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Elliott Brown Art; Culture & creativity
14 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown
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Superhero and Villains street art around Digbeth and elsewhere in the City

Most of the graffiti street art of superheroes and villains are located in Digbeth. There is some in Southside. Not all the pieces I've seen are still on the wall or hoardings they were painted on. Mostly from Marvel. You can find the Joker from DC in a car park in Digbeth. Plus Judge Dredd is in Zellig Car Park.

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Superhero and Villains street art around Digbeth and elsewhere in the City





Most of the graffiti street art of superheroes and villains are located in Digbeth. There is some in Southside. Not all the pieces I've seen are still on the wall or hoardings they were painted on. Mostly from Marvel. You can find the Joker from DC in a car park in Digbeth. Plus Judge Dredd is in Zellig Car Park.


2000 AD

JUDGE DREDD

Located in Zellig Car Park. Seen during October 2019. As far as I'm aware these pieces are still there. Painted as part of the High Viz Street Art Festival.

dndimg alt="Judge Dredd" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Custard Factory street art 2019 (3).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

This piece of Judge Dredd below is by After the Robot Apocalypse.

dndimg alt="Judge Dredd" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Zellig Car Park Judge Dredd (Oct 2019).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

JUDGE CASSANDRA ANDERSON

dndimg alt="Judge Anderson" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Zellig Car Park Judge Anderson (Oct 2019).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

PSI ANDERSON DIVISION

dndimg alt="PSI Anderson Division" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Zellig Car Park PSI Div (Oct 2019).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

DC Comics

TWO FACE AND THE JOKER FROM THE DARK KNIGHT (2008).

Located at The Paper Mill Digbeth in a car park off Allison Street in Digbeth. Seen in September 2019, it should still be there now. Two Face looks like ex PM David Cameron. Joker is obviously the late Heath Ledger in the Batman movie.

dndimg alt="Joker" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Two Face Joker Digbeth (Sept 2019).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

MARVEL

CAPTAIN AMERICA

This piece by the Forty Eights was seen in Digbeth near some wasteland from High Street Bordesley back in August 2011. It is still there. Seems to me to combine The Terminator T800 endoskeleton in a Captain America costume. This land has sometimes been used as a second hand car dealership.

dndimg alt="Captain America" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Captain America Terminator Digbeth (Aug 2011).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

There used to be another Captain America piece in Lower Trinity Street Car Park in Digbeth. Seen during February 2015, I think this has long since been painted over. Had a K instead of an A on the top of the helmet. Possibly painted for the City of Colours in 2014.

dndimg alt="Captain America" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Captain America (Feb 2015).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

IRON MAN

Located in Digbeth Court Car Park. Seen during May 2019. It is still on that wall. It is visible from High Street Bordesley from the buses in and out of the City Centre. Same artwork style as Wolverine. Credited artist seems to be Ziah.

dndimg alt="Iron Man" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Iron Man Digbeth Court Car Park (May 2019) (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

But was tags CRZ and VOID on either side of Iron Man.

dndimg alt="Iron Man" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Iron Man Digbeth Court Car Park (May 2019) (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

WOLVERINE

This was located in a wasteland in Acocks Green near the Warwick Road. Painted around the time that Stan Lee passed away. Seen in November 2018, it is no longer there. But at the time was visible from Olton Boulevard East.

dndimg alt="Wolverine" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Wolverine Acocks Green (Nov 2018).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Back to Digbeth for this Wolverine street art. First spotted it in September 2019 on Milk Street.

dndimg alt="Wolverine" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Wolverine Milk St Digbeth (Sept 2019).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

It was still there in March 2020 before the lockdown happened. Next to a Hoakser piece.

dndimg alt="Wolverine" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Wolverine Milk St Digbeth (March 2020).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

This piece below was a bit like Wolverine combined with Mickey Mouse, if Wolverine was played by Mel Gibson. The USA flag with Marvel all over it. Years before Disney bought 20th Century Fox. Seen in Lower Trinity Street Car Park back in Sepember 2015. It is no longer on that wall. Was also Captain America's shields.

dndimg alt="Wolverine" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Mickey Mouse Wolverine (Sept 2015).JPG" style="width: 100%;" />

SPIDER-MAN

The Marvel Playstation 4 Spider-Man mural located in Lower Trinity Street Car Park (now called Custard Factory Car Park). Seen during September 2018. Painted by the artist Jim Vision for the Hi Viz Festival. This might still be there, but was a Peaky Blinders banner over it in 2019, but I think it's still there.

