The Barclaycard Arena (previously the National Indoor Arena) is an indoor sporting and entertainment venue in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The Arena, which is owned by parent company, the NEC Group, is situated in central Birmingham. When it was opened in 1991, it was the largest indoor arena in the UK
Symphony Hall is a 2,262 seat concert venue in Birmingham, England. It was officially opened by the Queen in June 1991, although had been opened on April 15, 1991. It is home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and hosts around 270 events a year. It was completed at a cost of £30 million. The hall's interior is modelled upon the Musikverein in Vienna and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The venue, managed alongside Town Hall, presents a programme of jazz, world, folk, rock, pop and classical concerts, organ recitals, spoken word, dance, comedy, educational and community performances, and is also used for conferences and business events as part of the International Convention Centre.
Broad Street is a major thoroughfare and popular nightspot in Birmingham City Centre, United Kingdom. Traditionally, Broad Street was considered to be outside Birmingham City Centre, but as the city centre expanded with the removal of the Inner Ring Road, Broad Street has been incorporated into the new Westside district of the city centre due to its position within the A4540 road.
The Bullring is a major commercial area of central Birmingham. It has been an important feature of Birmingham since the middle Ages, when its market was first held. Two shopping centers have been built in the area; in the 1960s, and then in 2003; the latter is styled as one word, Bullring.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham is an NHS, Royal Army Medical Corps, Royal Navy Medical Service and RAF Medical Services hospital in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham, situated very close to the University of Birmingham. The hospital, which cost £545 million to construct, opened in June 2010, replacing the previous Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Selly Oak Hospital. The Trust employs more than 6,900 staff and provides adult services to more than half a million patients every year.
The University of Birmingham (informally Birmingham University) is a public research university located in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom. It received its royal charter in 1900 as a successor to Queen's College, Birmingham (founded in 1828 as the Birmingham School of Medicine and Surgery) and Mason Science College (established in 1875 by Sir Josiah Mason), making it the first English civic or 'red brick' university to receive its own royal charter. It is a founding member of both the Russell Group of British research universities and the international network of research universities.
The key to a successful event is a successful venue. One that fits your budget, supports your efforts and understands your requirements. One that promotes your values and enhances your reputation with superb surroundings and high quality presentations - that's The ICC. At The ICC, we offer all the key elements to deliver a successful event. These include professional advice and support in planning, logistics, catering staging and AV technology. Having 11 halls and 10 executive meeting rooms with dedicated registration and foyer areas, we offer one of the UK's largest selection of facilities under one roof - with the support of a dedicated team of planners and presentation specialists to ensure everything runs smoothly from start to finish.
Birmingham New Street is a major railway station located in the center of the city of Birmingham, England. New Street is Birmingham's main railway station, and is a major hub of the British railway system. Due to its central location, railway lines from all over Great Britain run into it including lines to London, Manchester, Scotland, Wales, Bristol, Penzance, Nottingham, Leicester, Shrewsbury and Newcastle. The station is also a terminus for many local services from throughout the West Midlands conurbation. Including the local Cross City railway line, servicing Lichfield, Redditch and stations in between. Direct trains run to more stations from New Street than from any other station on the British railway network.
One of the oldest clubs in England, West Bromwich Albion were founder members of football league and have won all the domestic trophies on offer in England, including the League title in 1920. However, they have struggled to reach the heights in recent years and secured promotion to the English top flight in 2003/4 for the first time since 1986. Producing the likes of Bryan Robson, Cyrille Regis and Lawrie Cunnigham, the latter two pioneers for black footballers in the game, West Brom last enjoyed success when the late Jeff Astle scored the Cup winning goal against Everton in 1968. Fast Fact: Founded in 1878 as the West Bromwich Strollers, they changed their name to West Bromwich Albion within a year.
It is only in the last few seasons that the Blues have begun to rid themselves of the tag of 'perennial under-achievers'. Birmingham's history is littered with disappointments and near-misses, and 1963's League Cup success stands out not because they defeated arch-rivals Aston Villa in the final but because it remains the only time they have won a major trophy. Promoted to the Premiership via a penalty shoot-out in 2002's Division One Play-Off Final after a 16-year absence from the top-flight, the Blues performed creditably last season and avoided the drop comfortably. Backed by David Gold's millions, it remains to be seen whether they can match or beat their highest top-flight position (sixth in 1956), but at least they're finally getting closer...
