King Kong to return to Birmingham in time for Commonwealth Games

King Kong to return to Birmingham in time for Commonwealth Games

Birmingham’s King Kong is coming home this summer to celebrate the city being the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Heralded by Birmingham-based property developer Cordia Blackswan, the company has worked closely alongside Nicholas Monro (the original sculptor) and family, particularly his son, Joe and his daughter, Maude, to bring a new and improved King Kong back to the city in a pop-up...

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Mann Broadbent joins Running Industry Alliance

Mann Broadbent joins Running Industry Alliance

Sports insurance broker Mann Broadbent has joined the Running Industry Alliance, affirming its long-term commitment to the industry. The Worcester-based company, which is already well respected in the running industry, provides businesses, individuals and clubs with insurance cover, and its staff are also a team of enthusiastic runners. The RIA, an independent national trade organisation for the...

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Wharton Park Golf Club tees up to encourage junior golf stars and beginners

Wharton Park Golf Club tees up to encourage junior golf stars and beginners

A Wyre Forest golf and country club has installed new blue tees as part of a wider drive to encourage young people and the next generation of golfers. Bewdley’s Wharton Park Golf & Country Club has launched the new tee option which sees juniors and beginners being able to play a shortened version of the course to help them develop their game and confidence. The move sees the new tees...

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Grand Theatre celebrates panto success

Grand Theatre celebrates panto success

Following the final performance of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s 2021/22 pantomime Cinderella, organisers say there is much to celebrate having successfully completed the full pantomime season in such uncertain times. Despite many challenges potentially facing both the production and audience members, attendance exceeded 46,000 across the run with 37% of that total attending the Grand Theatre...

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Worcester Cathedral receives £300k boost from Culture Recovery Fund

Worcester Cathedral receives £300k boost from Culture Recovery Fund

Worcester Cathedral is among 142 historic sites across England that are receiving grants worth £35 million through the second round of the government’s Culture Recovery Fund.   Worcester Cathedral was awarded £328,794, which will be used to continue essential repairs to its medieval library. The funding will not only help to secure some of the cathedral’s most valuable treasures – including...

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