dndimg alt="Spider-Man" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Lower Trinity St Digbeth SpiderMan (Sept 2018).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Gent 48 painted this Spider-Man on the former Chinese Herbal Medicine & Health Care at 31 Smallbrook Queensway in Southside. It was there in March 2020, but Gent has painted over it with something else. It looks like the Miles Morales version of Spider-Man.

dndimg alt="Spider-Man" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/SpiderMan Gent48 Smallbrook Qway (March 2020).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

DOCTOR DOOM

The super villain from the Fantastic Four was on the hoardings on High Street Deritend near Zellig Car Park and the Custard Factory in Digbeth during September 2019. Painted at the time for the High Viz Street Culture Festival. It is no longer there, and has been painted over a few times since with something else.

dndimg alt="Dr Doom" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Dr Doom Custard Factory (Sept 2019).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

BLACK PANTHER

The late Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. Seen near the top of Hurst Street in Southside during October 2020. Painted for the B-Side Hip Hop Festival 2020, also for the Black Lives Matter movement. Chadwick sadly died in August 2020 of Colon Cancer, aged 43.

dndimg alt="Black Panther" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/BSide Hurst St Southside (Oct 2020) (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

STAN LEE

The late great Stan Lee. Located on a wall on Barford Street in Digbeth, behind the former Birmingham Wholesale Market. Painted for the B-Side Hip Hop Festival 2020 and seen during October 2020. EXCELSIOR! Stan THE MAN Lee died during November 2018, aged 95. He famously made cameos in many Marvel movies over the years.

dndimg alt="Stan Lee" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/BSide Barford St Digbeth (Oct 2020) (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

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12 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown
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Enterprise bridges at Destination Star Trek at The NEC in 2016 and 2018

I went to Destination Star Trek Europe at The NEC in October 2016, and two years later as Destination Star Trek Birmingham in October 2018. Both times they had the bridges of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 and NCC 1701-D. I didn't go in 2019. Star Trek turned 50 back in 2016.

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Enterprise bridges at Destination Star Trek at The NEC in 2016 and 2018





I went to Destination Star Trek Europe at The NEC in October 2016, and two years later as Destination Star Trek Birmingham in October 2018. Both times they had the bridges of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 and NCC 1701-D. I didn't go in 2019. Star Trek turned 50 back in 2016.


Destination Star Trek Europe was held during the weekend of the 7th to 9th October 2016. I went on the Sunday, the ticket cost about £30 online. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek which started on NBC in the USA on the 8th September 1966. This was the first time an official Star Trek convention was held in Birmingham (technically within the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull).

Fans could get their photos take on the bridges of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 from Star Trek: The Orignal Series (1966-69) or the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D from Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-94). They could also be in shot with some of the stars (for a price). I of course wasn't going to pay for that.

 

Captain's Log Stardate 77854.6. We have arrived in the City of Birmingham, but it seems like we are in a Borough called Solihull. Never the less, The Birmingham NEC is located here. Plenty of fans in cosplay, plus recreations of the bridge and other sets. I speculate that these halls are large enough to film episodes of Star Trek, if CBS Paramount wish to film the shows over here.

 

TOS BRIDGE

dndimg alt="TOS Bridge" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Destination Star Trek TOS bridge (Oct 2016) (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

dndimg alt="TOS Bridge" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Destination Star Trek TOS bridge (Oct 2016) (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

TNG BRIDGE

dndimg alt="TNG Bridge" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Destination Star Trek TNG bridge (Oct 2016) (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

dndimg alt="TNG Bridge" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Destination Star Trek TNG bridge (Oct 2016) (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

dndimg alt="TNG Bridge" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Destination Star Trek TNG bridge (Oct 2016) (3).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Marina Sirtis played Counselor Deanna Troi.

dndimg alt="TNG Bridge" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Destination Star Trek TNG bridge (Oct 2016) (4).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

dndimg alt="TNG Bridge" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Destination Star Trek TNG bridge (Oct 2016) (5).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

 

Destination Star Trek Birmingham was held at The NEC during the weekend of the 19th to 21st October 2018. The second time in Birmingham. It would return once again a year later in 2019, but I didn't see the point of paying another £30 for a third time, and didn't find the second visit as good as the first.

