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Elliott Brown Food & drink
26 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown
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Parklets around the Colmore Business District

In these troubling times, the Colmore BID with Cofton Nursery have installed Parklets outside of various bars and restaurants, so that people can eat and drink outside, but sticking to the current restrictions. Households are not allowed to mix inside and there is the Rule of Six and the 10pm curfew to think about. They are on Colmore Row, Waterloo Street, Church Street and Barwick Street.

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Parklets around the Colmore Business District





In these troubling times, the Colmore BID with Cofton Nursery have installed Parklets outside of various bars and restaurants, so that people can eat and drink outside, but sticking to the current restrictions. Households are not allowed to mix inside and there is the Rule of Six and the 10pm curfew to think about. They are on Colmore Row, Waterloo Street, Church Street and Barwick Street.


These Parklets were out and about around the Colmore BID from late August until at least early October 2020. I'm not sure if they are still there now, what with the weather getting colder. They were located on Colmore Row, Waterloo Street, Church Street and Barwick Street (that I found of them).

 

COLMORE ROW

Located on Colmore Row in front of the Grand Hotel and opposite Birmingham Cathedral. It was outside of the Liquor Store, Crockett & Jones and 200 Degrees Coffee. Seen on the 29th September 2020.

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BARWICK STREET

To the back of the Grand Hotel on Barwick Street was this Parklet. It was on a car parking spot outside of Primitivo Bar & Eatery. Also close to Barclays Bank. You can approach it from Livery Street. Seen on the 9th October 2020.

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CHURCH STREET

This Parklet was located on Church Street outside of the Hotel du Vin & Bistro. It was opposite Urban Coffee and Home Cafe Deli. Seen on the 18th September 2020.

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WATERLOO STREET

The first Parklet to be installed on Waterloo Street was close to Victoria Square and outside of Christchurch House near Purecraft Bar & Kitchen. Also opposite Adam's Restaurant. Seen on the 22nd August 2020.

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The second Parklet on Waterloo Street was located outside of Theatrix at 130 Colmore Row, close to Victoria Square. Seen on the 29th September 2020.

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There might be a sixth Parklet somewhere in the Colmore BID, but I've not seen or found it yet. So I apologise in advance.

 

Photos taken by Elliott Brown. Can be found on Twitter: ellrbrown.

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YourPlaceYourSpace People & community
15 Sep 2020 - YourPlaceYourSpace
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Lockdown Photography Competition: Top 20 photographs chosen by our judges

It's not been easy but wih the help of our judges (see end of article), we've managed to select 20 photographs from over 200 submitted and entered into our Lockdown Photography Competition.  

The standard of the photography and the thought that has gone into all of the submissions has been quite amazing.

Take the article to view all 20. Enjoy!

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Lockdown Photography Competition: Top 20 photographs chosen by our judges





It's not been easy but wih the help of our judges (see end of article), we've managed to select 20 photographs from over 200 submitted and entered into our Lockdown Photography Competition.  

The standard of the photography and the thought that has gone into all of the submissions has been quite amazing.

Take the article to view all 20. Enjoy!


In 20th place ....

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In 19th place ....

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In 18th place ....

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In 17th place ....

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In 16th place ....

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In 15th place ....

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In 14th place ....

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In 13th place....

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In 12th place....

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In 11th place....

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In 10th place....

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In 9th place....

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In 8th place....

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In 7th place....

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In 6th place....

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In 5th place....

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In 4th place....

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In 3rd place....

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Kev Maslin 11.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer: Kevin Maslin

In 2nd place....

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And the winner is:

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Jack Crook The Road To Recovery.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer: Jack Crook

Our Judges

Many thanks to our judges who helped with the extremely difficult task of selecting our top 20 photographs.

