Introducing

Fundraising & charity
31 Jan 2018 - FreeTimePays

Let's protect our police history at The Lock Up!

The Lock Up, a museum devoted to the history of policing in the West Midlands, is located at Steelhouse Lane Police Station in Birmingham. At BirminghamWeAre, we're featuring The Lock Up as one of our Birmingham 100+ projects and providing digital support and engagement to help secure it's future as a museum. Take the project link to see our posts and gallery. 

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Inspiration

Travel & tourism
31 Jan 2018 - FreeTimePays

Anita Bhalla, Chair of Performances Birmingham, puts forward her suggestion for "48 Hours in Birmingham"

View the article to see how Anita would suggest a visitor to Birmingham makes the most of a weekend in this great city. Have your say, send us your suggestions and let's add your view to our "48 Hours in Birmingham" blog project.    

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Anita Bhalla, Chair of Performances Birmingham, puts forward her suggestion for "48 Hours in Birmingham"


View the article to see how Anita would suggest a visitor to Birmingham makes the most of a weekend in this great city. Have your say, send us your suggestions and let's add your view to our "48 Hours in Birmingham" blog project.    


Gosh so much to do....

 

Friday night

 

Dinner in the City Centre, there's plenty of choice. Follow this up with a concert at the Town Hall or Symphony Hall. Be amazed by the fantastic Organs at both of these magnificent venues!

 

Birmingham's Symphony Hall organ. Photo courtesy Mike Gutteridge

 

Birmingham's Town Hall organ. Photo courtesy Mike Gutteridge 

 

Saturday

 

Visit Birmingham's wonderful Jewellery Quarter. So much to take in with great history and heritage at venues such the Pen Museum and the Jewellery Quarter Museum.  

 

The Clock in the Jewellery Quarter. Photo courtesy Daniel Sturley

Jewellery making tools at the Jewellery Quarter Museum. Photo courtesy Birmingham Museums

 

Take a stroll round other historic sites including the two cemeteries and catacombs in the Jewellery Quarter. You will be amazed by the stories, history and heritage they contain. Take in some lunch during the day. There's so many individual eating places to choose from.

 

St Paul's Church in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter. Photo courtesy Daniel Sturley

 

Saturday evening

 

Then in the evening, it has to be back to the City Centre. Dinner at one of the many pubs or maybe splash out at one of the City's many fine dining experiences.  

 

Take in a show - you're spoilt for choice with The Rep, The Hippodrome, New Alexandra Theatre and The Crescent Theatre, all just a short walk in the City Centre. 

 

Sunday

 

Get up early and take in a morning walk around Canon Hill Park. Enjoy a coffee and visit the exhibition or even watch a film at The Mac Birmingham.  

 

Cannon Hill Park in Edgbaston. Photo courtesy Daniel Sturley

 

Then walk past the cricket ground to Ladypool Road for a famous Birmingham Balti or a Samosa or two. Alternatively head to the Chinese Quarter for Dim Sum.

 

In the afternoon, the Museum and Art Gallery in the City Centre is a must! And enjoy some cake at the Victoria Tea Rooms.

 

The entrance to the Museum and Art Gallery. Photo courtesy Daniel Sturley 

 

You could also take a stroll around the heart of the !8th century British Canal Network, through Brindleyplace and down to the Cube and the Mailbox.

 

The canal at Brindleyplace. Photo courtesy Daniel Sturley

........oh, I forgot to mention -  we have the most amazing shopping opportunities at the Bull Ring or Grand Central!  Slot in time for a visit to either or both, as you wish.

 

The statue of Nelson in the Bullring. Photo courtesy Daniel Sturley

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Music & musicians
30 Jan 2018 - FreeTimePays

A brand new Community of Passion for Music and Musicians

We'd like to tell you about a new Community of Passion to be supported and run off FreeTimePays digital technology. Music We Are is completely devoted to promoting the passion of Music. With access to a powerful suite of engagement tools, Music We Are supports ideas, initiatives, ventures and campaigns that make a difference to people and community and contribute to positive social impact. 