TOS Bridge with Tribbles

dndimg alt="TOS Bridge" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Destination Star Trek TOS bridge (Oct 2018).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

TNG Bridge returns

dndimg alt="TNG Bridge" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Destination Star Trek TNG bridge (Oct 2018).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

I've got plenty more photos from both events for future possible posts. I couldn't take the classic props at the 2018 convention as photography was not allowed for that (private collection). But was able to get the costumes / props in 2016.

Plus I once went to MCM Birmingham Comic Con back in November 2016 (didn't go back to it in the years since).

 

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

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Elliott Brown Art; Culture & creativity
08 Oct 2020 - Elliott Brown
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Bill & Ted Face the Music at Cineworld

I've seen Bill & Ted Face the Music twice. First time at Cineworld Broad Street Birmingham on 16/09/2020. Second time at Cineworld Solihull (Touchwood) on 02/10/2020. As it was £4. At the time didn't know that Cineworld was closing down again. The movie is amazing. Even got the book on the Trilogy and the soundtrack! Excellent!

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Bill & Ted Face the Music at Cineworld





I've seen Bill & Ted Face the Music twice. First time at Cineworld Broad Street Birmingham on 16/09/2020. Second time at Cineworld Solihull (Touchwood) on 02/10/2020. As it was £4. At the time didn't know that Cineworld was closing down again. The movie is amazing. Even got the book on the Trilogy and the soundtrack! Excellent!


I'm back, kind of. Been having a minor rest from this site for a bit. The break may continue. Until then all I've been thinking of is Bill & Ted, as Bill & Ted 3 just came out in cinemas (that are open). I have ran out of ideas for Birmingham related posts, and wont be doing those architecture ones.

 

Going to the cinema now is so different under pandemic conditions. As usual with Cineworld I book my ticket online or on the app. And use the e-Ticket that gets scanned at the cinema. You have to wear a face mask in the foyer and in the screen. Go to the numbered seat you chose online. The screens I've been in have been almost empty. First time wasn't too bad. Second time in Solihull was hardly anyone there. No wonder cinemas are struggling right now.

 

The doors at Cineworld Broad Street in July 2020. The cinema reopened at the end of July.

dndimg alt="Cineworld Broad Street" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Cineworld Broad St (Jul 2020).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

The view in August 2020 of Cineworld with the Westside Metro extension to Hagley Road.

dndimg alt="Cineworld Broad Street" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Cineworld Broad St (Aug 2020) (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

A few weeks later I went back to the cinema to see The New Mutants. Bill & Ted Face the Music wouldn't open until the middle of September 2020.

dndimg alt="Cineworld Broad Street" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Cineworld Broad St (Aug 2020) (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

 

Spoilers below if you haven't seen the movie.

The movie is 90 minutes long plus the adverts and trailers. There is a new CGI Creature Discomforts advert from Aardman Animations. Was a trailer for James Bong 25: No Time to Die (sadly postponed again until April 2021).

Bill & Ted Face the Music is well worth seeing if you are a Bill & Ted fan. I've been waiting the best part of the last decade for it. Bill & Ted are now in their 50s with families but haven't written the song that will save reality and time as we know it. They now have daughters in their 20s called Billie & Thea.

I missed Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) in the cinema. I think I first saw them on VHS rental, probably in 1992. Loved them straight away.

The excellent duo decide to travel into their future to steal the song from themselves. But it gets worse further into the future they go. Including Prison Bill & Ted.

At the same time Billie & Thea use Kelly's time pod to get historical musicians to form a band.

There is also a robot called Dennis Caleb McCoy. He later zaps everyone and sends them to hell.

The group later finds Death (the Grim Reaper) and convince him to take them back to the real world.

They arrive at MP46 to perform the song at 7:17pm in San Dimas, California. They realise that Preston / Logan is their daughters, who DJ the band to play instruments, while Bill & Ted time travel across realities to get everyone to play an instrument.

There is a funny post credits scene at the end.

 

Cineworld is closing again due to a lack of blockbusters coming out due to the pandemic. Many movies have been pushed to 2021 or 2022. So is nothing much else coming out in the next few months.

 

I've not been back to Odeon since the lockdown began. Sounds like Odeon is going to a weekend only model.

 

Follow Bill & Ted 3 on Twitter. Follow Bill & Ted Face the Music UK on Twitter.

BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER

AND ...

PARTY ON DUDES!

