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Future plans for Library of Birmingham being explored

Details of a proposal for the Library of Birmingham to start discussions with the British Library have been announced at this afternoon’s (January 6) City Council meeting. Cllr Penny Holbrook, Cabinet Member for Skills Learning and Culture said the council had begun conversations at a national level relating to the development of proposals for the […]

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Not the end of the story for Birmingham libraries

By on 17/12/2014 in Blog, Budget Views, Cllr Holbrook with 0 Comments

Cabinet Member for Skills, Learning and Culture, Cllr Penny Holbrook, reflects on one of the big talking points from the ongoing BrumBudget15 consultation. Since the budget white paper was published on 10 December, there’s inevitably been a lot of focus on the Library of Birmingham. I completely understand that and wanted to explain the situation […]

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Statement on libraries budget position

By on 10/12/2014 in Budget Views, News with 0 Comments

Cllr Penny Holbrook, Cabinet Member for Skills, Learning and Culture, has issued the following statement after the publication of the council’s budget white paper for 2015/16: Cllr Holbrook said: “It is with a heavy heart that we go out to consultation on budget cuts for the Library of Birmingham, that could impact on opening hours, […]

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Campaign launched to give schoolchildren library cards

By on 30/09/2014 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Children from Nelson Primary School unveiled a giant library card in the Library of Birmingham's Book Rotunda today (September 30) to mark the start of the campaign to give every school-age child and young person in Birmingham a library membership card. The City Council has launched the campaign - known as Joined Up! – to […]

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Foster Care Fortnight in Birmingham

By on 08/05/2014 in News with 0 Comments

This year's Foster Care Fortnight launches at 10.30am on Monday 12 May at the Library of Birmingham.  Throughout the following two weeks* staff will be on hand in the Book Rotunda on the second floor of the Library of Birmingham to answer questions from anyone considering fostering as a career. This year's campaign asks 'Guess […]

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Birmingham shining a light on autism

By on 26/03/2014 in Cllr Bedser, News with 0 Comments

The Library of Birmingham will turn blue next week, joining the likes of Empire State Building, the Sydney Opera House and Niagara Falls, in a major global campaign to raise awareness about autism. The library is one of thousands of high profile buildings and landmarks across the world that plan to 'Light It Up Blue' […]

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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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Get your skates on for Birmingham’s Ice Rink

By on 28/10/2013 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Centenary Square will soon be transformed for Christmas with the arrival of an outdoor ice rink. Complementing the annual Christmas Markets, 'Winter Skate'  at Birmingham's ice rink will be open daily from 10am to 10pm from Sunday 17 November until 5 January (except Christmas Day) with last entries at 9pm.  And for those eager to try it out, there are now […]

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Birmingham scores a floral hat trick

By on 12/06/2013 in Culture, 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 at the BBC's Gardeners' World Live show.  The stunning display also beat 105 other exhibitors to take the Best in Floral Marquee award.  The double win comes just three week after it won a […]

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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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