When: Wednesday 5th April, 19:15
Where: The Connaught Bar (upstairs), High Street, Digbeth, B12 0NL
Tickets: £3.50 (free for members)
The Birmingham Irish Heritage Group invites you to a special presentation by guest speaker Jim Moran, Professor of Modern English Literature and Drama at the University of Nottingham. Entitled ‘Children of the Revolution’, the talk explores how the children who died in 1916 have been remembered during the Centenary of the Easter Rising.
The premise of Tomato and St Basils Soup Week is simple: make Tomato and Basil soup to sell during #souperweek, forwarding the profits to St Basils to help homeless young people across the West Midlands!
Lots of cafes, restaurants and even school canteens took part during 12-19 March 2017, including Digbeth favourites CG’s Café and Fazeley Social.
Sunday 19th March Sunday Xpress at Centrala,
4 Minerva Works, B5 5RT
Sunday 19th March
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.
Tuesday 21st March
The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, B5 6AH
£7 on the door (£5 concessions) Fizzle at The Lamp Tavern
Raw Tonk Anniversary (Colin Webster, Mark Holub)
Ti/om (Matilda Rolfsson, Tim Fairhall, Tom Ward)
Tuesday 21st March
The Spotted Dog
Free Entry Jazz Tuesdays
Elliot Galvin Trio
The weekly event continues to go from strength to strength (see details of upcoming events below), and with a fancy new website and Twitter, make sure to add the event firmly into your Digbeth music calendar.
This one-day event at Centrala will take its inspiration from German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer’s 1970 essay Are the Poets Falling Silent?. However, the focus will be solely on women working today in the visual arts.
The central ambition of the seminar is to begin a wider discussion on the condition of art and female artists in an age of social unrest and discomfort. The symposium participants will present their own artistic practice, comprising performance, video screenings, and workshops.
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.
The next Nechells Ward Meeting takes place on Tuesday 21 March at Stanhope Hall.
This meeting gives you an opportunity to come face to face with your Councillors and hold them accountable for issues in your neighbourhood. These could be questions about litter, proposed developments or crime.
If you have any questions in advance of the meeting, please contact Kay Thomas, Community Governance Manager at Birmingham City Council by calling 0121 675 5664 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.