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Cheese and Wine 

25 Feb 16

When: Thursday 25th February, from 18:00 Where: Mockingbird Theatre and Bar, Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA Tickets: available online Love cheese and wine? The Mockingbird does too, so they’re hosting an entire evening dedicated to these great …


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UB40 at The Eagle and Tun 

24 Feb 16

We recently shared the fantastic news that The Eagle and Tun has reopened.


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Big Fish Little Fish 

22 Feb 16

When: Sunday 17 April, 14:00-16:30 Where: The Rainbow Warehouse, 29 Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, B9 4AG If, like me, you were a lover of Kevin and Perry in the 90s, you’ll be acutely aware of the dance move called big … Continue reading…


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Live Music Round Up 

21 Feb 16

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


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Secret Sale of Warwick Bar 

11 Feb 16

Uncertainty hangs over the future of an important part of Birmingham’s industrial heritage and 21 small businesses.


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Digbeth Kitchen 

8 Feb 16

When: Where: 67 High Street, Digbeth, B5 6DH The eagle-eyed among you will have already noticed the appearance of Digbeth Kitchen on the High Street – literally next door to the coach station.


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Live Music Round Up 

7 Feb 16

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


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Romeo and Juliet at the Mockingbird 

6 Feb 16

When: Saturday 13 February, 18:00–2:00 Where: The Mockingbird Theatre and Bar, Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA Tickets: £15 (available online here) The Travelling Cinema Company return to Digbeth next weekend.


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We Strike Tonight 

5 Feb 16

When: Friday 5 February 2016, 18:00-20:30 Where: Millennium Point Atrium (ground floor), Curzon Street, Digbeth, B4 7XG Millennium Point have created a new Atrium Wall, handily located in the atrium, which over the coming months will host …


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Brum Radio 

4 Feb 16

Brum Radio is Birmingham’s newest radio station, broadcasting a mix of music, arts and conversation online 24/7.


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The Marker in Digbeth 

3 Feb 16

Shooting is underway in Digbeth for The Marker, a film starring Frederick Schmidt, Ana Uluru, and John Hannah.


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Your New Mockingbird Bar and Bistro 

2 Feb 16

When: Monday-Saturday, 11:00-23:00 Where: The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, B9 4AA So you will no doubt be already aware that the Mockingbird is open and thriving again, but did you know that they have recently refreshed their menu? Click…


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Digbeth First Friday – February 2016 

1 Feb 16

When: Friday 5 February 2016, 17:00 until late Where: various locations across Digbeth Digbeth First Friday returns this week following a new year hiatus, and it’s back with a bang! Check out the website for all the events taking place, … …


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Live Music Round Up 

31 Jan 16

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


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Digbeth Residents AGM Announcement 

30 Jan 16

When: Monday 8 February 2016, 18:00-19:30 Where: The Old Crown Restaurant, High Street Digbeth, B12 0LD Digbeth Residents Association invite you to their 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held on Monday 8 February at the Old Crown.


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BIHG – The Sligo Masters 

29 Jan 16

When: Wednesday 3rd February, 19:00 Where: Connaught Bar, Irish Centre Birmingham, High Street, Digbeth, B12 0LN Free entry and refreshments For their next meeting, Birmingham Irish Heritage Group (BIHG) presents The Sligo Masters – a film and talk…


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This is Well Street 

28 Jan 16

When: Friday 5th February Where: Stryx, Unit 13 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RS Ed Wakefield is an artist interested in appropriating history and historical figures, creating narratives peopled with eccentric characters in amusing …


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Winter Pub Quiz 

27 Jan 16

When: Sunday 31st of January, 19:00 Where: The Anchor, 308 Bradford Street, Digbeth, B5 6ET Entry: £2 per person Birmingham Friends of the Earth invite you to their Winter Pub Quiz fundraiser at The Anchor in Digbeth.


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Sunday Xpress 10th Anniversary 

26 Jan 16

When: Sunday 31st January, 16:00 onwards Where: Friction Arts, The Edge, 78-81 Cheapside, Digbeth, B12 0QH Free entry Digbeth’s longest-running open mic event, Sunday Xpress, is celebrating the big 1-0 this Sunday at The Edge.


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Diabolical Roses 

25 Jan 16

When: Saturday 13 February 2016, 18:00 and 20:30 Where: Secret location (in Digbeth – shh!) Tickets: £40 (available online) Diabolical Roses is an immersive event providing an alternative Valentines experience for the more daring diner.


