Posts Tagged ‘ St Patrick’s Day

Irish Story-Telling Evening

When: Thursday 13th February, 20:00 onwards
Where: The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick Street, Digbeth, B12 0NH

The theme for this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade, taking place on Sunday 16th March, is Irish Myths and Legends.

To whet your appetites, The Spotted Dog is hosting a story-telling evening this Thursday from 8pm to share Irish myths and legends.

Why not pop along, pick up a complimentary Gaelic coffee, and enjoy hearing familiar stories, or sharing your own?


DRA at the 2013 St Patrick’s Day Parade

As ever, Digbeth Residents Association was out to support yesterday’s St Patrick’s Day Parade! To see photos from the parade from DRA and other Tweeters, please see the story below.

If you’d like to join in next year’s festivities, please be sure to email, and we’ll ensure to keep you updated!

St Patricks Day 2013

Digbeth Residents Association (DRA) supported the St Patrick’s Day Parade again in 2013. Here is a selection of photos and live tweets from DRA from 17th March 2013.

Storified by Digbeth Residents· Sun, Mar 17 2013 16:15:50

We’re here! #stpatricksbrum Residents
Family fun at the Parade! #stpatricksbrum Residents
RT @levinuk78: The pipers are assembling, it can only be #StPatricksDay in #digbeth #stpatricksbrumDigbeth Residents
DRA member Joe getting into the Irish spirit! #stpatricksbrum Residents
Huge crowds at the Parade! #stpatricksbrum Residents
Residents above Subway go fishing for an #Irish flag! #stpatricksbrum Residents
RT @tattyoldvw: Bit busy earlier! #stpatricksday #digbeth #brum #stpatricksbrumDigbeth Residents
Can you see yourself?! #stpatricksbrum Residents
Support your Birmingham, support your markets! #stpatricksbrum Residents
"RT @tattyoldvw: One for the folks over at @mydigbeth! #digbeth" <- Great photo! Thank you! #stpatricksbrumDigbeth Residents
MT @aftabrahman: The Bangla lads are ready to serve up #Guinness Balti @digbeth @SpotDogDigbeth #stpatricksbrumDigbeth Residents
…and finally a drink in @spotdogdigbeth! Well, it is tradition! #stpatricksbrum Residents

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone!

The parade will be coming through Digbeth from 12:00 noon. Make sure to arrive early and grab a good spot to watch the whole procession, and keep your eyes peeled for Digbeth Residents Association!

Despite the signs, Digbeth is not closed, but number of road closures are in place due to the Parade, so please plan your journey carefully.

Digbeth Residents Association hope to tweet live from the Parade route as last year; for updates, make sure to follow DRA and the hashtag #stpatricksbrum. If you want to join in, come along to the start of the Parade route before 12:00 noon at Camp Hill and find the DRA banner!

We’re painting Digbeth green!

Image: Birmingham Mail

It’s Friday, which means only one thing: the weekend is near. And this weekend is unlike any other in the year, as it’s when Birmingham comes together and descends on Digbeth to celebrate all things Irish with the St Patrick’s Festival and Parade!

This year promises to be extra special as it falls on St Patrick’s Day itself. Selfridges will be shining green when Sunday’s festivities start at 11:30, with Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s Community Choir taking to the balcony of the store to sing traditional Irish songs. Next, more than 85,000 people are expected line the streets of Digbeth for the Parade, which starts at midday.

While the event promotes Irish community, sports, music and dance groups, the Parade also features representatives from all ethnicities around the world, celebrating the diversity of Birmingham as a multi-cultural city. The St Patrick’s Day Festival is, at its core, a family-friendly event. This year, the organisers will be providing more activities throughout the day to promote the family feel of the day.

Digbeth Residents Association welcomes everyone to come to Digbeth and celebrate St Patrick’s Day in the part of the city we get to call home. If this means frequenting one of our many pubs, then find a spot and get comfortable! West Midlands Police will be posting two officers outside each establishment as a precautionary measure, and from 16:00-18:00 traffic in and out of these venues will be restricted.

If you’d like to join the Parade with DRA, find us holding our banner near the start of the Parade route at Camp Hill before midday on Sunday! Come to Digbeth and be merry, but we ask visitors to be mindful of residents, and appreciate your consideration by keeping litter and noise after 11pm to a minimum please.

For more information about the festival, visit the website here.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Shona Duit!

DRA’s Val on BBC WM Radio

As reported on Wednesday, our very own Chairperson Val Woodward appeared on BBC WM Radio on Thursday morning talking about the St Patrick’s Day festival.

If you missed it, please click here to listen to the whole show, but you only have 5 days left to listen online!
DRA is mentioned in the news at 31 minutes in, and 39 (and a bit minutes) in Val is interviewed by Phil Upton.

Well done to Val and here’s to DRA gaining more local media coverage in future. Of course, we will keep you up to date with any information we hear about the St Patrick’s Day Festival 2012 as soon as we know about it.

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