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16 Jan 2020 - Elliott Brown
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Birmingham We Are at the Council House (14th January 2020)

The annual Birmingham We Are event was held at the Birmingham Council House in the presence of the Lord Mayor on Tuesday 14th January 2020. Once again in the Banqueting Suite and Drawing Room. Birmingham We Are People with Passion had their photos on display. And BWA's Elliott Brown and Daniel Sturley won awards! Thank you very much. Plus various Birmingham organisations were present.

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Birmingham We Are at the Council House (14th January 2020)





The annual Birmingham We Are event was held at the Birmingham Council House in the presence of the Lord Mayor on Tuesday 14th January 2020. Once again in the Banqueting Suite and Drawing Room. Birmingham We Are People with Passion had their photos on display. And BWA's Elliott Brown and Daniel Sturley won awards! Thank you very much. Plus various Birmingham organisations were present.


Postponed from the 3rd December 2019 (due to the General Election) to the 14th January 2020. The annual Birmingham We Are event. A Celebration of a City with Community was held once again in the Banqueting Suite and Drawing Room.

At this end they were showing a slideshow presentation with our photos on Birmingham We Are.

Looking towards the Drawing Room. Packed at this point.

Jonathan Bostock introduces the Lord Mayor of Birmingham to some visitors.

Jonathan introduces the Lord Mayor to the Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery.

Quite busy at both ends. Lots of tables with various Birmingham organisations with art on display.

The likes of the Canal & River Trust and Birmingham Museums Trust were represented in the Drawing Room.

Gloriana the Elizabethan dancers with their official photographer in his interesting looking costume. More on them in another post.

By this point, a few tables had been cleared, and many people had already left the Council House. At the far end of the Drawing Room was the gallery of photos by Birmingham's People with Passion (including my own).

One last look before leaving the Council House. Was a lot of standing around.

In the Banqueting Suite displays of art.

Craftybun Print Making.

The Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery and Gloriana.

Lessness

Get Balsall Heath Reading. St Paul's Community Development Trust. Smart Lyte.

This looks like a portrait of the Queen on a stamp but with pressed flowers.

Birmingham Urban Sketch. Paula Gabb I think.

Commissoned Book Arts.

Handmaiduns

Birmingham We Are People with Passion Awards 2020

All the awards were concrete models of the Rotunda. Community groups first. The award presented by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham.

Award 1.

Award 2.

Award 3

Award 4

Award 5: Birmingham Community Matters.

Award 6

Award 7: The Gunmakers Arms.

Award 8: Elliott Brown. Photo courtesy of Damien Walmsley. Thank you Damien.

Award 9: Daniel Sturley.

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

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Birmingham We Are award winner 2020.

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Art, culture & creativity
26 Dec 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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The Empty Streets of Birmingham on Christmas Day 2019

Being autistic has its advantages when it comes to having a special interest, mine is the city and photography. I went out at about midday into the city centre to see if I could get another set of 'empty city' photos like I did in 2011, and great medicine for my mental health it was! Here's a gallery of what I got, they had to be black & white, 28 photos in this post.

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The Empty Streets of Birmingham on Christmas Day 2019





Being autistic has its advantages when it comes to having a special interest, mine is the city and photography. I went out at about midday into the city centre to see if I could get another set of 'empty city' photos like I did in 2011, and great medicine for my mental health it was! Here's a gallery of what I got, they had to be black & white, 28 photos in this post.


To see my 2011 photos click here: 2011 - Alone in the City

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Civic pride
26 Dec 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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Birmingham, the City Skyline from Lickey Hills - 25th December 2019

Daniel went out to the Lickey Hills Country Park in the winter low sunshine to get some photos of the city skyline from some seven miles away, more in the full post.

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Birmingham, the City Skyline from Lickey Hills - 25th December 2019





Daniel went out to the Lickey Hills Country Park in the winter low sunshine to get some photos of the city skyline from some seven miles away, more in the full post.


Photos by Daniel Sturley

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People & community
01 Sep 2019 - FreeTimePays
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Introducing Chamberlainsq.com - a FreeTimePays Community of Passion

Chamberlainsq.com is all about involving people in growing a Chamberlain Square Community of Passion and providing a digital space where people who work there or love to visit the Square can share their passions and collect points for passions shared.

With full access to FreeTimePays, our contributors can promote themselves and their passions. 

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Introducing Chamberlainsq.com - a FreeTimePays Community of Passion





Chamberlainsq.com is all about involving people in growing a Chamberlain Square Community of Passion and providing a digital space where people who work there or love to visit the Square can share their passions and collect points for passions shared.

