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Birmingham+Gems+Charity+Calendar+2022%c2%a0-+Collect+or+Download+%26+Print
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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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Aston+Villa+Academy+-+Community+engagement
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Aston Villa Academy - Community engagement

Aston Villa Football Club are bringing forward plans for a state-of-the-art football academy that will enable the club to grow its youth training programme within inner-city Birmingham.

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Passions: Construction & regeneration, Sport & leisure
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BirminghamWeAre+-+for+people+who+are+passionate+about+Birmingham
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BirminghamWeAre - for people who are passionate about Birmingham

People with Passion in Birmingham care about their community and are passionate about making a difference and creating an impact - JOIN THEM.

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Passions: People & community
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Parks+and+Open+Spaces+-+Birmingham+loves+them!
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Parks and Open Spaces - Birmingham loves them!

In and around Birmingham, there is so much to enjoy with great parks, open spaces, canals, nature and wildlife. There are so many spaces for people to visit and enjoy.

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Passions: Environment & green action, Green open spaces
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Canals+in+and+around+Birmingham+-+enjoy+them!
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Canals in and around Birmingham - enjoy them!

Birmingham is often referred to as being at the heart of Britain’s canal network. With over 100 miles of canals to explore, it’s easy to see why so take our feature and enjoy!

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Passions: Rivers, lakes & canals
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Downlow%27s+Lozells+Mural+Trail+-+Street+Art+by+Bunny+Bread
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Downlow's Lozells Mural Trail - Street Art by Bunny Bread

We want to see you explore Lozells and discover untold stories by yourself or with your friends & families.

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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity
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Solihull+Station%2c+Integrated+Transport+Hub%2c+Solihull+-+Placemaking+with+community
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Solihull Station, Integrated Transport Hub, Solihull - Placemaking with community

Solihull Station is to be thoroughly revamped to create a new 'world class' Integrated Transport Hub. Follow work on this major development right here with us.

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Passions: Construction & regeneration
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The+Rainbow+-+A+historic+pub+in+Digbeth!
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The Rainbow - A historic pub in Digbeth!

The Rainbow was built in 1876 at 60 High Street Bordesley for Mitchells & Butlers in the Gothic Style. Recent years as Finders Keepers but now The Rainbow again with new owners.

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Passions: History & heritage, Food & drink, Classic Architecture
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Tudor+Grange+House+-+A+Solihull+Gem!
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Tudor Grange House - A Solihull Gem!

Tudor Grange is a large suburban house in Solihull, next to Solihull College on the Blossomfield Road. It was built in 1887 for Alfred Lovekin and later home of Sir Alfred Bird. 

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Passions: History & heritage, Civic pride, Classic Architecture
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Great+Hampton+Street+and+surrounding+area+-+showcased+by+young+people+of+Birmingham
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Great Hampton Street and surrounding area - showcased by young people of Birmingham

This is an amazing initiative involving students from South & City College engaged by Cordia Blackswan to record the sights around Great Hampton Street, Jewellery Quarter. 

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Passions: History & heritage, Construction & regeneration, Classic Architecture
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The+Bartons+Arms+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Bartons Arms - A Birmingham Gem!

The Bartons Arms in Aston, Birmingham is one of the finest examples of Victorian pub architecture and has one of the most beautiful pub interiors in the country.

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Edgbaston+Tunnel+-+A+Historic+Gem!
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Edgbaston Tunnel - A Historic Gem!

The Edgbaston Tunnel is on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal. It is next to a tunnel on the Cross City Line, they both run under Church Road in Edgbaston. The towpath was widened in 2018.

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Passions: History & heritage, Transport, Rivers, lakes & canals
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Curzon+Street+Tunnel+-+a+Historic+Gem!
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Curzon Street Tunnel - a Historic Gem!

The Curzon Street Tunnel was built over the Digbeth Branch Canal in 1838. The engineer was J. Locke. It provided access above to the original Curzon Street Station. It is 49 yards long.

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Passions: History & heritage, Transport, Rivers, lakes & canals
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The+Memorial+Cross+-+a+Bournville+Gem!
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The Memorial Cross - a Bournville Gem!

