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Mohammed Saleem’s family mark fourth anniversary of his brutal murder

In Events, Interviews, News on 04/29/2017 at 13:00
82-year-old Mohammed Saleem was murdered by a far-right white supremacist terrorist

82-year-old Mohammed Saleem was murdered by a far-right white supremacist terrorist

Today is the fourth anniversary of one of the worst terror incidents in the recent history of Birmingham.

On April 29, 2003, Ukrainian white supremacist terrorist Pavlo Lapshyn stabbed and murdered Birmingham pensioner Mohammed Saleem outside a mosque in Small Heath, in the hope of starting a race war. Read the rest of this entry »

YouTubers Syndicate, Yogscast and MumboJumbo join Birmingham Insomnia60 line-up

In Events, News, What's On on 04/09/2017 at 13:30
YouTube and Twitch star Syndicate poses with a fan at Insomnia 57 in Birmingham (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

YouTube and Twitch star Syndicate poses with a fan at Insomnia 57 in Birmingham (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Insomnia60, the UK’s largest gaming festival, which runs over the Easter bank holiday weekend, will see the most star-studded lineup in its 17-year history grace the stage at the NEC in Birmingham, as YouTube superstars Syndicate, Yogscast and MumboJumbo, with a combined fanbase of nearly 20 million people, will be meeting fans and enjoying the countless gaming features and events on offer.

This follows the news that on the Saturday evening there will be music from Years and Years, Chase & Status, Wretch 32, Disciples and Jaguar Skills. These new music acts add to Insomnia60’s status as a truly fantastic day and evening out for the whole family. Read the rest of this entry »

Birmingham mosque responds to EDL with “Best of British” tea party

In Events, News, What's On on 04/07/2017 at 17:05
The Birmingham Central Mosque in Highgate on Friday, April 7 (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

The Birmingham Central Mosque in Highgate on Friday, April 7 (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

When members of the Birmingham Central Mosque heard the English Defence League was coming to their beloved city to very likely moan about Muslims not integrating enough, they could think of no better way to respond to such divisive rhetoric than to host a Great British Tea Party.

Complete with ‘Union Jack’ bunting, tea and cakes, the early afternoon get-together has been timed to coincide with the far right outfits demonstration in the city centre tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »

Birmingham residents to feed homeless during EDL visit to city

In Charity, Events, News, What's On on 04/07/2017 at 13:01
Hairdressers will be giving free haircuts during the Birmingham Food Drive event (Photograph: Birmingham Food Drive)

Hairdressers will be giving free haircuts during the Birmingham Food Drive event (Photograph: Birmingham Food Drive)

Residents from across Birmingham will be uniting  on Saturday for a show of community spirit, providing food, clothes, live music and free haircuts for the homeless in the city.

On the day the far-right English Defence League (EDL) demonstrate in the city centre, members of Birmingham’s diverse communities are pledging to come together to show a city united for good and standing against hate and disharmony. Read the rest of this entry »

Birmingham Zombie Walk 2017 postponed

In Charity, Events, News, What's On on 04/06/2017 at 20:39
Birmingham Zombie Walk founder Jamie Chapman joins a previous 2.8 Hours Later urban survival game in Birmingham (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Birmingham’s Zombie Walk founder Jamie Chapman with blood-covered ‘zombies’ (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Birmingham’s annual Zombie Walk has been postponed for 2017, for the first time since it began, to make way for the Big Sleuth art trail.

A firm favourite in the city’s summer events calendar, the fundraising gore-fest has been put on hold to allow for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital to focus on its spectacular sequel to 2015’s Big Hoot project. Read the rest of this entry »

Black Lives Matter author is bringing book tour to Birmingham

In Events, News, What's On on 03/27/2017 at 12:15
American author Angie Thomas will be in Birmingham to discuss her book THUG (Photograph: Anissa Photography)

American author Angie Thomas will be in Birmingham to discuss her book THUG (Photograph: Anissa Photography)

Impact Hub Birmingham is hosting an evening of topical discussion and film around the Black Lives Matter movement, featuring US author Angie Thomas.

With a screening of 50 Shades of Melanin followed by a discussion with film director Naomi Grant and Siana Bangura, the ‘Art Against The Grain’ evening will launch itself straight into the heart of the subject matter; being black and being a young person in America and the UK today. Read the rest of this entry »

Candle-lit vigil held in Birmingham for victims of London attacks

In Events, News on 03/24/2017 at 20:14
A vigil has taken place in Birmingham to remember the victims of the Westminster attack (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

A vigil has taken place in Birmingham to remember the victims of the Westminster attack (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

A vigil has been held in Birmingham this evening in response to the recent attacks in Westminster, which left 5 people dead and around 29 injured.

Following what Met Police described as “an act of terrorism” in the heart of London on Wednesday, a candle-lit peace vigil took place in the second city today to pay tribute to those affected by the tragedy. Read the rest of this entry »

Birmingham Muslims call anti-terrorism rally in response to London attack

In Events, News on 03/24/2017 at 10:30
A peace vigil has been organised by representatives of Birmingham's Muslim community following the London attacks this week

A peace vigil has been organised by representatives of Birmingham’s Muslim community following the London attacks this week

Community leaders have called two vigils in response to the violent attack in Westminster, which left 5 people dead and around 29 injured.

Following an attack in the heart of London on Wednesday, a candle-lit peace vigil has been organised to pay tribute to those affected by the tragedy. Read the rest of this entry »

Anti-terror police raid Birmingham flat following London attacks

In Events, News on 03/23/2017 at 12:25
A flat in Hagley Road was raided by anti-terrorism police following the London attacks (Photograph: Carlie Ann-Hare)

A flat in Hagley Road was raided by anti-terrorism police following the London attacks (Photograph: Carlie Ann-Hare)

A Birmingham flat in Hagley Road was raided by anti-terrorism police last night in connection to the London attacks in Westminster yesterday, which left five dead and around 29 people injured.

Following the murder of several pedestrians and a police officer around Parliament yesterday afternoon, reports of a Birmingham connection transpired as BBC Newsnight was one of the first to suggest a connection with the city. Read the rest of this entry »

58 photos capturing the beautiful diversity of St Paddy’s Day celebrations in Brum

In Events, Gallery, News, What's On on 03/17/2017 at 10:35
St Patrick's Day celebrations in Birmingham are attended by thousands of people from all backgrounds (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Birmingham are attended by thousands of people from all backgrounds (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Birmingham is home to several high-profile annual community celebrations and parades, from Chinese New Year festivities and Birmingham Pride to the Birmingham Mela and Birmingham Carnival, but if there was ever one event that seems to bring everyone together – regardless of age, background or heritage – it would have to be St Patrick’s Day.

Among the sea of green and gold banners, balloons, flags and floats are an even wider array of colours, cultures and identities; as St Patrick’s Day joy attracts city residents and visitors from all walks of life. Unlike the somewhat largely shunned St George’s Day celebrations, a cross spectrum of Brummies identify with the city’s Irish community, in unity, solidarity and spirit. Read the rest of this entry »