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Introducing BirminghamWeAre - A FreeTimePays Community of Passion

BirminghamWeAre is a digital space for individuals and organisations who want to create an impact and make a difference for themselves, for others and for their community.

BirminghamWeAre is a Community of Passion that utilises FreeTimePays digital engagement and social media to deliver real change and positive social impact. ‘People with Passion’ are given the digital space and the digital tools so they can make a real difference for themselves & others. With Passion Points, we recognise people for the difference and contribution they make and the positive impact they collectively deliver.

What we found out

What difference has it made

Passions

People & community

Project dates

24 Aug 2018 - On-going

Contact (for more details)

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ freetimepays.com

People & community
27 Jun 2019 - FreeTimePays
Introducing

BirminghamWeAre - a FreeTimePays Community of Passion making all the difference!

Two years ago the idea of a digital space for people who want to make a difference and create social and economic impact was first conceived as a created here in Birmingham digital product. Two years later and major scale is on the cards with a huge roll out planned. 

See the full post for why it offers so much for neighbourhoods as well as the West Midlands region.

Related

BirminghamWeAre - a FreeTimePays Community of Passion making all the difference!





Two years ago the idea of a digital space for people who want to make a difference and create social and economic impact was first conceived as a created here in Birmingham digital product. Two years later and major scale is on the cards with a huge roll out planned. 

See the full post for why it offers so much for neighbourhoods as well as the West Midlands region.


 

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30 passion points
People & community
27 Jun 2019 - FreeTimePays
Introducing

BirminghamWeAre - a FreeTimePays Community of Passion making all the difference!

Two years ago the idea of a digital space for people who want to make a difference and create social and economic impact was first conceived as a created here in Birmingham digital product. Two years later and major scale is on the cards with a huge roll out planned. 

See the full post for why it offers so much for neighbourhoods as well as the West Midlands region.

Related

BirminghamWeAre - a FreeTimePays Community of Passion making all the difference!





Two years ago the idea of a digital space for people who want to make a difference and create social and economic impact was first conceived as a created here in Birmingham digital product. Two years later and major scale is on the cards with a huge roll out planned. 

See the full post for why it offers so much for neighbourhoods as well as the West Midlands region.


 

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30 passion points
People & community
28 Sep 2018 - FreeTimePays
Introducing

Free Time really does pay for people with passion in Birmingham!

BirminghamWeAre is the first Community of Passion to be given access to a 'created here in Birmingham' digital space devoted to the delivery of social and economic impact.

FreeTimePays is a unique collaborative environment and social media channel that connects, promotes and rewards people with passion.

Take the full post to find out more. 

Related

Free Time really does pay for people with passion in Birmingham!





BirminghamWeAre is the first Community of Passion to be given access to a 'created here in Birmingham' digital space devoted to the delivery of social and economic impact.

FreeTimePays is a unique collaborative environment and social media channel that connects, promotes and rewards people with passion.

Take the full post to find out more. 


It is only right that people should feel proud of where they live and feel a part of the community with whom they share that space.

In the case of Birmingham, people should be rightly proud of their City and their Community. However, this can only realistically happen if people feel part of a wider vision and part of something which they can not only have a say about but which they can personally influence, contribute to and benefit from.

That is exactly why FreeTimePays was built.

People also have passion!

How many times do we hear people refer to their passion by saying "my passion is ...." or "I am passionate about ...".

It is our assertion and belief that the vast majority of people have a passion or have something they are passionate about.  It could be something they enjoy participating in, something they follow as a hobby, or something they really aspire to become, achieve or pursue as a career.

With help, direction and support, passions can be nurtured and dreams can be realised for the benefit of so many people.

The purpose behind the FreeTimePays build has been to provide a digital space for people who want to create impact (socially and economically), a space for people who want to make a difference, and a space where people can realise their dreams and aspirations – we call this, the delivery of real passion!

The potential rewards of a digital space that people can use, either individually or collectively, in shaping their ideas, promoting their passion and collectively creating impact are huge!

The aims and goals of those behind this unique digital platform are rightly ambitious.

However, the desired outcome and the potential impact are also extremely realistic!

What is BirminghamWeAre?

