A month-long celebration will be launched today to mark the rebirth of Birmingham's Rotunda as an apartment block and its status as an architectural icon.

As part of the Iconic Instances celebrations, there will be events led by Shaun Cope of Spirit Arts, Tom Lawes of The Electric Cinema and Glenn Howells of Glenn Howells Architects.

Fiona Woodward-Kelly, marketing director of developers Urban Splash, said: "In celebrating the rebirth of Rotunda, the Iconic Instances campaign recognises the iconic nature of the city's much-loved landmark. It is a fitting tribute to the tower that, for 40 years, has graced the city's skyline."

Iconic Instances will include lead architect on the Rotunda project, Glenn Howells, presenting his vision of the role of contemporary architecture in urban renaissance, in a debate at Glenn Howells Architects in Digbeth at 6.30pm on Wednesday September 28. Aspiring architects, developers and designers will be encouraged to discuss his thoughts.

The second event will be the Liquid Fusion Icons of Dance evening on Sunday October 2, from 10pm to 2am, at Zinc Bar& Grill, hosted by Birmingham-based choreographer Shaun Cope and DJ Bruce Q.