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Birmingham International Station - between the Airport and NEC

Birmingham International Station is on the West Coast Mainline between Birmingham New Street and Coventry and onto London Euston. It opened in 1976 and is used for Birmingham Airport / NEC.

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Passions: Transport, Travel & tourism, Classic Architecture
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Resorts World Birmingham at the NEC

Resorts World Birmingham is located at the National Exhibition Centre in Solihull, near the Pendigo Lake. It opened in October 2015. The complex was developed by Genting with a hotel / casino.

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The Bear Grylls Adventure at the Birmingham NEC

The Bear Grylls Adventure opened at the National Exhibition Centre in Solihull (near Birmingham) in 2018. Different challenges for people of all ages. From Merlin Entertainments.

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Resorts World Arena at the Birmingham NEC

Resorts World Arena is at the National Exhibition Centre in Solihull (near Birmingham). It has had various names and sponsors since it opened in 1980. Genting Arena mostly recently.

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Passions: Photography, Travel & tourism, Modern Architecture, Music & musicians
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Pendigo Lake at the Birmingham NEC

The Pendigo Lake is located at the National Exhibition Centre (Birmingham NEC). It is near Resorts World Birmingham, Resorts World Arena, and faces the exteriors of Halls 1 and 5. 

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Passions: History & heritage, Modern Architecture, Rivers, lakes & canals, Landscape architecture
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National Exhibition Centre at the Birmingham NEC

The National Exhibition Centre (also called The NEC) is located in Marston Green, Solihull. It opened in 1976. Over the years it has been expanded and now has 20 interconnected halls.

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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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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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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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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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King Kong in Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

Yes, King Kong is set to return to Birmingham just in time for the Commonwealth Games.  Take our feature for more information.  

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Walk with Little Amal in Birmingham on the 23rd June 2022

For one day only Little Amal, a puppet of a ten year old Syrian refugee girl visited Birmingham, on a walk between Victoria Square and Centenary Square via Chamberlain Square on 23/06/2022.

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The Country Girl, Selly Oak - A Birmingham Gem!

The Country Girl is a public house run by Ember Inns on Raddlebarn Road in Selly Oak, Birmingham. It is close to the Worcester & Birmingham Canal.

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The Ruin, Digbeth - A Birmingham Gem!

The Ruin is a public house in Digbeth on the corner of Floodgate Street and Little Ann Street. There has been a pub on this site since at least 1785!

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Bournbrook Sports Pitches at the University of Birmingham

The Bournbrook Sports Pitches were built during 2017-18 and are used for hockey and football. They will be used in the summer of 2022 for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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Northfield Community Garden - A wonderful open space!

Northfield Community Garden, formerly known as Northfield Arts Forum Gardens, is located on Lockwood Road and Sir Herbert Austin Way in Northfield, Birmingham.

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Dead Wax Digbeth - A Birmingham Gem!

Dead Wax Digbeth is a public house on Adderley Street in Digbeth, Birmingham. It was formerly a Free House called The Wagon & Horses until 2019. A live music venue.

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