 

RIP to Eddie Van Halen. There is a memorable scene in the first Bill & Ted movie where the excellent duo discuss making a music video and wanting Eddie Van Halen on guitar. Watch it here on YouTube Bill & Ted Wyld Stallyns. EXCELLENT!!!!!!

 

Bill & Ted Face the Music is © Orion Pictures 2020. Distributed in the UK by Warner Brothers Pictures. The franchise is now owned by MGM under their Orion Pictures label.

 

Photos of Cineworld Broad Street taken by Elliott Brown.

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15 Sep 2020 - FreeTimePays
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Lockdown Photography Competition: Top 20 photographs chosen by our judges

It's not been easy but wih the help of our judges (see end of article), we've managed to select 20 photographs from over 200 submitted and entered into our Lockdown Photography Competition.  

The standard of the photography and the thought that has gone into all of the submissions has been quite amazing.

Take the article to view all 20. Enjoy!

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Lockdown Photography Competition: Top 20 photographs chosen by our judges





It's not been easy but wih the help of our judges (see end of article), we've managed to select 20 photographs from over 200 submitted and entered into our Lockdown Photography Competition.  

The standard of the photography and the thought that has gone into all of the submissions has been quite amazing.

Take the article to view all 20. Enjoy!


In 20th place ....

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Daniel Tonks Looking down Cornwall street towards Snow Hill.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer: Daniel Tonks

In 19th place ....

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Maria Reaney Confinement the walls are closing in.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer: Maria Reaney

In 18th place ....

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Fiona Probert social distancing hug with Grandad.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer: Fiona Probert

In 17th place ....

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Joy Batchelor Memorial Park Coventry 2020.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer: Joy Batchelor

In 16th place ....

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Karen Elizabeth Bucknall 1.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer: Karen Elizabeth Bucknall

In 15th place ....

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Jay Mason Burns University Lockdown.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer:  Jay Mason Burns

In 14th place ....

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Damien Walmsley Rainy Days.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer:  Damien Walmsley

In 13th place....

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Liam Nicholls.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer: Liam Nicholls

In 12th place....

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Mac(1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer:  Mac McCreery

In 11th place....

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Rachel Dean St Philips Cathedral through New Cannon Passage Birmingham.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer: Rachel Dean

In 10th place....

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Stephanie Jackson A riot of colour - Haden Hill Park.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer: Stephanie Jackson

In 9th place....

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Julia Moyse Light in Dark Times New life brought hope in dark days.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer: Julia Moyse

In 8th place....

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Sylwia Ciszewska-Peciak 1.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer: Sylwia Ciszewska Peciak

In 7th place....

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/1st goodfellaj.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer: Goodfella

In 6th place....

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Telly Vision NHS Mural.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer: TellyVision

In 5th place....

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Phil Hook 1 Simple reminders that there may be global chaos but if we stop and observe nature for a while we still live on a beautiful planet.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer: Phil Hook

In 4th place....

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Lets create 3a.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer: Tony Mayo

In 3rd place....

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Kev Maslin 11.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer: Kevin Maslin

In 2nd place....

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Charlie Tomlinson Lockdown life for a kid.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer: Charlie Tomlinson

And the winner is:

dndimg alt="" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Jack Crook The Road To Recovery.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photographer: Jack Crook

Our Judges

Many thanks to our judges who helped with the extremely difficult task of selecting our top 20 photographs.

  • Nicola Beckford, Presenter/Journalist, BBC News
  • Anita Bhalla, Chair, Performances Birmingham Limited
  • Councillor Ian Ward, Leader, Birmingham City Council
  • Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands
  • Rebecca Woods, BBC Online
  • Justin Varney, Director of Public Health, Birmingham
  • Earl Falconer, musician, UB40
  • Robin Campbell, musician, UB40
  • David Furmage, Creative & Cultural Lead, GBSLEP
  • Ruth Millington, art historian, critic & blogger
  • Albert Wallace, owner, the bmag

Exhibition and video of photography

When restrictions ease we hope to run an exhibition of the photography.  With the wonderful UB40 providing the backing music, we will also be pulling the brilliant images together in a video and memory of times during Lockdown. 

Competitions, programmes and initiatives and celebrations of Creativity, Culture and Community

To find out more about our ongoing initiatives and our forthcoming events and festivals, please contact Jonathan Bostock on 07432 637322 or email jonathan.bostock@freetimepays.com 

 

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Rainbow stripes and roadside outdoor seating around Southside

The Southside BID was able to make a deal with Birmingham City Council, so they could close off roads on the remaining weekends of August 2020. As well as the painted rainbow crossings, they have also had rainbow stripes put up, such as on Hurst Walk and on Kent Street. Outdoor seating to encourage social distancing outside while enjoying a drink.

