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Rainbows, Lasers and so much more - symbols of hope and community solidarity!

Be insired and gain strength from the creativity shared across the city and generated by community as symbols of hope, messages of support or offered as thanks to our frontline heroes.

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The Original Birmingham Assay Office - A Birmingham Gem!

The original Birmingham Assay Office is on Newhall Street, on the corner with Charlotte Street in the Jewellery Quarter. It was built in 1878, and designed by Andrew Phipson. Moved out 2015.

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Passions: History & heritage, Art; Culture & creativity, Classic Architecture
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The Lewis Building - A Birmingham Gem!

Lewis's, opened in Corporation Street in 1885. The store was the forerunner of the modern department store. As an office development, it retains the grandeur of the original building.

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Digbeth Police Station - A Birmingham Gem!

Digbeth Police Station is situated at 115 Digbeth, on the corner of Allison Street. It was built in 1911. It is a Grade A listed building according to Birmingham City Council.

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19 Newhall Street (former Bell Edison Telephone building) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Bell Edison Telephone Building is situated at 17 & 19 Newhall Street in the Colmore Business District. Built in 1896 as the Central Telephone Exchange and offices for NTC.

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Birmingham Children's Hospital - A Birmingham Gem!

Birmingham Children's Hospital has been situated on Steelhouse Lane since 1998 in a building that was formerly the Birmingham General Hospital.

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Passions: History & heritage, Health & wellbeing, Care for the vulnerable, Modern Architecture, Classic Architecture
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Birmingham in lockdown - a collaboration with community

With amazing contributions from community, we take a look at what it is like to be in Birmingham during the lockdown.  Amazing photography, videos and creativity from amazing people.

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Messages of optimism and hope from community

Here we share positive and thoughtful messages from community that inspire and help as we all face up to the challenges as we battle the pandamic and the impact it has on us all.

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The Covid vaccination, Q&A and why we all must have it!

There are a lot of myths and pure lies about the vaccinations. Here, together with links to experts, posts and images you can share, we address the vaccination is so vital for us all!

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Raising community spirits during Covid - photography with community

This feature is all about lifting our spirits during Covid.  Whether you can get out or not enjoy this regularly updated selection of wonderful photography from people with passion.

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Covid-19 in Birmingham - Q&A and updates

Your place for all the information you need on Covid in and across Birmingham.  This feature contains links, a gallery of downlable information and will grow to include regular posts.

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Bring out the creative in you!

Photography, art, writing, craftwork, music - there are so many ways to challenge your creativity. It's not only great fun, it's also great for well-being.  Take our feature.

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Birmingham Gems Charity Calendar 2021 - Collect or Download & Print

This annual initiative involving people with Birmingham passion has become a firm favourite with people who live in Birmingham, work in Birmingham and love to visit the City. Enjoy yours!

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Passions: History & heritage, Health & wellbeing, Art; Culture & creativity, Environment & green action, Modern Architecture, Green open spaces, Squares and public spaces
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Lockdown photography competition

This competition run during 2020 was a great way of engaging people during Covid and bringing out the creativity of people during lockdown. See entries and much more here.

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My Story, Our Journey (Sikh migration) - A community initiative!

A catalogue of stories from Sikh's living in and around Birmingham and the Black Country documenting their heritage and the experiences of their families pre- and post-migration.

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