Category Archives: Voices from the motherland

BIHG February 2017

When: Wednesday 1st February, 19:15 Where: The Connaught Bar (upstairs), Irish Centre Birmingham High Street, Digbeth, B12 0NL Entry: £3.50 for non-members This Wednesday, the Birmingham Irish Heritage Group invites you to a screening of Luke, an unmissable documentary on … Continue reading

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BIHG – Ourselves Alone

When: Wednesday 4 January, 19:15 onwards Where: The Connaught Bar (upstairs), Irish Centre Birmingham, High Street, Digbeth, B12 0NL Tickets: £3.50 for non-members, free for members The Birmingham Irish Heritage Group has some exciting events planned for 2017, the first … Continue reading

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Wholesale Memory

Birmingham’s markets were established by Royal Charter in 1166; the Wholesale Market opened in 1883, with the current market buildings opening in February 1974. As they will soon disappear to make way for the Smithfield development, Friction Arts have secured … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Exodus at Centrala

Where: Centrala, Unit 4, Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RT There is a packed programme of events taking place at Centrala this summer, all launched by the opening of an exhibition at the gallery this Friday: When: Friday 15 … Continue reading

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Peaky Tours

Peaky Blinders has been phenomenally successful since launching in 2013, shown in 163 countries, aired on Netflix in the US, and garnered critical acclaim including five BAFTA craft awards and an RTS award for best drama series. The third series … Continue reading

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Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces

Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces is a project with the aim of uncovering some of the lost and forgotten histories of our city. For the past three years, the project has been seeking out the lesser-known parts of Birmingham, looking beyond the … Continue reading

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Digbeth’s Little Italy

Series three of Peaky Blinders is steaming ahead (don’t worry – there are no spoilers here!), and after fighting off the competition, the Shelby family move into the territory of Birmingham’s Italian mobsters. But where was Little Italy? It’s no … Continue reading

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Crofts & Assinder

We know that Digbeth is the birth place of industry in Birmingham, but this is a name you’re probably not familiar with, even though the company was established here in 1875… Crofts & Assinder Limited has a long and proud … Continue reading

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