Tag Archives: Digbeth Institute

Birmingham Tradfest 2016

When: Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th November, 2016 Where: various venues across Digbeth Tickets: £ various – weekend passes from £55 (available here) Birmingham Tradfest returns to Digbeth – the cultural home of Irish music in Birmingham – this month, … Continue reading

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Birmingham Alternative & Burlesque Fair

When: Saturday 21 February, 11:00–17:00 Where: The Institute, 78 Digbeth High Street, Digbeth, B5 6DY Tickets: £5 in advance (available online here) The “ultimate alternative shopping and entertainment experience” comes to Digbeth this weekend, featuring: Up to 50 stalls Two … Continue reading

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BASS Festival 2014

BASS Festival returns to Digbeth this week for its 2014 offering. Organised by Digbeth-based Punch Records, BASS is the UK’S only annual black music festival. Running over 14 days, with events all across the city, BASS has certainly pumped it … Continue reading

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The Battle of Digbeth

This year, West Midlands Police are celebrating their 40th Anniversary. They are recounting stories for the past four decades on their ‘We Are 40’ blog, one of which describes how the police won The Battle of Digbeth: Some time before … Continue reading

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My Brumpic 2014

This is Birmingham are running their first My Brumpic competition until 30th April 2014. To enter, tweet an image of anyone or anything in Birmingham (Digbeth is clearly an excellent choice of subject), using the hashtags #mybrumpic and #somecities. The … Continue reading

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Spotted Dog Spoof

Digbeth is continually under the threat. Threat of over-development, threat of losing key and integral services that form part of the community, threat of losing its vibrancy and history. Venues in our fair neighbourhood are famed for their live music … Continue reading

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Digbeth Institute

The recession took another high street victim last week when HMV called in the administrators on Monday. In a statement issued by HMV, the organisation emphasised that the Institute on Digbeth High Street will not be affected: “We would like … Continue reading

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