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Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Library of Birmingham announce joint conferencing and events venture

By on 07/08/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Library of Birmingham have today (7 August 2017) announced a joint conferencing and events venture, Unique Venues Birmingham (UVB). Unique Venues Birmingham is a new commercial venture between the two nationally-renowned venues, which will unite the excellent conferencing and hospitality opportunities offered within the shared building on Centenary Square in […]

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Books of Remembrance relocated to Library of Birmingham

By on 02/08/2017 in Bulletin, News with 0 Comments

Books of Remembrance previously housed in the Hall of Memory can now be viewed on the ground floor of the Library of Birmingham. The books have been moved to the library on a temporary basis as access to the Hall of Memory has been closed to allow the first phase of redevelopment works to take […]

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Birmingham Archives and Collections achieves national accreditation

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Birmingham Archives and Collections, based at the Library of Birmingham, has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation by The National Archives today (20 July 2017). Accredited Archive Services ensure the long-term collection, preservation and accessibility of our archive heritage. Accreditation is the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery. […]

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Library of Birmingham to set up partnership with The REP

By on 17/07/2017 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A report outlining plans for the Library of Birmingham and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre (The REP) to develop a commercial partnership is set to be approved by Cabinet next week (Tuesday, 25 July 2017). This arrangement, which is due to come into effect in October 2017, would see two of the city’s leading cultural assets […]

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Connecting Stories opens tomorrow at Library of Birmingham

By on 14/07/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

The Library of Birmingham and the British Library are delighted to announce that Connecting Stories: Our British Asian Heritage, opens tomorrow (Saturday 15 July). This exhibition and community project celebrates the important role South Asian culture has played in forming Britain and Birmingham’s history and identity. The archive material in the exhibition will focus on the […]

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The Library of Birmingham is officially first class

By on 14/07/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

LIBRARY OF BIRMINGHAM INCLUDED IN SPECIAL STAMP SET ISSUED BY ROYAL MAIL TO CELEBRATE CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IN THE UK The Library of Birmingham has been included in a set of new Special Stamps issued today (14 July 2017) by Royal Mail that celebrate 10 iconic buildings in the UK. Designed by Francine Houben, of the Dutch […]

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Library of Birmingham hosts Czech artist Pavel Brázda’s first UK exhibition

By on 25/05/2017 in Culture, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

The Library of Birmingham will host the first UK exhibition by leading contemporary Czech artist Pavel Brázda next month. Pavel Brázda Is Here – organised by the Embassy of the Czech Republic, Birmingham City Council and the Ikon Gallery – will open on Thursday (1 June) and run until 1 July 2017. The exhibition presents […]

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Revised library plans set for approval

Revised proposals for the future of Birmingham’s Community Library service have been drawn up following feedback from citizens during a recent 12-week period of public consultation. Initial plans for a three-tiered service (with opening hours and staff support reduced in tiers 2 and 3) were put forward as part of the council’s effort to respond […]

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Library of Birmingham & British Library win lottery grant for South Asian project

The Library of Birmingham and the British Library win Heritage Lottery Fund support to stage a major exhibition and public programme celebrating South Asian culture. Today (23 January 2017), the Library of Birmingham and the British Library have received £91,700 of National Lottery funding to present Documenting Histories, a partnership project celebrating the important role […]

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Celebration of youth arts marks start of new cultural year

By on 13/01/2017 in Culture, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A free arts showcase celebrating the creativity of our city’s young people – and launching 2017 as the Year of South Asian Arts and Culture – takes place in Birmingham next week. The event, which will be held at the Library of Birmingham’s Studio Theatre on Wednesday (18 January), will feature dance, drama, music and […]

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