The Memorial Cross - a Bournville Gem!

 

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Passions: History & heritage, Art; Culture & creativity, Classic Architecture
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The+Green+at+Willow+Road+-+a+Bournville+Gem!
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The Green at Willow Road - a Bournville Gem!

The Green at Willow Road

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Passions: History & heritage, Environment & green action, Green open spaces
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Coventry+Pool+Meadow+Bus+Station+-+A+Coventry+Gem!
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Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station - A Coventry Gem!

Pool Meadow Bus Station was opened in Coventry City Centre in 1994 by the then Lord Mayor of Coventry. Now used by National Express buses and coaches. Close to Millennium Place.

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Passions: Transport, Travel & tourism, Modern Architecture
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South+%26+City+College+Birmingham%3a+Longbridge+Campus+(Bournville+College)+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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South & City College Birmingham: Longbridge Campus (Bournville College) - A Birmingham Gem!

Bournville College moved to Longbridge in 2011, on part of the former MG Rover car plant site (closed in 2005). Merged with South & City College Birmingham in 2017. Renamed in 2020.

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Passions: Education, Modern Architecture
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Midland+Metro+-+Eastside+extension+from+Bull+Street+to+Digbeth
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Midland Metro - Eastside extension from Bull Street to Digbeth

Here we follow developments on the Midland Metro in Birmingham during the extension from Bull Street (at the Delta Junction with Corporation Street) to Digbeth (High Street Deritend).

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Passions: Construction & regeneration, Transport
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Central+St+Michael%27s+Sixth+Form+College%2c+West+Bromwich+-+A+Sandwell+Gem!
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Central St Michael's Sixth Form College, West Bromwich - A Sandwell Gem!

Central St Michaels Sixth Form College (formerly Central Sixth Sandwell College) is on New Street in West Bromwich. It was a public arts venue The Public from 2008 to 2013.

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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity, Education, Modern Architecture
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East+Birmingham+-+development+and+plans+with+community
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East Birmingham - development and plans with community

This is an exciting time for East Birmingham and with the community engaged and involved, Birmingham We Are will be looking at the plans and developments as they evolve.  

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Passions: History & heritage, Construction & regeneration, People & community
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Cronehills+Interchange+Bridge%2c+West+Bromwich+-+A+Sandwell+Gem!
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Cronehills Interchange Bridge, West Bromwich - A Sandwell Gem!

The Cronehills Interchange Bridge is in West Bromwich, Sandwell, West Midlands. The footbridge was built over The Expressway from 2011-12. Also called The A41 Grade Separated Interchange.

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Passions: Transport, Landscape architecture, Green travel
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The+Lego+Giraffe+-+Public+Art+in+the+City!
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The Lego Giraffe - Public Art in the City!

This public art is a full size giraffe made of yellow, brown and black oversized Lego bricks and it can be found outside the Legoland Discovery Centre at the Utilita Arena.

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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity, Travel & tourism
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The+Precinct+-+Place+Making+in+Coventry
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The Precinct - Place Making in Coventry

The Precinct is part of the shopping centre in Coventry. Designed by the City Architect, Sir Donald Gibson, it was mostly complete in it's original form in 1955.

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Passions: History & heritage, Shopping, People & community, Squares and public spaces
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Holy+Trinity+Church%2c+Coventry+-+A+Coventry+medieval+gem!
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Holy Trinity Church, Coventry - A Coventry medieval gem!

Holy Trinity Church in Coventry dates to the 12th century, and is the only medieval church in Coventry that is complete. It has one of the tallest non-cathedral spires in the UK.

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Passions: History & heritage, Civic pride, Classic Architecture, Faith
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The+Flying+Standard+-+A+Coventry+Mock+Tudor+Gem!
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The Flying Standard - A Coventry Mock Tudor Gem!

The Flying Standard is situated at Trinity Street Square in Coventry. A JD Wetherspoon Free House named after a fondly remembered motor car made in Coventry from 1903 until the 1960s.

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