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
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.