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Commonwealth+Games+and+it%27s+party+time+in+Birmingham!
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Commonwealth Games and it's party time in Birmingham!

The whole of Birmingham has come together to celebrate as the host of the Commonwealth Games and at Birmingham Gems we have the digital space for people to share their passion.

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Birmingham's art galleries and centres of art - Enjoy!

Birmingham is a thriving city for artists and all forms of creatives. Take our feature and links to see what's available and what you can visit both in and out of the city centre.

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Birmingham's Theatreland - Enjoy!

As the UK's second city, you'd expect to find an array of theatres to choose from.  You won't be disappointed.  Take our feature and links to see what's on offer.

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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity, Modern Architecture, Classic Architecture
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Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar 2022 - 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: Civic pride, Photography, Environment & green action, People & community, Fundraising & charity
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Nature & Wildlife around Birmingham and the West Midlands

From scarce mammals like water voles and polecats to dragonflies and kingfishers, and a huge variety of plant life, there is much to treasure and so many places to visit across the city.

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Passions: Environment & green action, People & community, Rivers, lakes & canals, Green open spaces
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Aston Villa Inner City Academy, Brookvale, Witton Road

Creation of a state-of-the-art Inner City Football Academy for Aston Villa Football Club – just 600 yards from Villa Park.

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Passions: Construction & regeneration, Sport & leisure
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Birmingham - A wonderful city with a great mix of amazing historic buildings

Here, through features, galleries, maps and tours, we'd like to introduce you to some of the wonderful historic builds and architecture on show in and across Birmingham. 

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Passions: History & heritage
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Birmingham's Public Art - Enjoy!

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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National Trust properties around the West Midlands region

This feature from our community looks at houses and gardens that you can visit in the West Midlands Region that are owned by the National Trust. Take a look, then go and visit.

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Passions: History & heritage, Photography, Environment & green action, Travel & tourism, People & community, Green open spaces, Classic Architecture
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Birmingham's Public Squares

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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Street Art across Birmingham, UK

Birmingham, in particular Digbeth and Southside, has one of the greatest collections of street art to be found anywhere in the world. Take our feature with trails and gallery - enjoy!

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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity, Photography
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Parks and Open Spaces - Birmingham loves them!

In and around Birmingham, there is so much to enjoy with great parks, open spaces, canals, nature and wildlife. There are so many spaces for people to visit and enjoy.

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Birmingham - A wonderful city with a great mix of amazing modern architecture

Let us introduce you to the creativity of Birmingham's architects and the wonderful modern architecture through features, galleries and maps and tours. 

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Canals in and around Birmingham - enjoy them!

Birmingham is often referred to as being at the heart of Britain’s canal network. With over 100 miles of canals to explore, it’s easy to see why so take our feature and enjoy!

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St Paul's Gallery - Centres of art with community

St Paul's Gallery is located on Northwood Street in the Jewellery Quarter, close to James Street. They have a large collection of signed album artwork. It opened in 2003.

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Artisan Alchemy Gallery - Centres of art with community

Artisan Alchemy Gallery is sitated on Caroline Street, not far from St Paul's Square in the Jewellery Quarter. A shop with bespoke fine furniture and jewellery.

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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity, Shopping
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Dragon bench at Hall Green Library

Located outside of Hall Green Library on the Stratford Road is a wooden Dragon bench carved by Graham Jones in 2002. It was unveiled in February 2003, on the 40th anniversary of the library.

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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity, Education
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The Station, Kings Heath - A Birmingham Gem!

The Station is a public house on the Kings Heath High Street. It was probably named after the first Kings Heath Station (1840-1941). By the end of 2023, there will be a new railway station.

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Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Prince Lazar in Bournville - Culture, history and faith

The Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Prince Lazar is located in Bournville, Birmingham on Griffins Brook Lane. Built for political refugees from Yugoslavia after World War II,

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The Connection at Broadway Plaza, Birmingham

Public art at Broadway Plaza in Ladywood, Birmingham by the artist Luke Burton called The Connection. It was unveiled in November 2021.

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The Red Lion, Kings Heath - A Birmingham Gem!

The Red Lion is a public house in Kings Heath on the Vicarage Road, dating to 1903 by the architect C E Bateman. Between Howard Road and Grove Road. It's a Grade II listed building.

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The Commonwealth Games Raging Bull

The Bull which featured so creatively and powerfully at the opening ceremony of The Commonwealth Games is currently on display at Centenary Sq in Birmingham.  We feature it here.

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Birmingham - the place-making journey (with community for community)

Let's grow this city together! That's the message from Birmingham's community. We're here to oblige with a massive collaboration of community in tracking their place.

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Passions: Construction & regeneration, People & community
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Merrymaid Bar and Grill - A Birmingham Gem!

The Merrymaid Bar and Grill is an Indian public house on the no 50 bus route, at Moseley Road and Upper Conybere Street in Highgate, Birmingham.

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Selly Park Tavern - A Birmingham Gem!

Selly Park Tavern is a public house run by Ember Inns, located on the Pershore Road in Selly Park, Birmingham. On the no 45 and 47 bus routes.

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