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Elliott Brown Squares and public spaces
18 Nov 2021 - Elliott Brown
News & Updates

Christmas Markets and Ice Skate Birmingham are back in 2021

Ice Skate Birmingham is back in Centenary Square and is open from 4th November 2021 to 9th January 2022

Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market is back in Victoria Square and is open from 4th November to 23 December 2021.

Christmas in Cathedral Square is open in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral from 17th November to 19th December 2021.

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Christmas Markets and Ice Skate Birmingham are back in 2021





Ice Skate Birmingham is back in Centenary Square and is open from 4th November 2021 to 9th January 2022

Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market is back in Victoria Square and is open from 4th November to 23 December 2021.

Christmas in Cathedral Square is open in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral from 17th November to 19th December 2021.


Ice Skate Birmingham

Ice Skate Birmingham opened in Centenary Square, on the 4th November 2021, and will remain open until 9th January 2022. 

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Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market

The Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market has returned to Victoria Square (and New Street). As well as Bob Wilson's Carousel. It opened on the 4th November 2021, and will close on the 23rd December 2021.

It's a little bit smaller this time around and no Floozie which has been removed for repairs.

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Christmas in Cathedral Square

Taking place in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral (St Philip's Cathedral) from the 17th November to the 19th December 2021 is Christmas in Cathedral Square featuring Christmas market stalls, a pub called Pigeon in the Park and a helter skeler.

Hours before the Christmas Market opened on 17th November 2021, the view below taken from Temple Row.

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Photos taken by Elliott Brown can also be found on Twitter: ellrbrown

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Daniel Sturley Construction & regeneration
08 Nov 2021 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of 103 Colmore Row - November 2021

103 Colmore is bedding in to the cityscape really nicely creating some great juxtapositions with the city's classic and other architecture, above with the City Council House Dome from Chamberlain Square. Lots more photos in this gallery...

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The Construction of 103 Colmore Row - November 2021





103 Colmore is bedding in to the cityscape really nicely creating some great juxtapositions with the city's classic and other architecture, above with the City Council House Dome from Chamberlain Square. Lots more photos in this gallery...


Latest photo, 7th November

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

3rd August

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

13th August

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Photography by Elliott Brown

14th August

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

15th August

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Photography by Elliott Brown.

7th September

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

11th September

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Photography by Elliott Brown.

20th September

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

24th September

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

25th September

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

27th September

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An hour later...

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

1st October

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

2nd October

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Photography by Elliott Brown.

3rd October

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

5th October

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

9th October

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

21st October

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Photography by Daniel Sturley.

23rd October

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Photography by Elliott Brown.

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Elliott Brown Art; Culture & creativity
29 Oct 2021 - Elliott Brown
News & Updates

A Nightmare on Central Street - Halloween at the Bullring, October 2021

There are scary things happening down Central Street aka St Martin's Walk at the Bullring, ahead of Halloween. A Nightmare on Central Street. If you are lucky you might be able to spot the tentacles of sea monsters above the malls.

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A Nightmare on Central Street - Halloween at the Bullring, October 2021





There are scary things happening down Central Street aka St Martin's Walk at the Bullring, ahead of Halloween. A Nightmare on Central Street. If you are lucky you might be able to spot the tentacles of sea monsters above the malls.


It's a Nightmare on Central Street at Bullring & Grand Central Birmingham from the 25th to 31st October 2021. During Birmingham's October Half Term scary creatures can be hunyted down day and night.

Get you camera ready and share with Birmingham We Are.

Follow the link above to the official Bullring website for more information.

The photo below was taken on Sunday 24th October 2021, from the steps heading down to St Martin's Square. Blue and green tentacles cower above the bronze statue of Horatio Nelson, days after the 216th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.

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You should be able to spot more tentacles above the East Mall and West Mall, between Rotunda Square, if heading down St Martin's Walk, towards St Martin's Square and St Martin's Church.

As we see in this photo below taken on the 25th October 2021. You have until the 31st October 2021 to spot them, and anything else spooky down here (day or night).

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Photos taken by Elliott Brown can also be found on Twitter: ellrbrown

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Elliott Brown Classic Architecture
17 Oct 2021 - Elliott Brown
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Bournville Quaker Friends Meeting House - enjoy our visit shared with you!

The purpose built Bournville Quaker Meeting House on Lindon Road, Bournville was completed in 1905 to the designs of William Alexander Harvey as part of the Bournville Village Trust, a Trust created by the Cadbury family.

