Sunday 4th September
The Spotted Dog
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.
Historian Risteárd Sinclair aims to shed new light on the shadowy circumstances behind the assassination of Michael Collins. Drawing upon visual aids as well as conflicting witness statements and medical records, this provocative presentation seeks to identify the assassins and lay to rest the troubled memory of Ireland’s last Ard Rí.
When: Wednesday 31 August, 13:00
Where: The Woodman, New Canal Street, Digbeth, B5 5LG
CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) are launching the new edition of Britain’s Best Real Heritage Pubs at The Woodman later this month.
The book celebrates our country’s pub heritage, including some of Digbeth’s gems such as The White Swan, The Anchor and even The Woodman itself! This new version contains a wealth of new content and over 650 new colour photographs.
Author Geoff Brandwood will introduce the book at the event, which is free and open to all. For more information, call 0121 643 4960.
Many people have noticed the fantastic new artworks appearing along the Digbeth canal, like this hemispheric piece by acclaimed artist Lucy McLauchlan.
The artworks are part of a project by the Friends of Warwick Bar to show some love to our canal infrastructure and industrial heritage, while also encouraging more people to use the canals and paths for leisure.
The Canal and River Trust recently released this great time-lapse video of mural painting, which happened as part of City of Colours. If you’re an artist, or know someone who is, learn more about the Big Art Project here.
When: Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 2016
Where: Digbeth Dining Club, Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, B9 4AG
Tickets: from £5 (available online here)
Digbeth Dining Club has been recognised as the best street food event in England for three years in a row. That’s a fine pedigree if you ask me, and this year the mountain finally comes to Mohammed in that DDC will be hosting the awards in September.
Here’s the plan:
Saturday 17 September, 11:00-20:00
Saturday is all about the party. There’ll be DJs, live street art, and retro gaming from Dead Pixels. Try delicious taster plates from the best street food traders in Britain, but remember: they want your votes so be aware of underhand tactics!
Sunday 18 September, 11:00-18:00
Sunday will feature more of the same, alongside the results of the awards, decided and announced live on stage from 15:45. There will also be a roundtable discussion on The Future of Food.
When: Friday 19 – Sunday 21st August 2016
Where: The Arches Project, Adderley Street, Digbeth, B9 4EE
The Arches Project present their latest show, Extravagant Imagination, a fantasy exhibition showcasing works from costume and prop makers, live action, role and costume players, set makers, make up artists, film makers and more.