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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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Dragon bench at Hall Green Library

Located outside of Hall Green Library on the Stratford Road is a wooden Dragon bench carved by Graham Jones in 2002. It was unveiled in February 2003, on the 40th anniversary of the library.

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The Commonwealth Games Raging Bull

The Bull which featured so creatively and powerfully at the opening ceremony of The Commonwealth Games is currently on display at Centenary Sq in Birmingham.  We feature it here.

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King Kong in Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

Yes, King Kong is set to return to Birmingham just in time for the Commonwealth Games.  Take our feature for more information.  

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Walk with Little Amal in Birmingham on the 23rd June 2022

For one day only Little Amal, a puppet of a ten year old Syrian refugee girl visited Birmingham, on a walk between Victoria Square and Centenary Square via Chamberlain Square on 23/06/2022.

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Statue of Queen Victoria - A Birmingham Gem!

The Statue of Queen Victoria is located in Victoria Square, Birmingham. Originally made in 1901 of marble by Thomas Brock. 50 years later in 1951, it was recast in bronze by William Bloye.

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Seventh Circle Artworks & Aesthetics - Centres of Art with Community

Seventh Circle Artworks & Aesthetics is located at 10 St Mary's Row in Moseley Village, Birmingham. It is next to a Wetherspoon Free House called The Elizabeth of York.
 

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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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