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BirminghamWeAre

A City for All

BirminghamWeAre is a community devoted to social value, providing a shared space for people who make a difference and together have a positive social impact across the City.

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BirminghamWeAre - a FreeTimePays Community of Passion and digital portal for people who want to make a difference!

With a combined reach of 100,000, FreeTimePays is delighted to welcome Birmingham as a Community of Passion. Together with our People with Passion, this digital space will be used to showcase all that's great about the City.

Take the full post to find out more and see how you can get involved.

Connect with us and promote the passion that is Birmingham!

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BirminghamWeAre - a FreeTimePays Community of Passion and digital portal for people who want to make a difference!





With a combined reach of 100,000, FreeTimePays is delighted to welcome Birmingham as a Community of Passion. Together with our People with Passion, this digital space will be used to showcase all that's great about the City.

Take the full post to find out more and see how you can get involved.

Connect with us and promote the passion that is Birmingham!


BirminghamWeAre is a Community of Passion that utilises FreeTimePays digital engagement and social media to deliver real change and positive social impact.

BirminghamWeAre delivers a digital space for people who are passionate about Birmingham and want to do whatever they can to help their community.

At BirminghamWeAre, we help connect people where passions are shared; we give people FREE access to their very own digital space where they can promote their passion; and we recognise people for the contributions they make through the allocation of Passion Points. Interested? Connect with us HERE.

The reach of FreeTimePays is huge and is growing with Communities of Passion being rolled out across the UK. 

Companies and organisations keen to support People with Passion play an essential role and we have a range of partnership, sponsorship and advertising packages available.

We can even go as far as to set groups and networks up with their own portal so they can grow their own branded Community of Passion linked to their own website or social media account.

View our Partnership arrangements or connect with us HERE.

Now let's show you what you get with FreeTimePays. 

FreeTimePays

FreeTimePays is an impact focused digital platform and social media channel specifically for people who want to make a difference and create a positive social and economic impact.

FreeTimePays is the social media of choice for 'People with Passion'.

With FreeTimePays, we help people take their passion to the next level by giving them access to a suite of digital tools and applications.

There are three components to FreeTimePays.

There’s Community Passport, Community Workspace and Community Matchmaker. Operating right across the platform in recognition of the valuable contribution being made by users is FreeTimePays gamification. This takes the form of points and rewards for passions shared.

FreeTimePays is here for people who really want to become involved in their community or with their particular passion and for those people who are really serious about making a difference. It’s our job at FreeTimePays to provide the tools and functionality that helps bring together those who create the great ideas with those who have the potential to turn an idea into something that really does make a difference.

Community Passport

Passport is a personal space which registered members can make their own. With a passport, members can choose to get involved with their passion and participate in many different ways.

They can view regular content and posts; sort and save this content by type or by passion; they can collect points for giving their views through polls and surveys, attend events or even join a discussion.

With a FreeTimePays Community Passport, members can follow inspiring people and they can learn more about their community and their passion by following regular ‘Did you Know’ features. And the more they decide to do and the more they get involved, the more points they collect and the greater the opportunity to take up offers and win prizes.

Community Workspace

With their unique Community Workspace, FreeTimePays is able to help those who are inspired and serious about taking things to the next level. FreeTimePays will give these people their own access rights environment where they can work on their idea or project.

In this digital space they can work alone, or bring in others to share in building evidence, acquiring knowledge and developing plans. This is the ideal space for working on the business; working on the idea; working on the initiative.

A range of facilities and tools can be found in workspace and users can effectively utilise this space for collating documents, photos, videos and web links, for opening up discussion and chat with others, or for running surveys and analysing results.

Community Matchmaker

The whole focus and rationale for FreeTimePays is MAKING A DIFFERENCE. It’s our job at FreeTimePays to provide the tools and functionality that helps bring together those who create the GREAT IDEAS with those who have the potential to turn an IDEA into something that really does MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Matchmaker is where the dreamers can join with the dream makers – with those who are more than happy to put their support, their resources, their connections, and their wealth of experience behind the idea and behind the passionate people responsible for coming up with the idea.

These are the community drivers, the investors, the philanthropists, the funders of great initiatives, the Lottery, and those from local government and the public sector who are responsible for the provision of public services.

These are the people and the organisations who are in positions of making things happen for those who are passionate and inspired to want to make a difference.

For more detail on what is provided by FreeTimePays connect HERE.

