This weekend sees the inaugural Big Brum Love Tour hitting city centre streets.

Organisers ask that people join their guided walk, or ‘procession’, and “help spread and collect love” through the streets of Birmingham this Saturday (31st March).

Meeting at the famous Bullring Bull, the tour will amble along New Street, passing through Victoria Square and Paradise Forum, before culminating in Centenary Square.

Walkers, including musicians and other performers, will celebrate things that people love about Birmingham, and anything else!

Participants, along with passing members of the public, will be asked to post their loves on a collection board, creating a lasting visual record of the event. Walkers feeling particularly sociable will be invited to take part in the Brum’s Best Hugger Challenge. Those feeling less brave are invited to go along and enjoy the atmosphere.

The walk is part of the Still Walking Festival 2012 organised by Birmingham based artist, historian and tour guide Ben Waddington. The two week long festival aims to celebrate “all that walking experiences are and can be.” The festival includes a range of walks and tours including a tour of Birmingham’s film and tv locations, a listening walk around Digbeth and a tour of the Queensway ring road.

Big Brum Love Tour organisers, Marty and Sas Taylor from Northfield, are hoping people will sign up to help them spread the love through the second city.

Marty said: “When we were asked to consider participating in the festival we wanted to do something a little different – something fun, enjoyable and celebratory.”

“It’s all about the love, man!” he added.

Organisers are also looking for musicians and other performers who would like to take part.

All ages are welcome and the event is free. Meet at the Bullring Bull at 1pm Saturday 31st March.

You can find out more by visiting or searching Big Brum Love on Facebook.


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