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20 Apr 2017 - FreeTimePays
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Social Networking

Join fellow members & non-members of chamber of commerce for a relaxed and informal networking opportunity! Social Networking is a great way to:

- Promote your business

- Raise your profile in the Birmingham Area

- Build relationships with local businesses -Meet valuable new contacts


27 Apr 2017 to 27 Apr 2017
17:30 - 19:30
Bierkeller Entertainment Complex 195-196 Broad St Birmingham B15 1AY

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Writing & story telling
20 Apr 2017 - FreeTimePays
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BB has our kids captivated

With purple hair and stories of lovable monsters, BB has kids in Birmingham captivated and totally engaged.  BB one of Birmingham's very talented young authors.

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Photography
18 Apr 2017 - FreeTimePays
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A creative perspective on the Selfridges building Birmingham Bullring

Brilliant creative photography from Damien of the Selfridges building at the Bullring Birmingham courtesy Damien Walmsley 

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Construction & regeneration
18 Apr 2017 - Daniel Sturley
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There are Fossils in the Walls of the Town Hall

Birmingham Town Hall is built of brick and faced with marble from Penmon in Anglesey, Wales. There are also parts made from limestone where fossills can be seen. 

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Construction & regeneration
15 Apr 2017 - Daniel Sturley
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The Smethwick Super Hospital

The Smethwick 'Super Hospital' under construction from the Libraray of Birmingham's 'Secret Garden.

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Fundraising & charity
12 Apr 2017 - FreeTimePays
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They make 'em tough in Birmingham

Lots of respect to Superfast-IT for signing up for the Wolf run in Warwickshire & raising funds for Autism West Midlands - Tough or what!

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Care for the vulnerable
11 Apr 2017 - FreeTimePays
Inspiration

Dementia Cafe in Stirchley - inspirational!

850,000 people in UK have dementia!  Within communities a lot can be done to help. Look how Louise Deakin has been inspired to run a dementia cafe in Stirchley - great idea! great initiative!  

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Photography
10 Apr 2017 - FreeTimePays
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It's a very changing skyline in Birmingham

With substaniial investment going into construction in the City, the Birmingham skyline is certainly an ever-changing and interesting sight   

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Construction & regeneration
10 Apr 2017 - FreeTimePays
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Birmingham's Spaghetti junction only possible because of Irish workers

The building of Birmingham's Spaghetti Junction by Irish workers in this @brumirish project courtesy

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People & community
03 Apr 2017 - FreeTimePays
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Environmental pledges from local mosques in and around Birmingham

Great initiative with Balsall Heath's Abdullah Rehman leading and encouraging environmental pledges from local mosques in and around Birmingham. Great unity in what is a shared concern for all.

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Photography
25 Mar 2017 - FreeTimePays
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It's a 'Pink Blossom riot' in Birmingham outside Ikon Gallery

The beauty of a Spring day captured in the City of Birmingham in this great photograph by talented Birmingham photographer Damien Walmley.  

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History & heritage
22 Mar 2017 - Daniel Sturley
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Perott's Folly in Ladywood

DID YOU KNOW?...

J. R. R. Tolkien lived in Edgbaston in his later childhood and it is thought that his inspiration for the 'Two Towers' was from being able to see both Perrot's Folly and  the Waterworks Tower in Ladywood nearby. This is still contested and it is also believed that 'Old Joe' at Birmingham University was influential as he lived in Hall Green during his early childhood. Tolkien liked to explore his local area including Sarehole Mill, Moseley Bog and Lickey Hills, maybe also inspiring his tales of ‘Middle-earth’.

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Photography
07 Mar 2017 - PMNet Support
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"We really do have some very talented photographers in Birmingham"

"We really do have some very talented photographers in Birmingham" says John Clancy, leader of Birmingham City Council. We agree & we are delighted to showcase Birmingham and the many talented and inspired people 

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History & heritage
07 Mar 2017 - PMNet Support
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Old Joint Stock Pub is also a theatre and was once a library

The Old Joint Stock pub & theatre housed in a Grade II listed building was originally built as a library in 1864.  The Joint Stock Company amalgamated with LLoyds Bank in 1889.  It was converted into a pub in 1997.  The theatre is on the first floor of the pub.

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Construction & regeneration
07 Mar 2017 - FreeTimePays
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HS2 for Birmingham

  • Q. Is HS2 good or bad for Birmingham?
  • Submit to receive 20 passion points

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Civic pride
21 Feb 2017 - FreeTimePays
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Birmingham's Ornate Lamp Posts

All over the city centre are beautiful ornate lamp posts, often with clusters of lamps, and if you look up once in a while they complement he city's civic architecture even on a dull foggy day in winter.

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Construction & regeneration
19 Feb 2017 - Daniel Sturley
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Next set of columns ready for One Chamberlain Square

It looks like the next set of rebar columns are waiting ready for intallation at One Chamberlain Square. A few weeks may see the structure rise visibly at the site from several view points.

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Construction & regeneration
19 Feb 2017 - Daniel Sturley
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Huge Tower Core on Broad Street

The 22 floor Wates Group tower core is finished and the steel structure is currently at the 10th. It will soon appear from this vantage point on the lower terrace of the Library of Birmingham.

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Construction & regeneration
16 Feb 2017 - Jonathan 2
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Three classics in Birmingham

great architecture in brum

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Poetry
15 Feb 2017 - Jonathan 2
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Introducing Casey Bailey - an inspired Birmingham Poet

Also a talented rapper, Casey Bailey is an inspiration to many budding young poets in schools across the City.  Go take a look at Casey's website and see how he's engaging young people.

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Writing & story telling
14 Feb 2017 - FreeTimePays
Introducing

BB Taylor - talented author of children's books

BB, first and foremost, is a mommy to 3 beautiful girls.  She is also a talented author.  BB's real name is Melissa and BB Taylor stands for the names of her children, Bailey, Bethany and Taylor. BB works with over 100 animals including raccoons, foxes, owls, lizards and many many more. BB loves to write and dance

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Writing & story telling
14 Feb 2017 - FreeTimePays
News & Updates

The monsters are coming

BB Taylor's new book is called Murphy and The Monsters and is being released on the 21st Feb 2017.  BB's been working on the concept for Murphy and The Monsters for about 18 months now. BB says "Its been such an amazing process to see him come to life and watch his story grow and evolve. I wanted to create a story where monsters didn’t have to just be scary or mean, where they could be vulnerable too and even need help from time to time. I also wanted to show that normal little boys and girls can believe in big things, and that their imagination didn’t need to be defined by what adults told them."

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History & heritage
13 Feb 2017 - FreeTimePays
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Great history in Grade 2 listed baths at Balsall Heath

The Grade 2 listed baths at Balsall Heath, Birmingham were designed by William Hale & Son of 83, Colmore Row, and cost almost £34,000. As was common practice at the time, there were separate entrances for first-class males, second-class males, and women.  The baths were opened in 1907.

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History & heritage
13 Feb 2017 - FreeTimePays
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Balsall Heath library with clock tower

In Balsall Heath, Birmingham's historic Free Library was opened in 1895 and has a clock tower. It was designed by Jethro A. Cossins and F. B. Peacock.

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Construction & regeneration
12 Feb 2017 - Daniel Sturley
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Balsall Heath Edwardian terracotta

Great examples of Edwardian terracotta architecture over at Balsall Heath.  Well worth a visit.

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