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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 Alexandra Theatre - A Birmingham Gem!

The Alexandra is a theatre on Suffolk Street Queensway in Birmingham. Originally built in 1900-01. Original entrance on John Bright Street. Extended to Suffolk St in the 1960s.

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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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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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Midlands Arts Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

The Midlands Arts Centre is situated in Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston. Opened 1962, building refurbished from 2008 to 2010.

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Conventions at The NEC Birmingham

While any kind of event is unlikely now at The NEC, they used to happen before the pandemic. Such as Destination Star Trek and MCM Birmingham Comic Con.

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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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Utilita Arena Birmingham - Great architecture

Utilita Arena Birmingham, previously known as Arena Birmingham, is host to many large sports events and concerts with a capacity of 15,800. Arena Birmingham opened in 1991.

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Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK - A City Gem!

The Symphony Hall was opened in Centenary Square in 1991. It is home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The foyer was rebuilt between 2019-21. 
 

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A celebration of a City with Community, Birmingham Council House 2020

A celebration of our city.  Showcasing & sharing creativity & culture from people with passion.  Bringing Birmingham's creatives together.

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Birmingham Town Hall - A Birmingham Gem!

Birmingham Town Hall is a Grade I listed building located in Victoria Square and Chamberlain Square. It is a concert hall and a venue for popular assemblies in the City.  

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Icons and legends of the Birmingham music scene - past, present and, who knows, even future!

Here we take stroll back in time at some of the great names associated with Birmingham. And we look at the talent that is both current and emerging.

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Chinese New Year celebrations in Birmingham

Birmingham certainly knows how to put on a show and celebrate! One of the City's great annual events is the Chinese New Year celebrations and magnificent parade,

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Town Hall & Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK - 'City Gems'

Birmingham's Town Hall and Symphony Hall are two of the city's Gems. Popular with audiences and musicians alike, they have a major influence on the passion and growth of music. 

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The great organs of Birmingham's Town Hall & Symphony Hall

A collaborative project with the community and a journey with people who are passionate about music and organs.  

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