 

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A brand new Community of Passion for Music and Musicians


We'd like to tell you about a new Community of Passion to be supported and run off FreeTimePays digital technology. Music We Are is completely devoted to promoting the passion of Music. With access to a powerful suite of engagement tools, Music We Are supports ideas, initiatives, ventures and campaigns that make a difference to people and community and contribute to positive social impact. 

 

Take the article and find out more about Music We Are. 

 


 

FreeTimePays has produced a unique digital channel for the promotion of music and the engagement of people who are passionate about music. 

 

 

This space can be found at www.MusicWeAre.com.

 

Music We Are is a collaborative space for projects, initiatives and ideas and promotes the delivery of positive social impact through music. 

 

Music We Are is a digital space devoted to creating positive social impact by engaging people (and organisations) in the shared passion of music.

 

 

 

FreeTimePays is an on-the-go engagement solution that can be used on all devices from mobiles to laptops and all functions are accessible via www.MusicWeAre.com

 

 

 

At FreeTimePays, we engage with people who want to make a difference, are keen to be involved in positive social change, and want to share their passion for Music.  

 

Music is one of our 20+ passions, and we have established www.MusicWeAre.com as the first of our websites for promoting a shared passion for music. Through this domain, we will connect and engage with people keen to become part of this Community of Passion and provide them with access to a range of FreeTimePays digital tools.    

 

 

Let us show what we have created and explain the tools available to you, whether your interest lies as an investor, a sponsor of a music initiative or campaign, or as a contributor keen to share your passion for music. 

 

 

At FreeTimePays, we are all about making a difference and by bringing together people who share passions we will help them make a difference for themselves, for their family and within their community.

 

 

For people who get involved, share passions and help make a difference, the option exists to run a form of gamification that rewards people and recognises the time they are prepared to put in. 

 

 

Music We Are will develop and grow as a global engagement channel. This initiative has been created in Birmingham and will be rolled out during 2018.

 

The plan is for a public launch of the site in Spring 2018.  

 

 

Music We Are is scalable and adaptable and can grow in many directions as decided by the community. 

 

 

 

Birmingham We Are, It's Your Wales, It's Your Build and a growing number of engagement sites across the UK are already being powered by FreeTimePays digital technology.

 

Music We Are is currently in beta test while discussions take place with investors and partners.    

 

 

 

FreeTimePays is a unique social media channel and collaborative environment and is the result of 18 months design & build.

 

FreeTimePays satisfies the demand of social media users for a space that provides a variety of functions that, up until now, have only been possible by combining different social media channels.

 

 

Community Passport gives people their own personalised space where they can demonstrate their passion, engage in activities and collect points for sharing passions.

 

 

Community Workspace is a secure access rights environment where people can work on their  projects (alone or with others) and make a positive impact within their community.

 

 

Community Matchmaker exists so that champions of great ideas can take their idea and their passion to the next level. They can share and collaborate with other people, work on their great ideas and consider and access alternative funding channels.

 

The idea can even be packaged and a pitch prepared giving project access to investors, philanthropists, the lottery and/or crowd-funders.

 

 

People, communities and stakeholders can choose to interact with the FreeTimePays platform and make use of the digital space in many different ways.  They can build resource, run their own projects within their very own workspace and create posts for public viewing by people who share their passion.

 

 

People, communities and stakeholders can choose to interact with the FreeTimePays platform and make use of the digital space in many different ways. Access rights are completely flexible according to need. 

 

 

 

Gamification is a key feature of the FreeTimePays digital space and is flexible and adaptable. Should you decide to run with a campaign with some form of gamification and reward and recognise people for helping to make a difference, then this can be designed and introduced to suit the you and your community.