BirminghamWeAre

BirminghamWeAre will grow as a shared space for the many individuals, communities and businesses that will want to connect and share in their passion for their community.

Their work, their ideas and their proposals can be pulled together in the one collaborative space giving them access to a huge resource bank for sharing images, documents and web links. 

In this space people can chat in a secure environment if they wish; they can set up and promote events; or they can communicate with any of the FreeTimePays Communities through creating and submitting posts.

We would be delighted to tell you more.

Contact Jonathan Bostock at jonathan.bostock@freetimepays.com or connect HERE with FreeTimePays for more information on sharing your passion for Birmingham.

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Are you passionate about promoting your passion and your City? Join Us!

BirminghamWeAre is a FreeTimePays Community of Passion that utilises digital engagement and social media to deliver real change and positive social impact for Birmingham.

‘People with Passion’ are given the digital space and the digital tools so they can promote their passion for Birmingham and connect with people who share their passion.

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Are you passionate about promoting your passion and your City? Join Us!





BirminghamWeAre is a FreeTimePays Community of Passion that utilises digital engagement and social media to deliver real change and positive social impact for Birmingham.

‘People with Passion’ are given the digital space and the digital tools so they can promote their passion for Birmingham and connect with people who share their passion.


BirminghamWeAre is all about engaging people in the passion that is Birmingham.  To help promote your passion, your City and, of course yourself, connect HERE

BirminghamWeAre is a Community of Passion that utilises FreeTimePays digital engagement and social media to deliver real change and positive social impact.

FreeTimePays is an impact focused digital platform and social media channel specifically for people who want to make a difference and create a positive social and economic impact.

FreeTimePays is the social media of choice for 'People with Passion'.

With FreeTimePays, we help people take their passion to the next level by giving them access to a suite of digital tools and applications.

With Passion Points and with the support of our FreeTimePays partners, we recognise people for the difference and contribution they make and the positive impact they collectively deliver. 

Connect with us HERE and take your passion to the next level.

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Photography
11 hours ago - Elliott Brown
Gallery

The best of The Big Hoot 2015 and The Big Sleuth 2017

Does anyone miss the public art trails that were around Birmingham and the West Midlands like I do? The Big Hoot was held in the summer of 2015, while The Big Sleuth in the summer of 2017. We haven't had a trail like this in 2 years now. So in this post a look at some of my favourite owl and bear painted sculptures. Wild in Art have these trails around the country and around the world.

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The best of The Big Hoot 2015 and The Big Sleuth 2017





Does anyone miss the public art trails that were around Birmingham and the West Midlands like I do? The Big Hoot was held in the summer of 2015, while The Big Sleuth in the summer of 2017. We haven't had a trail like this in 2 years now. So in this post a look at some of my favourite owl and bear painted sculptures. Wild in Art have these trails around the country and around the world.


There was over 100 owls and bears from each trail, so I'm not going to post all of them here. But you can follow the links to my Flickr albums for all my photos, including the little owls and bears.

The Big Hoot Birmingham 2015

The Big Sleuth Birmingham 2017

Comparing an owl and bear from approximately the same location, but two years apart.

Victoria Square

Alf the Penguin Owl was near the bottom of Victoria Square in front of the planted garden that now surrounds the Floozie in the Jacuzzi. The artist was Deven Bhurke and the sponsor was The National SEA LIFE Centre. During the trail a lot of these owls got vandalised, so when I saw this one part of the mask was lying on the plinth (they kept having to repair them). July 2015.

In July 2017 the Spock bear was near the top of Victoria Square. The artists were Maria Shrigley and Patricia Shrigley and the sponsor was Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. Based on Spock from the Star Trek Franchise, originally played by the late Leonard Nimoy. As Spock appeared in Star Trek: The Original Series from 1966 - 1969 (Nimoy returned for the first six movies from 1979 to 1991). There has been new versions of Spock in the Star Trek Kelvin timeline movies (2009 - 2016) and more recently in season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery (2019).

Birmingham Cathedral (St Philip's Cathedral)

There was many owls around the grounds of St Philip's in July 2015. One of them was called Clash by the artist Damien Jeffery. The sponsor was KPMG.

As with 2 years before, there was loads of bears to be found around Birmingham Cathedral. Seen in July 2017 was Sweet William by the artist Caroline Jariwala: Mango Mosaics. The sponsor was LDC.

New Street

Ozzy Osbourne had his very own owl. Seen during July 2015 was Ozzy's Owl by the artists Ozzy Osbourne and Graham Frank Wright. The sponsor was Retail Birmingham. It was close to the Midland Metro extension to New Street Station. Paving at the circle near the Corporation Street junction with Stephenson Place was being done at the time.

