A beginner’s guide to instameets

The IGers community is ever-growing with more and more people getting involved in our instameets. We therefore thought it would be useful to put together an instablog post covering all-things instameets based on how we do things here at IGers Birmingham and from the instameets we’ve attended that have been held by other IGers groups. […]

IGers Birmingham visit the Roundhouse

In 1874, a large horseshoe-shaped building emerged on Sheepcote Street between the London North Western Railway line and the Birmingham Canal. It became known as ‘the Roundhouse’ and up until the 1960s it operated as a hub of activity in the city. Now Grade II* listed it stands virtually unchanged as an example of Birmingham’s industrial heritage […]

IGers Birmingham Christmas Photo competition – the winners!

When it comes to Christmas, Birmingham well and truly has it all: shops, food, drink, fun, entertainment, more twinkly lights than ever before and this year, the added benefit of SNOW!!! When Visit Birmingham and shoppinginbirmingham.com challenged the IGers Birmingham community to capture the magic of Christmas in Birmingham, we knew our judges would not be disappointed! Over 600 […]

Christmas at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

IGers Birmingham were lucky enough to be some of the first people to enjoy Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ new after-dark Christmas-lights experience which opened last week. The 50 lucky IGers braved the cold temperatures to see the trees and glasshouses which were lit as part of a special light-display by entertainment promoter Raymond Gubbay Ltd. There […]

Christmas photo competition

When it comes to Christmas, Birmingham well and truly has it all: shops, food, drink, fun, entertainment and more twinkly lights than ever before. We have teamed up with Visit Birmingham to challenge the IGers Birmingham community to capture the magic of Christmas in Birmingham. The brief is purposefully wide – your photos can capture […]

Meet IGers Birmingham Part 7: Fraser McGee

Hi, I’m Fraser McGee and I was one of the founding members of Team IGers Birmingham. What follows is the story of my time as an ‘IGer’. It’s a story of perseverance, disappointment, and almost giving up before success finally arrived in the form of the great community we have today. Where to start? Well […]

Meet IGers Birmingham Part 6: Martin O’Callaghan

So far this week we’ve introduced you to all of the photographers from the IGers Birmingham community that are appearing in this year’s exhibition. Now it’s time to introduce you to the team that run the account and organise all-things IGers Birmingham: Beth, Martin and Fraser. Hey, I’m Martin aka @ocuk and I have just […]