Big Brum Buz
Bus departs from outside the entrance of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Hosted by Birmingham Tourson the Big Brum Buz
To celebrate Birmingham as the place that pioneered lawn tennis, and asthe climax of the Barber’s groundbreaking exhibition, Court on Canvas:Tennis in Art, BirminghamTours are inviting visitors on an open-top bus tour of some of the historicalsites around the city related to the game.
On Wednesday 7 September at 3.30pm, the Big Brum Buz will whisk you off to the world’s oldest surviving tennis club, before visiting 8 Ampton Road, Edgbaston, where, in 1859,Major Harry Gem and his friend Jean Batista Perera first played lawn tennis. You’ll also take in the gravestone of Major Harry Gem, take a peek at where Athena’s iconic ‘Tennis Girl’ poster was shot, and honour the many tennis stars of the city.
This live guided adventure will reveal that, along with chocolate, custard, cars, whistles and bangles,there’s something else for us all to be proud of in our city!