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Upcoming events at Grand Union

Bicycle Basket Bazaar at the Warwick Bar Summer Fete‏

When: Saturday 26 July 2014, 12:00-18:00
Where: Edible Eastside, 122 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RS

Artists, makers and vendors are invited to bring along their bikes and their wares to the Bicycle Basket Bazaar (BBB), taking place at Edible Eastside as part of the Warwick Bar Summer Fete.

BBB is a celebration of bicycles as well as products, so be prepared for some creative space uses; small crates and boxes are allowed to display goods, but tables are a definite no.

Handmade, homemade, vintage, collectibles, and upcycled items will be available to peruse and buy, and bikes may be used for artist projects and performances.

Bicycle Basket Bazaar Rules
Allowed: Handmade, home made, upcycled vintage and collectibles, interesting projects, good cheer, rays of sunshine.
Goods Not Allowed: Livestock, poison, new goods (bought in products), bad news, dark clouds.

For more information or if you’d like to take part in BBB, please send an idea of what you’d like to sell or do with your bike to Trevor Pitt at trevor@podprojects.org.

Digbeth First Friday – July 2014

When: Friday 4th July, 17:00-late
Where: Various venues across Digbeth

Digbeth First Friday returns this week, celebrating independence with exhibitions, late-night openings, special events, culture in unexpected places, live music, street food and more.

First Friday offers variety, mystery and quality with a plethora of activity:

  • Join The Bond Co for an evening of summer fun with craft beer, whisky, summer punch, BBQ food and fabulous live acoustic music (17:00-23:00)
  • A3 Projects presents Record Player Orchestra and Sellotape Cinema at Vivid Projects.
    Experiment with playing a record player as a musical instrument and create Kaleidoscopic visuals with electric and mechanical devices made by Sellotape Cinema! The drop-in workshop runs from 6pm followed by a live performance at 8pm (18:00-21:30)
  • A3 Projects also host an exhibition of Oliver Jones’ work, entitled Love The Skin You’re Insee more at the Birmingham Post website(18:00-20:00)
  • Join Grand Union for their annual Open Studios event, giving you the chance to peek behind the scenes and see what their artists are currently working on. They’ll also be keeping their Gallery doors open until 8pm, giving you another opportunity to see A Diffuse Citizen by Holly Antrum.
  • Eastside Projects opens late with two new exhibitions: Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society by Grace Schwindt and Pleasure, Devotion, Balance presented by Mexico in the second gallery (18:00-21:00)
  • Stryx presents a group exhibition featuring 11 Midlands-based artists who were born outside of the UK. Their work explores themes of language, identity, culture and origin (18:00-21:00)
  • A 50th anniversary screening of Stanley Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove on The Giant Screen at Millennium Point (19:30-21:15)
  • Flatpack Film Festival converts Edible Eastside’s canalside garden into an al fresco cinema, serving hot dogs and beer and screening one of the finest – and strangest – movies of the 1980s: Alex Cox’s LA punk sci-fi classic REPO MAN (20:30-23:30)
  • Friction Arts presents a selection of side-splitting short films by Brummies, about Brum, with performance interludes from Friction’s Fabarray Crew at The Edge as part of the two-day international short film festival, Over The Fence (18:30-21:30)
  • The Cobalt Blue Contemporary Arts presents United States of Art – an exhibition of visual, performance and installation art at The Lakeside Gallery, Custard Factory (12:00-22:00)

Remember to pick up a Disloyalty Card and collect stamps from ten different participating venues to trade for treats!

For more information and to join in, visit the Digbeth First Friday website.

Warwick Bar Summer Fete 2014

When: Saturday 26 July, 12:00-18:00
Where: Warwick Bar, Fazeley Street, Digbeth

Warwick Bar‘s annual Summer Fete, a free event for all the family by the canal, returns to Digbeth from noon on Saturday 26th July. Click here to see pictures from last year’s offering.

With contributions from Edible Eastside, Vivid Projects, Harris Moore Canvases, Grand Union, Stryx and many more, it promises to be even bigger and better than last year! We’ll be releasing further details about the activities to expect soon, but in the meantime, our friends at Warwick Bar are looking for volunteers to help with the event:

We are looking for volunteers to help set-up and steward the Warwick Bar Summer Fete. We’re asking for no more than four hours of your time, so you still have the chance to enjoy the event. All volunteers will receive a free lunch.

If you are interested and able to help, please contact Yvonne Carmichael (carmichael_yvonne@yahoo.co.uk/07815780179) with your availability for the day.

