Get set for a festival-filled summer in Brum

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birmingham bulletin

29 June 2018

Birmingham Bulletin

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


council house

Birmingham City Council has published a report outlining where it currently stands on making improvements.

The council is celebrating after a hat trick of wins at the Housing Heroes Awards, organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing. The awards highlight the unsung heroes of the housing world.

Sports playing pitches, enhancing them and providing extra new sites, wherever possible, are the key themes underpinning a new council strategy to promote sport at all levels

Plans for a public consultation on a Clean Air Zone for Birmingham are in the pipeline. There will be more news on the launch of the consultation in the next Birmingham Bulletin. 

With the hot weather set to continue, NHS Choices has advice on how to cope. If you’re planning a barbecue this weekend, follow tips on how to prepare and cook food safely.

We want all visitors to Birmingham’s parks to enjoy their visit. However its important for your own safety that you follow this advice on water safety rules.


jazz fest

The Birmingham, Solihull & Sandwell Jazz Festival will celebrate its 34th consecutive year, from 20-29 July, with more than 200 performances over 10 jazz-packed days. Almost all of the shows have free admission.

EdinBrum is a precursor to August’s Edinburgh Comedy Festival. mac Birmingham will host a series of comedy nights on the first Friday and then subsequent Thursdays in July. 

BE Festival, Birmingham's annual summer festival of international performing arts, returns to Birmingham Repertory Theatre, from 3-7 July.

Enjoy the Colmore Food Festival, in Victoria Square, on 6 and 7 July. The festival is free to attend and the prices of all dishes are capped at £4.

Enjoy specially created cocktails at special prices at the Birmingham Cocktail Weekend, from 13-15 July, at venues across the city centre.

Birmingham’s annual theatre festival Birmingham Fest, from 13-28 July, will feature improv, music, comedy, poetry and spoken word.

Summer in Southside, on 14 and 15 July, sees a weekend packed full of spectacular free outdoor performances around Birmingham Hippodrome.

Brindleyplace Film Festival will showcase a variety of films in the great outdoors, from 16-22 July.

The Jewellery Quarter Festival, from 20-22 July, is a three-day extravaganza showcasing the very best of the Quarter. 

The Ratha Yatra Festival of Chariots 2018 takes place on 22 July in the city centre, from 11am-6pm, with a procession, dance, music and drama.

The Made Festival, on 28 July, in Perry Park, is a celebration of arts, music and culture.

The Birchfield Jazz Festival, a celebratory event of free live music, is on 27-28 July, at St Mary’s Church, Handsworth. The event is organised in partnership with Birchfield Big Local.

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