Kings Heath Village Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Kings Heath Village Square is near All Saints Church in Kings Heath at the Vicarage Road and High Street junction.


Kings Heath Village Square was developed out of the churchyard of All Saints Church in Kings Heath and was opened in October 2011. Close to the junction of Vicarage Road and High Street in Kings Heath. There is a Farmers Market about once a month in the square on the first Saturday of the month. Close to the bus stops for the 11A, 11C, 76, 35 and the 50. It was an unusual experiment in urban planning. It's a bit like an old village green. Many events takes place in the square.

 

Kings Heath Village Square

Labyrinth in Kings Heath Village Square (February 2012). Photo by Elliott Brown

 

Kings Heath Village Square

Kings Heath Village Square (January 2020). Photo by Elliott Brown

 

Farmers Market at Kings Heath Village Square

This market used to be in Kings Heath Viilage Square at least once a month on the first Saturday of the month, from 9am to 2pm.

Farmers Market Kings Heath Village Square

Farmers Market Kings Heath Village Square

Farmers Market Kings Heath Village Square

Farmers Market at Kings Heath Village Square (December 2013. Photos by Elliott Brown

 

The Big Hoot Birmingham 2015

Just the one painted owl sculpture in Kings Heath Village Square, from July 2015, for 10 weeks. After the trail ended, it was auctioned off for charity.

The Owl and the Pussycat Went to Sea by the artist Mik Richardson. It was sponsored by the Kings Heath BID.

The Big Hoot

The Owl and the Pussycat Went to Sea. Artist: Mik Richardson. (July 2015). Photo by Elliott Brown

 

The 50 in Kings Heath Village Square

On Saturday 18th April 2015, National Express West Midlands unveiled their then new fleet of buses to be used on the 50 bus route (from Druids Heath to the City Centre, via Kings Heath and Moseley). These were used on the 50 until 2019 when the new Platinum buses were introduced (from December 2018). They were transferred from Yardley Wood Bus Garage to Acocks Green Bus Garage and have been rebranded and are now in use on the 11A and 11C around the Outer Circle (since January 2019).

The 50

The 50

The 50

The 50

The 50 in Kings Heath Village Square (April 2015). Photos by Elliott Brown

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06 Jun 2020 - On-going

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