The Big Hoot lands in Birmingham

   Birmingham will become a virtual aviary this summer as more          than 100 huge owl sculptures descend on the city’s ten districts        for its largest ever mass participation art event. Companies such as LDC, Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Bank, Gateley,        Novate and CrossCountry have all committed to sponsor owls for    the 10-week long art exhibition and the countdown is on for              others across the city to snap up this unique business opportunity    in the form of an owl! Presented by public art specialists, Wild in Art, The Big Hoot is set to not only boost business, tourism and pride in the UK’s second city, but will also raise valuable funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Business exposure will be paramount from now until October while each of the 165cm tall owls grace the streets of the city. The project will also provide significant pre and post event exposure for sponsors as the project gathers speed on the world-wide stage. In line with the success of previous Wild in Art events news of the owls dwelling is also set to land on global shores. Additional businesses across the city are encouraged to snap up this unique opportunity. The Big Hoot is expected to make a significant contribution to the economic, cultural and social life of the city. For more information, and to reserve your owl now before it’s too late, visit www.thebighoot.co.uk, or call 0121 333...

Ladywell Walk – Night Time Economy Lane Closure

Southside BID, Birmingham City Council and West Midlands Police are conducting a trial of a partial lane closure of Ladywell Walk in the Night Time Economy to measure its’ impact on crime and perceptions of safety. The trial will commence at midnight on Sat 28th/Sun 1st March and end at 4am on Sunday 1st March.  The Black Cab rank will continue as normal outside the Hippodrome and a separate area outside China Court Restaurant will be available for pre booked cabs to pick up and drop off.  This area will be stewarded and tightly controlled by Southside Taxi marshalls. There will be no blockage of business frontages to pedestrians and all movement of customers and staff that night will be unimpeded by this initiative. In order to answer any questions you may have about this trial, Southside BID Manager Julia Chance will be available from midday Friday 20th – 2pm same day in the IBIS foyer to answer any questions you may have.  If you can’t make Friday 20th.  Email information@southsidebid.co.uk for an appointment. Click here to download the traffic management plan. 17255 Ladywell Walk Lane closure...