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In Pictures : Brum to lighten up

A tree off Albert Street in Digbeth

An experiment lasting just one night has taken place to test lighting up an area of Birmingham in coloured lights, helping to make it more attractive for visitors.

Trees off Albert Street in Digbeth

The lights can constantly change in each location from bright reds and blues to deep purple producing a cinemagraphic effect.

The Curzon Street Station building

Some of Birmingham's main buildings could be lit up as part of the scheme, providing a bit of glamour to buildings like the listed Curzon Street Station building.

Millennium Point

The spotlight was also shone on the Millennium Point building during the experiment, giving the structure an even more futuristic look.

Parkland off Albert Street in Digbeth

Whole areas of parkland could be lit up with different coloured lights under the scheme, like the parkland off Albert Street in Digbeth.

A set of the lights

Birmingham City Council hope the lights will make parts of the city more desirable for shoppers and conference delegates as well as for new business.

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