The New Beat Generation

 

Birmingham is one of the youngest cities in Europe, with under 25s accounting for nearly 40% of its population. Copenhagen, Lille Métropole-Roubaix, Rotterdam and Stockholm join it with a high proportion of under 25s making up each city’s overall population.

Europe's Young Cities: A New Beat Generation? is a briefing compiled by Visit Birmingham which provides a mere snapshot into the creative life of each of these cities and illustrates how their young populations are making their mark by using culture – from music and dance to art and literature – to create a dynamism, vibrancy and drive that is shaping each cities’ future.

 

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Birmingham: A playground for young creativity

Ammo Talwar MBE introduces the New Beat Generation briefing by talking about how Birmingham is a playground for new talent.

Europe's Young Cities: A New Beat Generation?

A snapshot of the creative talent fuelling Europe's youngest cities. Birmingham, Copenhagen, Lille Métropole-Roubaix, Rotterdam and Stockholm.

Birmingham's New Beat Generation

Birmingham’s New Beat Generation is made up of many talented youngsters who are making waves in their field. Here are some of the names from the city to look out for this year.

The Changing Face of Culture

Research published by Visit Birmingham shows that music festivals and graffiti art are joining the likes of the opera and literature to be classed as culture.

The Influencers

Birmingham’s New Beat Generation has been inspired by a host of mentors and influential figures across the cultural spectrum.

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Vaisakhi

27 April - Family friendly open air celebrations for all.

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Birmingham Pride 2014

24 & 25 May - The biggest two day LGBT party in the UK returns.

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9 Jul-6 Sep - Wicked flies into Birmingham Hippodrome in July 2014!

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4-6 July - One of the biggest festivals in the UK coming to Birmingham!

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Birmingham Royal Ballet

The United Kingdom’s premiere touring ballet company.

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CBSO

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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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Art Galleries

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

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Dance

A diverse range of dance groups and venues.

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Music

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

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Theatre

From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

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Sporting highlights

The Aegon Classic

9-15 June - The Aegon Classic tennis tournament attracts a host of world-class players.

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British Athletics at Alexander Stadium

See Britain's best athletes at the Alexander Stadium in June & August.

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Cricket

Edgbaston: synonymous with world class international cricket.

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Football

With five top clubs there’s real football choice here.

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