We’re pleased to announce our next instameet at the Black Country Living Museum, an award winning open air living museum in Dudley that tells the story of the world’s first industrial landscape with buildings, vehicles, objects and costumed characters for you to interact with and explore.
This instameet is a collaboration between @igblackcountry, @igersbirmingham, @igersUK, @bclivingmuseum and @VisitEngland for English Tourism Week.
The event will take place on the 24th of March with a start time of 11am prompt – late comers can’t be admitted sorry.
You can stay and wander around the museum for as long as you want, although at 2.30 there will be free drinks for attendees at the Bottle and Glass Inn in the museum.
There are 80 tickets for this event – please bookings on a first come first served basis. Tickets are split between @igersblackcountry and @igersbirmingham.
Apologies for the short notice, we’ve been waiting on confirmation.
There will be free parking (please use public transport or share lifts if possible).
We have teamed up with Google to offer free workshops to individuals, small businesses and aspiring digital / social media marketers. These two unique events will be hosted by Alpha Works.
Workshop 1 will be about learning to create a social media strategy, based on your business goals. You will learn:
- about the key social media platforms for businesses to use in 2018,
- how to build a social media strategy for a business, based on business goals
- how to define a set of brand guidelines for a business on social media.
Workshop 2 will be about writing for social media, learning how to create compelling content and develop a tone of voice that’s right for your business. You will learn:
- How to develop a brand tone of voice for a business on social media
- Writing techniques to help hone writing for small spaces online
- The different ways of responding to customer complaints on social media.
This is a very limited event and interest will be high, so PLEASE make sure these workshops are of relevance to you. We want to be very upfront about what these workshops are NOT, as we do not want to waste anybody’s time.
- You will not learn about gaining more likes or followers on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or other social media platforms for your personal accounts.
- They are not aimed at individuals who have no interest in pursuing or developing their own personal brand or small business via social media training
It’s important that if you sign up that you can commit to the date and time of the workshop – if you are unable to make it please notify us ASAP as we anticipate that we will have a waiting list.
Please feel free to message with any questions!
The Google Digital Garage project is part of Google’s commitment to provide free digital skills training to everyone across the UK. Anyone can learn how to harness the power of the internet to grow their business, develop new vocational skills or strategise their social media. Google Digital Garage offers a wide range of courses from beginner to intermediate levels meaning that anyone can take part. And it’s all free!
Join us on Saturday 3rd Feb for an unlimited numbers instameet, taking in the very varied sights of Digbeth: plenty of street art, old & new architecture, city views, canals and much more.
Our route will start at Aston University and then head along the canal to the heart of Digbeth, seeing a wide variety of this area’s historic buildings and newest developments. The route is specially designed to take in many of Digbeth’s best pieces of street art (some of which are only visible from the canal banks) and we’ll even provide you with details of the artists. This is thanks to the kindness of @colatron who has provided us with a fantastic amount of info!
The route is approximately 4.5km and will end at The Old Crown in Digbeth.
Join us at Birmingham Botanical Gardens for a special preview event for their new after-dark Christmas-lights experience.
The trees and glasshouses will be lit and all aglow as part of a special light-display, bought to you by entertainment promoter Raymond Gubbay Ltd who are well established for producing concerts and live events though out the UK. They have also co -produced the highly successful Christmas at Kew and Christmas at Blenheim illuminated light trails. Christmas at the Botanical Gardens has been developed in collaboration with Culture Creative, producers of trails that celebrate the heritage and landscapes of stunning locations across the UK. They have previously worked with English Heritage, the National Trust, Forestry Commission, and the National Trust for Scotland. Find out more here: https://www.birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk/events/christmas-birmingham-botanical-gardens/
We have 50 places available to this preview event. Please only book if you are able to attend. Tickets are non-transferable and due to the nature of the event, late arrivals may not be able to get in.
There will be no on-site car parking available.
We are delighted to be teaming up with Birmingham Weekender to put on a fantastic instameet that will capture the colour, flair, and excitement of this great event! Starting at 10.45am the instameet will follow a route around the city centre that will link up with a selection of the days great dance and performance art events. Culminating in an evening of incredible live drumming and pyrotechnics at the Clash of Drums in Eastside Park, the event will run throughout the day until around 10pm. The event is limited to only 100 places so you will need to move fast to book your place! . Full details of the meeting point and route will be mailed to all attendees a week before the event. Full details on Birmingham Weekender can be found at www.birminghamweekender.com
April’s instameet at the Birmingham Hippodrome was so popular that we are running it again.
