Tinchy Stryder

In the sixties and seventies the long gone Rackhams was the department to be seen in in Birmingham, but for the last decade Selfridges, in the redeveloped Bullring Shopping Centre, has taken that crown.

And to celebrate ten years of retail therapy the department store has laid on a host of events which have taken place across the weekend. The highlight for many was a free to view performance in the store by Tinchy Stryder.

Selfridges were thrilled to welcome British artist Tinchy Stryder to the stage as he wowed fans with his performance this weekend to help celebrate Selfridges Birmingham 10th birthday in style.

Also to celebrate a decade of elite shopping the department store will shortly embark on a five-year modernisation plan which will see the complex upgraded and revamped in a £20 million renovation.

The Bull Ring began life as an outdoor market in 1154, later gaining a roof in 1833 when a market hall began to be constructed. The hall was unfortunately virtually ruined during WWII and the stalls returned to outdoor placements. In 1962 the first Bull Ring shopping centre started to take shape with its outdoor market opening, the malls followed in 1964. It was all replaced with the luxurious modern Bullring centre in 2003.

Enjoy below a ‘classic’ Bull Ring Shopping Centre advert from 1985 starring staff of the market and stores as well as Crossroads actor Stan Stennett:

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