Tag Archives: Birmingham Post

The Las Ramblas of Digbeth…

In case you missed Joe Holyoak’s November column in the Birmingham Post, which was incidentally the most-read article on their website for a good few days, here’s a snippet below: In the Curzon Masterplan, the Metro route goes under the … Continue reading

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City of Colours Pop-up Shop

When: Friday 19 September from 17:00 Regular Opening Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 10:00-18:00 Where: Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, B9 4AA The City of Colours festival took over Digbeth earlier this month, and has left some fantastic world class street art all … Continue reading

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More great reviews for The Karczma

Where: The Karczma, Bordesley Street, Digbeth Telephone: 0121 448 0017 Digbeth is home to Birmingham’s premier Polish restaurant: The Karczma. Regularly featuring near the top of TripAdvisor reviews, The Karczma has won over the Observer’s food critic Jay Rayner, and … Continue reading

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Inside Curzon Street Station

The Birmingham Post recently run a series called Hidden Spaces, looking at buildings and structures around the city that are no longer in use but have a colourful past. Naturally, the editors could not overlook Digbeth’s Curzon Street Station, the … Continue reading

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Digbeth Speaks Workshop

When: Until 13th October, Monday-Saturday 11:00-17:00, Sunday 13:00-16:00 Where: Lakeside Gallery, Custard Factory, Digbeth Our friends at Digbeth Speaks have finished collecting material to form a picture of what Digbeth is like today, and their findings are on exhibition at … Continue reading

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Reclaim The Spaces: picnicking in Connaught Square

The second Reclaim The Spaces guerilla picnic on Sunday 19th June wasn’t where I thought it would be when Carl and I set out with our well-packed picnic basket.  We were walking down Green Street towards Millennium Point, discussing the best way … Continue reading

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Local election results for Nechells ward

Here are the local council election for the Nechells Ward, which Digbeth falls within, taken from elections.birmingham.gov.uk: Name Party Votes % Poll Assheton Janet Elizabeth Green Party Candidate 314 6.00 Iqbal Shazad Liberal Democrats 1,274 24.34 Mosquito Yvonne Maria The … Continue reading

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Happy St Patrick’s Day Digbeth!

I hope everyone has had a great St Patrick’s Day.  Going by the number of revellers dressed in green still walking the Digbeth streets, I’d say so.  St Patrick’s Day in Digbeth is always a lively affair, but not half … Continue reading

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What a load of rubbish

A few observations on how the recent industrial action by Birmingham City Council’s refuse collectors has affected Digbeth residents.  In Rea Place it seems the normal rubbish thankfully has has been collected. But the recycling bins are positively overflowing. It … Continue reading

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Ikon Eastside under threat of closure – how will this affect Digbeth’s cultural community?

Yesterday the Birmingham Post reported that the future of Ikon Eastside is uncertain after becoming a casualty of Birmingham City Council’s arts funding cuts, which got me thinking how this would affect Digbeth. I know I’m stating the obvious here, … Continue reading

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