Birmingham Town Hall with Carl Chinn
At the heart of the city stands the famous Town Hall – a symbol of Birmingham since 1834. For all these years its history has been interwoven with the story of the city’s rise, fall and renaissance. The venue for great cultural events including premieres of works by Mendelssohn and Elgar and the first public reading of the Pickwick Papers. It also witnessed some of the great and sometimes violent political gatherings.
But like the city itself the Town Hall fell on hard times in the mid-20th century. Unbelievably there was even talk of demolishing this Victorian Gem.
Today it has been restored to its rightful place at the heart of the vibrant city.
Keywords: Birmingham, Charles Dickens, Music, Arts, Carl Chinn