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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!

Bournville Heritage Open Day

The leafy Birmingham suburb of Bournville will welcome visitors from all over this weekend when some of the city’s most historic and beautiful buildings will open their doors for Bournville Heritage Open Day 2018 the 15th of September. Bournville of course is incredibly well known for the world famous chocolate-making Cadbury family and their factory, however […]

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens Summer Instameet – Part 2

You’ve seen the behind the scenes images from the Birmingham Botanical Gardens instameet, now take a look at the beautiful and lush array of flora, fauna and landscaping  (not to mention that beautiful sunset) that caught everyone’s attention. With 15 acres of landscaped lawns, mature beds, glasshouses, aviaries and a butterfly house it’s no suprise […]

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens Summer Instameet – Part 1

We absolutely love the commitment of the IGers Birmingham community to their passion. Rain, hail, snow, nothing it seems will stop them from making the most of any opportunity to be creative with their cameras. This was proven yet again last Friday night at our instameet at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. As always though, their […]

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IGers Birmingham guide to Birmingham Heritage Week

UPDATE (4/9/18): This blog post was originally posted on the 8th August. Since then a few events have been added to the programme that have caught our eye which we’d love to share with you, namely: Open house at the Water Hall at BMAG on the 6th and 7th September Architectural tours of Birmingham Cathedral […]

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Three cheers for the Mayor!

We often get approached by companies and organisations to promote their latest product or event. As I am sure you know, we are pretty strict about the types of organisations that we work with and we use our guiding principles of promoting Birmingham, community, and photography to help us to decide who to work with […]

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It’s good to be Friends of Kings Heath

Turn left off the Kings Heath High Street at the entrance to Highbury Park. Walk down the tree-lined Queensbridge Road, past the School and turn left again at the Britannia Apartments. About half way down Yew Tree Road you’ll come across an entrance to a stately home. This is Highbury Hall, the Grade II listed […]

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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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