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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.

Review: The Red Shoes at Birmingham Hippodrome

Bourne is teaching a new generation of ballet-lovers to think more closely about the plot and its relevance to stage design, the choreography and  the music.

The cottage in Lower Broadheath, where Sir Edward Elgar was born

National Trust's grand plans for Elgar's humble birthplace

The museum dedicated to the great English composer was in danger of folding, until the conservation body stepped in. Now it is to be transformed.

CBSO musical director Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla conducts the orchestra

Review: CBSO at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla returned to a packed and adoring Symphony Hall to conduct her second subscription series concert with "her" CBSO.

Ikon Gallery's canal boat The Aaron Manby

Ikon Gallery's boat to become floating arts centre

£120,000 grant will enable Brindleyplace gallery to take canal boat on a tour of Ladywood to promote arts and culture

Tim and Tom Redmond

Brother's bringing a sense of 'Adventure' to Symphony Hall

Brothers Tim and Tom Redmond let their imaginations run wild and let the music tell their stories at Symphony Hall children's concert

LA club experience inspired composer's disco-style piece

Magazine editor, reviewer and composer Robert Matthew-Walker talks about the premiere of his latest ‘modern’ piece of work

CBSO classical music conductor Andris Nelsons in 2012.

Review: CBSO at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Andris Nelsons returned to conduct the CBSO.

Like most conductors I'm a bit terrified of Beethoven’s Ninth - Peter Marks

Peter Marks, conductor of amateur orchestra Eroica Camerata, talks to Christopher Morley about its distinct style and sound as they prepare to perform in Kings Norton

Dragon dancing for Birmingham's Chinese New Year celebrations in 2012

Birmingham Chinese New Year celebrations in city store will reveal details of new direct flights to Beijing

Birmingham's Chinese community can find out about new service flying to Beijing four times a week

Edward Gardner brings his new orchestra to Birmingham

Christopher Morley talks to conductor Edward Gardner in Norway ahead of his return to the Symphony Hall

Sketch of how King Edward's School looked in New Street in the 19th century

Exhibition highlights Birmingham's role in photography's early years

Virtual reality art project Thresholds will take visitors back over 170 years to the dawn of photography

Dick Whittington

Review: Dick Whittington at Birmingham Hippodrome

Dick Whittington is a panto which looks like a re-hash of what has gone before.

CBSO musical director Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla conducts the orchestra

Birmingham's concert scene has been lit up by Mirga effect

Christopher Morley looks back on a spectacular year for classical music in the Midlands

CBSO at Symphony Hall

Anger from theatres, orchestras and galleries at £1.7 million cuts

Grants to arts groups being slashed but council not doing enough to help them raise income elsewhere says Culture Central group

The Path to Knighthood

Diaries that give insight into path to greatness is a Christmas cracker

Still looking for the perfect gift for the music lover in your life? Christopher Morley has found some that should definitely make it into their stocking this year.

Soprano Daniella de Niese. Picture by Decca/Chris Dunlop.

Soprano superstar jumped at the chance to support Julian Lloyd Webber's work

Soprano Danielle de Niese is sought after around the world, but the star is heading to Birmingham Conservatoire for an intimate recital.

Birmingham and Solihull Jazz Festival photo exhibition arrives at New Street station for Christmas

A reminder of summer days for thousands of rail passengers at Birmingham New Street

Ex Cathedra's expedition to explore the New World

Ex Cathedra conductor Jeffrey Skidmore tells Christopher Morley about the Birmingham choir's journey to discover the baroque music of South America

CGI of plans for a new look at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to undergo major overhaul

New displays, exhibitions and facilities will breathe life into building as trust aims to create something "fit for the 21st century"