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!

The Big Sleuth: photo competition winners

You can’t have missed the nearly 100 bears dotted across Birmingham this summer, part of The Big Sleuth art trail that has been raising funds so Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Their creative designs and cheerful faces have certainly added something different to the #IGersBirmingham hashtag. We were approached by the team behind the project and asked […]

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Aston Fire Station

Earlier this summer we were fortunate to visit Aston Fire Station for an instameet. 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 […]

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World Photography Day with IGers Birmingham

Saturday the 19th of August 2017 was World Photography Day and the IGers community were as busy as ever! Thank you to Ross Jukes for putting together the incredible video below which really shows what the IGers community is all about.  

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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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