Live Music Round Up

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

Sunday 28th August
Sunday Xpress at Friction Arts
78-81 Cheapside, B12 0QH
18:00
Free entry

Sunday 28th August
The Rainbow Cellar
19:00

Punks Alive Present The Terrorsaurs UK Album Launch Party
The Terrorsaurs
Underground Empire
Hanzo
Kerosene Queen

Tuesday 30th August
The Spotted Dog
21:00
Free Entry

Jazz Tuesdays – Tritone Quintet

Thursday 1st September
Suki10c
20:00
Free Entry

Twisted Thursdays

Thursday 1st September
The Spotted Dog
20:00
Free Entry

Blues Thursdays

Sunday 4th September
The Spotted Dog
16:30
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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The Old Crown turns 648!

When: Friday 26 August, 18:00–late
Where: The Old Crown, 188 High Street, Digbeth, B12 0LD

The Old Crown is getting pretty old and to celebrate they’re holding a 648th birthday party!

Everyone is invited to the oldest birthday party that you’ve probably ever been to, but you must agree, the pub is looking good for its age!

Expect prizes, fancy dress, special guests, and live street art amongst other things, along with DJs to take the party long into the night…

For more information see the Facebook event 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

Monday 22nd August
The Spotted Dog
20:30
Free Entry

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

Tuesday 23rd August
The Spotted Dog
21:00
Free Entry

Jazz Tuesdays – Kristian Borring Quartet

Thursday 25th August
Suki10c
20:00
Free Entry

Twisted Thursdays

Thursday 25th August
The Spotted Dog
20:00
Free Entry

Blues Thursdays

Sunday 28th August
Sunday Xpress at Friction Arts
78-81 Cheapside, B12 0QH
18:00
Free entry

Sunday 28th August
The Rainbow Cellar
19:00

Punks Alive Present The Terrorsaurs UK Album Launch Party
The Terrorsaurs
Underground Empire
Hanzo
Kerosene Queen

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The Death of Ireland’s Last High King

When: Wednesday 7 September, 19:00
Where: Birmingham Irish Centre, 14-20 High Street, Digbeth, B12 0LN

The Birmingham Irish Heritage Group convenes at the Irish Centre on the first Wednesday of every month, from 7pm until about 9pm. Tea and coffee is provided at meetings, other drinks and food are available from the Connaught Bar.

At the September meet, the Chairman Risteárd Sinclair will lead a discussion on The Death of Ireland’s Last High King: Unravelling the Mystery of mBéal na Bláth.

​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.

For more information about the group and future events and activity, visit the website here.

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Real Ale in a Real Heritage Pub

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.

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Reflexive Canals

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.

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The British Street Food Awards at DDC

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.

Learn more about the British Street Food Awards here. And if you can’t make it, don’t forget that Digbeth Dining Club will also be celebrating their 4th birthday on the weekend of Friday 26th and Saturday 27th August.

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Extravagant Imagination

When: Friday 19 – Sunday 21st August 2016
Where: The Arches Project, Adderley Street, Digbeth, B9 4EE
Free

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.

Opening times for the exhibition are as follows:

  • Friday 19 August – 19:00-21:00
  • Saturday 20 August – 12:00-16:00
  • Sunday 21 August – 12:00-16:00

For more information, and to register for your free ticket, please visit The Arches Project website here.

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