Birmingham tourism bosses have launched a new campaign to attract visitors to the city by promoting eight key events.

Visit Birmingham's summer 2014 promotion aims to celebrate the changing face of the city and its diverse blend of independent retailers, award-winning food and a plethora of festivals.

Among the events on the calendar are the Moseley Folk Festival, the Natwest T20 Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston and the Birmingham Independent Food Fair – all happening in the next six weeks.

Here's a run-down of summer events in the city:

 

Since the end of 2013, Birmingham has twice been named by online travel brand Expedia as the fastest-growing visitor destination in the country.

The city also attracted more international visits last year than ever before (941,000) – a 32 per cent increase – according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Emma Gray, director of marketing services at Visit Birmingham, said: "Record numbers of visitors – both across the UK and internationally – are choosing Birmingham as a place to explore thanks to the city's enticing offer of attractions, great food, shopping and broad range of accommodation options to suit every pocket.

"This summer, we are encouraging people of all ages to make time to stay in the region.

"From mesmerising music at the Moseley Folk Festival to world-class theatre performances and some of the UK's best summer sporting spectacles, there's plenty to keep visitors to the city entertained."

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