The great city of BIRMINGHAM in the heart of The Midlands will ring out 12 bells from its Cathedral for ST. GEORGE and ENGLAND on April 23rd. It is the 2nd city of England after London and in the late 18th C it earned the title of being the first manufacturing town in the world. After the decline of heavy industry Birmingham reinvented itself as a cultural and education centre competing at international levels. Its stylish redevelopments have attracted new investments and at the heart of and contributing towards this vibrancy stands St. Philips built in 1715 and a stunning example of English Baroque hence its Listing Grade 1. So when you are all out shopping at the Bull Ring, at The Mailbox or catching a train, the wonderful sound you will hear is your own cathedral acknowledging England’s Patron Saint and give a great cheer to the bell ringers.