Media Centre

 

The one-stop resource for everything Birmingham, the Black Country and Solihull.

Welcome to the Visit Birmingham Media Centre: a one-stop resource designed to help journalists find out everything they need to know about Birmingham and the wider region.

These dedicated media pages will provide press with the latest city news, facts and stats, itineraries and information about Birmingham and the wider region as a leading visitor destination.

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Why Birmingham?

With one of the youngest populations in Europe, Birmingham is a dynamic, creative city which is constantly evolving. As the UK’s natural meeting place, Birmingham is also a crossroads for culture and diverse cultural influences are easy to spot everywhere in the city.

Birmingham boasts something for everyone – whether you’re a culture vulture, shopaholic, food enthusiast, party animal or sports fanatic, Birmingham is a destination of limitless opportunity, offering visitors an eclectic mix of things to do. With a compelling and varied arts scene, Birmingham is home to inspirational organisations and venues right across the cultural spectrum. Our growing reputation as a foodie haven, critically acclaimed independent festivals and a year-round calendar of world-class sporting events offer a unique visitor experience.

Now is the time to visit – with exciting new events and major retail and leisure developments in the pipeline, the face of Birmingham is changing like never before.

Contact us


The Visit Birmingham PR Team are some of the region’s most passionate advocates. If there is something you cannot find within the Media Centre please contact us...

Email: press@marketingbirmingham.com

Phone: (0) 121 202 5115 

Essentials

Maps & Guides

Maps & Guides for your visit.

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Getting around

Getting around Birmingham couldn’t be easier...

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Explore

Search for places, events & accommodation...

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Festivals & events

Take a look at what’s on now and coming up here...

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Highlights

Drum & Bass Awards 2015

7 March - now in their ninth year, the awards get bigger every year.

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Whisky Birmingham 2015

7 March - Festival back and bigger as Birmingham whisky scene takes off.

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Crufts 2015

8 March - A show stopping, dog shopping, fantastic family day out, all under one woof!

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More festivals & events

More festivals & events coming soon.

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Culture

Art Galleries

Birmingham’s art collection is as wide as it is impressive. 

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Stage & Screen

From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

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Music

A huge arena tour or an intimate gig?  You’ll find it here.

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Film

Multiplexes, the UK’s oldest working cinema or art house cool?

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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

A vibrant museum in the heart of the city with over 40 galleries.

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Dance

A diverse range of dance groups and venues.

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See More, Feel More

Come, stay and soak up the culture in one of Europe's most vibrant cities.

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Shopping

Shoppinginbirmingham.com

Plan the perfect shopping trip with full store, centre and brand directories.

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Shopping centres

From the world-famous, 21st Century Bullring to the Victorian elegance of the Great Western Arcade.

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Vibrant streets

Linking the centres are Birmingham’s bustling shopping streets, packed with major brands and boutique independents.

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Markets

Don’t miss Birmingham’s amazing markets – whether it’s the 850-year old Bullring markets or the...

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Jewellery Quarter

Home to more diamond rings, finishing touches and tokens of love than anywhere else in...

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Getting Married in Birmingham

We have everything covered from the rings right up to the venue itself.

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Sporting highlights

Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix

21 February - Returning to Birmingham’s newly renovated Barclaycard Arena.

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Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships

8 March - The most prestigious badminton championships in the world returns.

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The National Badminton League

23 March - A brand new game changing league for badminton in the UK.

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The Main Event (Thai Boxing)

23 May - The UK's longest-standing and premier Thai Boxing promotion.

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Rugby World Cup 2015

Birmingham will be playing a key role in the delivery of the Rugby World Cup...

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All sporting events

There’s always something, or someone, to cheer for here

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