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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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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity
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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 Academy - Community engagement

Aston Villa Football Club are bringing forward plans for a state-of-the-art football academy that will enable the club to grow its youth training programme within inner-city Birmingham.

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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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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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Passions: Modern Architecture
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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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The Queen's Head - A Birmingham Gem!

The Queen's Head is on Steelhouse Lane in Birmingham. The Victorian pub was replaced in the 1960's by a plain building. Was The Jekyll & Hyde from 2009 to 2021.

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The Woodman, Eastside - A Birmingham Gem!

The Woodman is a Victorian public house on the corner of New Canal Street and what was formerly part of Albert Street (now Eastside City Park). Built 1896-97 by James & Lister Lea.

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St Chad's Circus, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Outside of St Chad's Cathedral is now a lawn with trees at St Chad's Circus. This was developed following the demolition of the old island and subways around 2006-7. 

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UPRAWR Studios and The Asylum Live Music Venue

UPRAWR Studios and The Asylum Live Music Venue. An alternative night club with a 5* rehersal studios. Hampton Street, Newtown, Birmingham. Rock themed.

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Passions: Music & musicians
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St George's Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

St George's Park is on Great Hampton Row. It was developed in the years following the demolition of St George's Church, Newtown in 1960-61. War memorial and a tomb survive here.

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The Shakespeare (Lower Temple Street) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Shakespeare is a public house on Lower Temple Street. It opened in 1911, but had origins at the Theatre Royal, existing from 1774 until the rebuilding of the theatre in 1904.

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The Shakespeare (Summer Row) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Shakepeare is a public house on the corner of Summer Row and Lionel Street, at the gateway to the Jewellery Quarter. It was established in 1873.

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The Old Royal - A Birmingham Gem!

The Old Royal is a Grade II listed public house at the corner of Church Street and Cornwall Street in the Colmore Business District. Built in 1898 as The Red Lion by A H Hamblin.

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Queens Tavern - A Birmingham Gem!

The Queens Tavern was built from 1894-95 by James & Lister Lea at the corner of Essex Street and Inge Street in Southside. Now a pub in the Gay Village, with several name changes.

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The Wellington (Bennetts Hill) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Wellington is at 37 Bennetts Hill. A Grade II listed public house building dating to 1868-70. A blue plaque is now here for William Haywood, who had offices in the building.

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The Prince of Wales Cambridge Street - A Birmingham Gem!

The Prince of Wales, a hugely popular traditional pub on Cambridge Street in the westside, dates back to 1854 and is a wonderful example of Birmingham's history and cultural heritage.

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Acocks Green Village Green - A wonderful open space!

The Green traffic islands at Acocks Green Village, where the Warwick Road passes through between Solihull & Birmingham. Joining to Shirley Road and Westley Road. Wonderful flower displays.

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