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Update On Utility Diversion Works

Utility diversion works continue on Broad Street until the third week of August, alongside the ongoing Centenary Square refurbishment. This is ahead of the Midland Metro tram extension along Broad Street to Edgbaston. When possible these works are suspended on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There continues to be no vehicular exit from Ryland Street onto […]

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Published on: Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

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The Westside Jazz Festival Vs Manchester Jazz Festival

Press release from the Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell Jazz Festival   MANCHESTER v WESTSIDE  Manchester is a city of 530,000. The Westside BID in Birmingham represents mainly one street, the admittedly lively Broad Street.   Manchester Jazz Festival (July 28th-August 6th) is described as ‘the most adventurous jazz festival in Europe’ and receives enhanced Arts […]

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Published on: Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

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M6 Junction 6 Weekend Closure Notification

There will be full weekend closures of M6 J6 and A38(M) Aston Expressway from 8PM tonight.   The M6 junction 6 and the A38(M) Aston Expressway will be fully closed from 8pm tonight, Friday 21 July, to 6am on Monday, 24 July. This essential repair work is vital and will ensure that the structure remains in […]

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Published on: Friday, July 21st, 2017

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Cineworld Broad Street Honours Dunkirk Veterans 77 Years On – Westside BID Press Release

Event: Cineworld Honours Dunkirk Veterans Date: Friday 21st July 2017 Time: 18:00 – onwards ‘“Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.’ (Official Warner Brother’s Press Release). […]

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Published on: Friday, July 21st, 2017

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Work Starts on Legoland Discovery Centre Later This Year!

Work on Legoland Discovery Centre will begin at the Barclaycard Arena later this year and is set to open in 2018. The indoor attraction is specifically designed for children aged three to ten to enjoy with family and friends. It includes a range of exciting Lego play areas, interactive rides, master classes from the Lego […]

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Published on: Thursday, June 8th, 2017

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OKO Sushi Bar, the new addition to Westside!

A new sushi restaurant opens today in Westside! OKO Sushi Bar will be a modern take on traditional sushi, served up in glamorous surroundings. OKO is located in the ground floor of Nuvo Bar in Brindleyplace and although the entrance is shared, it is a completely separate restaurant and bar.  Diners will be able to enjoy […]

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Published on: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

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18th Annual Dragonboat Race Is Back

The 18th annual Dragonboat race is back and will be taking place on Saturday 24th June 2017 in Brindleyplace from 10:00am – 6:00pm. Sponsored by Deutsche Bank, this is Birmingham’s longest and most entertaining event. Along with the main activity on the canal, families can enjoy plenty of other entertainment around Brindleyplace. The purpose of the […]

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Published on: Thursday, April 20th, 2017

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Jazz Festival Celebration Dinner 2017

The Birmingham Jazz Festival will be celebrating 33 years for being the longest running festival, on 25th May 2017. The festival first began in 1985 and has grown to host more than 5000 performances for the public. The Jazz Festival will be taking place from the 14th to the 31st July 2017, and it is […]

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Published on: Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

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Saturday 8th April 2017: English Defence League

On Saturday 8th April 2017 from 12:00 – 16:00 an EDL protest is planned to take place in Centenary Square. Westside Wardens and plenty of police will be in the Westside area to ensure business as usual. The Westside office will also be open from 10:00 – 16:30, if anyone has any issues. We can be […]

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Published on: Thursday, April 6th, 2017

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Siamais Comes To Westside

A new Thai restaurant has come to Westside. The innovative name ‘Siamais’ has been coined with the word ‘Siam’, the old name for Thailand, and ‘Siamese’, just like Siamese twins, but with a the view of ‘one body two minds’, will be opening in Brindleyplace, where Thai Edge was previously situated. A secret drinks menu will […]

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Published on: Friday, March 31st, 2017

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NOTICE: Date For Centenary Square Work Confirmed

The date for the first phase of work to begin on the Centenary Square refurbishment is confirmed to be 17th April 2017. Preliminary work has now begun.   If you have any queries please contact Jim Wilson at Birmingham City Council via   Featured image source: Birmingham Post via Google

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Published on: Friday, March 10th, 2017

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Take Your Wedding to The Next Stage this Summer – be the First to Hold Your Wedding at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

For one week only… Symphony Hall – widely considered one of the finest concert halls in the world – is promoting its exclusive event space for Asian Weddings. The prestigious concert hall, which has never hosted a wedding, will now be opening its doors to couples planning their nuptials later this year. Bride and Grooms […]

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Published on: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

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