20 Reasons You Should Be Proud To Be A Brummie
From your first day as a fresher to the moment you graduate, if you go to uni outside of Birmingham, your Brumminess is always being questioned. Whether it be an over-exaggerated impression of your accent, or a shocked reaction to the fact that you ‘don’t sound like you’re from Birmingham’, people are always pre-judging your beloved home town.
Here’s why you should be proud.
1. Birmingham is the SECOND CITY.
Ignore everything your Mancunian mates try to tell you.
2. The city influenced JRR Tolkien’s writing of The Lord of the Rings.
And it’s not just English students who can appreciate his literary genius.
3. Amazing modern architecture like the bullring and the library of Birmingham.
The new library makes a very modern place to study… if you can find a seat.
4. Award-winning BBC TV program Peaky Blinders is set in Brum.
So much swag.
5. The Microwave was invented at Birmingham University during the first world war.
What would you eat without it?!
6. The first computer was also created by Birmingham-born computer scientist Conway Berners-Lee.
7. Birmingham was at the forefront of the industrial revolution.
8. It’s the birthplace of the balti.
You can’t get a better curry than those in Brum’s balti triangle
9. We have more canals than Venice.
Who said Birmingham isn’t pretty?
10. Green spaces aren’t hard to come across either.
You’re not a true brummie if you haven’t had at least one walk in Clent or the Lickey Hills.
11. The Frankfurt Christmas Market is the largest* outdoor Christmas market in Britain.
*again, ignore your Mancunian friends.
12. Birmingham created a number of musical greats.
Black Sabbath, Duran Duran, UB40, The Streets….
13. The Bullring is an amazing place to go shopping and it’s right in the city centre.
14. You can get the train to pretty much anywhere from New Street Station.
And because we’re in the middle of the country, it doesn’t take too long either.
15. The famous number 11 bus route can take you anywhere around the city.
16. We’re one of the biggest student cities, with 65,000+ students and 5 universities.
That means we have more student nights.
17. The creative quarter in Digbeth
From Digbeth Diners Club to 24-hour raves, in Birmingham you can enjoy all sorts of nights out!
18. Cadbury’s chocolate
Say no more.
19. Birmingham has a pretty good music scene, too
NEC, NIA, O2 Academy are just a few places you can go to a gig.
20. And overall, it’s one of the most cultured cities there is.
Why wouldn’t you be proud of our Midland capital?