BirminghamWeAre is a Community of Passion that is dedicated to engaging, involving, but (most importantly) supporting the people of Birmingham in shared passion. Via a portal, this community has been given complete access to use FreeTimePays technology for creating impact.

There is no other digitally connected community comparable to BirminghamWeAre.

Back in 2016, at the time FreeTimePays digital space was being built, an account was set up on twitter called BirminghamWeAre.

The purpose of using an existing social media channel was to introduce people to the difference they can make and the positive impact they can have on their city and on their community and how such impact can be reflected through rewards and recognition.

In just a few years, BirminghamWeAre has attracted not just a large following, but a following that consists of people who really do want to get involved and help make a difference.

The BirminghamWeAre twitter account has been an excellent channel for identifying #PeoplewithPassion who share #BirminghamPassion. The twitter account alone now delivers 0.5 million impressions every month and is growing fast.

This and other social media accounts set up at that time have all helped to identify people who really do want to make a difference, people who have some great ideas and people who can, collectively and individually, create impact for the benefit of themselves, their community and their City.

Over 30 passions that can help shape the City

At BirminghamWeAre, we have identified over 30 passions that, if followed, supported and pursued, can have a direct and positive influence on the City and for Community. 

These are passions that are not just important to people who live in, work in and/or visit Birmingham, they are passions that if supported and nurtured will help the City in its drive for continued economic growth and prosperity. 

The potential for delivering positive social impact is just as great. These are all passions that can have a direct impact on community and on the effective inclusion and cohesion of people that collectively make up and represent the City of Birmingham.

So what now?

Passion by passion and neighbourhood by neighbourhood, we will look to develop constructive partnerships. These partnerships will include individuals, community champions, business leaders and local government - people and stakeholders who collectively have an interest in driving passion to create positive social impact.

The make-up of FreeTimePays

There are three components to FreeTimePays.

There’s Community Workspace, Community Matchmaker and Community Passport.  Operating right across the platform in recognition of the valuable contribution being made by users is FreeTimePays gamification. This takes the form of points and rewards for passions shared.

Community Passport

Passport is a personal space which registered members can make their own. With a passport, members can choose to get involved with their passion and participate in many different ways. They can view regular content and posts; sort and save this content by type or by passion; they can collect points for giving their views through polls and surveys, attend events or even join a discussion.

With a FreeTimePays Community Passport, members can follow inspiring people and they can learn more about their community and their passion by following regular ‘Did you Know’ features. And the more they decide to do and the more they get involved, the more points they collect and the greater the recognition for the impact they are having and the difference they are making.

Community Workspace

With their unique Community Workspace, FreeTimePays is able to help those who are inspired and serious about taking things to the next level. FreeTimePays will give these people their own access rights environment where they can work on their idea or initiative.

In this digital space they can work alone, or bring in others to share the same space in order to build evidence, acquire knowledge and develop plans. This is the ideal space for working on the business; working on the idea; working on the initiative.

A range of applications and engagement tools can be found in workspace and users can effectively utilise this space for collating documents, photos, videos and web links, for opening up discussion and chat with others, or for running surveys and analysing results.

This space is where content is pulled together and posts created for submission across multiple sites in order to reach a wide, diverse, but also, well targeted audience.  

Community Matchmaker

The whole focus and rationale for FreeTimePays is MAKING A DIFFERENCE. It’s our job at FreeTimePays to provide the tools and functionality that helps bring together those who create the GREAT IDEAS with those who have the potential to turn an IDEA into something that really does MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Further details:

Connect with us HERE and let's discuss your passion. 

 

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40 passion points
People & community
28 Sep 2018 - FreeTimePays
Introducing

Free Time really does pay for people with passion in Birmingham!

BirminghamWeAre is the first Community of Passion to be given access to a 'created here in Birmingham' digital space devoted to the delivery of social and economic impact.

FreeTimePays is a unique collaborative environment and social media channel that connects, promotes and rewards people with passion.

Take the full post to find out more. 

Related

Free Time really does pay for people with passion in Birmingham!





BirminghamWeAre is the first Community of Passion to be given access to a 'created here in Birmingham' digital space devoted to the delivery of social and economic impact.

