When: Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June 2014
Where: Alfie Bird’s, Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA
Tickets: £20 day / £35 weekend (available online here)

Glastonbrummy is a brand new alternative tribute festival launching at Alfie Birds and The Oobleck next month!

Enjoy your favourite songs by all the best alternative tribute acts including:

  • Discovery (Daft Punk tribute)
  • Fleetwood Bac
  • Kazabian
  • Atomic Blondie
  • Black Elvis
  • Joanne Joanne (all-female Duran Duran tribute)
  • The Pukes (ukelele punk covers band)
  • The Cloned Stones (Rolling Stones tribute)
  • The Priscillas

More acts are being added all the time, so make sure to visit the Glastonbrummy Facebook page to keep up to date!

F4.0 at Green Street

Where: Green Street Arts, 22 Green Street, Digbeth, B12 0NB
Opening night: Friday 20th June at 18:30
Exhibition continues: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June, 14:00-17:00

F4.0 is an upcoming event exhibiting the work of three female documentary/street photographers at Green Street Arts.

The interactive exhibition will showcase contemporary documentary street photography from Ella Elizabeth Carman, Megan Sheridan and Jesska Jones, along with live street art from the likes of Liskbot and setdebelleza. There will also be a soundtrack of live music continuing into the evening.

For more information, see the flyer below or visit the Facebook event page.

Beatfreeks First Birthday

When: Saturday 14th June 2014, 15:00-20:00
Where: Friction Arts, The Edge, 79-81 Cheapside, Digbeth, B12 0QH
Tickets: Free! Register online here

Beatfreeks is a youth engagement consultancy which creates opportunities for young people through arts, media, training, social enterprise and leadership.

To celebrate their first birthday, Beatfreeks are spoiling their current, past and potential supporters, partners, collaborators, innovators and team, with a day full of positive vibes and treats!

Expect a big BBQ, jam sessions, performances from guest artists, DJs, live bands and some very special visuals. Beatfreeks will also be launching their rebrand.

Although this is a free event, please register your attendance online here. Everyone is welcome to bring food and/or drink to share with others.

Click here to visit Eventbrite or Facebook to learn more.

Madame Moonshine’s Blitz and Glitz Party

When: Saturday 21st June 2014, 20:00-03:00
Where: Next▢Door, Unit 2, Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, B9 4AG
Tickets: £15 advance (available online) or £20 on the door

Madame Moonshine is back with another retro evening of musical merriment, spirited dancing, and spitfire cocktails.

Dynamite Dolls and Chipper Chaps – your country needs you! So brush off those war time worries, forget those ration woes and be-bop with the swinging bands, jitter bug and jive with some wonderful WAFs, have a grand old time with some dashing soldiers, swing with some American sailors, or fraternise with the factory girls.

Loose lips might sink ships, but all allies are invited to dress to impress and enjoy the live music, DJs and amusements at Madame Moonshine’s spiffing air-raid shelter!

For more information, visit Design my Night. Tally ho!

June Antiques & Vintage Bazaar

When: Saturday 21 June, 10:00-16:00
Where: The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, B4 9AA

The Birmingham Antiques & Vintage Bazaar just keeps getting bigger!

The full-day free event features an array of vintage and antique treasures, cafés and pop-up vintage tea shops, along with live independent music on the Lakeside stage. But don’t worry if you can’t make it this time, the Bazaar will return to Digbeth again on the following dates:

  • Saturday 9 August
  • Saturday 18 October
  • Saturday 13 December

For more information, click here to visit the B2B website, or call 01636 676 531.

BASS Festival 2014

BASS Festival returns to Digbeth this week for its 2014 offering. Organised by Digbeth-based Punch Records, BASS is the UK’S only annual black music festival.

Running over 14 days, with events all across the city, BASS has certainly pumped it up a gear for 2014! A number of events are taking place in Digbeth, including a special screening of 1980s British reggae film Babylon at the Custard Factory on Wednesday, which will be followed by a Q&A with its star and former lead singer of Aswad, Brinsley Forde.

We’ve given a taster of the festival’s Digbeth offerings below, but check out the BASS14 website for full event listings.

Monday 2nd June, South and City College Digbeth Campus
Bass Informs Sessions

Wednesday 4th June, Custard Factory Theatre
Film Screening: Babylon

Saturday 7th June, Next▢Door
D&B Silent Disco

Monday 9th June, The Digbeth Institute
Grime Unplugged

Friday 13th June, Custard Factory Theatre
Web Stars

DRA Meeting – June 2014

When: Monday 9th June 2014, 18:00 onwards
Where: Old Crown Restaurant, High Street Deritend, Digbeth

The next meeting of Digbeth Residents Association will be taking place on Monday 9th June at 18:00 in the Old Crown on Digbeth High Street. Please find an agenda for the meeting below.

This is a special meeting, in that the one formative item on the agenda is the subject of shisha lounges. We do hope you are able to attend.

If you have any questions or would like to submit apologies, please do email

Turning Point – Community Navigator Support Service

Turning Point is a national health and social care provider offering a free Community Navigator Support Service.

This consists of free one-to-one support and signposting help for people in vulnerable groups such as the elderly who may be isolated, people with physical or learning disabilities, people with mental health or other long term health conditions, along with their carers.

The services has been working in partnership with many Digbeth institutions such as Irish in Birmingham, SIFA Fireside, and St. Martin’s, but DRA would like to raise awareness of the service amongst residents who may know of a neighbour, family member, or friend, who could benefit from emotional or practical support.

For more information, please click here to visit the website, or have a read of the leaflet below:

McTunney’s Sweet Emporium

Where: McTunney’s Sweet Emporium, Gallery 8, Gibb Street, The Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA
When: Monday-Saturday, 10:00-17:00

McTunney’s is a retro-style sweet shop that fits right in at the Custard Factory. Whether you’re looking for pineapple rock, candy necklaces, bonbons, ABC letters, dibdabs, parma violets, sherbet fountains, fudge, or gourmet chocolate, it really is a land of sugar and spice and all things nice.

As well as the old favourites, McTunney’s stock sugar free sweets and imported goodies such as Hershey bars. You can also shop online for your favourite treats, which certainly got our friends over at Independent Birmingham all excited – click here to read their review!

For more information, visit the McTunney’s website, Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.


When: Saturday 7th June, doors open at 19:45
Where: Muthers Studio, 14 Rea Street South, Digbeth, B5 6LB
Tickets: £3 on the door

DIE DAS DER is a group of musicians and people generally involved in the creative industries, aiming to attract attention to the region’s acts and performers by working together in larger groups.

They plan regular monthly shows, the next of which will take place right here in Digbeth at Muthers Studio. Featuring a packed line-up of The Starries, Desperate Journalist, Fauxchisels, and Mutes, the £3 entry is a bargain 75 pence for each band!

For more information, see the flyer below or visit the Facebook event page.