There will be a short meeting for all volunteers on Tuesday 15th July at 17:30 at K4 architects, 122 Fazeley Street, Digbeth.

Naturally, Digbeth Residents Association will be at the event in force, and we look forward to seeing you all there!


The Warwick Bar Summer Fete 2013

Digbeth First Friday – June 2014

When: Friday 6th June 2014, 17:00 onwards
Where: Various locations around Digbeth

Digbeth First Friday returns next week with a whole host of artistic entertainment and a fab soundtrack, all accompanied by delicious food courtesy of Digbeth Dining Club:

  • Celebrate Digbeth First Friday with a special ale brewed just for the occasion. The Anchor Inn has produced First Friday Pale, only available on Digbeth First Fridays – served until midnight.
  • Dress up and join Vivid Projects for a Superstyling party to launch a month-long season of exhibition, provocations and events celebrating the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies aka the Birmingham School – 6–10pm.
  • Go First Friday Racing at Teamworks Karting Birmingham for just £5 from 5–8pm.
  • Visit Stryx, as they host the CG Associates in Residence and explore the dialogues which arise through creative activity from 7–9pm.
  • Join Grand Union for the opening of Holly Antrum’s first solo exhibition “A Diffuse Citizen”, which draws from the practices and interests of people around her, most recently through her collaboration with 93 year old artist Jennifer Pike – 6–8pm.
  • Visit The Bond as they host a Summer Fun evening with a Craft Beer Bar from Birmingham Beer Bash, a Whisky Tasting Bar from the Whisky Festival, and an outdoor barbecue in their covered courtyard with Live Music and site-specific art from 5–10pm.
  • Explore Edible Eastside’s mini-market selling bread, plants and pizzas, and catch the collaborative artists project The Shaun Ryder Beermat Show and the site specific work The Valency of Four from 5-9pm.
  • Turn your day upside down at a late night opening of Bill Drummond’s exhibition at Eastside Projects with tea and toast topped with marmalade, made by the musician-turned-artist, 6–8pm.
  • Visit independent retailer Provide for locally-inspired streetwear, independent magazines and books alongside a chance to see Madin: Some Remains, a photography exhibition until 8pm.
  • See Colbalt Blue Arts for studio tours and artist networking, meet in the Custard Factory reception at 6, 7 and 8pm.
  • Join The RC Theatre Group for Roxie’s Confession, a one night musical extravaganza featuring all your musical theatre favourites with proceeds going to charity – 7:30–10:30pm.
  • Visit A3 Project Space to see Clare Thornton’s micro-residency Going Down to Barry’s from 6–8pm.
  • Round off Digbeth First Friday at Friction Arts as Psychedelic Psinema comes to the Edge with a bizarro mixture of weird shorts and a feature from cinema’s weird attic from 9pm–1am.

To whet your appetites, you can read Richard Johnson’s review of last month’s streetfood offering, and see other highlights from May below:

Peaky Blinders Finale

When: Thursday 17th October, 20:30-22:30 (show starts at 21:00)
Where: The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick Street, Digbeth, B12 0NH
Entry: Free – please register here

The last episode of Peaky Blinders will be shown next Thursday 17th October. If you are following the series, why not join Digbeth Residents Association in The Spotted Dog to watch the show on the big screen?

We will be putting on a selection of Edible Eastside’s Digbeth Pies* to keep those tummies quiet, and we will be announcing the launch of our Peaky Blinders tours (spearheaded by resident Rosie Pocklington) on the night!

To reserve your place (and for catering purposes), please register here.
Please note this is a free event, but in case of over subscription, priority will be given to Digbeth Residents.

Fancy dress is optional. See you there!

*A vegetarian option will be available

Make your weekend Fierce

Fierce Festival returns this weekend, and with lots to keep you entertained in Digbeth, make sure you make your weekend Fierce!

Events taking place in Digbeth are detailed below; click here to see the full festival programme. Click on the individual event links for more information and to buy tickets.

When: Thursday 3rd October until Sunday 6th October, 12:00-17:00
Where: Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Digbeth

Kate McIntosh – Worktable

Worktable is a live installation, open to visitors for several hours or days. It takes place in a series of rooms – the visitor must sign in to enter, and can stay as long as they like. Once inside you are given instructions, equipment and safety goggles so you can get to work – it’s up to you to decide how things come apart, and how they come back together. Sign in and get to work!

