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Library Of Birmingham

The Library of Birmingham in Centenary Square opened in September 2013 and was a £188m replacement for the city’s 1970s-built Central Library which was closed in July 2013. The new building was designed by Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo and seen as a flagship project in Birmingham’s regeneration. It is the largest public library in the UK and the largest public cultural space in Europe.

Professor David Cox, CTC; Councillor James McKay, Richard Leonard, Birmingham City Council.

Birmingham Cycle Revolution tells business leaders to get on their bikes

Birmingham City Council and BPS hosted a business breakfast at The Library of Birmingham.

Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham takes on Shard in architecture prize

With its "Harry Potter rotunda" and "Willy Wonka-style glass lift", the Library of Birmingham was described by judges as a "landmark" and "bold addition to the city"

The front page of the first Hidden Spaces supplement from December 2013

Hidden Spaces photography project wins £10,000 from Heritage Lottery Fund

Series of features revealing the secret stories behind the city’s most recognisable buildings culminated in a photography exhibition that was visited by more than 3,500 people

Birmingham photographer Vanley Burke, 63, whose pictures are featured in the As Exciting As We Can Make It exhibition at the Ikon Gallery

Celebration of an extraordinary decade in history of city gallery

Ikon director Jonathan Watkins is revisiting the 1980s for the latest instalment of his gallery's year-long 50th anniversary celebrations. Graham Young reports

Billesley Primary School pupils perform Any Fool Can Start a War with Stan's Cafe. Shannon Randall as John Kennedy, Dejaun Whitelock as Fidel Castro and Rumman Islam as Nikita Krushchev.

Challenge for pupils to bring history to life

A Birmingham primary school is turning an international crisis into a drama. Roz Laws discovers why

The Centenary Connections mobile app

Birmingham digital company Nymbol builds app for major First World War heritage project in Manchester

Centenary Connections uncovers objects and stories from archives across Greater Manchester relating to the Great War and unites 26 arts and heritage organisations in the region

Joseph Chamberlain

Birmingham needs a new Joseph Chamberlain - university conference speakers

More than 100 people attended the two-day event, split between Newman University’s Bartley Green campus and the Library of Birmingham Studio Theatre

Comedian Jasper Carrott

People were telling me I could make it big in the States...but I like it here in Birmingham

Jasper Carrott made his TV debut 40 years ago and is now back on the road again. As he prepares to play the second biggest outdoor audience of his career, he talks to Graham Young about keeping it fresh

Damian Lloyd, GVA; Bill Maxted, De Montfort University; Wiliam Maunder Taylor, Kingfisher Property Finance; David Smith, Strata Real Estate, all Guest Speakers.

Positive outlook for property lending market

A property lending market seminar was held at the Library of Birmingham by the Investment Property Forum.

Birmingham Fest theatre event 2014 featuring Laugh-Able, comedy from people with disabilities.

Festival going from strength to strength in its second year

Birmingham plays host to a feast of cultural events next month. Roz Laws discovers what's in store

Tim Pile, executive chair of Cogent Elliott, is due to succeed Steve Brittan at the Chamber’s annual meeting.

Birmingham Chamber survey shows feel-good factor for manufacturers

The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey for the second quarter of 2014 confirms business confidence has reached a level higher than in pre-recession years

Hidden Spaces exhibition at Curzon Street Station

Pictures: Hidden Spaces photography exhibition launch at Curzon Street Station

The photographs reveal the unknown stories behind some of the city's most recognisable buildings

The Library of Birmingham. Picture: Jas Sansi

Recognition rolls in for Library of Birmingham with RIBA National Award

Waverley School also named national winner by RIBA as pair placed on longlist for prestigious Stirling Prize

Brian Gambles, who has received an MBE for his services to libraries

MBE for Library of Birmingham chief Brian Gambles

University chancellor David Eastwood and fundraiser Stephen Sutton also honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours list

An updated artist's impression of the Paradise Circus development, viewed from Ratcliffe Passage, shows new indicative landscaping in Chamberlain Square

Carillion to lead first phase of Paradise Circus

Support services giant will start enabling works this autumn on £500 million regeneration project

The Library of Birmingham. Picture: Jas Sansi

National Photography Symposium to take place at Library of Birmingham

Symposium will see speakers such as the acclaimed Simon Roberts, curator and writer Val Williams and critic Francis Hodgson join a three-day programme of debates


Jazz Diary with Peter Bacon

Peter Bacon rounds-up the coming week of jazz events in the West Midlands.

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, October 1938

English Heritage collection shows region from above

New exhibition of Aerofilms photographs at Library of Birmingham features images of West Midlands after body bought catalogue spanning almost 90 years

Artist's impression of 1 Arena Central

Plans in for first stage of £400 million Arena Central project

Long-awaited mixed-use scheme takes significant step with construction due to start in early 2015

The Custard Factory

Supersonic Festival is a far from run of the mill music event

The annual Supersonic Festival is back this weekend with a special limited edition event to bring underground music up to the surface.

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