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Historic clock towers across Birmingham and the West Midlands

This feature is devoted to a showcase of the wonderful historic clock towers across Birmingham and the West Midlands that are available for people to go and enjoy.

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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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Brookvale Academy, Aston Villa - Construction with Community

Brookvale Academy is a state-of-the-art Inner City facility 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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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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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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Passions: Environment & green action, Green open spaces
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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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Passions: Rivers, lakes & canals
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Wonderful trees across Birmingham and the West Midlands

This feature is devoted to a showcase of wonderful trees to be found across Birmingham and the West Midlands, particularly in its many great parks and green open spaces.

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The King's Head Pub & Indian Grill, Bearwood - A Birmingham Gem!

The King's Head is a public house on the Birmingham (Harborne) and Sandwell (Bearwood) border on the corner of the Hagley Road and Lordswood Road. The current building dates to 1905.

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King's Head Clock, Bearwood - A Sandwell Gem!

The King's Head Clock is back in Bearwood, Sandwell, near the Hagley Road West since 2015. It was on High Street, Birmingham from 1979 to 2015, before it moved back to Bearwood.

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Aston Cross Tavern - A Birmingham Gem!

A former public house, Aston Cross Tavern was on the corner of the Lichfield Road and Rocky Lane at Aston Cross, Birmingham. It was last called O'Reillys, closed by 2012, now flats.

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Aston Cross Library - A Birmingham Gem!

A former public library on the Lichfield Road at Aston Cross, Birmingham. It was opened in October 1903 from the Aston Manor Urban District Council.

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Cambridge Road Methodist Church, Kings Heath - Culture, history and faith

A Methodist Church in Kings Heath at the corner of School Road and Cambridge Road. The architect was William Hale, and the building dates to 1896. An extension of the 1887 church.

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Passions: History & heritage, Classic Architecture, Faith
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The Manor Tavern, Aston - A Birmingham Gem!

A little known public house in Aston. The Manor Tavern is located on the corner of Portland Street and Wainwright Street. It's not far from the Lichfield Road.

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Trails - Between Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield

This feature is the start of what will grow into a selection of great trails you can take between Birmingham and Sutton. These can be enjoyed by foot or by cycle you choose.

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Passions: History & heritage, Health & wellbeing, Green open spaces
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Aston Cross Clock Tower - A Birmingham Gem!

The Aston Cross Clock Tower is located on an island between Lichfield Road and Rocky Lane in Aston. Dated to 1891, it was close to the site of the HP Sauce factory (now East End Foods).

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Five Ways Clock Tower - A Birmingham Gem!

The Five Ways Clock Tower is located between Calthorpe Road and Harborne Road in Edgbaston, near Five Ways Island. It dates to the late 19th century and is Grade II listed.

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Jewellery Quarter Chamberlain Clock - A Birmingham Gem!

Jewellery Quarter Chamberlain Clock was first installed in 1903 to commemorate Joseph Chamberlain's visit to South Africa in 1902-03. It was most recently fully restored during 2020-21.

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