Category: Digbeth Past and Present

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...

Positively Birmingham

After a break of 12 years, and 21 years since it was first published, the contemporary photographic ode to our city, Positively Birmingham, returns for a fifth edition. Positively Birmingham is a hardback book...

Beorma Rising

After more than five years waiting, it seems the 30-storey tower of the Beorma Quarter will rise in 2016, following unanimous support by the council’s planning committee earlier this month. This second part of...

The White Swan: Then and Now

The White Swan on Bradford Street is a firm favourite pub with the real ale crowd. Its fantastic tiled interior has been beautifully preserved for decades, but that’s not the only thing that has...

Free State of Digbeth

Those of us that use Digbeth as an adjective (including me), know that there is such as thing as a Digbeth way of thinking. This is usually seen as lunacy from those on the...

Doorstep History

TNT, a local production company and social enterprise, are responsible for filming the series Doorstep History, which is broadcast on Birmingham’s very own Big Centre TV. In one of the most recent episodes, the...