FreeTimePays is a unique collaborative environment and social media channel that connects, promotes and rewards people with passion.

Take the full post to find out more. 


It is only right that people should feel proud of where they live and feel a part of the community with whom they share that space.

In the case of Birmingham, people should be rightly proud of their City and their Community. However, this can only realistically happen if people feel part of a wider vision and part of something which they can not only have a say about but which they can personally influence, contribute to and benefit from.

That is exactly why FreeTimePays was built.

People also have passion!

How many times do we hear people refer to their passion by saying "my passion is ...." or "I am passionate about ...".

It is our assertion and belief that the vast majority of people have a passion or have something they are passionate about.  It could be something they enjoy participating in, something they follow as a hobby, or something they really aspire to become, achieve or pursue as a career.

With help, direction and support, passions can be nurtured and dreams can be realised for the benefit of so many people.

The purpose behind the FreeTimePays build has been to provide a digital space for people who want to create impact (socially and economically), a space for people who want to make a difference, and a space where people can realise their dreams and aspirations – we call this, the delivery of real passion!

The potential rewards of a digital space that people can use, either individually or collectively, in shaping their ideas, promoting their passion and collectively creating impact are huge!

The aims and goals of those behind this unique digital platform are rightly ambitious.

However, the desired outcome and the potential impact are also extremely realistic!

What is BirminghamWeAre?

BirminghamWeAre is a Community of Passion that is dedicated to engaging, involving, but (most importantly) supporting the people of Birmingham in shared passion. Via a portal, this community has been given complete access to use FreeTimePays technology for creating impact.

There is no other digitally connected community comparable to BirminghamWeAre.

Back in 2016, at the time FreeTimePays digital space was being built, an account was set up on twitter called BirminghamWeAre.

The purpose of using an existing social media channel was to introduce people to the difference they can make and the positive impact they can have on their city and on their community and how such impact can be reflected through rewards and recognition.

In just a few years, BirminghamWeAre has attracted not just a large following, but a following that consists of people who really do want to get involved and help make a difference.

The BirminghamWeAre twitter account has been an excellent channel for identifying #PeoplewithPassion who share #BirminghamPassion. The twitter account alone now delivers 0.5 million impressions every month and is growing fast.

This and other social media accounts set up at that time have all helped to identify people who really do want to make a difference, people who have some great ideas and people who can, collectively and individually, create impact for the benefit of themselves, their community and their City.

Over 30 passions that can help shape the City

At BirminghamWeAre, we have identified over 30 passions that, if followed, supported and pursued, can have a direct and positive influence on the City and for Community. 

These are passions that are not just important to people who live in, work in and/or visit Birmingham, they are passions that if supported and nurtured will help the City in its drive for continued economic growth and prosperity. 

The potential for delivering positive social impact is just as great. These are all passions that can have a direct impact on community and on the effective inclusion and cohesion of people that collectively make up and represent the City of Birmingham.

So what now?

Passion by passion and neighbourhood by neighbourhood, we will look to develop constructive partnerships. These partnerships will include individuals, community champions, business leaders and local government - people and stakeholders who collectively have an interest in driving passion to create positive social impact.

The make-up of FreeTimePays

There are three components to FreeTimePays.

There’s Community Workspace, Community Matchmaker and Community Passport.  Operating right across the platform in recognition of the valuable contribution being made by users is FreeTimePays gamification. This takes the form of points and rewards for passions shared.

Community Passport

Passport is a personal space which registered members can make their own. With a passport, members can choose to get involved with their passion and participate in many different ways. They can view regular content and posts; sort and save this content by type or by passion; they can collect points for giving their views through polls and surveys, attend events or even join a discussion.

With a FreeTimePays Community Passport, members can follow inspiring people and they can learn more about their community and their passion by following regular ‘Did you Know’ features. And the more they decide to do and the more they get involved, the more points they collect and the greater the recognition for the impact they are having and the difference they are making.

Community Workspace

With their unique Community Workspace, FreeTimePays is able to help those who are inspired and serious about taking things to the next level. FreeTimePays will give these people their own access rights environment where they can work on their idea or initiative.

