Just a quick local update. It is great to see a repair work being done on the canal in the Aston Junction area.
We wanted to do a quick update on our Instagram account sharing a couple of our popular Instagram posts here on the blog.
Our adventure with Instagram started 3 years ago. So far we have posted 118 images and videos and we now have almost seven hundred followers. You can check us out on https://www.instagram.com/birminghamblogger/
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Title: Birmingham remains one of the best city nights out the UK can offer. And, sure, you may think we’re somewhat biased, but there are several good reasons for this.
It’s centrally-located, packed with a wide variety of contrasting areas and has more canals than venice. As a result, Birmingham offers night owls, city dwellers and those simply in search of an adventurous day out all manner of things to do.
In this post, we’re going to focus on the important task of socialising and enjoying oneself, and there’s nowhere better to do that than in a pub or two. With the summer finally here, we’ve got the best Birmingham pubs at which you can enjoy the warmer months. Continue reading The best Birmingham pubs for the summer
When you’re just getting started as a blogger, staring at a vast, blank page is frightening. It can cause all of your inspiration, ideas and the very reason you set up the website in the first place to sink without trace.
This is a problem seasoned bloggers experience, too. If we didn’t, there’d be something wrong – no human can be 100% creative and full of inspiration all of the time. Sometimes, we have to hunt down and seek out those post ideas.
Looking for wedding venues in Birmingham? Well firstly we would like to say a massive congratulations to you and your partner! Planning your big day is one of the most exciting, most enjoyable things you will ever do, but it will also be the most stressful. There’s lots to think about when planning a wedding. Who will you invite? What colour scheme will you choose? Which flowers will you select? Who will be in your wedding party? What favours will you give out to your guests? With lots of decisions to make it might be difficult to know where to start, so we suggest you tackle the bigger questions first, things like which wedding venue you would like. Doing this makes sense as the size of your wedding venue is likely to impact who you invite, the feel of the venue might impact on the theme of your wedding, style of attire and wedding décor, in short, the larger decisions help you to make the smaller ones. Continue reading The best wedding venues in Birmingham
Trade show season is nearly upon us and there are few locations in the UK more synonymous with such events than Birmingham.
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) first opened in 1976 when it staged the International Spring Fair. That particular show has, amazingly, returned every year since and the centre itself has sprawled to twenty interconnected halls set across 611 acres. Put simply, if you’re looking for a trade show, you come to the NEC. Continue reading 5 NEC trade shows you to visit in 2016
If you’re considering what to do this weekend, the Birmingham Royal Ballet may not be top of your list. Why? Well, scour the internet for ‘what to do in Birmingham’ blogs, and you’ll find endless gig listings and family days out, but one of the UK’s most beloved performance arts is often neglected. Continue reading Birmingham Royal Ballet
Memories of Christmas and New Year’s Eve festivities are rapidly fading fast, but if you happen to be in Birmingham this weekend, there are plenty of ways to banish the January blues and have a great time.
We’ve picked out 5 brilliant things to do which won’t break the bank and will be great fun to do.
The problem with Father Christmas is that, during his off-peak time, he goes very quiet. Usually, he’s planning for the busiest working day known to man, but rumours persist that he may currently have larger problems to contend with during his down time.
If Santa really is going bankrupt, as recently reported by some newspapers, Christmas may be something of a miserable affair this year, but let’s assume that isn’t going to happen. And let’s get planning!
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Christmas in Birmingham 2015
The Christmas season is a happy and exciting time of year, regardless of what town or city you live in. Christmas in Birmingham is no different, with lots of things to do and places to visit there are plenty of exciting and seasonal things to do for adults and children alike. If you are new to Birmingham and have started to look for things to do at Christmas time, you may find yourself overwhelmed with choices and not know how to best spend your time in Birmingham. To help you, we have created a list of some of the most popular and exciting things Birmingham has to offer this wintery season.
From music and comedy to theatre and sports, there was much to get up to in Birmingham this summer. No matter if you were after plays, gig, music festivals, or just something to keep the children entertained during the summer holidays, this city had more than a generous helping of summer activities on offer. Something to suit every age and taste. Here is a small slice of a big pie called “Birmingham: 2015 events”, for your eyes only!
We have talked a lot on this blog about the history of Birmingham’s manufacturing & invention, and manufacturing in the West Midlands at large. It’s what the area is known for historically. We’ve often been described as the “engine room” of the UK, for both positive (our manufacturing prowess) and negative (the whole “Black Country” pollution thing) reasons.
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We’ve spoken several times about the UK Manufacturing Awards, the online award scheme aimed at highlighting UK manufacturers who deserve some recognition. The scheme was started by Birmingham based company RH Nuttall, and of the 15 nominees, turntable manufacturers Rega emerged victorious. They were hand picked by the 6 judge panel, comprised of some of the leading lights of UK manufacturing awareness websites, because they show the world that UK manufacturing can not only be successful, but also game changing – all without moving abroad.
Continue reading Local success story at a National Awards Scheme.
We recently posted about the UK Manufacturing Awards, an online award scheme aimed at highlighting British manufacturers in these hard economic times. The companies nominated would represent the best qualities of the manufacturing sector in this country, showing the world that we are still a force to be reckoned with.
Continue reading and the winners are – UK Manufacturing Awards 2015 Results
As we’ve mentioned several times on this site before, Birmingham has a very rich manufacturing history. It’s a tradition that has been kept alive to this day by the hard working men and women of this great city, the still beating heart of the UK. Thankfully, we’re not the only ones from Birmingham to see the UK manufacturing sector for what it truly is – a thing of wonder.
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Here at the Birmingham Blogger, we want to promote everything great about Birmingham. In that vein, we are starting a new, on-going series spotlighting local, independent businesses, and getting to know them, their businesses, and their feelings towards Birmingham as a place to start and maintain a business. In the first of the series, the Birmingham Blogger sat down with Hal Higgins, the owner of Higgins 1948, a formal and casual shirt shop here in Birmingham city centre.
Continue reading Birmingham Independent Business Interviews – Higgings 1948
The second city has always been synonymous with work. Birmingham, since the days of the industrial revolution, has been the engine room of Britain. Though it has been traditionally thought of as an engineering heavy area, in the many decades since the industrial revolution, it has become much more diverse in terms of the business sectors that have found a home in the city.
Being a landlocked, urbanised landscape, golf isn’t likely to be the first sport to jump to the front of your mind when you think of Birmingham. The city has a proud tradition of football, thanks to Aston Villa and Birmingham FC, alongside a rich heritage in cricket, as the city houses the world famous Edgbaston cricket ground. And that is without mentioning the strong history of athletics Birmingham has enjoyed.
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As we’ve talked about several times on this blog, Birmingham is a city of huge, somewhat surprising diversity. Be it as a shopping destination, a night out location, or as a city of culture, Birmingham is incredibly varied, from the canal systems that loop around the lower levels of the city, right up to the giant buildings that dominate the skyline.
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Birmingham is a city of industry. Birmingham is a city of innovation. Birmingham is a city of significant cultural impacts.
Birmingham is not, however, much of a romantic city.
We are quite a bit removed from places like Rome and Paris, but that doesn’t mean we’re completely devoid of romantic opportunities. Here are a few ideas we have for any budding cupids in the West Midlands.
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