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Elliott Brown Art; Culture & creativity
30 Dec 2023 - Elliott Brown
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Stacey Barnfield's Colour Palette's in Birmingham, Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa

Former Birmingham Mail editor Stacey Barnfield set up a company called Draw My City and the Colour Palette Company. He has also been involved in Staying Cool's Creative Heights programmes. His Colour Palette's can be seen in Birmingham at Grand Central, in Warwick at Warwick Station and in Royal Leamington Spa in a subway below the station.

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Stacey Barnfield's Colour Palette's in Birmingham, Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa





Former Birmingham Mail editor Stacey Barnfield set up a company called Draw My City and the Colour Palette Company. He has also been involved in Staying Cool's Creative Heights programmes. His Colour Palette's can be seen in Birmingham at Grand Central, in Warwick at Warwick Station and in Royal Leamington Spa in a subway below the station.


Go here for Stacey Barnfield's Draw My City website, if you wish to purchase any of his products.

 

The Birmingham Colour Palette

The Birmingham Colour Palette seen in Grand Central during June 2021. This is if you are heading to the Stephenson Street exit of Birmingham New Street Station. Was covering over vacant units.

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The Birmingham Colour Palette and Draw My City seen in Grand Central during October 2022. More vacant units were covered by Stacey's art beyond the Kitty Cafe.

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The Warwick Colour Palette

The Warwick Colour Palette is located on platform 1 at Warwick Station, as seen during April 2023. The station is currently being renovated, so the subway and station building were closed.

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Seen from the Chiltern Mainline, when the train stopped at Warwick Station during December 2023. The Warwick Colour Palette is to the right of the temporary entrance to platform 1 (half the platform is still closed during these works).

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The Royal Leamington Spa Colour Palette

The Royal Leamington Spa Colour Palette is located in the pedestrian subway below Leamington Spa Station (not the subway between platforms 2 and 3). The panels are on both sides of the subways walls.

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 Photography by Elliott Brown

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26 Nov 2023 - Elliott Brown
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Doctor Who 60: Alien Invasion of Acocks Green

Happy 60th anniversary to Doctor Who (1963 - 2023). Back in August 2015, the then Acocks Green Village BID held and event called the Alien Invasion of Acocks Green, and there was Doctor Who props inside of Acocks Green Library at the time. The TARDIS and Cyberman head were autographed.

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Doctor Who 60: Alien Invasion of Acocks Green





Happy 60th anniversary to Doctor Who (1963 - 2023). Back in August 2015, the then Acocks Green Village BID held and event called the Alien Invasion of Acocks Green, and there was Doctor Who props inside of Acocks Green Library at the time. The TARDIS and Cyberman head were autographed.


Alien Invasion of Acocks Green: Doctor Who

Saturday 1st August 2015, the Acocks Green Village BID held an event called the Alien Invasion of Acocks Green.

That day, Doctor Who props were inside of Acocks Green Library, with an autographed TARDIS and Cyberman head. 

Also here was K9 and Davros (the creator of the Daleks).

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Autographed Cyberman head

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As well as Doctor Who, there was a Steampunk exhibition inside.

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Autographed TARDIS with Davros.

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K9

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Heading out, there was a cardboard cut out Dalek, and shelves with Doctor Who books, comics and DVD's. David Tennant, Tenth Doctor era.

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 Photography by Elliott Brown

 

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12 Feb 2023 - Elliott Brown
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Sustrans: Local Heroes - Jane Sixsmith, Ellie Simmonds and Lenny Henry

At the beginning of February 2023, Sustrans unveiled a new set of statues at Osler Street Play Area in Ladywood. Of Local Heroes - Jane Sixsmith MBE (former hockey player), Ellie Simmonds OBE (former Paralympian swimmer) and Sir Lenny Henry CBE (actor, comedian, presenter etc). They are Portrait Benches on the National Cycle Network across the UK, now including here in Birmingham.

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Sustrans: Local Heroes - Jane Sixsmith, Ellie Simmonds and Lenny Henry





At the beginning of February 2023, Sustrans unveiled a new set of statues at Osler Street Play Area in Ladywood. Of Local Heroes - Jane Sixsmith MBE (former hockey player), Ellie Simmonds OBE (former Paralympian swimmer) and Sir Lenny Henry CBE (actor, comedian, presenter etc). They are Portrait Benches on the National Cycle Network across the UK, now including here in Birmingham.


Sustrans on the National Cycle Network

Explore Birmingham using the National Cycle Network.

Local Heroes are sculptures that are part of a series celebrating local heroes, chosen by communities across the UK.

For more information visit: Sustrans Portrait benches.

These were created to celebrate Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

It was reported by the BBC - article here: Sir Lenny Henry sculpture boosts Birmingham community park. And by the Birmingham Mail: Lenny Henry 'moved' as sculpture unveiled at park - alongside Jane Sixsmith and Ellie Simmonds.

 

Osler Street Play Area, Ladywood, Birmingham

In Birmingham the three statues were unveiled on the 1st February 2023 at Osler Street Play Area (or Osler Street Park) in Ladywood. Close to Clark Street, Reservoir Road and Osler Street (plus close to Edgbaston Reservoir).

They depict local heroes: Jane Sixsmith, Ellie Simmonds and Lenny Henry.

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Jane Sixsmith MBE

Jane Sixsmith is the first British female hockey player to compete in four Olympics. She retired from international hockey after scoring over 100 goals, winning 165 caps for England and 158 for Great Britain. Her honours include an MBE, an Olympic bronze (1992), European Cup gold (1991) and a Commonwealth silver medal (1998).

