Photography exhibition at Museum of The Jewellery Quarter.

Some fantastic photos of Birmingham from a Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Museum Exhibition……..


I was invited to attend the new photography exhibition which runs at The museum of the Jewellery Quarter from November 9th until January 29th.

Organised by Birmingham Museums Trust , Brumpic, Instagramers of Birmingham  and supported by Trevor Beattie and  The Jack And Ada Beattie Foundation,   The exhibition has 25  photos on display and some digital images which will only be available to view for the first week of the display.

Sam McAuliffe.

The overall winner was Sam McAuliffe who took  the above photo of the Cube reflecting in the canal.  I’m so glad I didn’t have to pick a winner, as all of the photos had their own charm.

Whilst the exhibition is free to visit, images are available to buy and I do believe postcards will also be available.

Satish Guddu.

The photos capture various scenes of Birmingham, be that of its streets, iconic buildings or…

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Warley Woods Calendars now available

Warley Woods calendars available now from The Pavilion or Webb’s in Bearwood

The Bearwood Blog

Simon Lea, Bearwood photographer extraordinaire, has produced his latest Warley Woods calendar, and it makes a fantastic xmas present.

The calendar contains a dozen of Simon?s beautiful landscapes of Warley Woods, representing the different seasons of the year.

As usual you can buy a copy (or more) from the Warley Woods shop in the pavilion, or from the treasure trove that is Webb’s Walled Garden…at a bargain price of just 11.

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The Big Birmingham Bikes scheme: next phase

As #TonyButler once said: ‘On yer bike’!!!!

Our Birmingham

A message from Councillor Mary Locke about city cycling has been forwarded by Peter Walker, Chairman of the Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum.

Would-be cyclists are being invited to apply for the latest free bike giveaway. In 2015 more than 3,500 people received an orange bike (above) and cycled over 300,000 miles which improved their mental health and wellbeing. This time the emphasis will be on encouraging families to cycle together.

2000 free Raleigh bikes are being offered to families and residents in the most deprived communities as part of the next phase of the Big Birmingham Bikes scheme. Part of Birmingham City Council’s Birmingham Cycle Revolution, Big Birmingham Bikes aims to encourage people of all backgrounds to cycle regularly by offering free bikes to those unable to afford them.

To see the Autumn / Winter Programme click on this link. There is information on Ride Active sessions and Led Rides, free of…

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The Top Bears at the Big Sleuth Auction in Birmingham

The top #Bears at the #BigSleuth Auction for #Birmingham Children’s Hospital


Photos by Dave Massey

The Top Selling Bears at the Big Sleuth Auction in Birmingham

Thursday 12th October saw The Big Sleuth Bears head to auction to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity. The total raised on the evening was a fantastic £257,300! Here’s what the top nine bears sold for:

Brummie Bear Brummie Bear

Number 9: Brummie Bear by Slobodan Topalovic £5,000

Jungle Jenny Jungle Jenny

Number 8: Jungle Jenny by Jenny Leonard £5,400

Bradley’s Bear Bradley’s Bear

Number 7: Bradley’s Bear by Donna Newman £5,500

Peaky Blinders Peaky Blinders

Number 6: Peaky Blinders by Jon Jones £5,900

Sweet William Sweet William

Number 5: Sweet William by Caroline Jariwala £6,100

Mother Bear Mother Bear

Number 4: Mother Bear by Jenny Tang £6,200

The Bear That Cares The Bear That Cares

Number 3: The Bear That Cares by Lynsey Brecknall & Kieron Reilly £7,000

Peony Passion Peony Passion

Number 2: Peony Passion by Michelle Turton £8,000

Buzz Buzz

Number 1: Buzz by Julia Allum £9,000

Thanks to…

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