InstaBlog

Welcome to the IGersBirmingham instablog: a blog about a life lived on Instagram. It will feature all sorts of topics – instagram, instameets, Birmingham, photography, our community, behind the scenes and much more.

We’ll also feature guest posts – if you’d like to feature, please get in touch!

Best of Birmingham Exhibition

Photos of Birmingham, by people of Birmingham, for Birmingham. We are honoured to be collaborating with Birmingham Museums Trust and Brumpic for the 2017 IGersBirmingham exhibition, the theme of which is Best of Birmingham: photos of Birmingham, by people of Birmingham, for Birmingham. The exhibition will be held in the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. […]

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A World of Wonder: IGersBirmingham Instameet at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

A dazzling array of plants of all shapes, sizes and colours? Check A beautiful collection of butterflies, bees and birds? Check A riot of colour that couldn’t be missed? Check Cameras and phones fully charged and bags packed? Check 150 keen IGers? Check And 30 large animatronic dinosaurs…..? Check! On Saturday 28th May IGersBirmingham descended […]

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Goodbye Steelhouse Lane, we will miss you 🙁

Said no one who ever spent a night in this infamous grade-II listed Victorian lock up! Six by eight foot cells, a hard bed with a paper thin mattress, no window or natural light, and a toilet you do not control the flushing of, no the holding cells of the Steelhouse Lane lock up were […]

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Steelhouse Lane Lock Up Instameet by Kris Askey

The incredibly talented Mr Kris Askey produced this time lapse video of our instameet with Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces at the now abandoned Steelhouse Lane Lock Up. Turn your volume up….

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A fleeting glimpse of the Bullring Markets

I’ve lived in Birmingham for 11 years now, and while I do still feel most at home when I return to Glasgow I believe I am very much an adopted Brummie (minus the accent of course!). My history with this city goes back long before March 2006 when I relocated here to pursue a new […]

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IGersBirmingham on BBC Midlands Today!

Did you see our appearance on BBC Midlands Today on 23rd of May 2017? No? Well luckily for you the video is right here! This was part of an IGersBirmingham event put on especially for the 45th anniversary of the famous M6 J6 junction opening.  

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#IGersBirminghamOnTour: Nuremberg (Part 1)

Part 1 of the #IGersBirminghamontour trip to Nuremberg with BMI Regional

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#IGersBirminghamOnTour: Nuremberg (Part 2)

Part 2 of the #IGersBirminghamontour trip to Nuremberg with BMI Regional

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The Rep – a blog post by Space Play

A lot of discussion around the controversy of brutalist architecture has been stirred up over the past few years, with the main focus being on those buildings either already demolished or under threat of demolition. A lot of the stories told have been about the sad loss of iconic brutalist buildings or of the failures […]

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Best in show from Hippodrome Instameet

Fraser and I are always looking for new and interesting locations to hold instameets so when Visit Birmingham offered us the opportunity to collaborate on an instameet at the Birmingham Hippodrome we jumped at the chance. As soon as we advertised the event the response was overwhelming. The 30 spaces sold out in less than […]

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