  • Nicola Beckford, Presenter/Journalist, BBC News
  • Anita Bhalla, Chair, Performances Birmingham Limited
  • Councillor Ian Ward, Leader, Birmingham City Council
  • Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands
  • Rebecca Woods, BBC Online
  • Justin Varney, Director of Public Health, Birmingham
  • Earl Falconer, musician, UB40
  • Robin Campbell, musician, UB40
  • David Furmage, Creative & Cultural Lead, GBSLEP
  • Ruth Millington, art historian, critic & blogger
  • Albert Wallace, owner, the bmag

Exhibition and video of photography

When restrictions ease we hope to run an exhibition of the photography.  With the wonderful UB40 providing the backing music, we will also be pulling the brilliant images together in a video and memory of times during Lockdown. 

Competitions, programmes and initiatives and celebrations of Creativity, Culture and Community

To find out more about our ongoing initiatives and our forthcoming events and festivals, please contact Jonathan Bostock on 07432 637322 or email jonathan.bostock@yourplaceyourspace.net 

 

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Daniel Sturley Construction & regeneration
02 Jul 2020 - Daniel Sturley
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Birmingham, Chamberlain Square is Close to Re-Opening

It looks as if Chamberlain Square in the very heart of the city is soon to re-open and will once again become a primary destination for Brummies and visitors alike. It does look familiar and at least one of the statues, Thomas Attwood, is being reinstalled. 8 of the latest photos in this post plus a look back at the square before the redevelopment, seems so long ago now, we can't wait!

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It looks as if Chamberlain Square in the very heart of the city is soon to re-open and will once again become a primary destination for Brummies and visitors alike. It does look familiar and at least one of the statues, Thomas Attwood, is being reinstalled. 8 of the latest photos in this post plus a look back at the square before the redevelopment, seems so long ago now, we can't wait!


A section of the Chamberlain Monument is test cleaned, 30th June 2020.

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The statue of Thomas Attwood is being reinstalled, the Paradise Birmingham news story is here: https://www.paradisebirmingham.co.uk/2020/07/01/thomas-attwood-is-heading-back-to-paradise/

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The Statue of Thomas Attwood in Chamberlain Square - July 2014

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Chamberlain Square up to 2016

Chamberlain Square - July 2014

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Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery during 'City of Colours' festival - August 2014

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Winter Craft Market 2016

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One of new navigation signs in 2016

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The portrait relief of Joseph Chamberlain on the Chamberlain Monument 2016

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Mural artwork on the Central Library 2016

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Ice sculptures as part of the Minimum Monument event for WW1 remembrance 2016

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The Chamberlain Monument, 'Big Brum' at Museum and art gallery and the dome of the City Council House 2016

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A 'Brumgull' on the stature of James Watt 2016

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Beautiful Mosaic on the Chamberlain Monument

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The Demolition of the Central Library 2016

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The start of the construction of PwC's One Chamberlain Square 2016

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If you are intersted in the construction at Paradise Birmingham visit ItsYourBuild and the One & Two Chamberlain Square feature projects.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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YourPlaceYourSpace Art; Culture & creativity
11 Jun 2020 - YourPlaceYourSpace
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The 2020 Entry for the Chelsea Flower Show on Display in Victoria Square - 10th June 2020

Daniel's been over to Victoria Square to take a selection of photos of the wonderful floral tribute from Birmingham to the NHS and all our brilliant frontline workers.  

Much of what is on display would have been used at Birmingham's entry at the 2020 Chelsea Flower Show which has been cancelled this year.

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The 2020 Entry for the Chelsea Flower Show on Display in Victoria Square - 10th June 2020





Daniel's been over to Victoria Square to take a selection of photos of the wonderful floral tribute from Birmingham to the NHS and all our brilliant frontline workers.  

Much of what is on display would have been used at Birmingham's entry at the 2020 Chelsea Flower Show which has been cancelled this year.


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Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Introducing Creatives We Are

Creatives We Are is the largest community-led collaboration ever launched by any city as a way of engaging and inspiring its Creative Community.  It is an initaitive of Birmingham We Are & The Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery.

