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Family Outing statue in Solihull

The bronze Family Outing statue was made in 1985 by John Ravera F.R.B.S, and probably installed during the 1987-88 refurbishment of Mell Square in Solihull.

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The Commuter statue at Birmingham Snow Hill

The Commuter is a bronze statue made by John McKenna in 1996, and is located at Birmingham Snow Hill Station. It's always been in front of the waiting rooms on platforms 1 & 2.

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Town and Country a sculpture at Northfield Station

On the unused island platform of Northfield Station is a sculpture called Town and Country, dating to 1993 by the artist Rosemary Terry. There is also a similar sculpture outside the station.

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BOM (Birmingham Open Media) - A Birmingham Gem!

Birmingham Open Media is situated at 1 Dudley Street, in Norfolk House. It is close to Birmingham New Street Station. An art gallery with a cafe. Free entry. Opened in 2015.

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Minerva Works, Digbeth - A Birmingham Gem!

Minerva Works is situated on Fazeley Street in Digbeth. Home of art related units: Centrala, Grand Union, Vivid Projects and Stryx. One of the buildings at Warwick Bar.

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Colley Ison Gallery - A Birmingham Gem!

Colley Ison Gallery (formerly Reuben Colley Fine Art) is at 85-89 Colmore Row. Founded by Reuben Colley in Moseley in 2010, they moved to Colmore Row in 2015. Renamed in 2020.

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Clarendon Fine Art (formerly Whitewall Galleries) - A Birmingham Gem!

Clarendon Fine Art (formerly Whitewall Galleries) is at 9 Colmore Row next to Birmingham Snow Hill Station. They specialist in 20th century art and contemporary artists.

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RBSA Gallery - A Birmingham Gem!

The RBSA Gallery is situated at 4 Brook Street in the Jewellery Quarter. The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists was established in 1821 was at New Street but relocated in 2000.

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Grand Theatre - A Wolverhampton Gem!

The Grand Theatre is situated on Lichfield Street in Wolverhampton City Centre. Dates to 1894 by the architect Charles J. Phipps. It is now a Grade II* listed building.

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Iron+Man+-+Antony+Gormley%27s+Iconic+Sculpture+in+Victoria+Square
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Iron Man - Antony Gormley's Iconic Sculpture in Victoria Square

The 'Iron: Man' is a massive steel sculpture set into the ground at an angle yet standing 6m (20ft) tall. Located in Victoria Square at the civic heart of the city. Antony Gormley 1993

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Sutton Arts Theatre - A Sutton Coldfield Gem!

Sutton Arts Theatre is situated on South Parade in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. The theatre was founded around 1944 by Paul Rice and Bill Wesley Harkcom.

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Hall Green Little Theatre - A Birmingham Gem!

Hall Green Little Theatre is one of Birmingham's oldest theatre companies. They are located close to Curtis Gardens, Fox Hollies near Pemberley Road in Acocks Green, Birmingham

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The Birmingham Theatre School at The Old Fire Station, Highgate - A Birmingham Gem!

The Birmingham Theatre School is situated at The Old Fire Station on the Moseley Road in Highgate, Birmingham (near Highgate Square). It is on the no 50 bus route.

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The Blue Orange Theatre - A Birmingham Gem!

The Blue Orange Theatre is one of the newest theatres in Birmingham, having only opened in 2011, It can be found on Great Hampton Street, Hockley (Jewellery Quarter).

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Central St Michael's Sixth Form College, West Bromwich - A Sandwell Gem!

Central St Michaels Sixth Form College (formerly Central Sixth Sandwell College) is on New Street in West Bromwich. It was a public arts venue The Public from 2008 to 2013.

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The Coventry Cross - a Public Art Gem!

The Coventry Cross was a replica of the Tudor Cross, it was unveiled in 1976. It was on Cuckoo Lane near Trinity Walk until the Council removed it in 2019. Made by sculptor George Wagstaffe.

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The Black Sabbath Bench - A Birmingham Gem!

The Black Sabbath bench is a celebration of the pioneering success of the Birmingham Heavy Metal band on Broad Street on the now named Black Sabbath Bridge over the canal.

 

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The Bank, 22a Great Hampton Street (Formerly Lloyds Bank), Birmingham - Placemaking with community

The former Lloyds Bank building at 22a Great Hampton Street is being renovated by Cordia UK, specialists in the restoration of historic buildings.

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St Paul's Church, Jewellery Quarter - A Birmingham Gem!

St Paul’s Church, in the centre of the Square, is a Grade I listed building and was built at the same time as the square, completed in 1779. Tower / spire added by 1823.

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St Martin in the Bullring - A Birmingham Gem!

The church, known as St Martin in the Bullring, is a Grade II* listed building in what is now called St Martin’s Square. A Victorian church with 13th century origins.

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Coventry UK City of Culture 2021

Coventry won the bid to be UK City of Culture at the end of 2017 for 2021. But due to the pandemic it was postponed to start for a year from May 2021.

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Introducing King Charles I Return aka Daniel Williams

Daniel Williams from Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham is passionate about recreating the life of King Charles I of England, and regularly dresses up as him.

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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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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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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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