Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk

Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk




This page may be referred to as www.birmingham.gov.uk/cultural-diversity

Arts and Culture

Birmingham offers a wide range of arts and cultural activities. Our Arts and Culture in the City Centre page gives information on the many activities available - from concerts at Symphony Hall, to the city's theatres.

You can also find out about Birmingham's museums, including the central museum and art gallery, and the magnificent Aston Hall.

The council's Arts team runs a variety of exciting arts projects and experiences. Learn about their work on our Arts Team pages.

Ethnic Groups

Over the years, Birmingham has become a place where different ethnic groups live. People from all over the world still come to the city and make it their home.

See also our Black History pages, for a wide variety of material related to black history and culture.

You can also find out about the ethnicity of Birmingham residents, according to the 2001 Census of Population.

Events and Festivals

See the BBC's comprehensive list of cultural festivals, or find out more about individual festivals, including:

International Affairs

The council's European and International Division aims to build on the city's European and wider international profile in order to establish Birmingham as the UK's most dynamic and diverse European city.

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Birmingham's libraries offer a range of information for asylum seekers, including links to useful websites and organisations.

You can also read about the history of refugees in Birmingham in our Celebrating Sanctuary: the Refugee Experience pages.


Birmingham libraries have produced a list of useful websites for different religions. See our Social Sciences library page, for information about religions held at the Central Library, and a list of places of worship in Birmingham.

See also our pages about the religious practices of the Chinese community.

Useful External Links

Here is a list of other culture-related sites which you may find useful. Birmingham City Council accepts no liability for the content of these sites.

  • Be in Birmingham: Arts and Culture - information about arts and cultural events in Birmingham.
  • BeliefNet - large multi-faith website covering many aspects of religious belief.
  • Culture Online - website from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Culture Online is an Government initiative to increase access to, and participation in, arts and culture.
  • Local Life - Religion in Birmingham - listings of places of worship

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Events and Festivals