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Ellie Simmonds OBE

Ellie Simmonds is a British former Paralympian swimmer. She competed at the Summer Paralympics in 2008 in Beijing, winning two gold medals aged 13. She won further gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympics and the Rio 2016 Paralympics. She set a 400m freestyle world record in London 2012, and a 200m medley world record in Rio.

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Sir Lenny Henry CBE

Lenny Henry is an actor, comedian, singer, presenter and writer from Dudley. He co-founded the charity Comic Relief in 1985, and was knighted in 2015 for services to drama and charity. More recently Lenny acted in Amazon Prime Video's Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and Netflix's The Witcher: Blood Origin.

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Some more views

The approach on the path from Osler Street.

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The Exploring Birmingham Using the National Cycle Network sign.

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The sign with the three statues.

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The view from Clark Street, just having left the path.

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Clark Street view with all three statues. The view towards the main entrance of Edgbaston Reservoir.

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Photography by Elliott Brown

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Moseley Farmers Market over the years

Usually held on the last Saturday of each month is the Moseley Farmers Market on St Mary's Row, near Moseley Village Green. It can be seen from the following bus routes: 1, 35 or 50. Takes place in the morning until at least midday before it closes. Gallery of the farmers market, as seen mostly from the no 1 bus, top deck on St Mary's Row. But also from the 50 on Alcester Road.

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Moseley Farmers Market over the years





Usually held on the last Saturday of each month is the Moseley Farmers Market on St Mary's Row, near Moseley Village Green. It can be seen from the following bus routes: 1, 35 or 50. Takes place in the morning until at least midday before it closes. Gallery of the farmers market, as seen mostly from the no 1 bus, top deck on St Mary's Row. But also from the 50 on Alcester Road.


Moseley Farmers Market is usually held on the last Saturday of each month on St Mary's Row, near Moseley Village Green. There is also market stalls on Alcester Road (but on the pavement between the former Boots and Subway stores) the Moseley Arts Market. You can get the no 1, 35 or 50 bus routes to the market. But there is sometimes a lot of parked cars on the pavement on Salisbury Road, which makes it difficult for the no 1 bus to get past between Moseley and Edgbaston.

 

26th April 2014

Bottom deck views of Moseley Farmers Market in late April 2014, from the no 1 bus, heading onto St Mary's Row from Salisbury Road, in the direction of Wake Green Road. Held on the Saturday between 9am and 1pm.

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27th May 2017

I next photographed the Moseley Farmers Market from the top deck of the no 1 bus, on St Mary's Row in late May 2017. This was before 10am in the morning. Plenty of fruit and vegetables, and bread for sale at the time.

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29th July 2017

The next time I saw Moseley Farmers Market was at the end of July 2017. When the ex Barclays Bank was a Costa Coffee (now Wafflings). No 1 bus view again. Flowers in full bloom.

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29th June 2019

At the end of June 2019. The first view taken from the no 1 bus before 12:30pm while it was still open. Later caught the 50 back towards Kings Heath, and they were packing up before 3pm. The Moseley Farmers Market on St Mary's Row as usual, while the Moseley Arts Market would have been on the Alcester Road pavement between Boots (now closed) and Subway.

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24th September 2022

Late September 2022 view from the top deck of the no 1 bus on St Mary's Row, just after 12pm that day. Both markets were looking busy.

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26th November 2022

The last Saturday in November 2022, also the final market before the one they will have in the middle of December before Christmas. The usual views from the top deck of the no 1 bus, as it approached the traffic lights before going down Salisbury Road towards Edgbaston and Five Ways.

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Photography by Elliott Brown

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Some more rainbow crossings

It's not just in Birmingham's Southside that you will find rainbow crossings. All around the UK. Such as in Taunton in Somerset. As well as closer to home in Solihull, and in Royal Leamington Spa in Warwickshire. Happy New Year 2022. Not done many posts recently as they don't seem to get published by Jonathan as fast as Daniel's get's up, and nothing much to post.

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Some more rainbow crossings





It's not just in Birmingham's Southside that you will find rainbow crossings. All around the UK. Such as in Taunton in Somerset. As well as closer to home in Solihull, and in Royal Leamington Spa in Warwickshire. Happy New Year 2022. Not done many posts recently as they don't seem to get published by Jonathan as fast as Daniel's get's up, and nothing much to post.


Taunton, Somerset

Near the end of the first South West holiday at the end of August 2021 (Devon and Somerset). On Saturday 28th August 2021 in Taunton, Somerset, heading to the Museum of Somerset, we entered Goodland Gardens (near The Bridge and River Tone). Saw this rainbow path. No cycling is allowed down this path. Stopped for coffee nearby at The Shed.

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Solihull, West Midlands

On Sunday 19th December 2021, heading to Cineworld at Touchwood in Solihull, to watch Spider-Man: No Way Home. A little early, so took a side path to the rear entrance near Manor Square. Found this rainbow path between Touchwood and the Solihull Council House. I don't think there had been a crossing at this point before.

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Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

It had been a few months since I last got a train, so on Thursday 30th December 2021, I bought off peak return tickets in the Chiltern Railways app, and travelled down to Leamington Spa again, on the Chiltern Mainline, for a bit of walk around the Town Centre, and to have a coffee at Caffe Nero. On The Parade I spotted a rainbow crossing between Jephson Gardens and Pump Room Gardens. It was raining on and off, and took these from Pump Room Gardens later on the walk back to the station.

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Photos taken by Elliott Brown can also be found on Twitter: ellrbrown

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