Run in collaboration with Visit Birmingham, this instameet will involve backstage access to this historic building, giving you the chance to explore behind the scenes in the UK’s busiest theatre! You’ll be able to see the set of the current show – Miss Saigon.
The Instameet will take place on the 2nd September with 2 sessions: one at 8:45am (arrival from 8:30) and one at 10:15am (arrival from 10am).
The event is limited to 20 people per session! As usual, please only book if you can attend and tickets are non-transferable. This event is being put on so that more people can visit this location – please note that if you attended the Hipodrome instameet in April then you are not eligible for this one and your ticket will be cancelled.
We look forward to seeing you there
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Join us on the second of our World Photography Day Instameets on the roof of Fort Dunlop to witness what will HOPEFULLY be a great Birmingham Sunset over the city! The roof of Fort Dunlop offers unparalleled views of the skyline and the M6 which you will be able to enjoy as the sun sets before shooting some great long exposures of the motorway and the city beyond. This year Fort Dunlop celebrates the centenary of the first Dunlop tyre rolling off of the production line at the facility back in 1917. The event will run from 7.30 until 10.30pm on the 19th of August and will follow the Picnic in the Park event earlier in the day.
A decent telephoto lens and a tripod are an absolute must for this event!
This event is limited to 100 places so make sure you get your place quick before it sells out!
Join us in Sutton Park on World Photography Day for our Picnic in the Park instameet in collaboration with West Midlands Wildlife! This event will give you the chance to explore one of Europes largest public parks and experience the wildlife that lives in the park. The event will involve exploring a route around the park which will be approximately 4 miles in length and will be followed by a picnic in the park (weather dependent)! If the weather is good we will gather in a specific location in the park at the end of the event for drinks and snacks which attendees will need to bring with them.
The event is an unlimited numbers event so feel free to bring a friend!
Join us for a fantastically fishy instameet at the National Sea Life Centre in Brindleyplace on the 7th of August at 6.30 pm! This event will give 40 lucky Instagramers the chance to explore the Sea Life Centre after it closes to the public! The attendees will get the whole place to themselves including the Baby Penguin enclosure and the 360 degree underwater tunnel! The event is limited to only 40 places so make sure you sign up fast to get a place!
The Grade II listed Aston Fire Station is one of 15 fire stations within Birmingham and one of 38 across the West Midlands Fire Service. It currently has 1 fire engine and 1 brigade response vehicle (BRV). Aston has 40 full time Fire personnel that work on 4 watches (red, blue, green and white). As an inner city fire station within Birmingham Aston covers a wide and diverse area including industrial, commercial and residential properties. Aston is due for a rebuild within the next 18 months and this is a unique opportunity to visit one of the oldest working fire stations within the Birmingham area to see and photograph the work and activity that goes on daily.
At this instameet we’ll see the fantastic details that are in this wonderful old building. We’ll see behind the scenes at the station: the engine bay, kit rooms, a ladder drill, a wrecked car demo, and of course firefighters.
As part of the booking form, we require your address. This is a condition of booking set by WMFS. Attendees also agree to follow all information that will be provided in the safety briefing at the start of the meet. You’ll need to ensure that you wear sensible shoes.
PLEASE only book a place if you are free and intend to come as numbers are extremely limited! Tickets are non-transferable and do let us know if you can no longer attend as we always have waiting lists.
We’d like to thank the West Midlands Fire Service for making this happen. We’re honoured to be working with such a great organisation that do so much for the community.
Join IGersBirmingham (Instagramers of Birmingham) in the Edwardian Tearooms at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery on the evening of Saturday 24th June for their summer social.
It’s a great opportunity for all members of the community to get together – whether you are a regular poster, have attended instameets or are simply a fan of the account and would like to know more. The bar will be open, and you’ll even have rare access to the Round Room and Industrial Gallery after hours!
The event starts at 6:30pm, with a very exciting announcement at 7:30 – see you there!
It wouldn’t be June without Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces! Thanks to a collaboration with West Midlands Police, @hiddenbrum gave 40 lucky photographers the chance to explore the Steelhouse Lane Lock Up as part of a special instameet! This grade-II listed former Victorian cell house is infamous in Birmingham’s Heritage and was still in use until recent years.
The event will took place on Sunday the 4th of June (this Sunday!) with two slots available! The time of each slot is 1-2pm and 3-4pm with only 20 spaces on each slot!
We’d like to thank the West Midlands Police for making this happen!
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