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Public+Art+in+and+across+Birmingham
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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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Public+Squares+across+Birmingham+
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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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The+Bond%2c+Digbeth+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Bond, Digbeth - A Birmingham Gem!

The Bond is situated close to the Grand Union Canal in Digbeth and is a former Victorian industrial factory now with conference facilities and warehouse space for creatives.

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Passions: History & heritage, Art; Culture & creativity, Music & musicians, Classic Architecture
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Broad Street Walk of Stars Birmingham

The Broad Street Walk of Stars started in 2007 with the unveiling of the Star of Ozzy Osbourne. Other recipients included Jasper Carrott, Murray Walker, Frank Skinner, Julie Walters and more.

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Passions: Civic pride, Art; Culture & creativity, Sport & leisure, People & community, Music & musicians
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The+Fighting+Cocks+-+A+Gem+of+a+Pub!
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The Fighting Cocks - A Gem of a Pub!

There has been a Pub on this site since 1750. It was originally called the ‘Fox and Dogs’ and was developed out of a village inn known as The Red Lion.

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Passions: History & heritage, Food & drink
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Ort+Gallery+(Balsall+Heath%2c+Birmingham)+-+Creativity+across+our+community
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Ort Gallery (Balsall Heath, Birmingham) - Creativity across our community

Ort Gallery is an artist-led exhibition space in Balsall Heath, Birmingham with the social mission to facilitate dialogue in the community.

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Art+Rooms+(Kings+Heath%2c+Birmingham)+-+Creativity+across+our+community
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Art Rooms (Kings Heath, Birmingham) - Creativity across our community

Art Rooms is a physical space (indoors and outdoors) and a virtual gallery for use by creatives in hosting events, maker spaces, arts markets and performances.

 

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Hall+of+Memory+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Hall of Memory - A Birmingham Gem!

The Hall of Memory is a war memorial designed by Cooke and Twist which was opened in 1925 in Centenary Square, Birmingham. 

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Passions: History & heritage, Civic pride, Squares and public spaces, Classic Architecture
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Perrott%27s+Folly+and+Edgbaston+Waterworks+Tower+-+A+pair+of+Birmingham+Gems!
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Perrott's Folly and Edgbaston Waterworks Tower - A pair of Birmingham Gems!

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

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Thomas+Gardens+(Pagoda+Island)+at+Holloway+Circus+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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Thomas Gardens (Pagoda Island) at Holloway Circus - A wonderful open space!

Located at Holloway Circus is Thomas Gardens (Pagoda Island). Originally built in 1966, it was refurbished in 1998 with a Chinese Pagoda, Chinese stone dogs and other Chinese style objects.

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Passions: Squares and public spaces
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Five+Ways+Island+-+A+wonderful+open+space!
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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. Site of a Grammar School 1883-1958.

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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!
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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!
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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
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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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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity
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Birmingham+-+a+City+and+Community+on+film!+(a+collection+of+videos+and+films)
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Birmingham - a City and Community 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+
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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+%26+Print
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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!
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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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Introducing+Birmingham+Hippodrome+-+Creativity+with+Community
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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%2c+Remodelling%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+Construction+with+Community
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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%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK
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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%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK
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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
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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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