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Bournville Quaker Friends Meeting House - enjoy our visit shared with you!





The purpose built Bournville Quaker Meeting House on Lindon Road, Bournville was completed in 1905 to the designs of William Alexander Harvey as part of the Bournville Village Trust, a Trust created by the Cadbury family.

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In 1879, Cadbury's relocated their factory from central Birmingham to their new site to the south of the city, now known as Bournville Village.

Following the opening of the new factory in 1879, George Cadbury built a number of houses for key workers close to the factory.

The Bournville Village Trust was established in 1900 and the purpose built Quaker Meeting House was built in 1905 to the designs of William Alexander Harvey.

Internal changes to the meeting room carried out in 1935 included the removal of the rostrum; the replacement of a platform; and the removal of panelling within the arch of the south hall.

An extension was built in 1960 for a children's room with a smaller library and cloakrooms. This was designed by Selby Clewer, the chief architect of the Bournville Village Trust. The library was opened in 1988 to make a lobby area, and the main hall was re-roofed, internal front doors were added, and ancillary facilities were reconfigured.

You enter the House through the green doors.

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As you go in to the building there is a pair of black and white portrait photographs of Dame Elizabeth Cadbury (1858 - 1951) and her husband George Cadbury (1839 - 1922).

Outside of the Friends Meeting House is a bronze bust of George and his ashes were buried there following his death.

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There is also a plaque to celebrate the planting of a Cedar Tree outside the buiding on the 24th June 1948 by Elizabeth Mary Cadbury during the year of her 90th birthday. This has now grown into the tree that is wrapped with Christmas lights between November and January each year.

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The house is a magnificent space similar in design to Bournville Village Primary School which was also designed by architect William Alexander Harvey.

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A roll of memory contains some of the Cadbury family and a number of other Quaker's who have passed away.

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A wonderful organ and clock can be found above the door.

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Outside is the Cedar Tree, on this occasion used to announce "Quakers for Climate Justice".

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We hope you enjoyed our post with greaat photography from Elliott Brown.

More posts and features and a map of City Gems can be found at www.BirminghamGems.com

Photos taken by Elliott Brown can also be found on Twitter: ellrbrown

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Elliott Brown Classic Architecture
09 Oct 2021 - Elliott Brown
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Bournville Parish Church: St Francis of Assisi - enjoy our visit shared with you!

Bournville Parish Church: St Francis of Assisi was opened in 1925, 3 years after the death of George Cadbury who had always wanted an Anglican church in the Bournville village. The church was designed by William Alexander Harvey. The South Chapel was built in 1966.

Enjoy this post and photography by Elliott Brown taken during Birmingham's Heritage Week (September 2021).

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Bournville Parish Church: St Francis of Assisi - enjoy our visit shared with you!





Bournville Parish Church: St Francis of Assisi was opened in 1925, 3 years after the death of George Cadbury who had always wanted an Anglican church in the Bournville village. The church was designed by William Alexander Harvey. The South Chapel was built in 1966.

Enjoy this post and photography by Elliott Brown taken during Birmingham's Heritage Week (September 2021).


The church is located on Linden Road.

Despite being a Quaker, George Cadbury had always wanted an Anglican church to be built in Bournville. The Hall was built in 1913 and the church followed in 1925. 

The South Chapel was opened in 1966 by Laurence and Joyce Cadbury in memory of their children, Julian, Anthea and Lindsay.

Here are some exterior photos of the church.

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Now inside the church.

The ceiling inside St Francis of Assisi Church in Bournville is in the style that William Alexander Harvey was noted for.

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Here is the pulpit inside the church.

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Here is the alterpiece inside the church.

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Next to the alterpiece is the organ.

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There is a stained glass window in memory of Lt. John Barclay who was killed flying from H.M.S. Seahawk on 11th March 1953, aged just 24.

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The South Chapel opened in 1966 by Laurence and Joyce Cadbury in memory of their children, Julian, Anthea and Lindsay (who all sadly died very young).

Alexander Lindsay Aitkin Turner (1927 - 1964) aged 37, Anthea Karen Turner (1936 - 1964) aged 28  and Julian St. John Cadbury (1926 - 1950) aged 24.

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We hope you enjoyed our post.

More posts and features and a map of City Gems can be found at www.BirminghamGems.com

Photos taken by Elliott Brown can also be found on Twitter: ellrbrown

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