Posts Tagged ‘ Edible Eastside

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

In Pictures: Warwick Bar Summer Fete 2013

The B5 Fête took place at Warwick Bar on Fazeley Street last Saturday, and of course, DRA was there!

As well as partaking in the numerous activities and frivolity, we had just enough time to tweet about all the fun and food, before heading over to the Bond for some light refreshments at the Brum Beer Bash:

Here’s looking forward to next year!

Warwick Bar’s Summer Fete 2013

When: Saturday 27th July, 12:00-18:00
Where: Warwick Bar, Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5

Get your sun cream out as it’s almost time for the Warwick Bar Summer Fete! :-)

A movable feast of food, art and culture with special commissions and projects including Flatpack’s cycle cinema in the Banana Warehouse, Ikon’s launch of Navinland from their Slow Boat, aeriel theatre on the canalside from RoguePlay Theatre, Digbeth Dining Club‘s street food alley, and the premiere of the succulent Digbeth Pie made with locally grown ingredients from Edible Eastside.

There will be lots of food stalls including Bushman Wood Fired Pizzas, The Meat Shack, Bournville Waffle Company and The Mexican Bean. There will be a bread making demonstration, a mohito cocktail bar, as well as local foodies Devenish Girl, Unbuntu Handmade Bread, The Bearwood Pantry, Sbragias, Wildside Handmade Preserves, and Miss Apples Sweets.

See you there!

Warwick Bar Summer Fete 2013

When: Saturday 27th July, 12:00-18:00
Where: Warwick Bar, Digbeth, B5

Join the Warwick Bar Summer Fete later this month – a moveable feast of art, culture and food.

Experience Digbeth’s canalside afresh with street food, guided walks, visual art and performance, aerial theatre, music, family friendly workshops, and a pedal powered cinema.

Visit an exhibition celebrating the revolutionary nature of David Bowie; ponder the past and future of Digbeth as a site for the genesis of Birmingham; take part in surrealist games, be amazed by aerial acrobatics; critique consumption; attend publication launches; cycle power a cinema in the banana warehouse; and browse food and craft stalls.

Plus, don’t miss your chance to address the burning question of our age: if Digbeth were a pie, what would it taste like?

With contributions from Vivid Projects, Edible Eastside, Still Walking, They Are Here, Grand Union, Ikon’s Slow Boat, Companis, Stryx, MSFAC, RoguePlay Theatre, Harris Moore, WEMAKE6, Digbeth Dining Club, VINYL and many more.

Art After Hours

When: Today! Friday 17th May, from 17:00
Where: Various locations in Digbeth

Digbeth is home to a growing number of galleries, art projects, studio groups and artists, hosting a fantastic range of exhibitions, talks, workshops and events.

This evening, the spaces, organisations and groups based in our little part of the city will open their doors for the first Art After Hours event, following the fashion of Art After Dark events at major galleries around the world. Taking part are:

The full programme of events is included below. Enjoy!

The Big Dig @ Edible Eastside

When: Saturday 16th March, 10:00-15:00
Where: Edible Eastside, 122 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RS (more directions available here)

The garden at Edible Eastside will soon be awaking from its Big Sleep and becoming part of The Big Dig!

Edible Eastside will be just one of many local garden schemes and community gardens in Birmingham taking part in The Big Dig – a national day designed to get people involved in gardening.

The Big Dig Day will take place at Edible Eastside on Saturday 16th March, which will be open from 10am until 3pm. The tasks for the day are to clean up the site, refresh the plots with new compost, and most exciting of all, erect a new poly tunnel!

As well as the Big Dig, DRA would like to extend a big pat on the back to Edible Eastside which has secured funding from Awards for All! Congratulations! Jayne and the team will use the award to make improvements to their buildings and employ a gardener to help tame their wild plots. Edible Eastside also hope to increase their number of visitors, and work with local food banks and community groups to encourage learning about growing your own food.

The new garden programme will be announced on the 16th March too, so please visit the Edible Eastside website regularly for news and updates.