Guaranteed first class racing entertainment in the heart of the UK's second city. This state of the art 330m asphalt Oval provides the ultimate driver's arena - from the fast and furious F1 Stock Cars to the legendary Demolition Derbies, it's the greatest show in town. Many meetings feature pre-race entertainment. Drivers License: To drive regularly at our tracks you will need a full INCARACE License. This entitles you to race at all ORC tracks in the UK, Belgium and Holland. Licensed drivers get their own racing number, log book, newsletters and grading lists; they may race at all relevant Incarace meetings and qualifiers attend championships at other Oval promotions. Day Licenses are also available from the office, at least 7 days in advance.
Formed in 1874 by cricketers from the Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel in the Aston area of Birmingham - hence the name! Founder members of the Football League in 1888, by the turn of the century Villa had won the league championship four times and the FA Cup twice. But following their sixth title triumph in 1910, the club stagnated and had to wait until 1981 for their next championship. But this was Villa's golden period, and in 1982 came the club's greatest achievement - winning the European Cup. Fact: Villa legend David Platt was once the world's most expensive footballer, his combined transfer fees topping 22million pounds.
Birmingham’s very own chocolate paradise, a unique place to indulge all of your senses. Our attraction is a fun, educational multimedia attraction dedicated to the story of Cadbury and chocolate. New this year is a revamped demonstration area with lots of hands-on action, a refurbished jungle with boardwalks and waterfalls. A fantastic interactive Happiness dance room and finally a new 3D cinema screen where Flex6 the robot brings to life the Cadbury pack & wrap process. You can now also take a tour around Cadbury World using our new audio headsets. We strongly advise you that you always make a booking to avoid long delays (3 hrs. +) on entering the main exhibition.
Birmingham City University is a large, multi-cultural university with 23,000 students which is committed to continual improvement, and offers an innovative and practical approach to teaching. As a city, Birmingham boasts three well-established universities and is rapidly gaining a reputation as the youngest city in Europe. We've teamed up with Aston University and the University of Birmingham to launch the interactive Live & Learn website dedicated to promoting what Birmingham has to offer students.
Walsall Football Club Formed in 1877. Bescot Stadium was built in 1990 and took the place of Fellows Park Ground which was located just 0.25 miles away from the Bescot. It currently has a capacity of 11,300 following an extension to the Gilbert Alsop Stand during the 2003-2004 season. It is now an all-seater stadium with disabled, educational and conferencing facilities that make it a focal point for the local residential and business communities.
This Museum was founded in 1977 and its two large halls house a broad collection of around 100 buses, coaches, fire engines and battery-electric vehicles from all parts of the Midlands and beyond. Birmingham and the Black Country especially are featured, and the museum has a unique collection of buses and coaches designed, built and operated by "Midland Red", a company which pioneered many technical innovations over a 50 year manufacturing period. Of particular appeal to families is the miniature steam railway, constructed and operated by the Elmdon Model Engineering Society to demonstrate the finest examples of model engineering on three gauges.
Birmingham International Airport provides a wide range of facilities including those for business, children and the disabled. Public transportation to and from the airport is reliable and frequent with a choice of trains, coaches, buses, taxis and car hire. Those wishing to drive to the airport will find it easily accessible and well sign posted from the access roads. The airport offers a range of both short and long stay parking. Birmingham airport has two terminals and serves over 50 different airlines to over 100 destinations. The Airport is also the first in the world to have the new Sky Rail people mover linking the passenger terminals with Birmingham International rail station next door.
The NEC (National Exhibition Centre), Birmingham, is Europe's busiest exhibition venue, staging around 200 trade and consumer shows each year. Its programme of activity attracts four million people and profiles 45,000 exhibiting companies annually. The complex offers 200,000 square meters of space in 21 inter-connecting halls, located in the heart of the UK, alongside national road and rail networks and Birmingham International Airport. Up to four million people visit the center each year. With 21 halls totaling 200,000 square meters (two million square feet) it is also the biggest exhibition center in Britain and seventh largest in Europe.