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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

SSCS Fundraiser @ The Wagon and Horses

When: Saturday 16th June 2012, 20:00 onwards
Where: The Wagon and Horses, Adderley Street, Digbeth, B9 4ED

This coming Saturday sees a live ska, dub, folk, gypsy, punk music event at the Wagon and Horses, to raise awareness and funds for the Sea Shepherds Conservation Society. The acts include:

+ more to be confirmed

Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit making, marine wildlife conservation organisation. Its mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

All funds raised on the night will go straight to the Sea Shepherds. For more information, please visit the Facebook event page.

The Reading Room @ Grand Union

Where: Grand Union, 19 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, B5 5RS
When: Thursday to Sunday, 12:00 – 17:00

The Reading Room is a Berlin-based project founded by artisits Ciarán Walsh and Dominique Hurth. The exhibition continues until the 23rd June 2012.

Grand Union will be showing a programme of screen-based works alongside The Reading Room – see the website for full details.


Johnny 2 Bad

When: Saturday 8th June, 19:00 – 03:00
Where: The Irish Centre, 14-20 High Street, Digbeth, B12 0LN
Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door

Local band UB40 filmed the video for Red Red Wine in the Eagle & Tun in Digbeth, so it’s fitting that another Digbeth venue is hosting a UB40 tribute act this Saturday!

The Irish Centre presents Johnny 2 Bad on Saturday 8th June, followed by an aftershow party with DJ Mikey B.

Tickets are available from The Irish Centre (0121 622 2314).


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