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New Tolkien gallery in Birmingham

Birmingham’s tourism bosses are hoping that a new attraction devoted to author JRR Tolkien will be popular with visitors to the city. The writer of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy was raised in Birmingham between 1895 and 1911 and his popularity is expected to soar after the film version of The Hobbit is released in cinemas this summer.

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Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery display works of art by Leonardo da Vinci

Ten rarely seen drawings by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci are to be displayed in Birmingham in 2012.

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Gay Birmingham

Gay Birmingham Birmingham prides itself on being a gay-friendly city and has a well-established and thriving gay community. The city boasts plenty of restaurants, clubs, hotels and pubs that are particularly welcoming to the gay community as well as more dedicated venues in The Gay Village, right in the heart of the city centre. This area sits in the Hurst Street region close to the Hippodrome. The Gay Village is home to Birmingham’s annual Gay Pride Festival – a two-day …

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