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International Dance Festival video round-up

By on 06/09/2010 in Culture, Video News with 0 Comments

The second International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB 2010), which ran from 19 April to 15 May this year, more than doubled its audience figures. The total number of performances also increased by nearly 150%, compared with the first Festival in 2008. The total audience numbers for ticketed and free shows during the four week Festival […]

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Birmingham: Culture, creativity and all that jazz

By on 16/07/2010 in Blog, Culture with 0 Comments

Chairman of the Birmingham Cultural Partnership Cllr Martin Mullaney remains defiant as he reflects on the UK City of Culture decision. The morning after the night before can often be a sobering experience in more ways than one. I had hoped to be blogging about Birmingham's triumph in the UK City of Culture contest this […]

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Disappointed but Birmingham is a city of culture

By on 15/07/2010 in Culture, News with 7 Comments

Birmingham's UK City of Culture team has vowed the city will continue to be a capital of culture despite missing out on the 2013 crown. And Chairman of the Birmingham Cultural Partnership Cllr Martin Mullaney today insisted the benefits of the bidding for the inaugural UK City of Culture title far outweighed the disappointment of […]

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ArtsFest 2010 dates confirmed

By on 15/07/2010 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Dates for the UK's biggest free arts festival have been confirmed - ArtsFest in Birmingham will fill the city centre with hundreds of events and exhibitions over the weekend of 10-12 September. Now in its 13th year, this unique festival attracted well over a quarter of a million people last year to see hundreds of […]

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Birmingham's International Jazz and Blues Festival

By on 13/07/2010 in Culture with 0 Comments

With Birmingham eagerly anticipating the UK City of Culture verdict on Thursday night, Colmore Business District (CBD) is set to bring music to the streets as The International Jazz and Blues Festival arrives in the heart of the city's Business District this summer. From Monday 19th to Friday 23rd July, CBD will be welcoming some […]

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The Sun, the Stars and Soho House

By on 08/07/2010 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

An opportunity to view the sun safely through solar telescopes, visit planetarium shows and enjoy astronomy displays will all be part of a special 'Reach for the Stars' event at Soho House on 11 July, 12 noon – 4pm.  Admission free. The event has been organised in association with Birmingham Astronomical Society and the Royal […]

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Spend a day at Knight School

By on 08/07/2010 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Dressing up as a knight in shining armour, medieval sword fighting lessons and a re-enactment of the Battle of Agincourt, will all be highlights of 'Knight School' at Blakesley Hall on Sunday 11 July (12-4pm), admission free. Visitors will be able to learn how to become a medieval knight by trying on replica helmets, breastplates, […]

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Thank you Team Birmingham

By on 07/07/2010 in Blog, Culture with 0 Comments

Chairman of the Birmingham Cultural Partnership Cllr Martin Mullaney looks ahead to next week's UK City of Culture decision and says thank you for all the support. Next Thursday (July 15) is D-Day for the inaugural UK City of Culture title as the DCMS (Department for Culture Media and Sport) announces who will hold the […]

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Sign-up for Gallery 37 arts project

By on 02/07/2010 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Creative youngsters from across Birmingham have just over a week to apply for places at an award winning City Council backed arts training programme. The 2010 Gallery 37 project will see 40 young people (Apprentice Artists), aged 16-24, working alongside professional artists in collaboration with leading cultural organisations including the newly refurbished mac, sampad and […]

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Congo Allstars open new season in mac’s arena

By on 01/07/2010 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

mac's Arena reopens next month for its first shows since mac's £15m refurbishment, with an exciting programme of performances and events, starting with the Congo Allstars on 10 July.   Bringing their Rumba Soukous Tour to Birmingham, the international Congo Allstars create an irresistible mix of funky rumba beats and cutting-edge dub reggae, bringing Congolese […]

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