 

 

This is only the start of our journey. The digital journey we have mapped out embraces all that’s new and engaging. Come on the journey with us, help us grow communities of influence, create real and positive impact and generate the return and reward from being involved with FreeTimePays. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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News & Updates

Construction & regeneration
30 Jan 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of 103 Colmore Row

103 Colmore Row is still a big hole but there is some structure that has gone in around the perimeter of the site. Click 'View Article' to see a few more photos.

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The Construction of 103 Colmore Row


103 Colmore Row is still a big hole but there is some structure that has gone in around the perimeter of the site. Click 'View Article' to see a few more photos.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Construction & regeneration
28 Jan 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Demolition at Paradise Birmingham

Construction at Paradise Birmingham has been suspended but the demolition of the rest of the site continues. Click 'View Article' to see a gallery of photos.

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Demolition at Paradise Birmingham


Construction at Paradise Birmingham has been suspended but the demolition of the rest of the site continues. Click 'View Article' to see a gallery of photos.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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28 Jan 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Demolition at Paradise Birmingham

Here's a gallery of more photos from the demolition at Paradise Birmingham, there are some interesting and strange views now. Click 'View Gallery' to see the photos.

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Demolition at Paradise Birmingham


Here's a gallery of more photos from the demolition at Paradise Birmingham, there are some interesting and strange views now. Click 'View Gallery' to see the photos.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Construction & regeneration
27 Jan 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of Bank Tower Two

The core of Bank Tower Two  is now well past Tower One at the 25th floor and is starting to dominate the westside from many angles. Click 'View Article' to see a gallery of recent photos.

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The Construction of Bank Tower Two


The core of Bank Tower Two  is now well past Tower One at the 25th floor and is starting to dominate the westside from many angles. Click 'View Article' to see a gallery of recent photos.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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History & heritage
26 Jan 2018 - FreeTimePays

Protecting Birmingham's Gems - let's do it together!

Birmingham is full of great Gems - but what can we do to make people aware of what's on their doorstep and make them aware of gems that are often 'hidden'. How can we help protect our heritage, promote it and preserve our great history. Whether it's with lottery funding, help from business or with volunteers getting stuck in, we will provide the digital tools to build awareness, promote and then support local heritage and regeneration projects. What can we do together? Get involved by contacting Jonathan.Bostock@FreeTimePays.com

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Travel & tourism
26 Jan 2018 - Emmalene Fletcher

"48 Hours in a great City" - what would you recommend to a visitor to Birmingham!

In the first of our "48 hours in a City" features, we have invited Emmalene Fletcher a 'Brummie', keen traveller and blogger to tell us how she would recommend a visitor spends 48 hours in the City of Birmingham.  Take the article. Send us your best "48 hours in Birmingham" suggestion in 500 words max (add pics) to Jonathan.Bostock@FreeTimePays.com

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"48 Hours in a great City" - what would you recommend to a visitor to Birmingham!


In the first of our "48 hours in a City" features, we have invited Emmalene Fletcher a 'Brummie', keen traveller and blogger to tell us how she would recommend a visitor spends 48 hours in the City of Birmingham.  Take the article. Send us your best "48 hours in Birmingham" suggestion in 500 words max (add pics) to Jonathan.Bostock@FreeTimePays.com


Friday night:

 

If you’ve arrived on a Friday and are ready for a drink or two and a bite to eat, look no further than Digbeth Dining Club. It’s about a 10 minute walk from the city centre, even less if you’re arriving in Brum by National Express Coach. If you’re venturing into Digbeth then you may as well start off at The Old Crown, a 640-something year old pub with olde-world charm, and a great big beer garden. As tempting as the menu is, move practically next door to the two or three units and covered courtyard which make up Digbeth Dining Club. There’s a rotating guest list of some of the Midland’s best street food vendors, and it’s highly likely you’ll find something to please everyone. Dishes are usually around £6-£8 each and there are three bars, including a specialist gin and cocktail bar hidden upstairs at Mama Roux’s. My personal DDC favourites are Buddha Belly, The English Indian and Kebab Cartel, with sugar cravings satisfied by The Bournville Waffle Company.

