Sutton Coldfield’s September Circle Meeting  welcomed back  Jonathan Berg  who gave a talk on his latest book –Artfully Birmingham – a guide to Birmingham’s  Public Art  to be published on 1st November 2023. The book explores the public art of Birmingham in a dramatic way from the statue of Lord Nelson in the Bull Ring to the latest street art in Bohemian Digbeth and Deritend.  Jonathan is no stranger in writing books about Birmingham illustrated with his own photographs. He has published five editions of his book – Positively Birmingham exploring the modern city in texts and images and also a book on Birmingham – Invention and Design –Elkington of Birmingham detailing the company’s invention of electroplating and electrotyping techniques. After dinner  brothers, ladies and guests which included Brother President John Shuck of  the City of Lichfield Circle together with Past Provincial President Andrew Bodger also of Lichfield Circle  took part in a quiz  in which Jonathan showed various photo portraits of some 10 art examples in Birmingham  from his new book  and those present had to  provide details of the location or significant aspects of the portraits.  A most enjoyable and informative evening and the circle awaits the publication of Jonathan’s new book which will make the ideal Christmas stocking present. Pictured is Jonathan displaying one of the photographs from his forthcoming book.

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