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Pride in Handsworth Awards winners

By on 14/05/2010 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Congratulations to all the winners from last night’s Pride in Handsworth awards (listed below) The Pride in Handsworth Awards is an opportunity for various groups, individuals and members of the community to get recognition for their contribution to Handsworth. These awards are designed to let you have the opportunity to nominate people and groups you […]

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Pride in Handsworth Awards

By on 13/05/2010 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

The Pride in Handsworth Awards is an opportunity for various groups, individuals and members of the community to get recognition for their contribution to Handsworth. These awards are designed to let you have the opportunity to nominate people and groups you think have contributed in various ways to the community. The ceremony takes place tonight […]

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CBSO backs Birmingham's culture bid

By on 13/05/2010 in Culture with 0 Comments

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) will be performing the region’s favourite pieces of music in a special concert that backs Birmingham’s current bid to be the UK’s City of Culture in 2013. As part of this, CBSO is asking people to share their musical memories. You Call the Tunes concert takes place at Birmingham’s […]

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Hip hop to Bullring for Festival finale

By on 13/05/2010 in Culture with 0 Comments

The second International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB) comes to an end this Saturday 15 May with a large-scale hip hop dance, and hundreds of people are expected to take part in the Put Your Foot Down event in St Martin's Square, Bullring. A whole afternoon of free performances, demonstrations and classes will start at midday […]

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Culture Oscar would boost Film Birmingham

By on 12/05/2010 in Culture with 0 Comments

Birmingham's growing reputation as a film and television capital would be further enhanced by the national and international spotlight of a year as the UK City of Culture, attracting more productions to the city. That is the view of Chairman of the Birmingham Cultural Partnership Cllr Martin Mullaney, who believes the City Council's Film Birmingham […]

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CBSO up for awards double

By on 11/05/2010 in Culture with 0 Comments

With Birmingham in the frame to be the UK’s first City of Culture, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) has been shortlisted in two categories of the UK’s most prestigious live classical music awards – the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards. Andris Nelsons is in the best conductor category while Igorfest is in the […]

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Sailing around Sarehole Mill

By on 10/05/2010 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

A mythical mariner of the sky that appears in early poems and novels of JRR Tolkien is the inspiration for the eleventh annual Middle Earth Weekend at Sarehole Mill, 15 -16 May (11am - 5pm), admission free. The theme of this year's event is The Mariner -Sailing Around Middle Earth.  Tolkien wrote The Voyage of […]

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Influence the final City of Culture bid

By on 09/05/2010 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

The Head Bangers ballet? Tightrope Walking across Edgbaston Reservoir? Culture Bash street parties? Which ideas should make it into the final city of culture bid? Join the Big Conversation and make sure your voice and ideas are heard! Thousands of Birmingham residents have contributed ideas to the city’s bid to be UK City of Culture […]

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Hold the front page

By on 09/05/2010 in Culture with 0 Comments

UK City of Culture writing competition The Express and Star is offering schools the opportunity to write, illustrate and design the front and back cover of special edition of the newspaper and to see their work roll off the presses. The competition, which is open to pupils in Birmingham and the wider region, will form […]

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Boost for Birmingham’s Pre-Raphaelite collection

By on 06/05/2010 in Culture with 0 Comments

As the UK City of Culture campaign continues to gather momentum, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has unveiled an exciting new addition to the city’s world famous Pre-Raphaelite Collection. The Proscribed Royalist, 1651 by Sir John Everett Millais has been accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to Birmingham Museums and […]

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