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100 Days of Creativity Week 2: City Curator Highlights

By Alex Nicholson-Evans, City Curator Are you ready for week 2 of 100 days of creativity? It’s half-term so I’ve included a couple of the family friendly options for the week ahead but once again there really is something for everyone. Let’s get into it, here’s what I’ve got my eye on from 27 May…

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Introducing Priti Draper - our new guest writer

Hello lovely readers, I am Priti Draper, your new guest writer for Visit Birmingham on all things fabulous to do with your kids and family in the West Midlands. I am a former mum blogger (@ZenTenBaby on Facebook), Food Writer (Dine Birmingham, Design My Night, Citylicious, Style Birmingham and…

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Birmingham through its historic lenses

One thing I missed the most while lockdowns were going on in England, was to visit the Library of Birmingham. Not just because I like the modern architecture of its building, but mainly because of the vibes that the place encompasses. Thousands of books at your reach, a quiet atmosphere that helps…

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The hidden beauty of Birmingham’s Oratory

It is true that we can find beauty everywhere. Sometimes in obvious aspects like tangible monuments or breath-taking landscapes that cannot escape from our senses, and sometimes in more subtle ways. The latter is the case of The Birmingham Oratory. Located near Hagley Road, one of the busiest roads…

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A Royally good time in Leamington Spa

Lifestyle and foodie influencer Sian Victoria had a right royal time on her visit to Leamington Spa with West Midlands Railway. Have a read what she got up to and be inspired for your own #WMexperiences. Being a Birmingham resident, we asked Sian to explore beyond the city and discover one of the…

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The diary of a Brummie: 24 hours in Birmingham

It’s the second most populous city in the UK and attracted 42 million visitors this year. Here’s author Mike Gayle’s guide to the top things to see, eat and drink in the Midlands city. Birmingham may be known as the UK’s “second city”, but when it comes to my home town’s vibrant galleries, cafes…

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