Birmingham, B1 2AE
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Centenary Square is the focal point of Birmingham's New Year's Eve celebrations, which involve a huge firework display every year. It's found near the International Convention Centre
, Birmingham Repertory Theatre
and Hall of Memory
. The square is a popular meeting place, comprising a wide open plaza with cultivated gardens. The floor of the square is laid out to resemble a Persian carpet and leads to a controversial sculpture called "Forward" by Raymond Mason. It is certainly striking, and children love to play among its figures and to use it as an impromptu climbing frame. Since the square was opened in 1991 it has been popular with both tourists and locals, providing a perfect place to relax just minutes from the bustling city centre.