Our resident Photographer and Artist Karen Cross photographed Birmingham city centre just before demolition started on the Old Library and Paradise forum/circus.

This image of the Old Library and The Yardbird pub holds memories of going to gigs at the Yardbird including her daughter who performed ther several times before it closed, this pub will have alot of memories for Brummies and seeing new up coming bands there.

While the photographs are striking Karen decided to add some colour, influenced by pop art and the vivid colours in pop art Karen wanted to give Birmingham a new look and atmosphere in her Art pieces.

By editing the photographs in close detail Karen painstakingly gave the photographs bright colours and illustrated the diversity of the city, the colours flow into each other just as the communities within Birmingham blend and flow alongside each other.

The Old Library and the Yardbird pub