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6 September 2019

Birmingham Bulletin

Welcome to the Birmingham Bulletin with the latest news and events from Birmingham City Council and a chance to win tickets to the The Festive Gift Fair.




Birmingham’s redeveloped Alexander Stadium is set to provide a new base for up to a thousand Birmingham City University sports and exercise students, leaving a major sporting legacy in the city.

Birmingham City Council officers and staff from partner organisations joined forces for a Love Your Street Day in Alum Rock on 28 August. 

Camera enforcement of Sheepcote Street bus lane began on Monday 2 September. Remember cross the line, pay the fine. There's more information on brum bus lanes here

A major counterfeiting operation - Operation Beorma, has been disrupted after clothing and equipment worth hundreds of thousands of pounds were seized in a raid on a Birmingham factory. 

Following the introduction of the civil enforcement policy earlier this year Birmingham City Council has issued its first civil penalty against a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) landlord in the Small Heath area.


Cycle September


This September we’re joining the Global cycling challenge for Cycle September with Love to Ride. Cycle anywhere, anytime and encourage others to do the same to earn points. The more points you earn, the further you climb the leader boards and the better your chances of winning prizes. 

The much loved Kings Heath Street Festival returns for an end of summer bonanza taking place on York Road 8 September 12noon-8pm. This free event is open to all and will showcase the eclectic variety of Kings Heath and beyond.

Birmingham Weekender returns with a weekend of free performances in Digbeth from 4-6 October. A collaboration between individual artists and small and large regional arts organisations that will shine a light on the city’s rich arts and cultural offer. 

The Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run returns on 13 October. Take your place as the city comes together for this half marathon challenge. Experience the support of the community all the way along the 13.1 mile course through the heart of Birmingham.

Fierce Festival embracing theatre, dance, music, installations, activism, digital practices and parties takes placein theatres, galleries and other out- of-the-ordinary spaces in Birmingham from 15-20 October. 

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra – one of the world’s great orchestras, celebrates 100 years with major premieres and special events this Autumn, including a series of new commissions from some of the boldest composers in the world today. 


Festive Gift Fair

Win Tickets to the Festive Gift Fair at the NEC.

The ever popular 4-day Festive Gift Fair at Birmingham NEC 14-17 November is a cracking start to the Christmas season for those in the know!

From the moment you arrive, you’ll be caught up in the fabulous atmosphere, anticipation rising as you browse 300+ stalls overflowing with thousands upon thousands of unusual gifts, stocking fillers, decorations and artisan food & drink at prices worth celebrating!

It’s an Aladdin’s cave of sparkling stalls offering more choice, more variety and more fun than the High Street, and it’s all under one roof.

Visit the website, for more information including videos, show highlights, exhibitor list, show offers and all the Live Performers.   

For your chance to win a pair of tickets to the event, just answer this question:

Which UK city is hosting this year’s Festive Gift Fair:
A: London      B: Birmingham         C: Manchester

Send your answer and contact telephone number to by 22 September 2019. Put Festive in the subject field.

Special offer

Peaky Blinders


The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival will include live music from the likes of Primal Scream, Anna Calvi and Slaves, as well as over 200 actors, fashion shows and men's grooming brands. We're delighted to offer our subscribers an exclusive 50% discount on tickets (apply code GARRISON) for Sat 14 Sept and Sun 15 Sept by order of the Peaky Blinders!