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!

IGers Birmingham instameet at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter takes the visitor back in time, giving a glimpse of what it was like to work in this hive of industry in days gone by.  Read on to discover more about this treasure trove of an attraction and see images taken by members of the IGers Bimirngham community when […]

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IGers Birmingham & Black Country instameet at the Black Country Living Museum

On Saturday 24th March, IGers Birmingham and IGers Black Country visited the Black Country Living Museum thanks to IGers UK and Visit England as part of English Tourism Week. We’ve complied just a few images that showcase just some of what visitors can see. These are highlights from the 300+ images that were taken by […]

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Where can I photograph the Birmingham skyline?

On Thursday evening, an email popped up in the IGersBirmingham inbox: “Hi guys! I’ve been following your blog for a while and I really enjoy it! As a beginner photographer, I want to know where are the best places to take images of the city skyline? Is there like any discreet areas or buildings? Thanks!” […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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IGERS BIRMINGHAM – A YEAR IN INSTAMEETS

It is that time of the year where we look back and take in all that has happened in the past 12 months. For us at IGers Birmingham it has been a busy year with plenty of instameets and building upon the successes of 2016. We now move in to 2018 with plenty of new […]

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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 […]

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens, featuring IGers Birmingham

Back in May, IGers Birmingham were lucky enough to get access to Birmingham Botanical Gardens before the site was open to the public for the day.  It was a wonderful morning with a dazzling display of plants, butterflies, bees, birds and dinosaurs! The Gardens were so impressed with the images that were produced by the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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