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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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Spoken word performances at Library of Birmingham express service launch

By on 18/03/2016 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

The official launch of the Library of Birmingham’s new express service has been marked with a ceremony featuring spoken word performances. The express service has been created in response to demand for greater access to the library and offers book lending, reservations, returns, joining, study space, internet access and free wi-fi from 9am to 9pm […]

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City buildings turn off lights for Earth Hour

By on 17/03/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Six of Birmingham City Council’s flagship office buildings will switch their lights off on Saturday (19 March 2016) in support of the World Wildlife Fund Earth Hour campaign. Lights at the Council House, 1 Lancaster Circus, 10 Woodcock Street, Lifford House, New Aston House and Sutton New Road will be turned off (in instances where […]

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Library of Birmingham is a global hit

By on 23/02/2016 in Blog, Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

  Visitors from around the globe have been singing the praises of the Library of Birmingham. Simply click on the map above to see what people think. Councillor Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for learning, skills and culture, said: “Since the Library of Birmingham opened it has been attracting visitors from within the city, around the UK […]

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