Past Instameets

Discover past IGersBirmingham instameets here.

Perhaps you will be inspired to visit these locations for yourself or attend a future event?

IGers Birmingham Botanical Gardens Christmas lights instameet

Date: November 29, 2017

Time: 6:45pm – 8:30pm

Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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.

Birmingham Weekender Instameet

Date: September 23, 2017

Time: 10.45 - 22.00

Location: Birmingham City Centre

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

#igb_meet_weekender #igersbirmingham

Birmingham Hippodrome Instameet 2

Date: September 2, 2017

Time: Various

Location: Birmingham Hippodrome

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

#igb_meet_hippodrome2 #brumhippodrome #igersbirmingham #visitbirmingham

Fort Dunlop Rooftop Instameet

Date: August 19, 2017

Time: 7.30 - 10.30 pm

Location: Fort Dunlop, B24 9QT

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!

 

Picnic in the Park Instameet

Date: August 19, 2017

Time: 10.30 am - 3.00 pm

Location: Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield

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!

National Sea Life Centre Instameet

Date: August 7, 2017

Time: 6.30 - 8.30 pm

Location: Sea Life Centre Birmingham, Brindleyplace, Birmingham

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!

Aston Fire Station

Date: July 15, 2017

Time: 2:45pm

Location: Aston Fire Station

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.

IGersBirmingham Summer Social – Edwardian Tea Rooms Later at BMAG

Date: June 24, 2017

Time: 6.30pm - 10.00pm

Location: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

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!

Steelhouse Lane Lock up Instameet

Date: June 4, 2017

Time: 1.00 - 2.00pm / 3.00 - 4.00pm

Location: Steelhouse Lane Lock up, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6SE

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!

#igersbirmingham #hiddenspaces #birmingham #igb_meet_lockup #hiddenbrum

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Instameet

Date: May 27, 2017

Time: 8.30 - 10.00 am

Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens


Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a 15 acre botanical gardens and educational charity situated in the heart of Edgbaston, Birmingham and we gave a limited number of IGers out-of-hours access. The venue had plenty to photograph: four glasshouses, aviaries, wildlife trails, a children’s play area and a seasonal butterfly house, as well as hosting family-friendly, music and fundraising events,  As a special treat, the first outdoor dinosaur festival of its kind in the UK, Jurassic Kingdom, was also at the Gardens, giving IGers the opportunity to photograph giant animatronic dinosaurs before the event opened to the public.