Did you know that the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham ranks in the top 10 worldwide for “buildings with biggest useable space”? There is a reason it has become the country’s premier exhibition centre since it opened in 1976. It hosts a wide variety of shows each year, and here are 10 you may want to check out in 2015.
Birmingham is famed for many things - industry, canals, our unique accent, and so on. One thing we are becoming increasingly known for, however, is education.
Did you know that, since 2013, Birmingham has housed five Universities, on top of numerous colleges? Their diverse course offerings and close proximity to the England’s second city means that this is a sector likely to grow even further in the coming years. So if you are moving here (or looking for a University in the local area), which one is right for you?
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Camping in and around the Birmingham area offers some fantastic sight
seeing opportunities and adventures for couples, families and those wanting to
explore on their own. The city is in a geographically central position, meaning
that it is a popular choice with many campers thanks to its accessibility.
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Birmingham is full of many hidden gems (and actual gems if you visit the Jewellery Quarter). The second city hides plenty of things to do, and places to see. Today, we’re going to discuss one such institution - The Electric Cinema. Located just behind New Street Station, it’s nothing like the cinemas you’re used to. Here are five reasons why we think it’s awesome:
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Birmingham really comes alive at Christmas time. While in years gone by everything was centred on the shopping, these days Santa’s arrival heralds plenty more than just the ringing of cash registers. Here are some of the things you can get up to in Birmingham and the surrounding area this Christmas. . .
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Birmingham is going green!
We’re thought of as an industrial city with it’s smog and grime covered streets. But now, the city of Birmingham is turning over a new figurative leaf - in hopes of saving thousands of literal leaves!
There are many schemes, partnerships and campaigns throughout the city geared towards improving our impact on nature. Here are a few examples.
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A £1 million pound investment in the construction sector has been announced by Birmingham City Council. The project, which aims to create 500 new construction jobs across the city, is being ran in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board.
We live in a world where pretty much everyone has a means of getting their opinions heard online. Pick your poison - Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Snapchat, Pinterest, the list goes on and on. You know that you are ultimately an incredible small fish in an unimaginably big pond, but you don’t mind, as it’s a way of interacting with your friends, and that is all you want.
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If you know anything about Birmingham, you will probably be aware of it’s manufacturing history. The city has always been associated with industry, be that manufacturing, retail or business. While this reputation has been on the decline in recent years, it’s still the cities’ calling card to this day. And it’s a reputation built off of launching big name, successful companies in multiple industries. Here are a few you may not have known have their origins in the city.
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We always write about our city, showcasing it’s history, culture and people. Today however we want to show you some numbers, yes numbers. After reading a couple of good articles on big data we’ve thought it would be really cool to :
- see what data is available for our city
- find a way to visualise the date
- post it on birmnghambloger.co.uk
When you consider how famous Venice is for its waterways and canals you would assume that the city is one that has the most canals in the world. If you have ever visited Venice then you’ll know that is it hard to navigate the streets or visit any part of this Italian city without seeing water. Continue reading Birmingham - More Canals Than in Venice
Birmingham comes to life in the Summer, with an abundance of activities to keep all of the family entertained, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the hot weather. Here are some of the many fun-filled days out you and your family could be having in Birmingham:
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It’s a cold Saturday morning and we’re in Cafephilia in Moseley, meeting with McGooogle, the man behind @igersbirmingham.
The Birmingham and Fazeley Canal is one of the most distinctive canals located in the West Midlands, connecting the heart of Birmingham with the impressive countryside and London itself. Starting from the Fazeley Coventry Canal, and ending in Old Turn, BCN Main Line, it connects to the Main Line of Birmingham, the Coventry Canal, the Grand Union Canal and Tame Valley Canal. In other words, it spreads from Gas Street Basin, the centre of the British canal network, all the way through the most notorious landmarks of Birmingham, including the Post Office Tower and the International Convention Centre, creating a mysterious atmosphere that brings visitors back to the past.
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Birmingham is an action packed, fun-filled City, with plenty to see and do. To experience everything Birmingham has to offer would take a while, the local attractions and experiences are gaining in numbers as are the number of people wanting to visit them. If you are visiting Birmingham for a holiday, or a break away, the likelihood is you won’t have the time to experience everything, however, what you can do is visit the top 5 places in Birmingham.
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Birmingham is undeniably the mother of inventions! With numerous great ideas breaking through the market and rocking the entire world, UK’s most glorious city and jewel of the West Midlands still amazes. According to the Patent Office, of the approximately 4,000 inventions copyrighted annually, about two thirds come from within a radius of 35 miles from Birmingham.
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Warstone Lane Cemetery, also called Brookfield Cemetery, Mint Cemetery or Church of England Cemetery, was built in 1847, with its first burial on August 1848. Located in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, this cemetery is listed as grade 2 on the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest, and is the resting spot of many notable individuals. No more burials take place here, but the cemetery is open to visitors.
The Frankfurt market in Birmingham (otherwise known as the German Market) is now the biggest outdoor Christmas Market in England today, attracting visitors from all over the UK and Europe. The German market has now been visiting Birmingham every Christmas for the last 12 years, as such it has become central to Birmingham’s Christmas festivities.
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