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Live Music Round Up 

24 Jan 16

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


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Eagle and Tun Reopens 

23 Jan 16

The Eagle and Tun is as much a part of the Digbeth landscape as our other pubs.


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Spring to Life 

22 Jan 16

When: Tuesday 2nd February, 13:30-14:30 Where: St Anne’s Parish Centre, 45 Alcester Street, Digbeth, B12 0PH High Hope Community Ballet presents Spring to Life, a celebration of community dance and music.


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Further Success for Yamination 

22 Jan 16

Yamination Studios, based in Digbeth and who recently saw their short animated film At-Issue screened on Sky Arts, have been included in Creative England’s list of the top 50 creative companies for 2016.


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Original Patty Men 

21 Jan 16

When: 11:30-23:00 Thursday-Saturday, 11:30-22:00 on Sundays Where: 9 Shaw’s Passage, Digbeth, B5 5JG So unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks, you will already know about Original Patty Men’s latest venture in Digbeth.


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Powered By 

20 Jan 16

When: Monday 1st February, 19:00-21:00 Where: Impact Hub, Walker Building, 58 Oxford Street, Digbeth, B5 5NR Powered By is a platform to support young innovators in getting their creative ideas off the ground by turning them into impactful …


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Mystery Movie Tuesdays 

19 Jan 16

When: Tuesdays from 18:00 (film starts at 20:00) Where: The Mockingbird, Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA Mystery Movie Tuesdays is a new weekly film night at The Mockingbird Theatre and Bar.


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Eastside Projects – January 2016 Events 

18 Jan 16

Where: Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth, B9 4AR See below for news, updates, and events from Eastside Projects this month: RICHARD WOODS: DUCK WEAVE 30 January–9 April Public Preview: Friday 29 January, 6–8pm Everyone is invited to…


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Live Music Round Up 

17 Jan 16

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


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The Eclectic Wedding Eztravaganza 

16 Jan 16

When: Sunday 21st February, 11:30-16:30 Where: The Bond, Fazeley Street, Digbeth B5 5SE Tickets: £5 in advance, £7 on the door The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza is back with a bang, with a vibrant, unique and eclectic show in Digbeth! Since … …


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Positively Birmingham 

15 Jan 16

After a break of 12 years, and 21 years since it was first published, the contemporary photographic ode to our city, Positively Birmingham, returns for a fifth edition.


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Access to Music Open Evening 

14 Jan 16

When: Wednesday 20 January, 18:00-20:00 Where: 68 Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth, B9 4AR Access to Music is Digbeth’s resident music college, offering a vast array of qualifications and training in music performance, music production, and creative media.


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Writing Fiction from Start to Finish 

13 Jan 16

When: Wednesdays from 2 March until 6 April, 18:00-20:00 Where: Writing West Midlands, Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, B9 4AA Author and Doctor Who radio writer William Gallagher is running a fiction writing course right here in Digbeth.


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Sovinec by Jindřich Štreit 

12 Jan 16

Exhibition opens: Friday 29th January, 18:00-20:00 Exhibition continues: until Wednesday 30 March 2016 Where: Centrala, Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RT Centrala invites you to the opening of Sovinec by Jindřich Štreit, one…


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Opera Workshop in Digbeth 

11 Jan 16

When: Sunday 17 January, 14:00-18:00 Where: The Bond, 190-182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5SE The award-winning Birmingham Opera Company is renowned for its unique approach to opera.


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Live Music Round Up 

10 Jan 16

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


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The Swing Era 

9 Jan 16

When: Mondays at 19:00 and 20:15 Where: St Anne’s Parish Centre, Alcester Street, Digbeth, B12 0PH Tickets: £7 on the door The Swing Era are professional dance instructors delivering classes in lindy hop, vernacular jazz and other styles.


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Changing The World Through The Arts 

8 Jan 16

When: Wednesday 27 January 2016, 18:00-20:30 Where: Centrala, Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RT Tickets: from £3 (available online) MAIA Creatives and shout About Brum are hosting an event later this month to explore how the arts can be…


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Dark Circus Album Launch Party 

7 Jan 16

When: Saturday 27th February, 20:00 Where: Unplug, Digbeth High Street, B5 6DY Tickets: £10 on the door (entry and a copy of the album) Saturday 27th February will be the first public live performance of Dark Circus’ début album Lipstick … …


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St Patrick’s Festival 2016 

6 Jan 16

The Birmingham St Patrick’s Parade is a long-standing tradition for Digbeth, and 2016 will be extra-special with it being Ireland’s centenary year and also 21 years since the Birmingham event was relaunched.