Two years later in July 2017 you could find the bear based on William Shakespeare. Shakesbear was by the artist Donna Newman. The sponsor was Vodafone. Based on William Shakespeare, the Bard from Stratford-upon-Avon (1564-1616). By this point the Midland Metro line to Grand Central Tram Stop was up and running.

St Paul's Square, Jewellery Quarter

Heading over to the Jewellery Quarter, seen near St Paul's Church in St Paul's Square during July 2015 was Bejewelled Owl by the artist Claire Scully. The sponsor was Jewellery Quarter BID. In the middle of lavender.

Two years later in July 2017, the bear here was called Peabody by the artist Tory Allen. The sponsor was again Jewellery Quarter BID. Again surrounded by the lavender that is there each summer.

Golden Square, Jewellery Quarter

While The Jewellery Quarter Festival was on during July 2015, I saw Jewellery Owl in Golden Square. The artist was Sue Guthrie. The sponsor was Birmingham City University.

Two years later in July 2017 was Gummy Bear by the artist Deven Bhurke. The sponsor was Jewellery Quarter BID.

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

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Construction & regeneration
20 Aug 2019 - Daniel Sturley
Gallery

The Construction of Bank Tower Two - August 2019

Bank Tower Two is nearing external completion with most of the cladding now installed. Here's the latest construction photo gallery.

Map of the site

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The Construction of Bank Tower Two - August 2019





Bank Tower Two is nearing external completion with most of the cladding now installed. Here's the latest construction photo gallery.

Map of the site


Photography by Daniel Sturley

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Transport
20 Aug 2019 - Elliott Brown
Inspiration

West Bromwich Corporation heritage livery on an NXWM bus

I was heading up to St Chad's Tram Stop when I spotted another modern bus in old livery. National Express West Midlands route 12, ID no 4679 in the West Bromwich Corporation livery. Seen at St Chad's Circus and Colmore Circus. Did also see it at Colmore Row before it departed. In November 2018 I saw a green Wolverhampton bus and blue Walsall in Yardley Wood when the open day was on

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West Bromwich Corporation heritage livery on an NXWM bus





I was heading up to St Chad's Tram Stop when I spotted another modern bus in old livery. National Express West Midlands route 12, ID no 4679 in the West Bromwich Corporation livery. Seen at St Chad's Circus and Colmore Circus. Did also see it at Colmore Row before it departed. In November 2018 I saw a green Wolverhampton bus and blue Walsall in Yardley Wood when the open day was on


I'm already used to the National Express West Midlands bus in heritage livery on the buses services from Acocks Green Garage, so was suprised to see this bus heading past, as I headed up to St Chad's Tram Stop.

4679 on the no 12 bus route heading towards it's terminus on Colmore Row. The no 9 from Stourbridge, 6921 was in front in the Platinum lime green livery.

The no 12 waiting at the lights at St Chad's Circus, it was in West Bromwich Corporation vintage livery.

After walking up from St Chad's Tram Stop past 3, 2 and 1 Snowhill, saw it again at Colmore Circus. Just before the pair of blue trams went past here.

The bus ended it's journey on Colmore Row, but by the time I crossed the road, it had pulled out, so wasn't able to get a fourth photo of it.

 

That bus reminded me of the two special livery buses used at last November 2018's Yardley Wood Bus Garage open day. The green bus from Wolverhampton was taking passengers around the suburbs. Seen here in the rain at the Warstock Road island.

With Wolverhampton Garage on the front it's ID was 4535, and was probably heading to Yardley Wood Bus Garage.

It was a wet day as I started my walk from Yardley Wood to the Maypole.

Later saw it again from the Maypole on Alcester Road South, it had probably headed around the suburbs such as Billesley before getting to the Maypole before returning to Yardley Wood. A no 50 bus on the left (those buses are now with the no 11 bus routes since the 50 got upgraded to Platinum).

I was thinking that the West Bromwich Corporation heritage livery bus I was was Walsall Corporation (or at least I thought what it said). The actual heritage livery Walsall Corporation bus I saw last year during the November 2018 Yardley Wood Bus Garage open day was in blue with ID 4601, with the destination of Sutton Coldfield.

Seen from the back with other buses.

As well as the buses there was tables with items to buy, and bagpipes playing. This bus was advertising Aston University.

 

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

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