GLMCC Partners with Birmingham 2022 Festival ‘Key to the City’

Birmingham 2022 Festival presents ‘Key to the City’, a public art project by internationally – acclaimed artist Paul Ramirez Jonas, produced by Fierce. GLMCC has partnered with this project as a site for keyholders to visit.

Traditionally, ‘Key to the City’ has been a ceremonial honour, including a physical key, given to a hero or dignitary, symbolising they have freedom to the city. In this project, the Key to the City belongs to everyone, not just the chosen few and it may be awarded for any reason.

Keyholders will be able to explore private places from private gardens, underground tunnels, a locked museum drawer, and more; but also intriguing public places they may never have known about before.

GLMCC is one of the selected sites that will give special access to live prayers with English translation, an inside view of the Victorian Society Conservation award-winning site, and staff available Mon – Fri to answer any questions.

The project, sponsored by Yale, will allow the public to nominate others for the Key and visit several sites across the West Midlands.

For more information on the project, please visit #KeyToTheCityBrum, #B2022Festival









Shaykh Abu Usaamah

Shaykh Abu Usamah was born in New Jersey in 1964. He embraced Islam in 1986 and went on to study in the Islamic University of Madinah for eight years where he graduated from the College of Da’wah and Usool-ad-Din.

 Shaykh Abu Usamah has been very active in da’wah since the day he embraced Islam. He has been the Imam of various mosques in the United States and in the United Kingdom.
 Shaykh Abu Usamah’s zeal and eagerness in conveying the true message of Islam has led him to many parts of the world, delivering lectures and seminars, as well as translating for many scholars and du’aat from the Arab world.
Abu Usamah has been blessed in studying with some of the greatest scholars of our time and is currently the Imam of a masjid in Leeds, UK.