The New Beat Generation
We live in an ageing society.
However Birmingham, along with a number of its European peers, is bucking a global trend and is seeing its young population grow.
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.
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.
Birmingham’s New Beat Generation has been inspired by a host of mentors and influential figures across the cultural spectrum.
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