We were lucky enough to be walking through the Arcadian Centre this weekend (featured in our Birmingham City Centre walk) when we came across all sorts of performances from roving Martians to an orchestra playing sci-fi themed music! This was Summer in Southside, a free annual festival organised by The Birmingham Hippodrome. Continue reading “Summer in Southside July 2019”
Walk Run Cycle Birmingham (free app to download) has added a new section showing where to find the best picnic spots in Birmingham. Perfect for visitors and locals alike this May as it’s National Walking Month! From the obvious to the hidden away, our map will direct you to the nearest green space in the City Centre to sit and relax. Or walk a little further afield to Moonlit Park, Sunset Park, Edgbaston Reservoir or The Vale. Download the app for free from iTunes and Google Play. Continue reading “Picnic spots in Birmingham”
Our self-guided walking tour of the graffiti art of Digbeth in Birmingham is now live!
But before you walk it, here’s a look back at Digbeth’s City of Colours Street Art Festival in 2016 when so many graffiti artists from around the World descended on the streets of Digbeth. Good to see some of the art surviving into our walking tour, but such a shame so much of it has been lost already. Visit https://issuu.com/ollymacnamee/docs/graffitiseen_4 to see a souvenir magazine of the event. Continue reading “A look back at Birmingham’s City of Colours Festival in 2016”
25 July 2018: Well we’ve been busy out photographing some of the amazing graffiti art around Digbeth in Birmingham in preparation for our new self-guided walk (watch this space!). We thought we’d share some of the highlights with you before the new route goes live! If you are a Birmingham graffiti artist, or know any of the artists responsible for the artwork we’ve photographed here, please get in touch so we can add some bio details onto our Digbeth Graffiti Art walking route for when it goes live. Continue reading “Digbeth Graffiti Art Blog”
Walk Run Cycle Birmingham host this 5mile/8km run loop around central Birmingham where you will see all the main tourist sites. Held on a Saturday morning at 08:30am it starts from just outside the Council House entrance. It’s FREE to attend and your run guide is an England Athletics qualified Run Leader. It’s the perfect way for energetic visitors to see the highlights of Birmingham City Centre in a quick way – though we won’t go too fast or leave anyone behind! Expect the run to take around 1 hour at a gentle pace, so you can be back at your hotel in time for breakfast! The run will take you past the Council House, Colmore Business District, the Cathedral, Victorian shopping arcades, the Law Courts, Aston University, Millennium Point, Selfridges, the Bull Ring, New Street, Grand Central, the Mailbox, the canals, Brindley Place, Symphony Hall, and the new Library. Continue reading “Birmingham’s 8km Tourist Run – led by an England Athletics Run Leader”