City architecture under the spotlight for culture bid

By on 16/04/2010 in Culture

aston01Birmingham's UK City of Culture team is looking to celebrate the city's architectural heritage as part of the bid to secure the 2013 crown.

The Birmingham Cultural Partnership has started talks with heritage groups to discuss how the city's historic buildings and overall architectural heritage can be reflected in the final bid to be submitted to the Department for Media, Culture and Sport next month.

In the meantime, Birmingham residents have been asked to nominate their favourite buildings, uploading photographs to file-sharing website flickr.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/birminghamarchitecture/

Chairman of the Birmingham Cultural Partnership Cllr Martin Mullaney said: “The architecture of our city is a key part of our cultural heritage and, like all strands of art and culture, architecture can really split opinions. I'm sure I love buildings others aren't so fond of and vice-versa.

“We want the people of Birmingham to show us their favourite buildings. It's easy to take the wonderful architecture of our city for granted but we want the City of Culture bid to celebrate that magnificent heritage.”

To get the ball rolling, Cllr Mullaney has listed his own 'Top 10' Birmingham buildings, explaining his choices in the following blog: http://birminghamnewsroom.com/?p=9285

Cllr Mullaney's Top 10

  1. Highbury Hall
  2. Bartons Arms
  3. Church of St Agatha, Sparkhill
  4. Friends' Meeting House, Bournville
  5. Odeon Cinema, Sutton Coldfield
  6. Rotunda
  7. Moseley Road Baths and Library
  8. Birmingham Town Hall
  9. Aston Hall
  10. Edgbaston Guinea Gardens

To upload photographs of your favourite Birmingham buildings, simply click on the following link: http://www.flickr.com/groups/birminghamarchitecture/

ENDS

For more information call Geoff Coleman on 0121 303 3501

Click on the link below for more information about Birmingham's UK City of Culture bid.
http://birminghamculture.org/

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