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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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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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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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Driffold Gallery, Sutton Coldfield - Centres of art with community

Driffold Gallery was established in 1983, and is now one of the best known art dealers and consultants in the country. Located on Birmingham Road in Maney, Sutton Coldfield.

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Empire Cinemas - A Sutton Coldfield Gem!

Empire Cinemas in Sutton Coldfield, was originally an Odeon, opening in 1936. An Art Deco building designed by Harry Weedon. They have been closed since 2020.

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Boulton, Watt & Murdoch - the golden boys statue in Birmingham

The statue of Boulton, Watt & Murdoch was unveiled on Broad Street back in 1956 outside of the Register Office. Was in storage from August 2017 to April 2022. Now in Centenary Square.

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The Guardian - The Bullring Bull

The Guardian by Laurence Broderick, is the world famous Bullring bull. One of the most photographed landmarks in the UK. He regularly gets dressed up for a variety of events.

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Statue of King Edward VII at Centenary Square

The statue of King Edward VII was sculpted by Albert Toft and dates to 1913. Was in Victoria Square until 1951, then Highgate Park until 2009. Restored and at Centenary Square from 2010.

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To The Future - an abstract sculpture at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

To The Future is a 2013 abstract sculpture stainless steel outside of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham by the sculptor Richard Thornton, in the shape of a double helix.

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Mother and Child - a statue outside of the Birmingham Women's Hospital

A statue made of Fiberglass and resin in 1999 by the sculptor Terry McDonald, located outside of the Birmingham Women's Hospital called Mother and Child.

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The Good Samaritan - a bronze statue near the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

The Good Samaritan is a bronze statue presented to Selly Oak Hospital in 1963. Following the closure of the hospital, it was relocated in 2014 near the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

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Hebe - a wonderful bronze statue in Birmingham

The bronze statue of Hebe with fountain can be found at James Watt Queensway. The 1966 statue was designed by Robert Thomas with Anuradha Patel designing the modern railing.

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John F. Kennedy Memorial in Digbeth

The Kenneth Budd JFK Memorial was originally at St Chad's Circus from 1968 until it was destroyed in 2007. It was recreated by his son Oliver Budd in Digbeth during 2012-13.

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Cass Art Birmingham - Centres of art with community

Cass Art opened up there Birmingham art supplies shop on Corporation Street back in 2016. There moto is "Let's fill this town with artists". They were est in 1984.

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Castle Fine Art Birmingham - Centres of art with community

Castle Fine Art has two galleries in Birmingham City Centre. One at The Mailbox, while the other is at The ICC Birmingham (International Convention Centre).

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Statue of Claude Auchinleck at Five Ways

Outside of Park Regis Birmingham, the hotel near the top of Broad Street at Five Ways is the statue of Claude Auchinleck. Made in the mid 1960s, it was relocated during the redevelopment.

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Charles Blondin - Welcome to Ladywood

In 1873, French tightrope walker Charles Blondin crossed Edgbaston Reservoir. Welcome to Ladywood statue was installed in 1992-93 to commemorate this event.

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All Seasons Tree - The Northfield Interchange sculpture

All Seasons Tree is a steel sculpture on top of the Northfield Interchange at Northfield Station. It was made by Rosemary Terry in the early 2000s. The interchange from train to 19 bus route.

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The Genie of Industry - Longbridge Interchange

The Genie of Industry is a public transport interchange in Longbridge. Located on Longbridge Lane between Longbridge Station and the bus stop for the 19, 27, 42, 45, 47, 49 and 884 routes.

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Joseph Lucas Monument

A slab of slate is a memorial to the Lucas Industries HQ that used to be in the Newtown area of Birmingham. It was made in 1994, while Lucas left the area in 1996 for good. 

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Peaky Blinders statue at Assay Lofts

There is a bronze statue on a ledge on Charlotte Street in the Jewellery Quarter, close to St Paul's Square. Depicting a Peaky Blinder like in the BBC TV series. It was made in 2019.

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Take Off sculpture near Birmingham Airport

If arriving at Birmingham Airport by car, bus or coach, you will probably pass a sculpture called Take Off by the artist Walenty Pytel. It is in the middle of Bird Island, Airport Way.

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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 was moved down to platform 1 & 2 near the waiting room in 2014.

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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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