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University+of+Birmingham+Guild+of+Students+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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University of Birmingham Guild of Students - A Birmingham Gem!

The University of Birmingham Guild of Students is situated on the Edgbaston Campus of the University of Birmingham, near Edgbaston Park Road. Formerly called BUGS.

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Passions: History & heritage, Civic pride, Education, Classic Architecture
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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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Akamba Heritage Centre - A Solihull Gem!

The Akamba Heritage Centre is situated on Tythe Barn Lane in Dickens Heath, Solihull. Featuring metal animal sculptures from the jungle. It is also a garden centre.

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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.

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University of Birmingham Sports & Fitness Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

University of Birmingham's state-of-the-art sports club, with a big focus on community, is a gateway to the University and sits on the corner of Bristol Road and Edgbaston Park Road.

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Passions: Construction & regeneration, Sport & leisure, People & community, Modern Architecture
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National Sealife Centre - A Birmingham Gem!

The National Sealife Centre is situated at Brindleyplace in Birmingham, between Three and Four Brindleyplace, and near the canals. Opened in 1996.

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Passions: Environment & green action, Travel & tourism, Modern Architecture, Rivers, lakes & canals
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St Chad's Cathedral - A Birmingham Gem!

St Chad's Cathedral is situated at St Chad's Circus Queensway and St Chad's Queensway in what was formerly called the Gun Quarter in Birmingham.

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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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Museum+of+the+Jewellery+Quarter+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter - A Birmingham Gem!

The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is situated on Vyse Street in Birmingham. Built around the preserved Smith & Pepper Jewellery Factory.

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Coffin+Works+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Coffin Works - A Birmingham Gem!

The Coffin Works will simply transport you back in time to a place where some of the world's finest coffin furniture was made including fittings for the Queen Mother and Winston Churchill.

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Midlands+Arts+Centre+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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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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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity, Modern Architecture, Music & musicians
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The Pen Museum - A Birmingham Gem!

The Pen Museum is in the Argent Centre on Frederick Street in the Jewellery Quarter. The museum opened in 2001.

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Curtis+Gardens%2c+Birmingham+-+A+Wonderful+open+space!
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Curtis Gardens, Birmingham - A Wonderful open space!

Curtis Gardens is situated on the Fox Hollies Road in Acocks Green, Birmingham. Formerly the estate of Fox Hollies Hall (demolished in 1937).

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Lapworth+Museum+of+Geology+(University+of+Birmingham)+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Lapworth Museum of Geology (University of Birmingham) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Lapworth Museum of Geology is located at the University of Birmingham in the quadrangle, in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Contains dinosaur replica skeletons and fossils.

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Barber Institute of Fine Arts - A Birmingham Gem!

The world renowned Barber Institute of Fine Arts is located at the University of Birmingham in Edgbaston behind The Equestrian Statue of King George I.

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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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Colmore Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Colmore Square is located in the middle of Colmore Circus Queensway between The Wesleyan and One Colmore Square. Between Steelhouse Lane and Colmore Row. The first Metro extension passes it.

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Passions: Photography, People & community, Modern Architecture, Landscape architecture, Squares and public spaces
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Millennium+Point+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Millennium Point - A Birmingham Gem!

Millennium Point is a mixed used public venue. Home to Thinktank, Birmingham City University and Birmingham Metropolitan College. There used to be an IMAX cinema here. Opened in 2001.

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Air Ambulance in Birmingham

The Air Ambulance used to land at the helipad near Birmingham Childrens Hospital, as well as at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

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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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The+site+of+Selly+Oak+Hospital+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The site of Selly Oak Hospital - A Birmingham Gem!

Selly Oak Hospital was sited between Oak Tree Lane and Raddlebarn Road from 1897 to 2011 on the site of the Kings Norton Workhouse (dating to the 1870s). Some of these buildings survive.

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Church Street Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Church Street Square opened in 2012 in the Colmore BID between Edmund St and Cornwall St.

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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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Westley+Vale+Millennium+Green%2c+Acocks+Green+-+A+Wonderful+open+space!
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Westley Vale Millennium Green, Acocks Green - A Wonderful open space!

The Westley Vale Millennium Green is located in Acocks Green, Birmingham, not far from Acocks Green Station and the Grand Union Canal. A green space for the local community.

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Harborne Walkway a former railway line in Birmingham

The Harborne Walkway is now a walking and cycling path from Harborne towards Summerfield Park in Birmingham. But was formerly the Harborne Railway line (which closed in 1963).

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