 

Birmingham’s iconic Custard Factory is just around the corner, with its distinctive street art and independent stores. If you’re after good beer sold by those in the know, pop into Clink, a great little bottle shop and bar for those passionate about their beer. Or if you fancy watching a movie, check out Mockingbird, a  bar/restaurant/cinema combo. Finally. if you’ve got the urge to dance, check out Night Owl; it’s primarily a Northern Soul club but has regular club nights for disco, funk, soul, 60s and alternative fans.

 

Custard Factory, Birmingham courtesy Fay Loewy

 

Saturday daytime:

 

For a great breakfast or brunch, make your way towards Ju Ju’s Cafe on Browning Street. Full English (meat or veggie)? Hash served in a skillet? Eggs Benedict? The ubiquitous Avocado Smash? You can find them all, and they’re all equally tasty. It’s a great canalside cafe and everyone – locals or newbies – get the same warm welcome.

 

To walk off that breakfast, you can now take a walk along the canal. Did you know that Birmingham has more canals than Venice? Brummies will share this fact with you at every opportunity. If you pop up at Brindley Place, you could pay a visit to the fishies at Birmingham’s Sea Life Centre, or if you fancy a bit of culture, there’s always the Ikon Gallery on Oozells Square with its every-changing contemporary and modern exhibitions. Back canalside, and you can walk down the Birmingham City Centre Path to the Mailbox. This is the former Royal Mail sorting office, now a entertainment and high-end retail complex. If you fancy a quick window shop at Harvey Nicks then this is your chance. There’s also numerous bars and restaurants here if the sun is over the yardarm and you fancy a quick drink – Gas Street Social is one of my favourites and a welcome break from some of the chains that have taken up residency here.

Sunrise at Gas Street Basin, Birmingham courtesy Chris Fletcher

 

If you arrived in Brum by train then you may well have already come through Grand Central, the shopping centre which sits above Birmingham New Street. Its worth a pass through just to see the transparent armadillo which forms the glass roof and makes the atrium bright, light and airy. You can walk all the way from Grand Central to Birmingham’s famous Bull Ring without going outside by following Link Street – passing the ridiculously hip Cereal Killer Cafe if you fancy some Lucky Charms for your lunch (Alas, as of January 2018, Cereal Killer Cafe in Brum is no more.) You can find all the major chains in the Bull Ring, but make sure you pop outside and see the Bull – have you really been to Brum if you haven’t posed for a selfie with the Bull? And whilst you’re outside, check out the controversial/much-loved (delete as appropriate) Selfridges building with its silver mirrored discs on a blue background. We like a bit of quirky architecture here in Brum (check out the wedding cake shaped Library of Birmingham too for further “what-were-they-thinking” buildings).

 

Selfridges, Birmingham courtesy Chris Fletcher

 

If you fancy a stroll over to the Eastside of the city centre, you’ll find the Thinktank Science Museum, and an urban park which provides a peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle. It’s close to a number of the city’s colleges and universities and it also provides a gateway down to the creative and independent hub of Digbeth so there’s often something going on in this area that even locals tend to overlook. If you’re lucky to arrive on one of Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces open weekends you may even be able to look inside the historic Curzon Street Station building – the oldest surviving railway terminal in the world – before it’s utilised as a hub for HS2. Make sure you pop into The Woodman for a quick drink, another beautiful Victorian building restored into a traditional real ale pub.

 

21 Jet Plaza at Eastside, Birmingham courtesy Chris Fletcher

 

Depending on where you’re staying, make sure you pop by Tilt on the way back for coffee, cake and the chance to spend all your hard-earned pound coins on pinball. There’s also a rotating beer menu, and the staff – like those at Clink – know their stuff and are happy to make recommendations.

