The Gas Street Bearsin

Location: Solihull College & University Centre, Solihull

Sponsor: Solihull College & University Centre

Artist: Megan Heather Evans

The Gas Street Bearsin

Megan Heather Evans

This bear is inspired by an iconic area of Birmingham, The Gas Street Basin, and the popular TV programme Peaky Blinders. The basin is the centre of the UK’s canal system was pivotal to Britain’s industrial revolution, transporting large amounts of coal and other goods around the country. The notorious Peaky Blinders gang was based in and around the basin.