Find out what’s on in Birmingham in March and win tickets to 'Evita', 'Disney On Ice' and 'Let It Be'


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Welcome to the March issue of the Birmingham Bulletin where you can enter three great competitions and get the latest news and information from Birmingham City Council.

Leisure, Sport & Culture

Leisure Sport & Culture

This month:

St Patrick's Day
What's On

What's On


Crufts and Best In Show The biggest and best celebration of dogs returns to the NEC, 6 – 9 March. It’s a showstopping, dog shopping, fantastic family day out all under one woof!

Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships.  Watch the best players in the world battle it out on the badminton courts at the NIA, 4 – 9 March.

The Big Bang Fair at the NEC13 – 16 March.  The UK’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people. Free to families who register to go at the weekend.

Still Walking Birmingham’s festival of walking is back for a week long programme of brand new walks around the city, 14 – 20 March. 

Coming soon…..

'Those Were The Decades' looks at the five decades of Ikon Gallery’s history with talks, films and debate, starting on 29 March at the Library of Birmingham.

City News & Information

City News & Information

Draft Council Business Plan and Budget 2014+ launched. You can read the foreword by council leader Sir Albert Bore and download the draft report via the link.

Birmingham Cycle Revolution is here!  The big project, to make cycling a mainstream form of transport in Brum by 2023, is launching new initiatives including, improvements to canal towpaths and the introduction of safer cycle routes across the city.

Online savings for new chargeable Green Recycling Collection Service.  Residents who purchase the new green recycling chargeable collection service online will be eligible to receive a £2 discount. 

Cultivating Culture – Local Arts in Birmingham – runs until 18 March and will take in more than fifty opportunities across the city aiming to raise the profile of the huge range of arts on offer in Birmingham. 

Sustainability Spring Fair at the Custard Factory on 8 March. Browse the ethical market, listen to local bands and make your own environmental art!

Dates for second phase of the essential refurbishment work in the A38 tunnels confirmed. The St Chad’s and Queensway tunnels will be completely closed to all traffic from 10pm on 18 July until 6am on 1 September.

Exciting plans for the first major railway station to be developed in Birmingham for 100 years have been unveiled. A rebuild of historic Curzon Street, near Millennium Point, lies at the heart of ambitious HS2 plans. 



Let It Be

Win tickets to see the international hit show ‘Let It Be’ at the New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham on 17 March.  Come Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles. For your chance to win a pair of tickets, just answer the following question:

Q: Which of the below is a well-known Beatles hit song?

A Come Along  B Come Together  C Come On Over

Send your answer and contact details to by 9 March. Put 'Beatles' in the subject field.


Win a family ticket for four to see 'Evita' at Birmingham Hippodrome on 9 April. Starring former Wet Wet Wet frontman Marti PellowEvita tells the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron and follows her journey from humble beginnings through to wealth, power and iconic status.

Q: Marti Pellow was part of which 1980s pop band?

A Duran Duran  B Wet Wet Wet  C Culture Club

Send your answer and contact details to by 21 March. Put 'Evita' in the subject field.

Disney On Ice

Win a family ticket for four to 'Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy' for the opening night on 13 March! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favourite Disney stories at the LG Arena.

Q: What is the famous route that Lightning McQueen finds himself lost on when he stumbles upon Radiator Springs?

A Route 66  B Pacific Coast Highway  C Turquoise Trail

Send your answer and contact details to by 3 March. Put 'Disney' in the subject field.