Digbeth is a vibrant and diverse area, and as residents of this area, we want to work with the various venues in Digbeth to ensure this continues. Digbeth Residents Association has proven that through working in partnership with each other and maintaining strong lines of communication, the night time economy and residents can co-exist and indeed thrive.
Recently, however, a number of iconic establishments have come under threat, and DiG want to show our support for the various entertainment venues available standing together to keep Digbeth different:
Although only open a year, Suki10c has become an iconic venue due to its unique offering and its dramatic physical appearance.
Photo: Peter Allen
Photo: Peter Allen
Although undertaking thorough research into the environment and impact of the venue before opening, Suki10c are now under severe pressure. To fight the claims made against them, Suki10c need your help, and are planning a suite of S.O.S. (Save our Suki10c) fundraising events:
When: Sunday 23rd June, 12:00 midday until 00:00 midnight
Where: Suki10c, Bordesley Street/Meriden Street, Digbeth, B5 5PJ
“We survive on a week-to-week basis financially so we need your help. Fundraiser events are the only way that we are going to get the money together to pay these legal costs. So we urge you all to help us in every and any way possible. Because Birmingham needs venues like Suki10c.”
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
People Stand Together is a similarly niche but long-standing venue in Lombard Street Digbeth, with a very loyal fan base. Like Suki10c, PST has a striking external appearance, and it is this that is under threat:
“The powers that be have asked us to remove all graffiti from our building. The Environmental Health department at Birmingham City Council want the art removed, even though it was paid for by Bass Festival with money from Birmingham city Council. Now that is just sugar…”
DiG has previously sung the praises of street art and how it can in fact benefit an area. We therefore hope this issue reaches an amicable conclusion.
Image: Professional Incredibles
These venues need YOUR support to keep Digbeth vibrant. We urge you to get involved and thank you in advance for your help.