Bringing Shakespeare alive for Birmingham communities
National Lottery funding enables Birmingham to re-connect with ‘trailblazingly democratic’ Shakespeare heritage
Birmingham’s new Poet Laureate and Young Poet Laureate announced
Richard O’Brien has been named as the new Birmingham Poet Laureate during a National Poetry Day event held at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire at Birmingham City University this evening (4 October).
Book celebrating city's female achievers features stunning images by Birmingham artists
A new book celebrating 30 inspirational Birmingham women has been brought to life by a stunning collection of portraits created by an all-female team of illustrators.
New exhibition remembers Birmingham’s First World War
Birmingham’s role in the First World War and the impact it had on the city and wider West Midlands is the focus of a new exhibition which opens at the Library of Birmingham next month (5 October).
City pupils to open Windrush exhibition at the Library of Birmingham
Birmingham school children will meet members of the Windrush generation, as they open a community exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of Empire Windrush’s arrival in Britain, this week.
Refurbished Sutton Coldfield library to open on 3 April
The refurbished Sutton Coldfield town centre library, incorporating the Little Green Bookworm play café, is to open on 3 April
Sutton Coldfield Library improvement work set to start next month
Work to improve Sutton Coldfield Library is due to start on January 15 in response to public demand for a service to be retained locally.
Arts minister visits the Library of Birmingham
The Library of Birmingham’s role in supporting innovation and creativity was praised during a visit by the Government’s arts minister earlier today (8 November 2017).
Library of Birmingham hosts Lok Virsa festival
A colourful one-day arts festival celebrating South Asian heritage is being staged at the Library of Birmingham next week.
Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Library of Birmingham announce joint conferencing and events venture
Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Library of Birmingham have today (7 August 2017) announced a joint conferencing and events venture, Unique Venues Birmingham (UVB).
Books of Remembrance relocated to Library of Birmingham
Books of Remembrance previously housed in the Hall of Memory can now be viewed on the ground floor of the Library of Birmingham.
Birmingham Archives and Collections achieves national accreditation
Birmingham Archives and Collections, based at the Library of Birmingham, has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation by The National Archives today (20 July 2017).
Library of Birmingham to set up partnership with The REP
A report outlining plans for the Library of Birmingham and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre (The REP) to develop a commercial partnership is set to be approved by Cabinet next week (Tuesday, 25 July 2
150th anniversary for city libraries
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.