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DDC and Levelled Up 

5 Jan 16

When: Friday 29 January 2016, 17:00-late Where: Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, B9 4AG Digbeth Dining Club may have narrowly lost out on the Best Street Food Event title at the British Street Food Awards in December 2015, but they are … Continue …


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Live Music Round Up 

3 Jan 16

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


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Highgate Community Forum – January 2016 meeting 

2 Jan 16

When: Tuesday 19th January, 19:00-20:00 Where: Stanhope Hall Community Centre, Ketley Croft, Highgate, B12 0XG The people of Highgate are mobilising and have created a residents forum.


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Mock the Flock 

1 Jan 16

When: Wednesdays from 6 January, from 19:00 Where: The Mockingbird, Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA Free entry with drinks purchase Mock the Flock is a new free regular Wednesday night comedy slot at the Mockingbird.


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Beorma Rising 

31 Dec 15

After more than five years waiting, it seems the 30-storey tower of the Beorma Quarter will rise in 2016, following unanimous support by the council’s planning committee earlier this month.


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Birmingham Irish Heritage Group 

30 Dec 15

When: Wednesday 6 January 2016, 19:15 Where: The Connaught Bar (upstairs), High Street Digbeth, B12 OLN Free entry The Birmingham Irish Heritage Group will be holding their first presentation of 2016 on Wednesday 6 January upstairs at the Irish …


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At-Issue on TV 

29 Dec 15

We first introduced At-Issue, a short animation film by Digbeth-based Yamination Studios more than two years ago, but the time has finally come for it to become a reality! Thanks to funding from Sky and the generous public, the film … Continue …


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NYE 2015 in Digbeth 

28 Dec 15

Crimbo Limbo is well and truly upon us, and if you’re anything like me, you may have neglected to plan for NYE… Never fear! There is a whole smorgasbord of events taking place in our fair Digbeth, catering to all … Continue reading…


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What makes Digbeth cool? 

27 Dec 15

Having recently been named one of the top ten coolest neighbourhoods in the UK, Digbeth clearly has a lot to offer.


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Digbeth, Cheapside and Highgate Network 

26 Dec 15

Where: iSE, Avoca Court, 23 Moseley Road, Digbeth, B12 0HJ The Digbeth, Cheapside and Highgate Network is a regular informal meeting for those already or looking to become involved in social enterprise in Birmingham.


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Merry Christmas from DiG! 

25 Dec 15

Merry Christmas from Digbeth is Good! If you are out and about this Christmas period and see anyone in need, please do make them aware of the Birmingham Christmas Shelter at St George’s Hub (B19 3JG).


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Christmas Nuts 

24 Dec 15

Digbeth’s North of South Records have released an official Christmas charity single, with profits going to Caring Minds.


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Digbeth Food Adventure 

23 Dec 15

Digbeth’s resident Polish restaurant, The Karczma, is no stranger to publicity having received a host of rave reviews on Trip Advisor and from the Observer’s food critic Jay Rayner.


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Short Waves Film Festival 

15 Dec 15

When: Friday 18 – Monday 21 December 2015, screenings from 18:00 Where: Centrala, Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RT Tickets: Free (available online here) Short Waves is a festival showcasing five envelope-pushing short films…


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Hot Club de Swing Christmas Party 

14 Dec 15

When: Saturday 19th December, 20:30 Where: Alfie Bird’s and The Oobleck, 78 Gibb Street, Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA Tickets: £7.50 advance (available online here), more on the door Hot Club de Swing is back for their annual Christmas party…


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Live Music Round Up 

13 Dec 15

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


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Workshop Birmingham 

12 Dec 15

Workshop Birmingham is a not-for-profit concerned with locating local manufacturers, material suppliers and workshops to help connect them to artists, designers, and craftspeople.


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Arthaus Digbeth 

11 Dec 15

Where: 80-82 Floodgate Street, Digbeth, B5 5SR The Custard Factory have converted one of Digbeth’s most beautiful buildings into twelve artist studios, named Arthaus Digbeth.


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Charity Vintage Sale 

10 Dec 15

When: Friday 18 and Saturday 19 December, 11:00-17:00 Where: Market Hall, Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA Vintage Hideaway present the £5 and Under sale! Next weekend, vintage and labelled clothing will be available in the Custard Factory Market …


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Ignite 2015 

9 Dec 15

When: Friday 11 December, 19:30 onwards Where: The Arches Project, Adderley Street, Digbeth, B9 4EE Tickets: £5 on the door This Friday, The Arches Project is hosting an evening of gospel music and spoken word right here in Digbeth.