 

Saturday night:

 

By day, Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is a shopping and manufacturing hub, by night its the perfect bar crawl destination with lots of food options along the way. If it’s a sunny evening, start off at The Lord Clifden, with it’s huge beer garden. It gets a bit rowdy on some evenings but if that’s what you’re after then feel free to disregard the rest of this guide. Or amble down Great Hampton Street to The Church for a rooftop terrace, great cocktails and a Louisiana-inspired soul food menu.

 

It’s back into the heart of the Jewellery Quarter and its iconic clock for the Rose Villa Tavern, a traditional pub with beautiful stained glass windows and a red phone booth. More cocktail options and a good selection of beers available, as expected from one of the city’s Bitter ‘n’ Twisted venues.  The Button Factory also has a rooftop terrace for soaking up the sunshine, and it’s just a short walk from here to my personal JQ favourite 1000 Trades. Independent, craft beer, natural wines,  rotating kitchen pop-ups and a showcase for the city’s artists and tradespeople; you never get the same experience twice at this bar. And their Sunday Jazz Roasts are pretty special too if you get the opportunity to revisit.

 

Chamberlain Clock, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham courtesy Barry Whitehead 

 

Sunday:

 

If you’re feeling a bit bleary-eyed after the night before, it’s time to get out of the city. It’s a 20 minute taxi ride or a jump on the No 50 bus to Kings Heath for a spot of breakfast at Cherry Reds or Kitchen Garden Cafe, both on York Road, next to the Grade II Listed pub and music venue Hare & Hounds. There’s a second Cherry Reds in Birmingham on John Bright Street in you can’t face a bus ride.

 

If you want a bit of fresh air and greenery to blow the cobwebs away, Cannon Hill Park is is also south of the city, with mini golf, pedalos and tennis courts if you fancy getting a bit energetic. It’s also home to the MAC Arts complex, with it’s programme of dance, theatre, music and education; you can check what’s going on at the MAC here, or just pop into the cafe for a brew. Cannon Hill is also home to Birmingham’s Wildlife Conservation Park if you want to talk to the animals. It’s a bargain £6.25 for adults and they specialise in the conservation of endangered species.

If the MAC has given you the taste for culture, it’s back into the city for the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Granted the whole area around BMAG is something of a building site at the moment whilst “Paradise” is being constructed (don’t laugh, that’s what the new office and leisure complex will be called) but you can while away a couple of hours on a Sunday roaming among the Pre-Raphaelites, the Staffordshire hoard and Ancient Egyptian artefacts.

 

If you’ve got a couple of hours to spare before heading out of Birmingham, you might want to catch a film at the Electric Cinema – the oldest working cinema in the UK. Don’t let that put you off though, it shows both the most recent films and classics, and has sofas, a bar and waiter service.

 

And that brings the curtain down on a weekend in Birmingham. 

 

All venues have been tried and tested by yours truly and are all highly recommended. I have no professional affiliation with any of the venues mentioned.

 

For more articles and features from Emmalene, see FreeTimePays "People with Passion".

Send your own suggestion for "48 hours in Birmingham" to jonathan.bostock@freetimepays.com

 

 

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Photography
24 Jan 2018 - FreeTimePays

View a selection of great Birmingham monochrome photography from Barry

Barry Whitehead is an inspired photographer from Birmingham who has taken a selection of wonderful monochrome photography. Take the article and enjoy Barry's work. Using the project link, follow Barry as he continues to share more of his great photography with us. 

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View a selection of great Birmingham monochrome photography from Barry


Barry Whitehead is an inspired photographer from Birmingham who has taken a selection of wonderful monochrome photography. Take the article and enjoy Barry's work. Using the project link, follow Barry as he continues to share more of his great photography with us. 