When: Friday 4th October until Sunday 6th October, 10:00-12:00
Where: Stryx, Unit 13, Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Digbeth
Festival Hub

Pop in to meet the festival team, grab a cup of tea, a map and find out more about what’s happening in Birmingham. There will also be a selection of publication relating to artists in the festival.

On Saturday 5 October we host a festival brunch from 10am – noon. This is a chance to informally meet and mingle with other festival attendees, festival artists and staff. We will serve a selection of locally sourced cheeses, breads, meats and sauces.

When: Friday 4th October, 18:30-20:30
Where: Edible Eastside, Fazeley Street, Digbeth
Blanch & Shock: Blood Moon Feast

The festival opens with a feast by radical food designers Blanch & Shock in a canalside urban garden. It has been directly inspired by and sourced from the garden at Edible Eastside and the agricultural environs of Birmingham. In the run up to the feast they have made several preserving trips to the garden to take advantage of the produce in its prime, including tomatoes red and green, cucumbers, courgettes, coriander, dill, fennel and bergamot. For the feast they will serve a combination of fresh and preserved produce, focusing mostly on fruit and vegetables grown in the garden and nearby, accompanied by freshly made cheese and their homemade bread and butter. In addition to the produce, they will be using Edible Eastside’s wood-fired oven and much of the food will be prepared in this or grilled over wood.

Wolf in the Winter: The Blind Leading the Blind

The Blind Leading the Blind Tour was inspired by the Bruegel painting of six ragged figures stumbling across a rural landscape. This proverbial metaphor of desperate trust and hopeless failure seems as relevant now as it was in biblical times.

When: Saturday 5th October, 23:00-late
Where: Club PST, Lombard Street, Digbeth
Club Fierce: XXX

A night of live music. A rush of alternative hip-hop, grimey beats and electro-glitchy-pop, DJs and short films from Kino 10.

The City Centre Canal Circular Cycle Route

With autumn drawing in, it’s time to make the most of the last of the summer sunshine and get On Your Bike!

The Birmingham Mail recently published a leisurely six-mile circular route along the city’s canal network, starting and ending in Digbeth, so there’s no excuse not to get out and about!

The cycle route starts in Fazeley Street, Digbeth, but if you’re making your way by train or want a local landmark, start from Moor Street Station.

You’ll come to a canal junction straight away. Go over the bridge and turn left to pass under the same bridge and onto the towpath. You’ll see the garden of Edible Eastside across the water followed soon after by Warwick Bar and The Bond.

For more detail on the route, click the image to visit the Birmingham Mail website.

Image: Birmingham Mail

Rude Food Fiesta

When: Saturday 14 September 2013, 16:00-23:00
Where: Edible Eastside, Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RS
Tickets: £15 available here

Our friends at Edible Eastside and Companis present Rude Food Fiesta: Its a Bit of Mouthful!, a parody of the ubiquitous food festival:

There’s plenty to stuff in your cake-hole. Expect specially-commissioned rude food courtesy of Pop Up Dosa, Honeycat Cookies, Bearwood Pantry, Albert Smith – the comedy baker, Edible Eastside’s very own artist/chef Lizzy Bean, lewd cooking demonstrations courtesy of Kindle Theatre, artists performances, specially brewed ales and commissioned food and live music from Moselele, all culminating in a fabulous ‘cheesy’ set by Charity Shop DJ.

Get competitive with a series of food-based competitions and food eating challenges sporting hats fashioned from food!

Tickets are £15 and available here.

August 2013 DRA Meeting

When: Monday 19th August 2013, 18:00
Where: Restaurant, Old Crown, High Street Digbeth

The next meeting of Digbeth Residents Association (DRA) will take place on Monday 19th August 2013 at 6pm in the Old Crown restaurant, High Street Digbeth. This non-alcoholic area can be accessed directly from the High Street – please enter through the new Old Crown Coffee Club entrance.

This meeting will include an update on DRA activity, along with an update from the Woodman Pub on building progress, and a free tasting session for Edible Eastside’s Digbeth Pie! This is something we are delighted to be involved with, and which has so many Digbeth connections:

We are developing recipe suggestions, which will be taste-tested over the Summer at Edible Eastside and locations across Digbeth. We will be inviting people to vote for their favourite recipe.

The winning recipe will be launched St. Basil’s Bake Off in September 2013 and the pies sold at Fierce Festival in October. Sales of the recipe will be donated to St. Basil’s Charity for Young Homeless People.

Please find links to minutes from the previous meeting and an agenda for this meeting below:

Minutes 10.06.13

Agenda 19.08.13