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Public Art in and across Birmingham

Art is great for the soul and mind! Enjoy this feature with our community of people with passion who love their art and love to showcase what's on show across their city for all to enjoy.


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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity
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Public Squares across Birmingham

Birmingham’s impressive public squares are so important to the City and are much admired by both visitors and people who live in Birmingham. Take our feature for more.


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Passions: Civic pride, Art; Culture & creativity, Modern Architecture, Classic Architecture
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Love our parks

Love our parks is an initiative launched in Birmingham that is rolling out across the UK as a way of bringing people across the UK together in a shared passion for their parks.  


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Passions: People & community, Rivers, lakes & canals, Green open spaces, Squares and public spaces
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Perrott's Folly and Edgbaston Waterworks Tower

Perrott's Folly and Edgbaston Waterworks Tower are two prominent landmarls on the Ladywood/Edgbaston border of Birmingham.  Both are steeped in history.


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Passions: History & heritage
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Thomas Garden Pagoda Island

Located on the edge of the Chinese Quarter is Pagoda island at the junction of Holloway Circus, Suffolk Street and Queensway. 


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Passions: Squares and public spaces
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Five Ways Island - A wonderful open space!

At the busy Five Ways Island is a small public space with wonderful flower beds. Subways called walkways links the pavements to all surrounding roads.


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Passions: Environment & green action, Green open spaces, Squares and public spaces
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Grand Central Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Grand Central Square is located outside the entrance to Grand Central and New Street. It opened in September 2015. The void was filled between 2010-15.


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Passions: Modern Architecture, Squares and public spaces
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Midlands Arts Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

The Midlands Arts Centre is situated in Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston. Opened 1962, building refurbished from 2008 to 2010.


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Birmingham in lockdown - a collaboration with community

With amazing contributions from community, we take a look at what it is like to be in Birmingham during the lockdown.  Amazing photography, videos and creativity from amazing people.


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Birmingham - a City on film! (a collection of videos and films)

This feature will grow to contain some great short films and videos about Birmingham, many created by people in community who love to share their passion for their city!  


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Raising community spirits during Covid - photography with community

This feature is all about lifting our spirits during Covid.  Whether you can get out or not enjoy this regularly updated selection of wonderful photography from people with passion.


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Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar 2021 - Collect or Download & Print

This annual initiative involving people with Birmingham passion has become a firm favourite with people who live in Birmingham, work in Birmingham and love to visit the City. Enjoy yours!


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Passions: History & heritage, Health & wellbeing, Art; Culture & creativity, Environment & green action, Modern Architecture, Green open spaces, Squares and public spaces
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The Floozie in the Jacuzzi in Victoria Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Located at the heart of Victoria Square is the Floozie in the Jacuzzi. Official name is River and Youth. Statues by Dhruva Mistry. Built between 1992 and 1994.


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Passions: History & heritage, Art; Culture & creativity, Photography, Environment & green action, Squares and public spaces
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Introducing Birmingham Hippodrome - Creativity with Community

The Hippodrome is one of the city's main entertainment venues.  During a challenging time for all venues, we look back and we look at what the future holds for The Hippodrome.


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Conventions at The NEC Birmingham

While any kind of event is unlikely now at The NEC, they used to happen before the pandemic. Such as Destination Star Trek and MCM Birmingham Comic Con.


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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity, Photography, Travel & tourism, People & community, Music & musicians
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The Hippodrome, Remodelling, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

A major overhaul of the famous theatre will see a new frontage, upgraded foyer and new public spaces.


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Passions: History & heritage, Construction & regeneration, Modern Architecture
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Introducing The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, UK

The Birmingham Rep as it is commonly known moved into its now home in Centenary Square in 1971. Since then it has seen a number of refurbishments and extensions as the Square has developed.


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Introducing The Wesleyan, Birmingham, UK

The Wesleyan is located at Colmore Square, Birmingham B4 6AR and was built between 1988 to 1991 for the Wesleyan and General Assurance Society. 


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J.R.R. Tolkien and Birmingham

Between 1895 and 1911, author J.R.R. Tolkien lived in Birmingham. Many places across Birmingham were his inspiration for world famous novels The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.


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Introducing Ladywood - A Birmingham neighbourhood

This project provides an introduction to Ladywood, one of Birmingham's many neighbourhoods.  


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Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum - A Birmingham Gem!

Thinktank is a Science Museum in Millennium Point, Eastside, Birmingham that opened in 2001. It replaced the Newhall Street museum.


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Birmingham Museum Collection Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

The Birmingham Museum Collection Centre is a museum collection facility in Nechells, Birmingham on Dollman Street. Now run by the Birmingham Museums Trust (Birmingham City Council until 2012).


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Birmingham's support for Black Lives Matter #BirminghamBLM

Events covered include 4,000 peaceful protesters descending on Birmingham to show solidarity with those who are in support of Black Lives Matter across the world.


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Lockdown photography competition

This competition run during 2020 was a great way of engaging people during Covid and bringing out the creativity of people during lockdown. See entries and much more here.


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Art Power - showcase your passion

The BCAG annual art competition to run from 2021 focusing on the Midlands.  Giving young and non established artists a platform to get their art out there to the public.


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