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Locke director Steven Knight shares his vision for a more creative Birmingham

Tom Hardy – “the best young actor Britain has got” – is the star of his new film, Locke, about a man undergoing a personal and professional crisis while driving from Birmingham to London

You've bean framed: City chef Glynn Purnell stars in Brum Creatives photography exhibition

It has been organised by SmokeShow Images, a collaboration between photographer Ian Davies and award-winning stylist, Sy-Anne Holden

Birmingham website targets crafty types for online sales

Handmake.me community manager Francesca Stone
Custard Factory-based Handmake.me hoping to tap into renewed interest in handcrafts

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Locke director Steven Knight shares his vision for a more creative Birmingham

Tom Hardy – “the best young actor Britain has got” – is the star of his new film, Locke, about a man undergoing a personal and professional crisis while driving from Birmingham to London

You've bean framed: City chef Glynn Purnell stars in Brum Creatives photography exhibition

It has been organised by SmokeShow Images, a collaboration between photographer Ian Davies and award-winning stylist, Sy-Anne Holden

Handmake.me community manager Francesca Stone

Birmingham website targets crafty types for online sales

Custard Factory-based Handmake.me hoping to tap into renewed interest in handcrafts

Business

Clarke Associates wins business programme PR brief

Wythall agency renews contract to spearhead communications campaign for Business Development Programme

Vote for your favourite movie to watch outdoors at this year's Brindleyplace Film Festival

Last year’s festival attracted more than 12,000 visitors, making it Brindleyplace’s most successful event to date

Big Cat Group appointed creative agency for John Taylor Hospice

John Taylor Hospice provides practical help for people living with a terminal illness

Paul Roberts, new creative director with Solihull-based NC Creative Group, with managing director Åsa Walker

NC Creative strengthens senior team with new director

Paul Roberts has joined the marcomms agency to bolster its design activities.

Expansion at Entrepreneurs for the Future programme

A business incubation initiative for tech start-ups has welcomed four more companies, a new team member and passed the £3.5m investment mark.

The Custard Factory

Frame Creatives to hold Custard Factory photography conference

Some of the topics to be covered by industry experts will be copyrighting, web development, personal practice, exhibiting and networking

Ian Strachan Communications gets Copeland Wedge PR contract

Copeland Wedge provides civil and structural, design consultancy services to leisure, education, health, industrial, retail, infrastructure and public bodies

Business

Bohemian business start-up scheme launched in Leamington

An initiative has been launched offering people the chance to launch businesses in Leamington’s Old Town, an area with a growing reputation as a creative, bohemian and food destination.

'Mumpreneurs' join forces to launch new craft markets

The Mummies’ Market is the result of a collective of mothers turned businesswomen from around Sutton Coldfield who decided to take things into their own hands to promote their wares.

Birmingham consultancy IE Design scoops three major European awards

IE beat international competition from the likes of Lloyds Bank and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau

Arthur Kibble said he was threatened by the husband of a drink-drive victim

Alcopal adverts banned over drink-driving claims

Birmingham company claimed Alcopal tablets would “guarantee to improve impairments caused by consuming alcohol”.

The Jisc festival 'Digifeast'

Successful Jisc Digital Festival to return to ICC Birmingham for next three years

The ICC’s in-house technical team worked with Jisc to come up with innovative digital presentations using a Dynamic Image Projection System and HD projector

Birmingham illustrator launches Monarda Creative design studio

Nicola Brissett began a tattooing apprenticeship but was faced with a lack of volunteers to train on, so after one year Nicola began considering alternative careers

The Birmingham Big Art Foundation: From left, Mike Ward, Chairman of The Birmingham Art Foundation, Glynn Pitchford Chairman of The Birmingham Big Art Project and Gavin Wade Director of Eastside Projects.

Birmingham Big Art Foundation gains charitable status for £2m project

The establishment of the Birmingham Big Art Foundation on March 18 means the Birmingham Big Art Project has also been able to announce its commissioning agent for the scheme

Rethink Media conference at Birmingham City University discusses latest digital trends

Main topics of discussion focused on how to best create sharable content and increase online engagement

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Amateur photographer shows the beautiful side of Birmingham

Architect Tim Cornbill is among a growing number of photographers on social media improving the image of the city

Arts group awarded £226,300 for history project inspired by Birmingham bus route

Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £226,300 will enable the South Asian arts organisation Sampad to undertake an 18-month project researching the history of the communities that live along the Road between Sparkbrook and Hall Green

Videos & Photos

Locke director Steven Knight shares his vision for a more creative Birmingham

Tracey Allsopp, Allsopp & Co; Mary Kaye, SGH Martineau; Martin Allsopp, Allsopp & Co.

Firm's St Patrick's Day festivities

Emily and Jim Smith.

Tennis clubs enjoy awards ceremony

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