'Tunnel jogger knows the way in Birmingham'. Photographer: Barry Whitehead

 

'Looking across Selfridges in Birmingham'. Photographer: Barry Whitehead

 

'Inside the Lock up, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham'. Photographer: Barry Whitehead

 

'Looking up in the art gallery, Birmingham'. Photographer: Barry Whitehead

 

'The bull and the Rotunda in Birmingham'. Photographer: Barry Whitehead

 

'The Council House, Birmingham'. Photographer: Barry Whitehead

 

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Music & musicians
22 Jan 2018 - FreeTimePays

The Birmingham Symphony Hall Organ - absolutely magical!

The Symphony Hall Organ was inaugurated on Friday 19 October 2001 during Symphony Hall’s 10th Birthday celebrations. It was designed and built by hand using traditional craftsmanship by Johannes Klais Orgelbau, a family firm from Bonn.

 

The organ has over 6,000 pipes. They stretch over 2½ miles when laid end to end and they weigh more than 30 tonnes. The Organ is almost 65 feet tall. The pipes, ranging from 32 foot to 6 inches in length, are made from a range of woods and metals including oak, fir, and pine plus soft metal alloys from tin, lead, and zinc.

 

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The Birmingham Symphony Hall Organ - absolutely magical!


The Symphony Hall Organ was inaugurated on Friday 19 October 2001 during Symphony Hall’s 10th Birthday celebrations. It was designed and built by hand using traditional craftsmanship by Johannes Klais Orgelbau, a family firm from Bonn.

 

The organ has over 6,000 pipes. They stretch over 2½ miles when laid end to end and they weigh more than 30 tonnes. The Organ is almost 65 feet tall. The pipes, ranging from 32 foot to 6 inches in length, are made from a range of woods and metals including oak, fir, and pine plus soft metal alloys from tin, lead, and zinc.

 

See our article for more great photos of the Organ. 


View this great selection of photos of Birmingham's Symphony Hall Organ.  Courtesy THSH and photographer Mike Gutteridge. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Transport
21 Jan 2018 - FreeTimePays

Trams - past, present and future to run as a Birmingham+ project with passionate people across our community

Kevin Maslin's great photo prompts the launch of our new "Trams - past, present and future" as the latest of our Birmingham 100+ projects with passionate people in our community. View the start of our collection of photos and links and please send us yours and help build this exciting gallery of resource on trams in Birmingham and the West Midlands. 

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Trams - past, present and future to run as a Birmingham+ project with passionate people across our community


Kevin Maslin's great photo prompts the launch of our new "Trams - past, present and future" as the latest of our Birmingham 100+ projects with passionate people in our community. View the start of our collection of photos and links and please send us yours and help build this exciting gallery of resource on trams in Birmingham and the West Midlands. 


Photo courtesy Imran Ali

 

Trams from the past in Birmingham, source unknown 

 

Tram on Corporation Street, Birmingham courtesy Kevin Maslin

 

Birmingham tram courtesy Damien Walmsley 

 

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Construction & regeneration
20 Jan 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of Three Snowhill

Here's a gallery of photos from several contributors of the massive construction project that is Three Snowhill, click 'View Article' to see the photos. Photo above by Elliott Brown.

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The Construction of Three Snowhill


Here's a gallery of photos from several contributors of the massive construction project that is Three Snowhill, click 'View Article' to see the photos. Photo above by Elliott Brown.


 

Photo by Tammie Naughton

 

 

Photo by George Daley

 

 

Photo by Elliott Brown

 

 

Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

 

Photo by Daniel Sturley

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20 Jan 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Sunrise Behind Arena Central

Nice colours as the sun rises behind Alpha Tower and the new HSBC UK Headquarters building at Arena Central.

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Construction & regeneration
20 Jan 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The HSBC Retail Banking Headquarters

The HSBC UK Retail Banking headquarters is nearly fully clad now, the sandstone looking panels on most of the structure. Click 'View Article' to see a few more closer photos. 

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The HSBC Retail Banking Headquarters


The HSBC UK Retail Banking headquarters is nearly fully clad now, the sandstone looking panels on most of the structure. Click 'View Article' to see a few more closer photos. 