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Rainbow stripes and roadside outdoor seating around Southside





The Southside BID was able to make a deal with Birmingham City Council, so they could close off roads on the remaining weekends of August 2020. As well as the painted rainbow crossings, they have also had rainbow stripes put up, such as on Hurst Walk and on Kent Street. Outdoor seating to encourage social distancing outside while enjoying a drink.


The Southside BID was able to get Birmingham City Council to agree to road closures over the last couple of weekends of August 2020. So Hurst Street, Bromsgrove Street and Kent Street were closed (no cars allowed). Tables and chairs were set up, and barriers placed at both ends. You will also find recent installations of rainbow stripes. First was on Hurst Walk at The Arcadian (above the second rainbow crossing) and more recently above Kent Street.

Hippodrome Square

Thursday 20th August 2020 (not at the weekend). A few more views of the Cross with Pride rainbow crossing, and people sitting on the picnic benches on Ladywell Walk. Between the Mapstone Building and The Arcadian.

dndimg alt="Hippodrome Square" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Cross with Pride Southside 20082020 (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

dndimg alt="Hippodrome Square" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Cross with Pride Southside 20082020 (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Hurst Walk, The Arcadian

On Saturday 22nd August 2020, in The Arcadian. There is now rainbow multicoloured stripes above Hurst Walk. Between Las Iguanas and The Dragon Inn. It was raining that day.

dndimg alt="The Arcadian" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Rainbow Strip Hurst Walk Arcadian 22082020 (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

dndimg alt="The Arcadian" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Rainbow Strip Hurst Walk Arcadian 22082020 (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

dndimg alt="The Arcadian" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Rainbow Strip Hurst Walk Arcadian 22082020 (3).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Bromsgrove Street

Seen on Sunday 30th August 2020. Heading up Bromsgrove Street from Pershore Street. Then onto Hurst Street near the Missing Bar.

dndimg alt="Bromsgrove Street" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Outdoor seating Bromsgrove St Southside 30082020.jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

I later got these views of Bromsgrove Street, while crossing from Essex Street to Lower Essex Street to get to Kent Street. Road closed, drivers had to find an alternative route.

dndimg alt="Bromsgrove Street" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Outdoor seating Bromsgrove St Southside 30082020 (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Safety barriers for pedestrians on Bromsgrove Street, and in the car park on the right.

dndimg alt="Bromsgrove Street" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Outdoor seating Bromsgrove St Southside 30082020 (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Hurst Street

Seen on Sunday 30th August 2020. The Missing Bar on Hurst Street.

dndimg alt="Hurst Street" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Outdoor seating Hurst St Southside 30082020 (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Looking towards the (closed) Hippodrome past The Arcadian. Tables and chairs outside.

dndimg alt="Hurst Street" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Outdoor seating Hurst St Southside 30082020 (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Later after checking out Kent Street, got this view towards Tesco Express and the Missing Bar.

dndimg alt="Hurst Street" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Outdoor seating Hurst St Southside 30082020 (3).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Then down towards the Village Inn. With these security barriers.

dndimg alt="Hurst Street" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Outdoor seating Hurst St Southside 30082020 (4).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Saw some new rainbow banners at The Village Inn near Skinner Lane.

dndimg alt="Hurst Street" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Outdoor seating Hurst St Southside 30082020 (5).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

dndimg alt="Hurst Street" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Outdoor seating Hurst St Southside 30082020 (6).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Kent Street

Seen on Sunday 30th August 2020. Kent Street was closed between Lower Essex Street and Hurst Street. Seen near the Nightingale Club.

dndimg alt="Kent Street" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Outdoor seating Kent St Southside 30082020 (1).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Rainbow ribbons / stripes had been installed over the last week, just in time for the Bank Holiday Weekend. Looks nice.

dndimg alt="Kent Street" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Outdoor seating Kent St Southside 30082020 (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

dndimg alt="Kent Street" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Outdoor seating Kent St Southside 30082020 (3).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

dndimg alt="Kent Street" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Outdoor seating Kent St Southside 30082020 (4).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

dndimg alt="Kent Street" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/Outdoor seating Kent St Southside 30082020 (5).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

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