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Ort+Gallery+(Balsall+Heath%2c+Birmingham)+-+Creativity+across+our+community
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Ort Gallery (Balsall Heath, Birmingham) - Creativity across our community

Ort Gallery is an artist-led exhibition space in Balsall Heath, Birmingham with the social mission to facilitate dialogue in the community. From 2019 located in the School of Art building.

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Art Rooms Kings Heath (2020-22) - Creativity across our community

Art Rooms was a physical space and a virtual gallery for use by creatives in hosting events, maker spaces, arts markets and performances. Was open 2020 to 2022.

 

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Hall of Memory - A Birmingham Gem!

The Hall of Memory is a war memorial designed by Cooke and Twist which was opened in 1925 in Centenary Square, Birmingham. 

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Passions: History & heritage, Civic pride, Squares and public spaces, Classic Architecture
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Perrott's Folly and Edgbaston Waterworks Tower - A pair of Birmingham Gems!

Perrott's Folly and Edgbaston Waterworks Tower are two prominent landmarks on the Ladywood/Edgbaston border of Birmingham.  Both are steeped in history with Tolkien connections.

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Thomas Gardens (Pagoda Island) at Holloway Circus - A wonderful open space!

Located at Holloway Circus is Thomas Gardens (Pagoda Island). Originally built in 1966, it was refurbished in 1998 with a Chinese Pagoda, Chinese stone dogs and other Chinese style objects.

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Five Ways Island - A wonderful open space!

At the busy Five Ways Island is a small public space with wonderful flower beds. Subways called walkways links the pavements to all surrounding roads. Site of a Grammar School 1883-1958.

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Passions: Environment & green action, Green open spaces, Squares and public spaces
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1000 Trades Square - A Birmingham Gem!

1000 Trades Square is located outside the entrance to Grand Central and Birmingham New Street Station. It opened in September 2015. The void was filled between 2010-15.

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Midlands Arts Centre (The MAC) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Midlands Arts Centre is situated in Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston. Opened 1962, building refurbished from 2008 to 2010. Another closure in 2020, but is now open again.

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Birmingham in lockdown - a collaboration with community

With amazing contributions from community, we take a look at what it is like to be in Birmingham during the lockdown.  Amazing photography, videos and creativity from amazing people.

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Birmingham+-+a+City+and+Community+on+film!+(a+collection+of+videos+and+films)
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Birmingham - a City and Community on film! (a collection of videos and films)

This feature will grow to contain some great short films and videos about Birmingham, many created by people in community who love to share their passion for their city!  

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Raising community spirits during Covid - photography with community

This feature is all about lifting our spirits during Covid.  Whether you can get out or not enjoy this regularly updated selection of wonderful photography from people with passion.

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Birmingham+Gems+Charity+Calendar+2021+-+Collect+or+Download+%26+Print
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Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar 2021 - 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: History & heritage, Health & wellbeing, Art; Culture & creativity, Environment & green action, Modern Architecture, Green open spaces, Squares and public spaces
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Annatomix+street+art+around+Birmingham
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Annatomix street art around Birmingham

Annatomix street art around Birmingham. Including in Grand Central, Southside and Digbeth. She has also gone out to Wylde Green and Acocks Green.

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The+Floozie+in+the+Jacuzzi+in+Victoria+Square+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Floozie in the Jacuzzi in Victoria Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Located at the heart of Victoria Square is the Floozie in the Jacuzzi. Official name is River and Youth. Statues by Dhruva Mistry. Built between 1992 and 1994.

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Introducing+Birmingham+Hippodrome+-+Creativity+with+Community
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Introducing Birmingham Hippodrome - Creativity with Community

The Hippodrome is one of the city's main entertainment venues.  During a challenging time for all venues, we look back and we look at what the future holds for The Hippodrome.

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Conventions at The NEC Birmingham

The National Exhibition Centre is used to stage a variety of shows over the years. Such as Destination Star Trek and MCM Birmingham Comic Con. BBC Gardeners World Live is a regular returnee.

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The+Hippodrome%2c+Remodelling%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+Construction+with+Community
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The Hippodrome, Remodelling, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

Birmingham Hippodrome is to be transformed to offer a modernised entrance and foyer, with state-of-the-art digital media, and a new secondary entrance

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The Birmingham Repertory Theatre (The REP) - A City Gem!

The Birmingham REP, as it is commonly known, moved into its Centenary Square in 1971. Since then it has seen a number of refurbishments and extensions as the Square has developed.

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The+Wesleyan%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+City+architecture
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The Wesleyan, Birmingham, UK - City architecture

The Wesleyan is home to Wesleyan and General Assurance Society. It was built between 1988 to 1991 on the site of the former Gaumont Cinema.

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J.R.R. Tolkien and Birmingham

Between 1895 and 1911, author J.R.R. Tolkien lived in Birmingham. Many places across Birmingham were his inspiration for world famous novels The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

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Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum - A Birmingham Gem!

Thinktank is a Science Museum in Millennium Point, Eastside, Birmingham that opened in 2001. It replaced Birmingham Museum of Science & Industry on Newhall Street, which closed in 1997.

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Birmingham+Museum+Collection+Centre+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Birmingham Museum Collection Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

The Birmingham Museum Collection Centre is a museum collection facility in Nechells, Birmingham on Dollman Street. Now run by the Birmingham Museums Trust (Birmingham City Council until 2012).

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Birmingham%27s+support+for+Black+Lives+Matter+%23BirminghamBLM
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Birmingham's support for Black Lives Matter #BirminghamBLM

Events covered include 4,000 peaceful protesters descending on Birmingham to show solidarity with those who are in support of Black Lives Matter across the world.

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Love our parks

Love our parks is an initiative launched in Birmingham that is rolling out across the UK as a way of bringing people across the UK together in a shared passion for their parks.  

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Passions: People & community, Rivers, lakes & canals, Green open spaces, Squares and public spaces
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Lockdown photography competition

This competition run during 2020 was a great way of engaging people during Covid and bringing out the creativity of people during lockdown. See entries and much more here.

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