Birmingham local elections and upcoming events

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4 May 2018

Birmingham Bulletin

Welcome to Birmingham Bulletin with the latest news, events and competitions from Birmingham City Council.


Local elections

Local elections took place across England on 3 May 2018. In Birmingham, every council seat was up for election for the first time in more than a decade. Council wards have also changed, with seats reduced to 101, divided between 69 new wards. So some wards will have one councillor and others will have two, depending on the size of the ward. Find out Birmingham’s results.


B-Side festival
Phot credit: Joe Bailey

Join May Day celebrations at Sarehole Mill on Monday 7 May, for Morris dancing, Maypole dancing, games and more.

The annual free B-Side Hip-Hop Festival kicks off on Wednesday 9 May with tons to do in and around Birmingham Hippodrome and Southside until Sunday 13 May, including dance competitions, rap battles and family-friendly workshops, plus graffiti and street art – set to the sounds of music from live DJs and MCs. 

The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) is hosting its annual ‘Prize’ exhibitionfrom 10 May-23 June. The exhibition is part of the charity's work to support artists, providing them with the opportunity to show their artwork and be rewarded for their talents.

Need support with your community group or project? For an informal chat with someone who has experience of running community projects and voluntary groups, drop in to a Birmingham Community Matters surgery. The next surgery is on 15 May at Bournville Community Hub. Check for further dates.

Birmingham Pride, the annual LGBT festival, takes place on 26 and 27 May in Birmingham's gay village, featuring a carnival parade through the city centre, plus dance area, cabaret marquee, main stage, and fun fair. 

The pop-punk Slam Dunk Festival is on 28 May at the NEC and Genting Arena, featuring artists such as Good Charlotte, Creeper and Lower than Atlantis.

Volunteers are now being recruited for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England & Wales. The volunteer programme was launched in Birmingham on 3 May. You can apply until 15 June. 

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