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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

Birmingham Symphony Hall

Review: British Classics, CBSO at Symphony Hall

Elgar's In the South is a tone-poem of Straussian stature and texture, and the performance it received from the CBSO under John Wilson was both full-blooded and insightful, generously phrased and perceptively fleet of detail.

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Classical music show hits wrong note in 'extravagance' row

Is CBSO show in Sutton Park a £100,000 vanity project?

Francesca Dego

Italian composer's concerto is a jewel yet to be admired

The CBSO give the UK premiere of a rarely-performed piece of work by Venetian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Christopher Morley talks to soloist Francesca Dego

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) in rehearsals

Free CBSO concert as part of Summer in Sutton event

A two-day event in Sutton park will feature music and food

Peruvian-born opera singer Juan Diego Florez performed with Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins in 2007

Opera star who still has pop and Peruvian folk in his blood

One of the world's greatest bel canto tenors, Juan Diego Florez, comes to Birmingham's Symphony Hall for the first time this month

Paraorchestra creates one body of talent with CBSO

Bringing a dizzying range of instruments, the world's first ensemble for disabled people is ready to show there's no barriers for talented players

Two Figures in a Room, 1959, by Francis Bacon goes on display at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Francis Bacon painting on show at Barber Institute

Gallery at the University of Birmingham is showcasing a Bacon work for the first time

Review: Angela Hewitt plays Bach at Birmingham Town Hall

Hewitt played the affable fifth suite in G major, the most popular of the set, last and with good reason.

Bulldozers can't destroy city's globetrotting spirit

After the loss of the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire has used the opportunity to take its world flavours across the city.