buz

By on 27/04/2011 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham residents can take an open-top bus trip back in time on Sunday (May 1) as the Big Brum Buz returns to service for the year. The bus visits community museums on the first Sunday of each month from May through to October. Admission to the museums is free on Big Brum Buz days and […]

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Vibrant Vaisakhi in Birmingham

By on 15/04/2011 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

One of the world's largest Vaisakhi celebrations will be returning to Handsworth Park on Sunday 24 April.  Vaisakhi marks the Sikh nations' collective birthday. Birmingham's celebrations, which are now in their 20th year, start at 11.30am on Sunday as two processions set off from Gurdwaras (Sikh temples) in Hockley and Smethwick.  At the head of […]

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Cracking Culture in Birmingham this Easter

By on 15/04/2011 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

From St George to steam engines, Vaisakhi to Shakespeare, there are plenty of cultural family events and activities in the city centre, museums, parks and libraries during the Easter holiday, and many are either free or low cost. On Saturday 23 April the annual Birmingham's St George's Day will take place in Victoria and Chamberlain […]

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St George’s Day in Birmingham

By on 14/04/2011 in Culture, News with 2 Comments

Birmingham City Council and Birmingham St George's Day Association have announced plans for Birmingham's St George's Day celebrations which this year falls during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. On Saturday 23 April from 11am - 5pm, Victoria and Chamberlain Squares will be filled with free summer fête style celebrations.  There's a chance to meet St […]

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