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Filum Night

When: Monday 11th June, 19:30 onwards
Where: The Spotted Dog, Warwick Street, Digbeth

Next Monday’s Filum night will see the next installment in the Single Handed series – an episode called Drowning Man from 2007.

Whilst looking into the drowning of a local teenager, Garda Sergeant Jack Driscoll stumbles into the middle of a national investigation into a drug trafficking ring.

As ever, your friendly landlord and host John will be on hand with free ‘tay n buns’!

Lovely Jubbly!

Even though it rained all day and the party was moved under cover to the Spotted Dog garden, that didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits at the Digbeth Jubbly Street Party!

Local video journalist Franziska Bährle made a great video of the day (above) – many thanks indeed! As with the St Patrick’s Day Parade, Digbeth Residents Association documented the day with a set of live tweets (below).

Thank you to everyone who came today to support the event regardless of the weather; special thanks to the bakers and sandwich makers, the live acts and the Spotted Dog for allowing us to use their lovely jubbly garden!

Warwick Bar Summer Fete

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

To celebrate their first year of activities, Warwick Bar are holding a free fete aimed at attracting families and friends to enjoy an afternoon of arts, music and performance whilst indulging in freshly cooked locally-produced food and enjoying plenty of waterside entertainment.

Ikon’s Slow Boat, Grand Union and Edible Eastside are some of the well respected tenants of Warwick Bar so expect the best of culture, food and activities. Working with Digbeth Residents Association to market the event to local business, arts and the public, Warwick Bar are expecting high levels of attendance.

Warwick Bar would like to invite you to join in extending the range of family-friendly activities at the fete:

  • Would you like to take a stall at Warwick Bar’s summer fete?
  • Interested in performing?
  • Can you help out on the day?

If you would like to participate, please register your interest by emailing Please see the Warwick Bar website further information.

Jubbly Street Party – Tomorrow!

When: Sunday 3rd June 2012, 13:00 – 17:00
Where: Warwick Street (next to the spotted Dog pub), Digbeth

Digbeth Residents Association is holding a vintage-themed Jubbly Party tomorrow – rain or shine! If the weather doesn’t play nice, we will move under cover to the  Spotted Dog garden.

The live music line-up has now been finalised:

13:00-14:00 – Dennis
15:00-15:30 – Ronan Fitzgerald from Nerve Centre
15:45-16:15 – The Railway Social Club
16:30-17:00 – Joseph Hicklin

Come along for a whole host of fun, including tea served at 2pm, retro video games and vintage wares to browse! RSVP to or join the Facebook Event.

See you there!

Weekend Festivities

The long Jubilee weekend is almost upon us, and there are a whole host of activities to keep Digbethians (Digbethites? Digbethonians?) busy day and night…

Friday, 1st June

Annie Mac Presents
The Rainbow

Steve Cradock
Adam & Eve

Saturday, 2nd June

High Rides and Low Tides
Custard Factory

Children’s Films
Edible Eastside

Fairy Tale Maker
Custard Factory

Reggae City
The Rainbow

Birmingham Pride
The Birmingham Pride festival comes to the Village Quarter this weekend, and with The Saturdays headlining the stage, if you can’t see Pride from Digbeth, you will certainly be able to hear it!

Sunday, 3rd June

Digbeth Jubbly Street Party
Digbeth Residents Association will be closing Warwick Street to open up a whole host of fun activities, including a BBQ, live music and stalls selling vintage clothing. RSVP here.

Acoustic Bites
Bay Leaf Restaurant

Birmingham Pride
The Village Quarter

The Rainbow

Monday, 4th June

Rebellion All Day Summer Party
With Cafe Mambo’s Pete Gooding and Ian Ossia

Fairy Tale Maker

When: 2nd June – 30th July 2012, opening hours: Monday, Wednesday-Friday 11:30-16:30, Saturday 11:00-17:00. Closed Tuesdays and Sundays.
Where: Sara Preisler Gallery, The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham, B9 4AA

Corinne Phillips is a storytelling artist, who uses hand and machine embroidery as a drawing tool. With a nostalgia for childhood, Victorian inventions and gadgets, she is always on the hunt for unusual objects that can be used in her work.

Corinne will be exhibiting some of her pieces at the Sara Preisler Gallery in the Custard Factory from the 2nd June until the 30th July 2012. Judging by the photos of some of the pieces that will be on display, this small collection is sure to delight!


The Livewell Health Fair – Summer

When: Saturday 30th June 2012, 11:00 to 17:00
Where: The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, B9 4AA

Our readers are invited to the second Livewell Health Fair, featuring a great range of natural therapies, health products, speakers and workshops.

The first 100 ticket holders will also be the proud recipients of a free goody bag and a ticket for the gold prize draw!

Read more and register for the event on Eventbrite.

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The Livewell Health Fair – Summer
Saturday, 30 June 2012 from 11:00 to 17:00 (GMT)
The Custard Factory
Gibb Street, Digbeth
B9 4AA Birmingham
United Kingdom
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Jubilee Weekend @ The Rainbow

Local hot nightspot and supporters of Digbeth Residents Association, The Rainbow have a busy weekend coming up: three events, all involving street stages!

Friday, 1st June
Annie Mac Presents (feat. Skream and Ms Dynamite)
21:00 – 05:00

Saturday, 2nd June
Reggae City
21:00 – 04:00

Sunday, 3rd June
Below/Cocoon, Glas

Anyone who can demonstrably prove that they are a Digbeth resident is eligible for complimentary tickets; please contact Kent @The Rainbow.

If anyone has concerns about noise before or during event, please also contact Kent by email or on 07919 563 195 or 07976 625 652.

BASS Festival

When: 19th June until 13th July 2012
Where: Venues across Birmingham, including the Custard Factory, PST and The Edge in Digbeth

The annual BASS festival (British Arts and Street Sounds) it is the UK’s only month long celebration of Black Music and Art.

The theme for this year’s festival is Jamaica, which coincides with the country’s celebration of 50 years of independence and the arrival of the Jamaican Olympic team to train in Birmingham.

Birmingham has over 70,000 residents from Jamaica – the second largest community in the UK – and is also known as Reggae City with artists like Steel Pulse, UB40, Apache Indian, Bitty McLean and Pato Banton all having roots here. UB40 even recorded the music video for their single Red Red Wine in the Eagle and Tun in Digbeth.

BASS Festival is produced by Digbeth-based Punch, which started out as a record store in 1997. For more information on BASS Festival and line-up announcements visit

Sensateria @ Club PST

The sixties-themed night Sensateria began in 1984 and ran for ten years, moving around venues including some in Digbeth.

It returns tonight to Club PST on Lombard Street in Digbeth. Doors open at 10pm, with entry from £4.

Totally psychedelic.