The Birmingham Toolkit

The Birmingham Story

The UK’s most energetic city

Curiosity breeds change and innovation, and with one of the youngest populations in the world and a track record of bringing together great minds to develop ideas, share inspiration and drive change - Birmingham questions everything and always looks for new ways of doing things.

A creative energy pulses through the city. Yet despite its intellectual and cultural heritage and youthful, innovative spirit, Birmingham remains a city with a self effacing and down-to-earth charm – never boastful, never arrogant but curious, enthusiastic and focused on making things happen. Mirroring the modest nature of its people, it is a city that gets on with it.

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The Thinktank Science Museum at Millennium Point, an exciting and innovative experience for all ages.

The Thinktank Science Museum at Millennium Point, an exciting and innovative experience for all ages.

The West Midlands is a real hub for the vigorously growing digital media sector.

The West Midlands is a real hub for the vigorously growing digital media sector.

The Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre, renowned as one of the largest touring venues in the UK.

The Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre, renowned as one of the largest touring venues in the UK.

The Custard Factory buildings in the Digbeth area of Birmingham, a hive of young creative companies.

The Custard Factory buildings in the Digbeth area of Birmingham, a hive of young creative companies.

Art on display at the Ikon Gallery, an internationally acclaimed contemporary art venue.

Art on display at the Ikon Gallery, an internationally acclaimed contemporary art venue.