Category: Digbeth Past and Present

Vision for Digbeth: Liz Peace

Liz Peace is the Chairperson of the Curzon Urban Regeneration Company, which has designs on transforming Digbeth into a creative business and residential hub ahead of the arrival of HS2. The Curzon Urban Regeneration...

Reflexive Canals

Many people have noticed the fantastic new artworks appearing along the Digbeth canal, like this hemispheric piece by acclaimed artist Lucy McLauchlan. The artworks are part of a project by the Friends of Warwick...

Peaky Tours

Peaky Blinders has been phenomenally successful since launching in 2013, shown in 163 countries, aired on Netflix in the US, and garnered critical acclaim including five BAFTA craft awards and an RTS award for...

Digbeth’s Little Italy

Series three of Peaky Blinders is steaming ahead (don’t worry – there are no spoilers here!), and after fighting off the competition, the Shelby family move into the territory of Birmingham’s Italian mobsters. But...

Crofts & Assinder

We know that Digbeth is the birth place of industry in Birmingham, but this is a name you’re probably not familiar with, even though the company was established here in 1875… Crofts & Assinder...

Why would you live in Digbeth?

In case you missed it, the Birmingham Mail recently ran a great piece about living (and loving) Digbeth. Featuring yours truly and fellow Digbeth resident Andy Smart, the article lists some of the reasons...

Developments in Digbeth

There have been some pretty major developments in Digbeth over the past few weeks, all of which (in my humble opinion) spell the beginning of a new chapter in the area: The purchase of...

An Ode to Digbeth

We recently came across a local poet, Sean Farrell, who is making humorous tongue-in-cheek documentaries of Birmingham via the medium of poetry. The final collection will cover around fifty different areas in Birmingham, but...

Eagle and Tun Reopens

The Eagle and Tun is as much a part of the Digbeth landscape as our other pubs. Sadly, it has been closed for a number of years and is mooted to be demolished as...