City of culture 2013 - we're backing the bid!

Town Hall & Symphony Hall are proud to be supporting Birmingham’s bid to be City of Culture 2013.

Learn more about the bid – the benefits of being awarded the City of Culture 2013 title and 10 reasons to support the bid

Join the Big Conversation – share what you do in your cultural life, what you’d like to see happen as part of Birmingham City of Culture 2013 and where you’d like to see it happen!

Connect with the City of Culture bid – follow the bid on Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo or Flickr and invite your friends and family!

Submit your Birmingham facts! – for instance, did you know that Birmingham is the home of film? This is where celluloid was invented and first manufactured. Not only that, but Oscar Deutsch opened the first Odeon [known locally as Oscar Deutsch Entertains Our nation] Cinema in Perry Barr, back in the late 1920s.

Town Hall & Symphony Hall

From and Rattle to Ravel, be-bop to prog-rock, the Grade I listed Town Hall, based on a Roman Temple style, has been at the centre of British musical life and at the heart of Birmingham?s cultural scene since the day it opened in October 1834.

Symphony Hall, situated within the city?s ICC complex, opened in 1991 to immediate public and critical acclaim. With its 2262-seat auditorium, world class acoustics and stunning auditorium it is considered to be not only the UK?s finest concert hall but also one of the best in the world.

***Town Hall & Symphony Hall will be taking part in a 24 hour live blogging event from 12noon on Friday 23 April to 12noon on Saturday 24 April, contributing to a unique cultural map of the city that will be sent to bid judges to show just how much goes on in Birmingham and how important culture, in all its many forms, is to the city***

24 hour live culture blog