Culture, arts and heritage news
2020 brings step-change for culture across Birmingham and beyond
The New Year heralds a step-change for culture across Birmingham and the region through new leadership at Cultural Central and leadership opportunities via the Birmingham Cultural Compact.
Iconic sculpture returned to Centenary Square
Centenary Square in Birmingham has welcomed back its first piece of public art - an iconic sculpture, created to celebrate the work of the famous 18th century printer John Baskerville.
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).
Birmingham Weekender encapsulates spirit of cultural programme for 2022 bid
Just 22 days ahead of Birmingham’s largest arts festival, Birmingham Weekender (from 22 – 24 September), the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games bid team unveils its cultural programme for the Games.
Heritage Open Days at Stirchley Baths
On Sunday 10 September, Stirchley Baths, a community hub on Bournville Lane, Stirchley, will be showcasing its heritage as an Edwardian swimming baths and public washhouse.
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).
Arts Council funding for city's cultural sector
Arts Council England (ACE) has announced £88.7 million investment in Birmingham's cultural sector - with funding for 37 arts organisations across the city.