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The conveyor belt of great pianists enticed to Codsall

The man behind the biennial Codsall Community Arts Festival talks to Christopher Morley about the event’s history of engaging great pianists to perform

Ian Kenny, Louise Williams, Josephine Quinlan, Sam Bird, Cath Caswell and Poonam Patel.

Selfridges' Live + Loud reception treated guests to Shakespeare-inspired performances

Guests were treated to Shakespeare-inspired performances, including an exclusive presentation from Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Birmingham Conservatoire

Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla

Birmingham Post Power 250: Culture

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of culture

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Review: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty at Birmingham Hippodrome

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty is back in the city and it is totally unforgettable.

Town Hall Birmingham is among those organisations to be hit by a cut in council funding for the arts

Arts funding in Birmingham cut by 25pc

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is among those hit after city council announced third reduction in funding since 2010

The Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre

Review: The Nutcracker at Birmingham Hippodrome

Sir Peter Wright's production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, now in its 25th year is the ballet of all ballets, being both magical, marvellously well designed and presented by a company which is in world class.

Fiona Allan, chief executive of Birmingham Hippodrome

New Hippodrome boss vows to battle for culture in Birmingham

Fiona Allan fears the city is underselling itself as she reveals vision to increase audiences

Performers at Birmingham's International Dance Festival

Good things can happen in the arts

Arts Council England's chief executive Darren Henley discusses the sector at a time of huge funding pressure

Review: Carmina Burana and The King Dances by Birmingham Royal Ballet at Birmingham Hippodrome

With Carmina Burana and The King Dances David Bintley has created a masterpiece, a feast for the eyes and the imagination.      

Jan Teo has been appointed the new chief executive of Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet appoints new chief executive

Current board member Jan Teo to head up company following departure of Christopher Barron next month

Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet's Coppelia at Birmingham Hippodrome is delectable

Birmingham Royal Ballet excelled with this production of Coppelia

Actress and writer Meera Syall

Visiting a library tops findings of city's 24-hour culture survey

The survey, carried out in October, revealed most people felt appreciating arts and culture kept their mind stimulated

Darcey Bussell with a Dance Track student

Darcey Bussell raises curtain on £2.7m new-look home for Birmingham Royal Ballet

Funds came from grant of £1.85 million from Arts Council England’s Capital Investment Programme and BRB’s Campaign for the Future appeal

An artist's impression of the new John Lewis in Birmingham city centre which will be one of the largest department stores in the country when it opens

Birmingham jobs warning as city 'welcomes the world' in 2015

The year to come is potentially the most important in living memory for tourism and inward investment, with major schemes like Grand Central, Resorts World and the Mailbox to come to fruition

If Birmingham's Christmas Market is a bit much for you, then why not try some of these alternatives?

Independent Birmingham: Seven alternative ways to enjoy Christmas in the city

As Small Business Saturday approaches, the Post, with website Independent Birmingham, takes a look at different ways shoppers and visitors can enjoy the city this festive period

Review: The Nutcracker - BRB at Birmingham Hippodrome

BRB's Nutcracker is a ballet defining a moment of true magic where truth and fiction blend together.

Christopher Barron, Birmingham Royal Ballet

Christopher Barron to stand down as chief executive of Birmingham Royal Ballet

Mr Barron joined BRB in September 2005 and during his time the company created 24 new ballets

Birmingham Royal Ballet dancers star in unique art project for Eye Candy festival

Photographs of the dancers in action, taken by portrait photographer Mark Salmon, are being turned into contemporary illustrations

Birmingham Royal Ballet's Coppelia

Arts prioritised as Birmingham City Council weighs up major cuts

The council leader said facilities like the Symphony Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and groups like the Birmingham Royal Ballet are crucial


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