EVENT05.04.2023 / 4.15pm7.30pm

Ben Waddington: 111 Places in Birmingham That You Shouldn’t Miss

Book Launch

This event is fully booked 

Join author Ben Waddington, Director of Still Walking, as he discusses his debut publication 111 Places in Birmingham That You Shouldn’t Miss (published by Emons Verlag, March 2023). Available to pre-order online at Ikon Shop.

Waddington is joined in conversation by Andrew Kulman, Principal Lecturer in Visual Culture, Birmingham City University. This event includes a Q&A and book signing. 

Ben Waddington is also leading a 60 minute guided walk from Ikon Gallery prior to the launch. Limited capacity. Free, booking essential. 


“11 Places That You Shouldn’t Miss” Walk – 4.15-5.15pm

Book Launch – 6-7.30pm

If you are attending the Guided Walk and Book Launch, please book a ticket for each.

About the book

Still Walking is a programme of guided tours and adventurous walking events which take place around Birmingham. During the first 2020 lockdown, Ben Waddington realised he would not be leading any walks for a while, and so began writing 111 Places in Birmingham That You Shouldn’t Miss instead.

The aim of the book is to tell Birmingham’s story through its art, architecture, music, industrial history and cultural diversity, showcasing the city’s triumphs while embracing its gritty side. Readers are invited to explore the region’s public art, bold and brutal planning experiments, watery heritage, industrial remnants, Sherlock Holmes clues, Italian connections, mosaics, demons, bridges, tunnels and public seating. 

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Event Details

Free, suggested donation £5

Booking essential

First Floor Galleries

Information on Ikon Gallery’s accessibility is available here

For additional access enquiries please contact learning@ikon-gallery.org

If attending the guided walk please wear warm clothes and footwear suitable for urban walking. 

A British Sign Language interpreter can be provided. Please contact us at least 10 working days in advance of the event to request a BSL interpreter.


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