Digbeth First Friday celebrates its first birthday today!
To coincide with their first anniversary, DFF will be launching the Paying Artists campaign – keep an eye out for information distributed around the Digbeth First Friday venues.
Join the fun by exploring exhibitions, discovering the eclectic array of food on offer, and joining performances – there’s bound to be something for everyone to enjoy:
Pop-up Waste Food Café
Digbeth Community Garden, Shaw’s Passage, B5 5PG
The Real Junkfood Project offer delicious meals and snacks made using food that would otherwise have been discarded on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis.
Go Wild in The City
Edible Eastside, 122 Fazeley Street B5 5RS
Edible Eastside present an evening of story, music, food, talks and activities, designed to create a connection between people and wild places. BCU Students will be serving food (BBQ) and drinks from their Eco van with the usual Edible Eastside bonhomie.
“I’ll Bring You Flowers”: The Story So Far
Centrala, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, B5 5RS
This exhibition presents work by collective practice ‘They Are Here’ who in 2012 answered a classified ad in Russian language newspaper Angliya. It translated as: “Everyone needs to eat and occasionally present flowers. For both you need money. With no job, no money. Help me find a job and you’ll be presented flowers.”
Aideen Doran: Im Bau
Grand Union, Unit 19, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, B5 5RS
Late night opening of research lab Im Bau by Glasgow based artist Aideen Doran. Pay bar open until 8pm.
Stryx, Unit 13, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, B5 5RS
Open studios of the feminist residency artists: Lucy Hutchinson, Emily Mulenga, Demi Nandhra with live music From DJ Westernra.
HFWAS, Unit 9 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, B5 5RS
What is performance? When did it start? Was it serendipitous? A night of telling stories and singing songs.
First Friday Lounge Bar
The Bond Café Gallery, 180-182 Fazeley Street, B5 5SE
Treat yourself to a well-earned rest during your First Friday experience. With a wide choice of drinks and bar snacks, enjoy the gallery’s latest exhibition to a soundtrack of jazz and blues tunes.
First Friday Frolics
The Edge, 79-81 Cheapside, B12 0QH
Artists on The Edge present an evening of wondrous variety. Expect more weird performances with enigmatic characters, accompanied by Albert’s delicious recipes, washed down with cocktail cures.