With full access to FreeTimePays, our contributors can promote themselves and their passions. 

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

‘People with Passion’ are given the digital space and the digital tools so they can make a real difference for themselves and others.

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

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Connect here to find out more about the types of FreeTimePays partnerships and collaborations we are looking to create and grow at ChamberlainSq.com. 

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08 Jul 2019 - FreeTimePays
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Wonderful Parks & Green Spaces around Birmingham & The West Midlands!

Above photograph - Courtesy Damien walmsley

With Birmingham winning a place on a new multi-million pound initiative to enhance the future of our parks and green spaces, let's take a look at the amazing open spaces we already have across Birmingham & the West Midlands!

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Wonderful Parks & Green Spaces around Birmingham & The West Midlands!





Above photograph - Courtesy Damien walmsley

With Birmingham winning a place on a new multi-million pound initiative to enhance the future of our parks and green spaces, let's take a look at the amazing open spaces we already have across Birmingham & the West Midlands!


Cannon Hill Park is a park located in Birmingham, It's the most popular park in the city, covering 250 acres consisting of formal, conservation, woodland and sports areas.

Flower bed with tulips at Cannon Hill Park.

Photo Courtesy Elliott Brown

 

The Memorial to the Sousse Terror Attack Victims in Cannon Hill Park.

Photo Courtesy Daniel Sturley

 

The Midland Art Centre (Mac) is situated within Cannon Hill Park, it's a hub of creativity and learning.

Photo Courtesy Elliott Brown

 

Sandwell Valley Country Park, is an award winning Green Flag park, in the heart of the West Midlands. 

Forge Mill Lake at Sandwell Valley. There's something to do for everyone, from  a quiet walk, a keen ramble, or just to relax and reflect, with 660 acres to walk round, you can explore the pleasant surroundings through woods, farmland and by pools and streams.

Photo Courtesy Karl Newton

 

You can see the historic feature range Priory Ruins, There is so much to see and do, fun for all the family!

The RSPB Nature Centre provides a further gateway to the Country Park, with a visitor centre, & a bird hide.

Photo Courtesy Karl Newton

 

Highbury Park is a large green space bordering Moseley and Kings Heath. Just a few miles from Birmingham's City Centre, the park is one of Birmingham's many green gems.

Highbury Park -  Joseph Chamberlain was the former resident of Highbury Hall.

Photo Courtesy Daniel Sturley

 

Photo Courtesy Christine Wright

 

Original pear and apple pergola in the Highbury Hall kitchen garden.

Photo Courtesy Christine Wright

 

Winterbourne House & Gardens is one of Birmingham's great Gems and, amongst other things, is home to over 6,000 plant species from around the world.  

 

The beautiful gardens at Winterbourne.

Photo Courtesy Barry Whitehead

 

Japanese bridge which allows safe passage from one side of the Rock Garden pool to the other.

Photo Courtesy Peter Leadbetter

 

The Nutwalk, Winterbourne.

Photo Courtesy Christine Wright

 

Winterbourne House is a unique heritage attraction and is set within 7 acres of beautiful botanic gardens. It is adjacent to Edgbaston Pool.

Photo Courtesy Jay Mason - Burns

 

Kings Heath Park is a large green space in Kings Heath and covers 35 acres. Located just a couple of miles from Birmingham's City Centre, the park has gained Green Flag status.

A seat beside the pool at the beautiful Kings Heath Park, surrounded by bright maples.

Photo Courtesy Christine Wright

 

Kings Heath House and Cartland Tea Rooms 

Photo Courtesy Christine Wright

 

 Heather in bloom in Kings Heath Park.

Photo Courtesy Christine Wright

 

Lickey Hills Country Park is a country park in Birmingham

Lickey Hills has a complex and interesting geology which has created a variety of habitats. These include woodlands, heathland and grassland, which are home to an incredible diversity of wildlife.

Lickey Hills has a Green Flag Award and is designated as a Country Park.

Lickey Hills has a number of marked walking trails of varying lengths and difficulty. There are many paths and tracks that can be followed.

Photo Courtesy Chris Fletcher

 

Photo Courtesy Karl Newton

18 hole golf course at Lickey Hills golf course.

Photo Courtesy Barry Whitehead

 

There’s a toposcope in a small “fort” on the top of the hill which points out the direction to notable landscape features you can see from Beacon Hill. 

Photo Courtesy Karl Newton

 

 

 

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