#BigupBirmingham yourself

Following Usain Bolt’s triumph in the 200m final, the fastest man in the world thanked the city for its warm welcome and fantastic training facilities with the words “Big up Birmingham”.  

We have launched a #BigupBirmingham campaign asking people to celebrate and ‘big up’ what they love about Birmingham.  Tell us what you think is great about Birmingham on Twitter or Facebook and we'll add to the list below.  You can also submit your recommendations for our top 5 weekend picks and itineraries; go on #BigupBirmingham!




To keep the conversation going - we have a created a unique #BigupBirmingham ‘twibbon’, an image you can easily add to your Facebook/Twitter account to show your support.


The Birmingham people, when we were at camp, they were extremely great to us. They showed us a lot of love, and thank you guys – you guys helped us come out here and do our best.

Usain Bolt - Jamaican athlete

I'd like to say all the big up to Birmingham, the university. That’s where's we trained, they really supported us. We got everything possible. We got indoor facilities, the gym works and everything so for me it’s an honour. Thank you guys for everything you have done for me really. Thank you.
Birmingham people, you guys take care of us. We have to give you all the respect Birmingham.

Yohan Blake - Jamaican athlete

Usain Bolt knows what we've always known; Birmingham rocks! Check out why here: http://bit.ly/NtBOPw

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Your #BigupBirmingham tweets


Keith Bracey ‏@Braceman1
I'd #BigupBirmingham for its diversity and its fusion of many cultures, creeds and nationalities creating #OneBrum

Town Hall Symphony Hall ‏@THSHBirmingham
We #bigupbirmingham for the many wonderful music orgs like @supersonicfest @TheCBSO @excathedra @hareandhounds @moseleyfolk @The_Drum

Town Hall Symphony Hall @THSHBirmingham
Our city's fab arts and culture. When a man is tired of Birmingham he is tired of life, as Samuel Johnson very nearly said #bigupbirmingham

Oxjam Birmingham @OxjamBrum
From bhangra to baile funk, grime to grindcore, rare groove to rockabilly - our music community has it all :D #bigupbirmingham

Fated Snowfox @fatedfox
I've lived all over the country and in California too, but Birmingham is the place I've always wanted to come back to #BigupBirmingham

Sid Peacock @sid1307
Birmingham Chinese Quarter has amazing cafes and restaurants. #BigupBirmingham!

Brendan O'Neill @Stickleback_Pro
As a great place to make independent films #bigupbirmingham


Help us select our Top 5 weekend Picks

Each week we select our Top 5 things to do in Birmingham at the weekend. We want to hear from you, what would you Big Up for the forthcoming weekend?  The Top 5 suggestions will make it into our coveted list.  Send us your suggestions here.


Share your Itineraries with us

Have you created an itinerary yet?  It's a great new tool on the website which will help you plan your trip/day in the city.  You can make your itinerary public and #BigupBirmingham to everyone.  Make your itineraries in EXPLORE Birmingham here.  View all the public itineraries here.



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