Live Music Round Up

See more live music at the Live Brum website.
Click here for gig listings for the Irish Centre Birmingham

Tuesday 28th March
The Spotted Dog
21:00
Free Entry

Jazz Tuesdays

Thursday 30th March
Suki10c
20:00
Free Entry

Twisted Thursdays

Saturday 1st April
The Night Owl
19:30
£5 on the door (includes entry to Dig? club night)

Live music every Saturday night at The Night Owl

Sunday 2nd April
The Spotted Dog
18:00
Free Entry

Sunday Classics
Presenting a range of young stars of the future from the classical world, ranging from opera singers to violinists to harpists at the very start of their careers… Be early to get a seat.

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Live Music Round Up

See more live music at the Live Brum website.
Click here for gig listings for the Irish Centre Birmingham

Sunday 19th March
Sunday Xpress at Centrala,
4 Minerva Works, B5 5RT
17:00
Free entry

Sunday 19th March
The Spotted Dog
18:00
Free Entry

Sunday Classics
Presenting a range of young stars of the future from the classical world, ranging from opera singers to violinists to harpists at the very start of their careers… Be early to get a seat.

Monday 20th March
The Spotted Dog
20:30
Free Entry

Birmingham’s biggest and best Traditional Irish Jam Session. All musicians welcome to participate.

Tuesday 21st March
The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, B5 6AH
19:30
£7 on the door (£5 concessions)

Fizzle at The Lamp Tavern
Raw Tonk Anniversary (Colin Webster, Mark Holub)
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Ti/om (Matilda Rolfsson, Tim Fairhall, Tom Ward)

Tuesday 21st March
The Spotted Dog
21:00
Free Entry

Jazz Tuesdays

Thursday 23rd March
Suki10c
20:00
Free Entry

Twisted Thursdays

Saturday 25th March
The Night Owl
19:30
£5 on the door (includes entry to Dig? club night)

Live music every Saturday night at The Night Owl

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Digbeth Community Garden – March 2017 Update

Where: Digbeth Community Garden, Shaw’s Passage, Digbeth, B5 5PG

See updates from the Digbeth Community Garden team in their latest newsletter below:

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Social Media Cafe

When: Friday 31 March 2017, 10:00–12:00
Where: Fazeley Social, 191 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5SE
Free

Love social media? Or are you completely terrified by it?

The Birmingham Social Media Cafe (SMC) is THE monthly meetup for anyone in Birmingham with an interest in social media. Everyone is welcome to come along to share their knowledge and skills, or benefit from the knowledge and skills of others, in a friendly setting.

All the experts in attendance will freely share their experience, so if you’ve always wanted to learn how to use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or anything else, this is the place to come for free and non-judgemental advice.

To learn more or register your interest, visit the Eventbrite page here.

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Live Music Round Up

See more live music at the Live Brum website.
Click here for gig listings for the Irish Centre Birmingham

Tuesday 14th March
The Spotted Dog
21:00
Free Entry

Jazz Tuesdays

Wednesday 15th March
The Spotted Dog
20:00
Free Entry

BRAINSTORM Open Mic
(sign up from 19:30, everyone gets 10 minutes, no headliners, anything goes!)

Thursday 16th March
Suki10c
20:00
Free Entry

Twisted Thursdays


St Patrick’s at Hennessey’s
The Holy Show Band
O’Fibbs


St Patrick’s Official Fundraiser
The Father Teds
Lampa

Saturday 18th March
The Night Owl
19:30
£5 on the door (includes entry to Dig? club night)

Live music every Saturday night at The Night Owl

Sunday 19th March
Sunday Xpress at Centrala,
4 Minerva Works, B5 5RT
17:00
Free entry

Sunday 19th March
The Spotted Dog
18:00
Free Entry

Sunday Classics
Presenting a range of young stars of the future from the classical world, ranging from opera singers to violinists to harpists at the very start of their careers… Be early to get a seat.

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HS2 Royal Assent

Please see the message below, shared on behalf of HS2:

Dear Residents,

As you may be aware, Phase One of the new High Speed Two Railway (HS2), the part of the route between the West Midlands and London, received Royal Assent on 23 February 2017.

In being given Royal Assent, HS2 Ltd now has the powers it needs to construct Phase One between London and the West Midlands. This includes the permission to:

• Buy the land required for the project on a permanent or acquire on a temporary basis,
• Access land to complete surveys,
• Clear the land needed for the route including removing structures, trees or shrubbery,
• Divert highways and waterways (permanently or temporarily),
• Modify infrastructure such as public utilities,
• Build the HS2 railway and its associated works and carry out protective works to buildings and infrastructure.