In this digital space they can work alone, or bring in others to share the same space in order to build evidence, acquire knowledge and develop plans. This is the ideal space for working on the business; working on the idea; working on the initiative.

A range of applications and engagement tools can be found in workspace and users can effectively utilise this space for collating documents, photos, videos and web links, for opening up discussion and chat with others, or for running surveys and analysing results.

This space is where content is pulled together and posts created for submission across multiple sites in order to reach a wide, diverse, but also, well targeted audience.  

Community Matchmaker

The whole focus and rationale for FreeTimePays is MAKING A DIFFERENCE. It’s our job at FreeTimePays to provide the tools and functionality that helps bring together those who create the GREAT IDEAS with those who have the potential to turn an IDEA into something that really does MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Further details:

Connect with us HERE and let's discuss your passion. 

 

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40 passion points
People & community
24 Aug 2018 - FreeTimePays
Introducing

BirminghamWeAre - a FreeTimePays Community of Passion and digital portal for people who want to make a difference!

With a combined reach of 100,000, FreeTimePays is delighted to welcome Birmingham as a Community of Passion. Together with our People with Passion, this digital space will be used to showcase all that's great about the City.

Take the full post to find out more and see how you can get involved.

Connect with us and promote the passion that is Birmingham!

Related

BirminghamWeAre - a FreeTimePays Community of Passion and digital portal for people who want to make a difference!





With a combined reach of 100,000, FreeTimePays is delighted to welcome Birmingham as a Community of Passion. Together with our People with Passion, this digital space will be used to showcase all that's great about the City.

Take the full post to find out more and see how you can get involved.

Connect with us and promote the passion that is Birmingham!


BirminghamWeAre is a Community of Passion that utilises FreeTimePays digital engagement and social media to deliver real change and positive social impact.

BirminghamWeAre delivers a digital space for people who are passionate about Birmingham and want to do whatever they can to help their community.

At BirminghamWeAre, we help connect people where passions are shared; we give people FREE access to their very own digital space where they can promote their passion; and we recognise people for the contributions they make through the allocation of Passion Points. Interested? Connect with us HERE.

The reach of FreeTimePays is huge and is growing with Communities of Passion being rolled out across the UK. 

Companies and organisations keen to support People with Passion play an essential role and we have a range of partnership, sponsorship and advertising packages available.

We can even go as far as to set groups and networks up with their own portal so they can grow their own branded Community of Passion linked to their own website or social media account.

View our Partnership arrangements or connect with us HERE.

Now let's show you what you get with FreeTimePays. 

FreeTimePays

FreeTimePays is an impact focused digital platform and social media channel specifically for people who want to make a difference and create a positive social and economic impact.

FreeTimePays is the social media of choice for 'People with Passion'.

With FreeTimePays, we help people take their passion to the next level by giving them access to a suite of digital tools and applications.

There are three components to FreeTimePays.

There’s Community Passport, Community Workspace and Community Matchmaker. Operating right across the platform in recognition of the valuable contribution being made by users is FreeTimePays gamification. This takes the form of points and rewards for passions shared.

FreeTimePays is here for people who really want to become involved in their community or with their particular passion and for those people who are really serious about making a difference. It’s our job at FreeTimePays to provide the tools and functionality that helps bring together those who create the great ideas with those who have the potential to turn an idea into something that really does make a difference.

Community Passport

Passport is a personal space which registered members can make their own. With a passport, members can choose to get involved with their passion and participate in many different ways.

They can view regular content and posts; sort and save this content by type or by passion; they can collect points for giving their views through polls and surveys, attend events or even join a discussion.

With a FreeTimePays Community Passport, members can follow inspiring people and they can learn more about their community and their passion by following regular ‘Did you Know’ features. And the more they decide to do and the more they get involved, the more points they collect and the greater the opportunity to take up offers and win prizes.

Community Workspace

With their unique Community Workspace, FreeTimePays is able to help those who are inspired and serious about taking things to the next level. FreeTimePays will give these people their own access rights environment where they can work on their idea or project.

In this digital space they can work alone, or bring in others to share in building evidence, acquiring knowledge and developing plans. This is the ideal space for working on the business; working on the idea; working on the initiative.

