Birmingham Heritage Week is back for 2018

Birmingham Heritage Week returns for 2018 sponsored by the University of Birmingham and the Colmore BID amongst others

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Birmingham Heritage Week is back for 2018 thanks for sponsors

Birmingham Heritage Week, a city-wide festival that celebrates Birmingham’s rich and diverse heritage, is set to return for a fourth year after securing vital sponsorship funding.

Sponsors who will be supporting this year’s festival include The University of Birmingham, Historic England and Colmore BID as Gold Sponsors and the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce as a Silver Sponsor. It is thanks to these organisations that Birmingham Heritage Week will return to the city for 2018.

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Birmingham Heritage Week is a celebration of Birmingham’s history and culture. Each year, around 70 partner organisations come together to organise over 100 events, which year on year delight in the region of 20,000 people.

These events range from exhibitions and tours, to open days and concerts. Attracting new tourists to the city…

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Humphrey Repton (1752 – 1818)

It is the bicentenary of the death of Humphrey Repton in 2018 & he designed one of my favourite places Warley Woods in my home town of Bearwood

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Detail from the title page of ‘The Landscape Gardening and Landscape Architecture of the late Humphrey Repton, Esq.’ by J.L.C. Loudon, 1840, [Ref JL22] 24 March, 2018 marks the bicentenary of the death of Humphrey Repton, the first person to use the title of ‘Landscape Gardener.’

Matthew Boulton wrote ‘Landskip Gardener’ on the docket of a letter from Repton dated 21 September 1789 [Ref. no. MS 3782/12/34/17/1].

Portrait of Repton in ‘The Landscape Gardening and Landscape Architecture of the late Humphrey Repton, Esq.’ by J.L.C. Loudon, 1840, [Ref JL22] Repton had visited Boulton’s estate at Soho, Birmingham, and seen how the steam engine of the Soho Manufactory was being employed to raise water to flood areas to create pools and to water trees in Boulton’s gardens. He asks Boulton for information on the quantity of water which could be delivered by a steam engine at any given height from 10…

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This is Elvis at New Alexandra Theatre

We are going to see “This is Elvis” at the New Alexandra Theatre on Thursday….. Can’t wait as my wife is a huge Elvis Presley fan and this is my birthday treat!

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By Julie Wallis

This is Elvis at New Alexandra Theatre

This is Elvis is at New Alexandra Theatre all this week and it really is something special! Not just another jukebox musical, This is Elvis is way more than the sum of its parts.

The first half has a little story and some acting revolving around Elvis (played by Steve Michaels) and his comeback tour in 1968. Act one opens at the NBC studios and Elvis is due on set but has some worries that he is no longer relevant to today’s music scene. Of course he does appear on the show and is a huge hit with the audience.

We then move to his Graceland home where we find out that Elvis’ lack of confidence is partly because his manager, the Colonel, has told Elvis that rock and roll is not here to stay and had persuaded Elvis to…

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A celebration of the life of Andy Hamilton

Concert in memory of the late great Bearwood jazz musician Andy Hamilton, who was once the Bandleader on Errol Flynn’s Caribbean yacht

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Next weekend Andy Hamilton, the great saxophonist would have celebrated his 100th birthday.

To commemorate Andy’s centenary the Silvershine Jazz Club will by hosting a special celebration of his life in a concert where many of the musicians who played with him over the years will be coming along to pay their respects and play on stage.

The concert is on Saturday 24th March, from 8pm at Corks Club in Bearwood, tickets £7

You can buy tickets via the Silvershine Jazz Club…

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