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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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National Trust properties around the West Midlands region

This feature from our community looks at houses and gardens that you can visit in the West Midlands Region that are owned by the National Trust. Take a look, then go and visit.

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Introducing PhotographyWeAre

Photography We Are.com  is a digital space devoted to photography that has been established by Your Place Your Space for the enjoyment of people who share a passion for photography.

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The Queen's Head - A Birmingham Gem!

The Queen's Head is on Steelhouse Lane in Birmingham. The Victorian pub was replaced in the 1960's by a plain building. Was The Jekyll & Hyde from 2009 to 2021.

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The Woodman, Eastside - A Birmingham Gem!

The Woodman is a Victorian public house on the corner of New Canal Street and what was formerly part of Albert Street (now Eastside City Park). Built 1896-97 by James & Lister Lea.

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UPRAWR Studios and The Asylum Live Music Venue

UPRAWR Studios and The Asylum Live Music Venue. An alternative night club with a 5* rehersal studios. Hampton Street, Newtown, Birmingham. Rock themed.

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Passions: Music & musicians
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The Shakespeare (Lower Temple Street) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Shakespeare is a public house on Lower Temple Street. It opened in 1911, but had origins at the Theatre Royal, existing from 1774 until the rebuilding of the theatre in 1904.

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The Shakespeare (Summer Row) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Shakepeare is a public house on the corner of Summer Row and Lionel Street, at the gateway to the Jewellery Quarter. It was established in 1873.

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The Old Royal - A Birmingham Gem!

The Old Royal is a Grade II listed public house at the corner of Church Street and Cornwall Street in the Colmore Business District. Built in 1898 as The Red Lion by A H Hamblin.

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Queens Tavern - A Birmingham Gem!

The Queens Tavern was built from 1894-95 by James & Lister Lea at the corner of Essex Street and Inge Street in Southside. Now a pub in the Gay Village, with several name changes.

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The Wellington (Bennetts Hill) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Wellington is at 37 Bennetts Hill. A Grade II listed public house building dating to 1868-70. A blue plaque is now here for William Haywood, who had offices in the building.

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The Prince of Wales Cambridge Street - A Birmingham Gem!

The Prince of Wales, a hugely popular traditional pub on Cambridge Street in the westside, dates back to 1854 and is a wonderful example of Birmingham's history and cultural heritage.

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Cathedral Place - A Birmingham Gem!

Offices at 44 Waterloo Street built around 1900-02 in the Perpendicular Gothic style. Was the Birmingham Midshires bank until 2006, then Caffe Nero from 2009 until May 2022.

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The Bull - A Heritage Inn in the Gun Quarter!

The Bull is a heritage inn located in the Gun Quarter at Price Street and Loveday Street. It is said to date to circa 1800. A blue plaque by John Ashby details it's history.

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The Gunmakers Arms - A Birmingham Gem!

The Gunmakers Arms is a Grade II listed building dating to 1820. Now an art venue with exhibitions of artists and photographs. At Bath Street and Little Shadwell Street.

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Actress & Bishop, Jewellery Quarter - A Birmingham Gem!

The Actress & Bishop is a live music venue on Ludgate Hill in the Jewellery Quarter. A former jewellery workshop dating from the 19th century. It became a public house in 1998.

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Boddington Garden, Sutton Coldfield - A wonderful open space!

Boddington Garden is situated on the Birmingham Road in Maney, Sutton Coldfield. The area was originally a driffold, which was used to impound stray animals. 

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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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Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath - A Birmingham Gem!

The Hare & Hounds is a musical pub at the corner of York Road and High Street in Kings Heath. Opened in 1907. UB40 had their first gig here in 1979.

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Kings Heath Library - A Birmingham Gem!

Kings Heath Library was built in the year 1905 on the High Street, for the then King's Norton & Northfield Urban District Council (it became part of Birmingham from 1911).

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The Kingsway, Kings Heath - A Birmingham Gem!

The Kingsway was a cinema in Kings Heath from 1925 to 1980, then bingo hall until 2007. Arson in 2011, partial demolition in 2018. Now Outdoor at the Kingsway from 2020.

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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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