A range of facilities and tools can be found in workspace and users can effectively utilise this space for collating documents, photos, videos and web links, for opening up discussion and chat with others, or for running surveys and analysing results.

Community Matchmaker

The whole focus and rationale for FreeTimePays is MAKING A DIFFERENCE. It’s our job at FreeTimePays to provide the tools and functionality that helps bring together those who create the GREAT IDEAS with those who have the potential to turn an IDEA into something that really does MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Matchmaker is where the dreamers can join with the dream makers – with those who are more than happy to put their support, their resources, their connections, and their wealth of experience behind the idea and behind the passionate people responsible for coming up with the idea.

These are the community drivers, the investors, the philanthropists, the funders of great initiatives, the Lottery, and those from local government and the public sector who are responsible for the provision of public services.

These are the people and the organisations who are in positions of making things happen for those who are passionate and inspired to want to make a difference.

For more detail on what is provided by FreeTimePays connect HERE.

BirminghamWeAre

BirminghamWeAre will grow as a shared space for the many individuals, communities and businesses that will want to connect and share in their passion for their community.

Their work, their ideas and their proposals can be pulled together in the one collaborative space giving them access to a huge resource bank for sharing images, documents and web links. 

In this space people can chat in a secure environment if they wish; they can set up and promote events; or they can communicate with any of the FreeTimePays Communities through creating and submitting posts.

We would be delighted to tell you more.

Contact Jonathan Bostock at jonathan.bostock@freetimepays.com or connect HERE with FreeTimePays for more information on sharing your passion for Birmingham.

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70 passion points
People & community
24 Aug 2018 - FreeTimePays
Introducing

BirminghamWeAre - a FreeTimePays Community of Passion and digital portal for people who want to make a difference!

With a combined reach of 100,000, FreeTimePays is delighted to welcome Birmingham as a Community of Passion. Together with our People with Passion, this digital space will be used to showcase all that's great about the City.

Take the full post to find out more and see how you can get involved.

Connect with us and promote the passion that is Birmingham!

Related

BirminghamWeAre - a FreeTimePays Community of Passion and digital portal for people who want to make a difference!





With a combined reach of 100,000, FreeTimePays is delighted to welcome Birmingham as a Community of Passion. Together with our People with Passion, this digital space will be used to showcase all that's great about the City.

Take the full post to find out more and see how you can get involved.

Connect with us and promote the passion that is Birmingham!


BirminghamWeAre is a Community of Passion that utilises FreeTimePays digital engagement and social media to deliver real change and positive social impact.

BirminghamWeAre delivers a digital space for people who are passionate about Birmingham and want to do whatever they can to help their community.

At BirminghamWeAre, we help connect people where passions are shared; we give people FREE access to their very own digital space where they can promote their passion; and we recognise people for the contributions they make through the allocation of Passion Points. Interested? Connect with us HERE.

The reach of FreeTimePays is huge and is growing with Communities of Passion being rolled out across the UK. 

Companies and organisations keen to support People with Passion play an essential role and we have a range of partnership, sponsorship and advertising packages available.

We can even go as far as to set groups and networks up with their own portal so they can grow their own branded Community of Passion linked to their own website or social media account.

View our Partnership arrangements or connect with us HERE.

Now let's show you what you get with FreeTimePays. 

FreeTimePays

FreeTimePays is an impact focused digital platform and social media channel specifically for people who want to make a difference and create a positive social and economic impact.

FreeTimePays is the social media of choice for 'People with Passion'.

With FreeTimePays, we help people take their passion to the next level by giving them access to a suite of digital tools and applications.

There are three components to FreeTimePays.

There’s Community Passport, Community Workspace and Community Matchmaker. Operating right across the platform in recognition of the valuable contribution being made by users is FreeTimePays gamification. This takes the form of points and rewards for passions shared.

FreeTimePays is here for people who really want to become involved in their community or with their particular passion and for those people who are really serious about making a difference. It’s our job at FreeTimePays to provide the tools and functionality that helps bring together those who create the great ideas with those who have the potential to turn an idea into something that really does make a difference.

Community Passport

Passport is a personal space which registered members can make their own. With a passport, members can choose to get involved with their passion and participate in many different ways.

