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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.

TG Collective Play the Polish Club

When: Friday 25th May, 20:00 onwards
Where: The Polish Club, Bordesley Street, Digbeth, B5 5PH
Tickets £10

Birmingham’s TG Collective (TGC) will be celebrating the launch of their new album in the curious surrounds of Digbeth’s Polish Club this evening, with support from Dan Wilkins (solo Kora).

Fresh from performances at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Pizza Express Soho, and a live session for JazzFM, TGC return to Birmingham before the release of ‘Release The Penguins’ this Monday – their first studio album as TG Collective.

Winning rave reviews, and with the eclectic six-piece flamenco, gypsy jazz and contemporary classical band’s debut album making its way into The Sunday Times’ Records of The Year in 2005, TCG are surely not to be missed!

Digbeth Jubbly Street Party!

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

Digbeth Residents Association will be holding a vintage-themed Jubbly Party on Warwick Street in Digbeth (next to the spotted Dog pub) on Sunday 3rd June.

Make sure you come along for a whole host of fun!

• Tea, cakes, sandwiches and ice cream served from 2-3pm
• Retro video games arcade
• Live music
• Retro fashion and prizes for best vintage costumes
• Hula Hoop competition
• Free-style cake competition – bake and bring your favourite cake

For catering purposes, please RSVP to or join the Facebook Event.

See you there!

High Rides and Low Tides

When: Saturday 2nd June, 12:00 noon onwards
Where: Custard Factory, Digbeth

High Rides and Low Tides will be the first of eight group exhibitions of original works by Brothers of the Stripe, an artist collective consisting of Stephen Chan, Joel Millerchip, Kristian Jones, FiST, The Cloud Commission, Iain Sellar, Will Scobie, Mr The Beef and Patrick Schmidt.

The show will aim to bring together a mix of individual illustration styles and a unique visual take on imaginative rides via land and sea. Originals, limited edition prints and more will be on display.

In addition, there will also be live drawing, live screen printing by Get a Grip and live music. Click here to read more about the event on Facebook.

High Rides

Eurovision @ The Spotted Dog

When: Saturday 26th May, 19:00 onwards
Where: The Spotted Dog, Warwick Street, Digbeth

Yes, we know Eurovision can be Eurotrash, but with friends and a sense of humour, it can actually be a bit of a laugh!

The Spotted Dog will be showing the contest in it’s full Eurotastic glory on Saturday, along with a DJ, BBQ and an opportunity to show Graham Norton how it should be done on the karaoke.

Free entry, fancy dress optional, but residents are advised to look out for:

  • Over-elaborate performance/costume/stage design
  • Performers singing a ballad sat on stools, and then standing up at the key change
  • Streakers/stage invaders
  • A sarcastic comment from Mr Norton
  • “Wardrobe malfunctions”
  • Other Eurovision cliches besides

See you there!

Acoustic Bites

When: Sunday 3rd June, 13:30 – 16:30
Where: The Bay Leaf, Custard Factory

Acoustic Bites returns to the Bay Leaf on Sunday 3rd June.

Join in with an afternoon of live acoustic music in a chilled atmosphere with some fine singers, songwriters, musicians and spoken word artists, accompanied by fresh coffee, beers, wines, and bangladelicious bites.

As ever, kids are more than welcome, with the Custard Factory’s courtyard safe for scooters, skateboards and running about!