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Coventry’s makeover continues as building achieves peak status

Two Friargate, Coventry’s premier new office building, has marked the major milestone of reaching its highest point during construction – known as ‘topping out’.    Set to be the city’s most iconic office building, as well as its most sustainable, Two Friargate is the second building to be delivered as part of the wider Friargate Business District. Adjacent to Coventry Train Station, the Business District will also include bars, restaurants, […]

today30/06/2022

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Moseley Folk announce bursary in honour of broadcasting legend

Hello You! The Janice Long Bursary has been set up to support new and emerging artists. Janice, who tragically passed away in December 2021, was the regular compere  at Moseley Folk and Arts Festival. Enthusiastically introducing artists to the stage, while also catching up with them behind the scenes.  Launching the bursary, Moseley Folk Manager, John Fell, said: “ We’ll remember her most importantly as an irreplaceable friend, but also […]

today29/06/2022

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Birmingham REP announces brand new programmes and exciting premieres

Sean Foley, the Artistic Director of Birmingham Rep has today announced two new world premiere comedies to start the New Year ’23; live on stage for the very first time - Spitting Image Live: Featuring the Liar King (1 Feb-11 Mar 23) and The Way Old Friends Do (17 Feb-4 Mar 23), a new comedy set in Birmingham. Tickets are now on sale to members with general booking opening at […]

today28/06/2022

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Climate Champions set to be celebrated by Warwick District

Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils are on the lookout for South Warwickshire’s Climate Champions, those residents or businesses that are doing their bit – no matter how small - to reduce their carbon footprint. The initiative aims to highlight the tips, tricks, life hacks and simple changes that people have made that are making a big difference to their climate impact, in the hopes of inspiring other residents and businesses […]

today04/05/2022

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Get your votes in for the difference makers in Solihull

From today, (Tuesday 3 May),  nominations are open for this year’s Civic Honours Awards. The Awards give residents a chance to recognise local people who make a real difference in the borough. An unsung hero can be nominated before Friday 1 July in one of the following categories: Creative Arts: An individual who has made a significant contribution to the arts in the borough, e.g., visual art, theatre, music, photography, […]

today04/05/2022

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Popular folk group celebrate 25 years

With a stage-challenging 50 members in its touring line-up, and nearly twice that rehearsing each week, the most immediate distinguishing feature of Joe Broughton's Conservatoire Folk Ensemble is its sheer size. Among the eclectic group of musicians are fifteen horns, four cellos, five percussionists, five electric guitarists, plus fiddles, flutes, clarinets, electric bass, acoustic guitars, an accordion... they sing too. Formed at Birmingham Conservatoire in 1997 by fiddle player and […]

today26/04/2022

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Full speed ahead in South Birmingham after appointment of construction firm

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has appointed construction firm VolkerFitzpatrick to build three railway stations on the Camp Hill line in south Birmingham.    Design work is due to start later this Spring on the project which will offer the residents of south Birmingham an environmentally friendly alternative to using the car and experiencing traffic jams on the Alcester Road during their city centre commute.   Work on site is […]

today26/04/2022

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Everyone has an opportunity to get closer to nature thanks to new scheme

A scheme offering financial support to help community groups and regional organisations looking to put more people in touch with nature has received dozens of applications. The fund is a rolling grant and the judging panel has been hard at work in recent weeks assessing the bids. The panel is especially keen to see applications from projects that include creative ways to increase biodiversity and promote behavioural change on accessing […]

today13/04/2022

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The Commonwealth Counbtdown truly begins with Batonbearers confirmed

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has today confirmed the thousands of inspirational people from communities across England who will take on the role of Batonbearer in the Queen’s Baton Relay this summer. During its tour of Commonwealth nations and territories, the Queen’s Baton will arrive back in England on 2 June 2022 for a four-day visit to London, coinciding with The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend, before resuming the international […]

today13/04/2022

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