Hello, a few more photo's from my day in Birmingham. After lunch we had another walkabout. There seemed to be a carnival atmosphere in the air. A heavy downpour had sent people running for cover, but the sun was soon to break out again and we found ourselves in front of the Council House. Stalls had set up outside, mainly for entertaining children with a variety of games and arts and crafts for them to try out. There was live theatrical performances inside a marquee, comedy and entertainment for anyone who wanted to enter.
The Council house was built between 1874 and 1879, and is used for all council meetings. If you want to know more details please look at the web site. On it you will find a link to a Virtual Tour of the inside of the building. Using the buttons you can view several rooms. If you want to go straight to the tour click here. Best seen on full screen.
This is a banqueting room, it has been set up for visitors to take afternoon tea and cake today.
There was a craft fair on, so plenty to look at. The fudge stall proved too much of a temptation to the little ones, and they each got to choose which flavours they liked best.
We walked a little further and came across more free entertainment. An open air slapstick comedy show was taking place, the performers were clowning about.
Today it is dry and a bit breezy. I've been to the Craft Club, made some more shopping bags, and now I'm going to do an hour in the garden. Toodle pip, see you soon.