GB stars for Birmingham World Cup announced at city school

Gymnastics World Cup at Arena Birmingham

Leader of Birmingham

As part of the annoucement of the GB World Cup squad for the Gymnastics World Cup to be held at Arena Birmingham, Cllr Ian Ward joined GB World Cup Gymnasts Ellie Downie and James Hall and Nick Moon at Bishop Challoner College.

Leading British gymnasts Ellie Downie and James Hall wowed students at Bishop Challoner Catholic College in Birmingham today (Tuesday 30th) as they were officially announced as part of the Great Britain team that will take on the best countries in the world in the city in just 50 days time.

Current European champion Downie and European bronze medalist Hall gave year 7 and 8 students a taste of what fans can expect to see at the Gymnastics World Cup at Arena Birmingham in March with a gymnastics display as part of their PE lesson.

Both gymnasts will join Nile Wilson and Claudia Fragapane as part of the four…

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Birmingham’s First Dedicated Whisky Bar set to Open in the Jewellery Quarter

Sample the ‘water of life’ whisky in #Birmingham


Birmingham is set to get its first dedicated whisky bar on Vyse Street from the founder of The Birmingham Whisky Club and Festival.

Set inside the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter the bar will have a unique selection of roughly 300 whiskies and other fine drinks.

Where possible the other drinks will underpin the story of the whisky i.e. barrel-aged gins and gins made by whisky distilleries. Ports, sherries, other fortifieds, cognacs and armagnacs, the casks of which are often used in the whisky maturing process. Bourbon and whisky finished beers.

There will also be a small selection of interesting wines and soft drinks for those not partial to a wee dram.

Known for pioneering the whisky community in the city, Amy Seton has worked with Intervention Architecture to transform the space which will open to the public in February this year.

Speaking about the concept Amy said: “I set…

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A belated “Happy New Year” message…

#WeAreBearwood ….how to help and get involved with the #Bearwood Street Festival in 2019

The Bearwood Blog

The team at We Are Bearwood have been working behind the scenes on a few things – including planning for Bearwood Street Festival 2019.Read all about what they are going to be up to this year and next and how to get in touch if you want to be a part of it:

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This week we went to see The Sound of Music at The Alex which was a magnificent show for #Birmingham theatre goers…..this is an earlier review of another great Alex show a couple of years ago: The Jersey Boys

Keith Bracey the Brummie Bard Birmingham & Black Country poet & writer

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