Let's collaborate! Take the article.  If you love arts and culture, connect with us. 

 

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Introducing Creatives We Are





Creatives We Are is the largest community-led collaboration ever launched by any city as a way of engaging and inspiring its Creative Community.  It is an initaitive of Birmingham We Are & The Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery.

Let's collaborate! Take the article.  If you love arts and culture, connect with us. 

 


As well as leading a collaborative push that will benefit all creatives, the Creatives We Are programme of initiatives supports a massive drive to generate over £10 million in social value for Birmingham and the Midlands.

If you are a creative with passion, register here. 

If you love the arts, culture and creativity and you're looking to brand your business as a supporter of creativity, let's chat.  Call 0121 410 5520 or email jonathan@creativesWeAre.com.

If you're a funder of the arts, creativity or culture or you're a philanthropist we'd love to share our plans with you.  

Here's a very brief introduction to our collaborations and our programmes running online through 2020, and, when restrictions over social distancing are lifted, offline as well. 

First, our 5 collaborations. 

Birmingham Gems

In the largest community collaboration ever attempted by any city, we are mapping and tracking all that is great about Birmingham.

This digital space maintained with the help of community will continue to grow as a reference point for both visitors and residents to maximise their Birmingham experience by engaging with more places, more passions and most importantly, more people. View in development site here.

Art and Culture Trail

Imagine a trail of the city’s wonderful art and culture, with content supplied by community, mapped for ease of access and employing the latest technology such as virtual reality for maximum effect and reach.

That’s exactly what is being built in conjunction with the work being carried out in mapping and tracking our Birmingham Gems.

This totally unique collaboration involves over 100 different organisations and more than 1,000 people with creative passion across the community.

Photographers share the passion! Share yours!

Covid-19 just can’t stop people sharing their love for their City. Whether from their archive or from their restricted daily walk, we’re carrying on sharing all the great images of the City and its neighbourhoods.

Our first video in the Creatives We Are series was a huge success and now we invite anyone to send us their photos taken in or out of the City Centre. It can be of your favourite green and open spaces, an example of Birmingham’s great history or heritage, an example of modern or classic architecture, or a magical moment down along the canal.

A number of photos will then be selected for inclusion in one of our videos and following the restrictions we will be laying on an exhibition of all photography at The Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery with some very special awards from some very special people who love Birmingham as much as we do.

Architecture and Us

Architecture And Us is the place to go to see the very best of Birmingham’s architecture. From the classics to the modern builds, we’re mapping them all, providing visitors and people who work and live in the city with a fantastic showcase of great architecture.

The site offers the huge number of creatives a place to engage and access an array of tools for sharing their passion for architecture.

View in development site here

It’s Your Build

It’s Your Build is a digital platform for showcasing Birmingham’s construction sector and its built environment and offers the huge number of creatives a place to engage and access an array of tools for sharing their passion for what is being built in the city.

Everything’s mapped from the application to the final build with content provided by and shared by people who love what’s going up in Birmingham.

View the site here.

And now our 4 programmes. 

Creatives Online

Whether it’s creative ideas you’re after or you’re just interested in joining in on a creative social, we’re building a list of all the online events run by creatives across Birmingham and the region.

Creativity and Wellness

A series of workshops and tools (online and offline) designed and delivered by our growing network of creative consultants and therapists. 

On the Edge of Art

First to run in ‘The Creative Edge’ series of community collaborations bringing out the creative in all of us is On the Edge of Art. 

Pitch Creative

Regular opportunities for Creatives to pitch their ideas or their amazing skills to those with the potential, the funding and the resources to change lives. Running on-line and off-line (when restrictions over social distancing relaxed). 

Contact us for further details on any of our collaborations or creative programmes or should you have a creative initiative you are thinking of running or have a venture you would like to discuss with us, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Jonathan, Albert or Sarah can be contacted at admin@creativesWeAre.com or call 0121 410 5520.

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