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West Modlands

When: 28th May to 18th June
Where: Bay Leaf Cafe Bar, Custard Factory

The Bay Leaf is looking forward to welcoming Jamie McGrane’s photography exhibition later this month. Jamie has been a proud Mod since 1984, and will share this passion using his amazing photography.

This is set to be the coolest arts launch ever, so make sure to pop down to the Bay Leaf to check out his work!

This is part of Bay Leaf’s commitment to promote local artist with free exhibition space – get in touch if you would like to display your work.

Music in the Garden

When: Sunday 20th May, from 16:00
Where: The Garden, the Spotted Dog, Warwick Street

An afternoon of some famililar classics and some lesser known standards by Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin and more, performed by two trios.

Exams will be nearly over, so put on your top hat, white tie and tails and come and celebrate. Anything goes!

Trio #1 – The Music of Cole Porter
Allan Young: guitar
Stuart Barker: double bass
Alicia Gardener-Trejo: saxophone

Trio #2 – Music Associated with Fred Astaire
Ben Lee: guitar
Nathan England-Jones: drums
Alicia Gardener-Trejo: saxophone

Photowalks in Digbeth

As part of the Still Walking festival in March, Matt and Pete ran a one-off walk through Digbeth. The intention was to show off their teaching skills but it quickly turned into a mix of a photo walk and a guided tour.

Due to its success, Matt and Pete will be running Photo Walks through Digbeth during the summer:

  • The Digbeth North Walk covers the area around Fazeley Street to the left of Digbeth High Street.
  • Digbeth South explores the roads to the right of the high street, and they hope to access a roof for some skyline shots.

Both walks cost £5 and end at the legendary Spotted Dog. For more information and to book your place, click here to visit the website.

If you like the idea of a photo walk, but don’t fancy joining a guided tour, Matt and Pete suggest using Birmingham Flickrmeets.

Filum Night – Monday 14th May

When: Monday 14th May, from 19:30
Where: Spotted Dog, Warwick Street
Free entry with free tea and buns

The Spotted Dog are continuing their run of Single Handed on Monday, straight after the DRA meeting at 6pm in the Custard Factory:

Eilish Burke’s two-year-old son Conal is abducted, apparently by her ex-husband Padraig, though her family are unpopular locally as they are travellers with form and Jack’s lazy superior has already given the child up as dead.

As ever, it’s free entry, and your lovely host and landlord John will serve free tea and cream buns. Mmm… :-)

Bay Leaf Busking‏

When: Saturday 12th May, 13:00 onwards
Where: The Bay Leaf, Custard Factory

The Bay Leaf restaurant in Digbeth’s Custard Factory is hosting a live music event tomorrow, Saturday 12th May. The event is intended to take place outside, busker-style, in front of the restaurant. The Bay Leaf’s owner, Aftab Rahman, is a great supporter of Digbeth Residents Association, and has really engaged with local musicians through regular jazz and acoustic nights at his restaurant.

The music is being organised by local musician, Ronan Fitzgerald, from the band Nerve Centre. Ronan is no stranger to music events in Digbeth, having played a sold out gig at the HMV Institute with Nerve Centre, regularly hosting gigs at the Adam and Eve, and organising the music at last summer’s Digbeth Fun Day.

The musicians confirmed to play are:
  • Jimmy Eff: the solo acoustic alter-ego of Nerve Centre lead guitarist, James Foster.
  • Kris Halpin: singer songwriter from Tamworth.
  • Dennis: acoustic duo playing lively originals and covers.

The music starts at 1pm. If the weather doesn’t want to be nice, the music will be moved into the restaurant. With the Vintage Fair taking place in the Custard Factory at the time, it promises to be a fun and busy event.

Supersonic Festival Line Up

When: Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October 2012
Where: various locations in Digbeth, centred around the Custard Factory

For one weekend each year, Digbeth’s arches vibrate with strange, wonderful sounds as the Custard Factory becomes the focal point for Supersonic Festival, one of the UK’s most distinctive and respected music festivals.

2012 marks the ten year anniversary of this dynamic, constantly challenging, experimental, multi-disciplinary arts festival, which identifies the otherwise indescribable connections between experimental music, art, performance and film.

This year will see performances from:

Lichens / Dylan Carlson / Zeni Geva / JK Flesh / Carlton Melton / Tim Hecker / Dope Body / Rangda / Flower-Corsano Duo / Six Organs of Admittance / Sir Richard Bishop / Goat and a Small but Hard label showcase featuring DJ Scotch Bonnet

Early bird tickets sold out in record time this year, but weekend tickets are still available here; a full line-up is available on the Supersonic Festival website.

Glas Party @ The Rainbow

When: Sunday 6th May, 14:00 – Midnight
Where: Rainbow Warehouse

Glas are holding a Wig Party at the Rainbow this bank holiday weekend.

Residents are informed to expect noise from the venue. Further details can be found by clicking on the flyer image.

Digbeth Residents Association thanks our residents in advance for their support in keeping Digbeth vibrant.

Birmingham Showcase Festival

When: Saturday, 28th April, 20:00 – 06:00
Where: The Rainbow Warehouse

For the past three years the Birmingham Showcase Festival, which spans the entire Rainbow complex, has been a complete sell-out. This year, Sub Focus and Art Department will be headlining, supported by Plastician, Alex Arnout and Cera Alba.

When: Saturday, 28th April, 21:00 – 06:00
Where: HMV Institute

On the same night just down the road at the HMV Institute, there will be a celebration of all things bass at the Bass Indoor Gathering. Celebrating its seventh year in Birmingham, the event will feature artists including radio star David Rodigan, Shy Fx, MJ Cole and a host of other talent.

More information for both events is available at Digbeth Residents Association would like to ask our members for their support in keeping Digbeth vibrant.

It Chose Me

When: Friday 27th April, 18:30 to 22:00pm
Where: Bay Leaf Restaurant, Custard Factory, Digbeth
Free entry

Digbeth Residents are officially invited to attend ‘It Chose Me’, an exhibition by upcoming young visual artist Alexandria, as she unveils some of her latest work.

Alex is a contemporary artist who paints and photographs nature, buildings, people and furniture. She draws influences from cubism, Bauhaus and the natural world.

Come along and be entertained by live music and food in a relaxed atmosphere. Bay Leaf is committed to promoting local artists by providing free exhibition space – get in touch via their website if you would like to display your work.

For further details, email or tweet Alexandria, or check out the Facebook page by clicking the above image.


Cinema Society

When: Saturday, 28 April 2012, 19:00 until 23:00
Where: 22 Green Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B12 ONB
More information on the Facebook event page

Cinema Society invites you to join fellow film enthusiasts for a night of short films made by local students. For one night only, this converted warehouse in Digbeth will become the focal point of talented film makers from in and around Birmingham.

The collection of films being screened are all made by students currently studying, or recently graduated from Birmingham City University.

The night is an experiment on how to help shape the future of underutilised areas of cities by creating social spaces and using local talent as a means for communication and bringing a like minded audience together.

Free entry. Drinks and snacks available.