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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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City Libraries set to mark 150th anniversary

By on 18/10/2016 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Libraries across Birmingham will be hosting a series of activities and events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the city’s first purpose-built Reference Library this month.

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The ‘best bits’ of Romeo and Juliet comes to Brum

By on 11/10/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Families are being urged to introduce their children to the ‘best bits’ of Shakespeare during half term, as part of a free regional tour starting at the Library of Birmingham later this month. The Bard’s Best Bits of Romeo and Juliet, a 90-minute comedy adaptation, aims to introduce younger audiences to Shakespeare in a fun […]

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Birmingham’s new Poets Laureate announced

By on 07/10/2016 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

A poet with punch and a spoken-wordsmith determined to bring poetry to everyone have taken up the mantles of Birmingham’s Poet Laureate and Young Poet Laureate. Professional boxer Matt Windle and 17-year-old Nyanda Foday were announced as new champions of Birmingham at a special National Poetry Day Gala event last night (6 October 2016), at […]

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Brasshouse @ Library of Birmingham classes begin

Classes to begin at Brasshouse @LibraryofBham – https://t.co/ccX9U2dujw #brum #localgov @Bret4Northfield pic.twitter.com/0O8cU7f33v — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) September 12, 2016   The first students to attend Brasshouse @ Library of Birmingham start their classes tomorrow (Tuesday 13 September). The move ensures the language students benefit from a more modern environment with an even greater range of […]

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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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Could you be Birmingham’s next Poet Laureate?

The Library of Birmingham, along with local writer development group Writing West Midlands, is looking for a talented poet to become Birmingham’s next Poet Laureate. Alongside the city-wide search for a successor to Adrian Blackledge, the hunt is also on for a new Young Poet Laureate to follow on from Serena Arthur. Anyone living, working […]

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Library of Birmingham lit up in tribute to all terror victims – update

By on 22/03/2016 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Tonight the Library of Birmingham was lit in the colours of the Belgian flag, in a show of solidarity to the victims of all terror attacks following two bombings in Brussels earlier today (22 March). The library’s night-time tribute began at 7pm and will continue throughout the night, as a mark of respect following the […]

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