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Vaisakhi 2017: Sikh festival brings HUGE parade before mela at Handsworth Park

Pictures and video from today's parade on the biggest day of the Sikh calender

CBSO musical director Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla conducts the orchestra

New CBSO season sees Mirga busy with Debussy

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has unveiled an exciting programme for 2017/18. Its music director talks to Christopher Morley

Benjamin Frith

Saints march in with a few surprises up their sleeve...

Christopher Morley previews a busy few weeks ahead on the classical scene, including an enterprising mix of the known and not-so-known from the Orchestra of St John

'Sculptor in sound' wins £2m Birmingham Big Art Project

Turner Prize-winning artist Susan Philipsz lands prize to build new piece of public art which will sit in Eastside City Park

CBSO conductor Louis Fremaux in action

War hero who turned the CBSO into a fighting force

A former conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra died last month aged 95. Christopher Morley recalls his achievements ahead of a concert in his memory

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre in Lichfield Street

Review: Tosca, English Touring Opera at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Amidst the scenic splendour of some productions, it's easy to forget that Tosca is actually one hell of a thriller.

Thomas Trotter

Magical milestone's a key moment for city organist

As concert number 750 looms, city organist Thomas Trotter reveals how he keeps track of his plethora of programmes.

Segundo de Chomón

What to see at Flatpack Film Festival 2017

The Grand Hotel plays a part in the 11th Flatpack Film Festival

The retirement of Canon Marcus Huxley, Director of Music at Birmingham Cathedral

Canon Marcus Huxley to conduct his last major event at Birmingham Cathedral

Canon Marcus Huxley is set to retire later this year after 30 years service as Director of Music at Birmingham Cathedral

The Cube at dawn from Alpha Tower

See stunning new pictures of Birmingham's rapidly changing skyline

Series of beautiful pictures taken from Alpha Tower show sun rising over Birmingham at dawn

Fundraising consultant Caroline Taylor with Glyn Pitchford, chairman of the Birmingham Big Art Project

Fundraising boost for Birmingham Big Art Project

Consultant joins team to help raise capital to support new piece of public art in Eastside

New £2m Birmingham sculpture to be revealed next month

The winner of the Big Art Project to be named - will it be the controversial 'train crash'?

Duncan Honeybourne

Celebrating Birmingham composer's 90th birthday

Pianist Duncan Honeybourne tells Christopher Morley about his admiration for Mosley-based John Joubert, both as a great composer and as a great friend

Birmingham Symphony Hall

Review: Call Me God: A Dictator's Final Speech at Symphony Hall

Malkovich’s gift, paradoxically, is to make this whole compellingly horrible spectacle feel like a lot more than just a one-man show.

Dua Lipa at T in the Park at Strathallan in July 2016

Birmingham Pride 2017 announces Dua Lipa as festival headliner

Dua Lipa joins Basement Jaxx, Gabrielle, Jamelia and X Factor stars Saara Aalto and Louisa Johnson at two-day LGBT festival

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

CBSO Family Film Favourites at Symphony Hall

It's great for kids and 7 other fantastic reasons to see the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - get your tickets now

Whether you've seen them before or it's new to you, here are eight good reasons why you must go and enjoy their work this season

Birmingham Symphony Hall

Review: When in Rome, CBSO, at Birmingham Symphony Hall

The solo writing in Wolf-Ferrari's substantial work is virtually ever-present, and cruelly demanding.

Paul Spicer

Piecing together of a long-lost Bach score

Paul Spicer, now in his 25th year as conductor of Birmingham Bach Choir, is looking forward to a special concert.

British composer Arthur Sullivan

The towering success of a 19th century double act

Christopher Morley looks at the enduring appeal of Gilbert & Sullivan ahead of a production of 'the best thing' they ever wrote at Symphony Hall in Birmingham