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Via Barbara for Positively Birmingham
Positively Birmingham’s New walking tour for
Birmingham Heritage Week
The fourth central Birmingham walking tour produced by Positively Birmingham launches Thursday 12th September during Birmingham Heritage Week this September. The tour offers an introduction to today’s city and includes ideas for lots more things to see and do in Birmingham city centre.
The new tour includes a fascinating ‘behind the scenes’ insight into how Centenary Square has been designed. The reflective pool and event area is explained, different tree types pointed out. Design details to ensure the expanse of hard concrete does not overflow the city centre drainage when we have flash floods are explained. Key security features and ways of coping with anti-social behaviour are explained.
Artworks in Centenary Square are used to introduce the city. Even the still absent Boulton, Watt and Murdoch statue is discussed around a giant poster positioned where the statue will come back once the Symphony Hall extension has been completed.
The one hour tour takes in the canals, Broad Street and Black Sabbath bridge, and much more, before returning to the Library of Birmingham starting point.
Speaking of this new city centre attraction tour author Jonathan Berg explains:
This will be of interest to local people and visitors alike. Those coming to work and live in the city are keen to learn more, but this is just as much for those who have lived in Birmingham all their lives.”
Tour tickets are £10 with special reductions for 2019’s Birmingham Heritage Week. The price includes a copy of the Birmingham guide book ‘Discovering Birmingham’ with lots more ideas for things to see and do.
The tours support the work of SIFA Fireside a charity working with acute and longer term projects among Birmingham’s homeless. A minimum of 10% of the income from the tours is donated to help their work.
In the four years that the tours have been running over £8,000 pounds has been donated to Sifa Fireside with a number of people who have come on tour going on to volunteer at the Digbeth based charity.
Please note: The Library of Birmingham starting point is just over ten minutes walk from Birmingham New Street Station and Snow Hill Station, the previous tours do involve plenty of walking.