Now you can find out more about Birmingham with a walking tour of the city centre. Starting and ending at the Library of Birmingham in Centenary Square the Positively Birmingham Walking Tours give a great introduction to the city for local people and visitors alike.
Guides stop at various points and consider the historical context of the city, the canals, our industrial pioneers and the Victorian heritage all around us. The tours view also current redevelopments taking place right in front of our eyes.
Author and photographer Jonathan Berg has set up the tours is one of the tour guides. There are several places on the route to stop and take some photography. Participants will be able to send in their best photos for exhibiting on the tour website.
Speaking of the initiative Jonathan says he is “excited about helping both local people and visitors understand and explore Birmingham”. The tours take their name from the successful book Positively Birmingham which looks at the modern city and a copy of the book is given with every tour booking while stocks last.
The walking tours set off at 1.30 pm on Saturday, Sundays and Wednesday. To book onto a tour visit the website www.positivelybirmingham.co.uk.
The tours will be creating awareness and supporting the work of Digbeth-based charity SIFA Fireside which works with acute and longer term projects among Birmingham’s homeless.