Archive for the ‘ Event ’ Category

Event in the Irish Centre this evening

When: Today, Wednesday 4th July, 19:00-21:00
Where: Irish Centre Birmingham, Digbeth High Street

Deirdre O’Byrne of Nottingham Irish Studies Group, will be presenting a talk on the work of Colm Tóibín, the multi-award-winning Irish writer, in the Irish Centre this evening.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome! Come along and support the Irish community in Digbeth.

Naked Wine Tasting

When: Sunday 1st July, 14:00-16:30
Where: Fazeley Studios, Fazeley Street, Digbeth
Tickets: £10

The online wine retailer, Naked Wines, is holding a wine tasting event at Fazeley Studios today.

Over 140 wines will be on offer, with the winemakers themselves pouring out their products and sharing their expertise with visitors.

Tickets are £10, redeemable against any orders made on the day. The tasting runs from 2pm to 4.30pm. For tickets and more information see the Naked Wines website.

The Olympic Torch in Digbeth Tomorrow!

As most residents know, the Olympic Torch will be coming down Digbeth High Street tomorrow morning around 6am.

Digbeth Residents Association is planning on lining the street to support our local torchbearers – please see the Facebook event page for more information.

In addition to this, I have been reliably informed by Kevin of the Best Baguette that they will be open from 5am onwards to feed the hungry supporters.

Make sure to pop down if you can for this historic occasion. It’s unlikely that the Olympic Torch will ever pass through Digbeth again in our lifetimes, so bear the early morning wake up call so you can say “I was there”.

See you tomorrow! :-)

Mapping the Landscape

When: Thursday 28th June 2012, 17:30-20:00
Where: The Bond, 180-182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5SE.

“Mapping the Landscape” is a solo exhibition by artist Paul Hirst, who creating work on an art residency at the Bond in Digbeth. Please see the flyer for more information.

The exhibition will be a showcase of drawings, prints, photography and paintings with over 40 pieces of new work created during his residency.

To RSVP for the the opening show, please email or phone 0121 766 7400.

Open Mic Night @ Suki10c

When: Friday, 22nd June
Where: Suki10c, Meriden Street, Digbeth

Digbeth’s newest live music and arts venue, Suki10c (said ‘sucki it and see’) will be hosting their first open mic night tomorrow.

Entry is free, so why not go along to see what the fuss is all about while enjoying an evening’s entertainment with singer/songwriters, bands, poets and a circus performer too!

For more information about the event, please click here.

Warwick Bar Summer Fete

When: Saturday 14th July, 12:00 – 17:00
Where: Warwick Bar, Fazeley Street, Digbeth

Don’t forget that the Warwick Bar Summer Fete will be taking place on the 14th July! See the flyer for further information.

Digbeth Residents Association are partners for this event, and will be manning a stall, so please make sure to come over and say hi! :-)


Digbeth Bike Ride and Walk

When: Tuesday 26th June

Where: Meet at the Spotted Dog at 17:30
More info on the Facebook event page

Due to the success of last year’s cycle ride from the Spotted Dog to the Black Eagle in Hockley, Digbeth resident Val Woodward has kindly agreed to run another outing in 2012!

The ride will take the same route as last year, along the scenic canal network. Val is qualified to run bike trips, and has organised a number bicycles for those who do not currently own one to use. Please get in touch at to enquire about borrowing a bike for this trip.

The group is aiming to be back in Digbeth before dark. If you will be joining the ride, please email, or simply join the Facebook event.


When: Thursday 28th June

Where: Meet at the Spotted Dog at 17:30
More info on the Facebook event page

For those more comfortable on two feet rather than two wheels, there will also be a walk around Digbeth organised for the 28th June. Again leaving at 17:30 from the Spotted Dog pub, the walk will take in the sights and sounds of Digbeth, returning to the Spotted Dog before dark.

If you are interested in attending, please email, or simply join the Facebook event.

Danielle Marie @ The Bay Leaf

When: Saturday, 30th June
Where: The Bay Leaf, Custard Factory
£20, including a three course meal

Birmingham based singer/songwriter Danielle Marie will be playing at the Bay Leaf in June:

Born and raised in Manchester UK, Danielle began her singing career at the age of 14. During a holiday in Jamaica 1996, it was the different culture and way of living that inspired her to start writing songs about what she had seen and experienced.

A variety of artists including; Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Mary J Blige, Alicia Keyes, Donnell Jones and many, many more, have been a great source of inspiration for Danielle.

Tickets are £20, including a three course meal. Danielle’s single, “Don’t Stop”, is available to download now from iTunes.

Digbeth/Highgate Football Club

When: Saturday 16th June, 10:00 until 14:00
Where: Multi Use Games Area on Conybere Street, Highgate, B12 OYJ

Residents of Digbeth and Highgate were recently made aware of a day of sporting activities aimed at children, organised by West Midlands Police. This Saturday will be the first day of the scheme, which sets to continue weekly throughout the summer.

Please find further information on the flyer below. Apologies for the quality of the flyer; please note that “MUGA” is Police-speak for ‘multi use games area’.

We hope that lots of eager footballers will be able to attend!

Highgate and Digbeth Football.pdf

Digbeth Residents Line the Streets!

When: Sunday 1st July, 06:00
Where: Digbeth High Street

You cannot have failed to notice that the Olympic torch is currently making its way around the UK on an 8,000 mile journey.

On Sunday 1st July, the torch will pass through our very own Digbeth High Street (see the route map on the London 2012 website here), and Digbeth Residents Association (DRA) is planning to bring residents and supporters together to line the route.

If you’re interested in coming down to join in, please find more information on the Facebook event page. DRA will be providing flags to wave, so all you need to bring is your energy and a smile!

If you have any questions or would like further information, contact DRA at