 

 

 

 

 

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20 Jan 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham's given the monochrome touch - follow are growing gallery!

View of article and project to see more wonderful monochrome photography in our growing gallery. Sign up at BirminghamWeAre to share our many great passions.  

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Birmingham's given the monochrome touch - follow are growing gallery!


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Livery Street, Birmingham from Tammie Naughton

'Temple of Relief', public toilets in Digbeth courtesy Mac McCreery

 

Down by the canal courtesy Mac McCreery

Looking down to St. Martin's in Birmingham courtesy Mac McCreery

Colmore Row, Birmingham in winter courtesy Mac McCreery

'Path to enlightenment' in Chamberlain Square, Birmingham courtesy Mac McCreery

 

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News & Updates

Construction & regeneration
20 Jan 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of Bank Tower Two

The weather is terrible but here's a photo of the concrete core for Bank Tower Two which is now at the 22nd floor.

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Construction & regeneration
20 Jan 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Construction at Chamberlain Square

The constructions at Paradise Birmingham have paused for now while the implications of the collapse of Carillion are dealt with and hopefully progress will resume soon.

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Construction & regeneration
14 Jan 2018 - Daniel Sturley

Crane Photography

There's been an update to the Cranes and Plant Photography project, 3 new pictures added.

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Construction & regeneration
14 Jan 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of Bank Tower Two

The core for Bank Tower Two powers past it's shorter sibling and becomes visible from loads of vantage points around the city. Click 'View Article' to view a gallery of photos from this massive build.

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The Construction of Bank Tower Two


The core for Bank Tower Two powers past it's shorter sibling and becomes visible from loads of vantage points around the city. Click 'View Article' to view a gallery of photos from this massive build.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 Jan 2018 - FreeTimePays

Great night time photography of Birmingham

Here's a selection of wonderful photography from Tammie showcasing a great City all lit up at night. Take the article to view the gallery of Tammie's brilliant photography.

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Great night time photography of Birmingham


Here's a selection of wonderful photography from Tammie showcasing a great City all lit up at night. Take the article to view the gallery of Tammie's brilliant photography.


Birmingham's Gas Street Basin

 

Big Wheel in Birmingham

 

New Year's celebrations at Resorts World, Birmingham

 

Car light trails through Birmingham

 

Gas Street Basin, Birmingham

 

Everything happens in Birmingham - monochrome

 

BT Tower in Birmingham

 

The Rotunda in Birmingham

 

Down by the canal in Brindley Place, Birmingham - monochrome

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Construction & regeneration
14 Jan 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The Construction of One Chamberlain Square

One Chamberlain Square continues with window installation and the roof structure is nearing completion. Click 'View Article' to see a gallery of recent photos around the site.

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The Construction of One Chamberlain Square


One Chamberlain Square continues with window installation and the roof structure is nearing completion. Click 'View Article' to see a gallery of recent photos around the site.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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People & community
12 Jan 2018 - FreeTimePays

Hockley - a community in Birmingham with some great hidden Gems

Birmingham holds so many great secrets for those who look.  Take the article and see some of the amazing buildings and architecture in Hockley. Great gallery of photography by Kevin Hussey. 

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Hockley - a community in Birmingham with some great hidden Gems


Birmingham holds so many great secrets for those who look.  Take the article and see some of the amazing buildings and architecture in Hockley. Great gallery of photography by Kevin Hussey. 


 

 

 

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Music & musicians
11 Jan 2018 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham has so many fantastic Gems - Town Hall and its amazing organ is one!

This William Hill organ was installed in 1834 and at the time was the largest organ in Europe.

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Three Snowhill will be a magnificent gateway to Birmingham's business district

The largest office accommodation in any building outside London,Three Snowhill will provide a magical gateway to Birmingham's business district.  View the project for more on Three Snowhill.  

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