Its features include:
- Birmingham Central Library
- Paradise Forum (beneath the reference library)
- Birmingham Council House (side elevation)
- Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
- Birmingham Town Hall
Statues and monuments
- Chamberlain Memorial - In honour of the public service Joseph Chamberlain gave to the city of Birmingham, the memorial fountain was unveiled on 10 October 1880 as the centrepiece of the new public square. The 20 metres (66 ft) high memorial was designed my John Henry Chamberlain.
and statues of:
- Joseph Priestley
- James Watt
- Thomas Attwood by Sioban Coppinger and Fiona Peever, 1993. The bronze statue sits, having left his plinth, and scattered his bronze pages, on the steps.
The statue of James Watt was originally located on Paradise Street next to the Town Hall. The Joseph Priestley statue was originally located in Victoria Square (then called Council House Square).
The sweeping curve of the steps of the library forms an amphitheatre, and so the square is used for public events.
The annual Birmingham Christmas Craft Fair is held in Chamberlain Square from the 3rd Friday in November to the 23rd of December. The event began as 'Winterval' in 1997/8 (20 November - 31 December ) – with the intention of driving business into Birmingham's newly rejuvenated town centre.
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- Pevsner Architectural Guides - Birmingham, Andy Foster, 2005, ISBN 0-300-10731-5
- BIRMINGHAM CHAMBERLAIN PLACE AND BIG BRUM
- Birmingham City Council 'Winterval' brochure
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/birmingham/content/articles/2007/09/25/birmingham_big_screen_moves_feature.shtml BBC Birmingham: Big Screen
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