Photos 2019

A collection of photos taken during the year, plus links to other photo pages


A page of photos from our 2 week stay near Bridport

Green Brum

Photos taken along our local rivers and canals

Stirchley High Street Stories

A local photo project described in this blog post

Junction Brum

A celebration of the graffiti and street art alongside the Digbeth Canal. I took part in a photo walk organised by documentary photographer Tracey Thorne (who also led the Stirchley High Street Stories project) and joined with others in posting photos to Instagram.

Street art alongside the Digbeth canal

Street art alongside the Digbeth canal

View of buildings from under a canal lock gate

Graffiti by a lock gate

Street art in Digbeth

Digbeth is famous for the high quality and variety of its street art

Around Birmingham…

Rooftops and cranes viewed from the roof garden of the Library of Birmingham

Birmingham: it’ll be great once it’s finished

View of one of the galleries at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery through a circular hole

Inside Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

The tower of Birmingham Cathedral behind trees

The tower of Birmingham Cathedral

Stirchley arts duo Hipkiss and Graney marching with a placard

Local rebels at the climate strike

Holding up a placard: It is time to rebel

Climate rebels

Reflection of a runner in a roadside puddle

The Birmingham Half-Marathon took place after heavy rainfall

A row of thrillers on a library shelf

Thrilling times at Stirchley Library where I do occasional volunteer sessions

A group holding a model alligator

Everyday conversation: Where are we going to put this alligator? The Fun Palace at Stirchley Baths had a jungle theme

A group dancing in the rain

The show must go on: The Happy Feet dance group performed in pouring rain at the Stirchley Bash… the sun was out again within the hour

View from the back of an audience seated in a hall

A large audience at Bournville Society to hear my talk about the history of Stirchley Baths

Phil wearing a Bolivia football shirt

Non-standard funeral attire for a special friend: Mark loved sport and wanted everyone to come wearing a team’s strip

Acrobat hanging from a wire

Circus skills on display at the CoCoMAD festival in Cotteridge Park

Members of Sustainable Stirchley behind a market stall

Members of the new Sustainable Stirchley group running a stall at Stirchley Community Market

Fruit-topped birthday cake for Stirchley Community Market

Celebrating the 9th birthday of Stirchley Community Market: I had the messy job of cutting up the cake, and will stick to taking the photos in future

Miriam and friend Ann holding 3D certificates

Miriam completed the year-long Diocesan Developing Disciples course

A collection of model boats hanging from the ceiling of an art gallery

Hew Locke’s amazing Armada exhibition at Ikon Gallery

View from the inside of text on the Artefact Stirchley window

Artefact Stirchley continues to be a wonderful combination of café and arts space

Reflection with a camera in a shop window

Shop window selfie

…And elsewhere

Miriam in the grounds of Anne Hathaway's Cottage

On a damp but enjoyable visit to Ann Hathaway’s Cottage in Stratford

A grand piano

I got to play this wonderful piano at a wedding

Miriam with a banner: 40% of CAP's clients can't afford heating

After missing last year we attended the New Wine gathering: photo at the stall run by Christians Against Poverty with whom our church runs a debt advice centre