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When: Thursday 25th October 2012, 18:00-20:00
Where: Unit 11, Minerva Works, Warwick Bar, Fazeley Street, B5 5RS
Warwick Bar host an event focussed on helping independent and creative businesses find finance for their development.
Please see the flyer below for more information, or click on it to register for the event.
If you’d like further information, or to ask a question, please email Sue Ball.
SWINDLE is a new piece of work for 2012 by Redhawk Logistica that is brought to life by its context and through interaction with people. SWINDLE and the punk art collective MSFAC have recently completed a residency at Edible Eastside.
The project features lettering inspired by typography from the graphic designer Jamie Reid, who created iconic artwork for the Sex Pistols. A low-tech approach was employed to make the 3-D letters using cardboard, papier mache and paint.
This summer, SWINDLE spent a day in Digbeth at the Warwick Bar Fete, which generated photos picturing people and the letters, re-arranged in any way they wanted. Last week, Redhawk Logistica took some photos at Eastside Green with art collective MSFAC and SWINDLE, the results of which can be seen below.
The quickly evolving skyline tells its own story, from contemporary high rise to heritage buildings under a brooding sky. The white line of hoardings reflects the themes of boundaries and occupation that MSFAC have been concerned with during their residency at Edible Eastside, where this photo has been turned into a large paste-up on the side of a shipping container.
Restaurant critic Richard McComb visited Edible Eastside at Warwick Bar, and sampled some the cafe delights cooked up using fresh produce grown mere metres away.
A fantastic project, Edible Eastside are partners of Digbeth Residents Association, and are continuing the area’s rich food heritage. The banana warehouse, which once stored fruits imported from the Caribbean, the old 1930s’ Typhoo tea factory, and the Custard Factory, which once produced Bird’s Custard are all on our doorstep. The Bond, also used to be a bonded warehouse and housed an ice house; Italian ice-cream makers used to cycle along Fazeley Street, delivering their sweet treats to the city centre.
Warwick Bar held their first Summer Fete last Saturday to celebrate their first birthday. Digbeth Residents Association were there, of course, along with tenants of Warwick Bar, including Edible Eastside, Ikon’s Slow Boat and Grand Union.
In an act of defiance against the current trend of wet weather, the sun shone all day long, and plenty of fun was had by all. Chair of DRA, Rosie Pocklington, had this to say:
“I spent a lovely afternoon at the Warwick Bar Fete. Food, art, music, friends and no rain.
Well done to Sue Ball for organising the event”
Indeed, well done to everyone who played a part in organising the event, and thank you to everyone who attended. There are plentry of photos from Summer Fete below; if you’d like to keep in touch with Warwick Bar, please visit the website or follow them on Twitter (hashtag #B5fete).
Just a reminder that Warwick Bar‘s Summer Fete is taking place tomorrow afternoon!
To mark their first year of activities, come and enjoy a free afternoon of arts, music and performance at Warwick Bar, whilst indulging in freshly cooked locally produced food and enjoying plenty of waterside entertainment.
Ikon’s Slow Boat, Grand Union and Edible Eastside are some of the well-respected tenants of Warwick Bar, who have been working with Digbeth Residents Association to promote the event market the event.
Click here to see the Warwick Bar Summer Fete Programme, along with a map and directions, or follow them on Twitter (hashtag #B5fete).
Don’t forget that the Warwick Bar Summer Fete will be taking place on the 14th July! See the flyer for further information.
Digbeth Residents Association are partners for this event, and will be manning a stall, so please make sure to come over and say hi!
When: Saturday 14th July, 12:00 – 17:00
Where: Warwick Bar, Fazeley Street, Digbeth
To celebrate their first year of activities, Warwick Bar are holding a free fete aimed at attracting families and friends to enjoy an afternoon of arts, music and performance whilst indulging in freshly cooked locally-produced food and enjoying plenty of waterside entertainment.
Ikon’s Slow Boat, Grand Union and Edible Eastside are some of the well respected tenants of Warwick Bar so expect the best of culture, food and activities. Working with Digbeth Residents Association to market the event to local business, arts and the public, Warwick Bar are expecting high levels of attendance.
Warwick Bar would like to invite you to join in extending the range of family-friendly activities at the fete:
Regular readers of our site will already know of Edible Eastside, and the fact that the organisation has entered into a strategic partnership with Digbeth Residents Association.
Edible Eastside is an urban garden situated on a derelict industrial canal side space, which has been transformed into a temporary garden, run as a social enterprise by a team of volunteers.
Edible Eastside will rent plots to people and restaurants, run a café using the food grown, offer training courses and sell produce. The space was developed with Digbeth-based designers, k4 Architects, who are the masterplanners for the Warwick Bar area, where the garden is situated.
The landlord, ISIS Waterside Regeneration, offered the space at a peppercorn rent, and “are extremely excited to be setting in motion projects which will breathe life back into the area.”
Add in a tie-up with Fierce Festival, who will be running a performance installation at the site, and you have yourself a veritable community hub just waiting to be launched!
We strongly encourage anyone with an interest in Digbeth to come along to the launch of this fantastic new project on Sunday – here’s hoping the sun is still shining for the BBQ!
For further information, please contact Jayne Bradley on 07970 730646 or visit the website.