They can view regular content and posts; sort and save this content by type or by passion; they can collect points for giving their views through polls and surveys, attend events or even join a discussion.

With a FreeTimePays Community Passport, members can follow inspiring people and they can learn more about their community and their passion by following regular ‘Did you Know’ features. And the more they decide to do and the more they get involved, the more points they collect and the greater the opportunity to take up offers and win prizes.

Community Workspace

With their unique Community Workspace, FreeTimePays is able to help those who are inspired and serious about taking things to the next level. FreeTimePays will give these people their own access rights environment where they can work on their idea or project.

In this digital space they can work alone, or bring in others to share in building evidence, acquiring knowledge and developing plans. This is the ideal space for working on the business; working on the idea; working on the initiative.

A range of facilities and tools can be found in workspace and users can effectively utilise this space for collating documents, photos, videos and web links, for opening up discussion and chat with others, or for running surveys and analysing results.

Community Matchmaker

The whole focus and rationale for FreeTimePays is MAKING A DIFFERENCE. It’s our job at FreeTimePays to provide the tools and functionality that helps bring together those who create the GREAT IDEAS with those who have the potential to turn an IDEA into something that really does MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Matchmaker is where the dreamers can join with the dream makers – with those who are more than happy to put their support, their resources, their connections, and their wealth of experience behind the idea and behind the passionate people responsible for coming up with the idea.

These are the community drivers, the investors, the philanthropists, the funders of great initiatives, the Lottery, and those from local government and the public sector who are responsible for the provision of public services.

These are the people and the organisations who are in positions of making things happen for those who are passionate and inspired to want to make a difference.

For more detail on what is provided by FreeTimePays connect HERE.

BirminghamWeAre

BirminghamWeAre will grow as a shared space for the many individuals, communities and businesses that will want to connect and share in their passion for their community.

Their work, their ideas and their proposals can be pulled together in the one collaborative space giving them access to a huge resource bank for sharing images, documents and web links. 

In this space people can chat in a secure environment if they wish; they can set up and promote events; or they can communicate with any of the FreeTimePays Communities through creating and submitting posts.

We would be delighted to tell you more.

Contact Jonathan Bostock at jonathan.bostock@freetimepays.com or connect HERE with FreeTimePays for more information on sharing your passion for Birmingham.

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70 passion points
People & community
07 Nov 2018 - FreeTimePays
Inspiration

Wow! A wonderful celebration of Birmingham passion by Birmingham's people with passion

Such a great event held at Birmingham's Council House with a wonderful welcome by the Lord Mayor celebrates Birmingham culture, creativity, history and heritage.  From organisers of the annual Celebration of a City, BirminghamWeAre, a big thank you to all involved!  Take the full post to view a selection of great photography of an amazing showcase. 

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Wow! A wonderful celebration of Birmingham passion by Birmingham's people with passion





Such a great event held at Birmingham's Council House with a wonderful welcome by the Lord Mayor celebrates Birmingham culture, creativity, history and heritage.  From organisers of the annual Celebration of a City, BirminghamWeAre, a big thank you to all involved!  Take the full post to view a selection of great photography of an amazing showcase. 


Opening of the Celebration of a City. Courtesy Dan Ricardo

Welcoming words from Lord Mayor of Birmingham. Courtesy Karen Cross

Great performane from Access Creative College. Courtesy Dan Ricardo

Showcase at the Celebration of a City. Courtesy Kevin Maslin

Lord Mayor with Amrit Singh. Courtesy Amrit Singh

Tammie Naughton, contributor to the Birmingham Gems calendar. Courtesy Tammie Naughton

Kevin Maslin, contributor to the Birmingham Gems calendar. Courtesy Kevin Maslin

Christine Wright, contributor to the Birmingham Gems calendar. Courtesy Tammie Naughton

Imran Ali-Bashir, contributor to the Birmingham Gems calendar.  Courtesy Tammie Naughton.

Live Art at the Celebration of a City. Courtesy Victoria Ball

Matt 'man' Windle - poet and boxer. Courtesy Daniel Ricardo.

Great speeches at Celebration of a City. Courtesy Daniel Sturley. 

The magnificent Birmingham Gems calendar. Courtesy Victoria Ball. 

 

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