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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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Murdoch+and+Pitman+Chambers%2c+190+Corporation+Street+-+A+Birmingham+Gem
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Murdoch and Pitman Chambers, 190 Corporation Street - A Birmingham Gem

Grade II listed Murdoch and Pitman Chambers will be converted to a 28-bed hotel, as per its original 1890s usage. A 10-storey rear new build extension will provide an extra 128 bedrooms.

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Passions: Construction & regeneration, Classic Architecture
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Aston University, Teaching Block, Aston Street, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

This new ten-storey building will become a shining new beacon at the forefront of the Aston University gateway. With public and teaching uses, it is sure to become an instant landmark.

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Passions: Construction & regeneration, Modern Architecture
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Compass%2c+136+Lawley+Middleway%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+Construction+with+Community
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Compass, 136 Lawley Middleway, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

Compass is a 5-15 storey purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) development containing 290 self-contained studio apartments.

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Passions: Construction & regeneration
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Nature & Wildlife around Birmingham and the West Midlands

From scarce mammals like water voles and polecats to dragonflies and kingfishers, and a huge variety of plant life, there is much to treasure and so many places to visit across the city.

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Passions: Environment & green action, People & community, Rivers, lakes & canals, Green open spaces
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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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18fl+The+Residences%2c+Edgbaston%2c+Birmingham%2c+UK+-+Construction+with+Community
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18fl The Residences, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK - Construction with Community

The Residences is a major build to rent scheme of 375 apartments across five blocks of five, seven, eight, 13 and 18-storeys - all adjacent Edgbaston Stadium.
 

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Passions: Construction & regeneration
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Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+city+with+a+great+mix+of+amazing+historic+buildings
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Birmingham - A wonderful city with a great mix of amazing historic buildings

Here, through features, galleries, maps and tours, we'd like to introduce you to some of the wonderful historic builds and architecture on show in and across Birmingham. 

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Passions: History & heritage
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Public Art in and across Birmingham

Art is great for the soul and mind! Enjoy this feature with our community of people with passion who love their art and love to showcase what's on show across their city for all to enjoy.

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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity
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Public Squares across Birmingham

Birmingham’s impressive public squares are so important to the City and are much admired by both visitors and people who live in Birmingham. Take our feature for more.

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Passions: Civic pride, Art; Culture & creativity, Modern Architecture, Classic Architecture
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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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Street Art across Birmingham, UK

Birmingham, in particular Digbeth and Southside, has one of the greatest collections of street art to be found anywhere in the world. Take our feature with trails and gallery - enjoy!

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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity, Photography
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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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Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+city+with+a+great+mix+of+amazing+modern+architecture
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Birmingham - A wonderful city with a great mix of amazing modern architecture

Let us introduce you to the creativity of Birmingham's architects and the wonderful modern architecture through features, galleries and maps and tours. 

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Passions: Modern Architecture
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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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Birmingham+and+Beyond+-+Views+from+the+Library+of+Birmingham
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Birmingham and Beyond - Views from the Library of Birmingham

This feature is to showcase photography taken from the Library of Birmingham by community enthusiasts and visitors.

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Passions: Photography, Travel & tourism, People & community, Modern Architecture, Squares and public spaces
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The Electric Cinema - A Birmingham Gem!

The Electric opened in 1909 on Station Street opposite Birmingham New Street Station, and is believed to be the oldest working cinema in the country. Various names and owners over the years.

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Passions: History & heritage, Art; Culture & creativity, Music & musicians, Classic Architecture
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Warstone Lane Cemetery - A Jewellery Quarter Gem!

Warstone Lane Cemetery was founded in 1848 in Hockley, Birmingham (now within the Jewellery Quarter), between Warstone Lane, Vyse Street, Pitsford Street and Icknield Street. 

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Passions: History & heritage, Civic pride, Classic Architecture
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Key Hill Cemetery - A Jewellery Quarter Gem!

Key Hill Cemetery is located in Hockley, Birmingham (now within the Jewellery Quarter), between Icknield Street, Key Hill and Key Hill Drive. Many famous Birmingham people are buried here.

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James Cond Building, Engineering and Sustainable Construction Centre - Construction with Community

University College Birmingham (UCB) has outlined plans to overhaul the art deco James Cond building into a new £10m 'Engineering and Sustainable Construction Centre'.

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Passions: Construction & regeneration, Classic Architecture
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Musical Routes around Birmingham

Signs are being put up at railway stations around Birmingham. Starting with Hall Green, which was unveiled by UB40 at the end of November 2021.

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Passions: History & heritage, Transport, Music & musicians
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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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Always a great party at Great Hampton Street!

Cordia Blackswan, their partners and community are keen to celebrate a wonderful shared vision and a great future for an area of Birmingham that is steeped in history.

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Passions: Construction & regeneration, People & community
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The Crown Works, Hanley Street, Birmingham, UK - Placemaking with Community

The Crown Works is a major build-to-rent development of 203 luxurious rented apartments, spread over four new builds of 4-8 storeys, complete with ample amenities and commercial spaces.

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Passions: Construction & regeneration
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NEC Urban Village, Solihull, UK - Placemaking with Community

NEC Urban Village is an ambitious masterplan to create up to 5,000 new homes, create 3,500 new jobs, and provide commercial, events space, and a primary school - all located on the NEC Campus.

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