Royal Assent doesn’t mean that HS2 Ltd has the powers to deliver all of the works required for the new railway without seeking additional consents from the relevant Local Authority, or appropriate body.

Up and down the route, the first things communities may see is the early enabling works, which will mean that our contractors are carrying out the environmental and ecology works required before main construction works can start. The attached leaflets provide more information on what happens next.

Two funds, worth £40 million, are now open for bids: the Community and Environment Fund (CEF) and the Business and Local Economy Fund (BLEF). The CEF will help enhance community facilities, improve access to the countryside and conserve the natural environment, while the BLEF will support local economies in areas where businesses may experience disruption from the construction of HS2.

The West Midlands (Birmingham, Solihull and Coventry) has been allocated £7.5 million of funding; the website for the funds is now: www.groundwork.org.uk/hs2funds.

Digbeth Residents Association plan to welcome representatives from HS2 to future meetings, keeping lines of communication open to benefit all parties.

Information Leaflets

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[scru:club]

Launch: Friday 17 March
Where: 54–76 Bissell Street, Birmingham, B5 7HP

Did you know that the Phillips screw head was developed on the outskirts of Digbeth?

Just another invention to add to our bow; and to add to our roster of pioneering venues, [scru:club] is opening next Friday in the Ephraim Phillips Building on Bissell Street – between Digbeth and Highgate.

The club will open in three stages, first with the main Ephraim Room and smaller Phillips Room, hold 1,000 revellers in total. The next phase in April will see the opening of a huge indoor garden bar, followed by the final phase in the summer, where the club’s car park will be converted into an outdoor terrace. Increasing capacity to 4,000, this will also allow all-day (outside) and all-night (inside) parties.

Based over three floors, [scru:club] also plans to showcase local artistic talent, acting as premises for independent businesses. Outline tattoo studio is the first to move in, but we’re sure more will follow!

Visit [scru:club]’s website to learn more.

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Swingamajig 2017

When: Sunday 30 April, 14:00-02:00 (afterparty from 02:00-06:00)
Where: The Rainbow Complex and Spotlight, Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, B9 4AG
Tickets: from £25 (available online)

Swingamajig Festival returns to Digbeth this April for its fifth year.

Produced by the team behind Shambala Festival and curated by Electric Swing Circus, Swingamajig is a seven-stage wonderland of vintage sights and sounds, all taking place under Digbeth’s railway arches.

From gypsy jazz to Balkan beats, jungle DJs to tropical rhythms, and a healthy dose of traditional and electro swing, Swingamajig features a diverse array of acts and music. Headlining this year’s festival are The Correspondents, The Freestylers, Electric Swing Circus and 16 piece swing band, and Jim Wynn Swing Orchestra.

What makes Swingamajig a truly different festival are the fringe performances, including cabaret, magic, burlesque dance, art installations, and walkabout performances. This year the festival will also be accompanied by the Swingamajig Bazaar – a free family-friendly vintage and craft market featuring street food from Digbeth Dining Club, games, and dance workshops. The bazaar takes place from 11:00-18:00 on Sunday 30 April at Spotlight.

For more information, see the Swingamajig Festival website, Facebook page or event page.

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PMT Festival

When: Saturday 11th March, 10:00-16:00
Impact Hub Birmingham, 58 Oxford Street, B5 5NY
Free

Today is International Women’s Day, so it’s fitting that we share details of PMT (Powering the Matriarchy Together), which is taking place at Impact Hub on Saturday.

PMT is a day-long festival which will cover themes of love, art, body and work. This is the first of its kind for Birmingham, and will be an opportunity to celebrate the rich mix of the womxn* who make up this city.

The programme includes fun workshops, inspiring microlectures, and live demonstrations to learn how to ride a longboard, re-string your electric guitar and even change a tyre.

Learn more about this free event here, or visit the Facebook page here.

*Womxn is a spelling of “women” showing that womxn are not the extension of men, but their own free and separate entities. It is more intersectional than womyn as it includes trans-women and women of colour.

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Birmingham Irish Heritage Group – March 2017

When: Wednesday 8th March, 19:15
Where: The Connaught Bar (upstairs), Irish Centre Birmingham, High Street, Digbeth, B12 0NL
Free entry

This Wednesday, the Birmingham Irish Heritage Group invites you to a special screening of three episodes of the popular BBC series Jigs and Wigs: The Extreme World of Irish Dancing.

See the flyer below, or the BIHG website, for more information.

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