Tag Archives: John Tighe

Digbeth Community Awards 2016

The Digbeth Community Awards were announced at the December 2016 DRA meeting. Unfortunately, the winners were unable to attend to receive their awards in person, but we’ve been on a bit of an (extended) recce to visit all our winners … Continue reading

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Spotted Dog Reviews

If you’re a regular in one of Digbeth’s finest inns, The Spotted Dog, you will no doubt be familiar with landlord John Tighe and his inimitable sense of humour. John is one of the characters that makes Digbeth the fantastic … Continue reading

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Peaky Blinders at The Spotted Dog

When: Thursdays from 21:00 Where: The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick Street, Digbeth, B12 0NH Just in case you have forgotten, the second series of Peaky Blinders starts this evening! To celebrate its return, Digbeth Residents Association invite all fans to … Continue reading

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Envision Flashmob

Digbeth-based charity Envision hit the streets of Digbeth yesterday with their volunteers to clean up. The young volunteers took time out from their half-term break to address the persistent litter issue in Digbeth, focussing on problem areas identified with support … Continue reading

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Digbeth O’Lympics

UPDATE FROM JOHN TIGHE ON 13 SEPTEMBER 2013 “Unfortunately we have had to postpone this year’s Digbeth O’Lympics. Lack of volunteers; pressure of other commitments; lack of availability of Custard Factory pool; seriously inclement weather forecast all combine to make … Continue reading

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Irish filum and local film in Digbeth this week

If you’re feeling like some film fun this week, there’s a couple of opportunities. Tomorrow night (Monday 14th November) is Irish ‘Filum Night’ at The Spotted Dog and the second of landlord John Tighe’s three John Millington Synge play screenings. It’s a … Continue reading

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Digbeth Fun Day – Thanks!

The first ever Digbeth Fun Day occured yesterday, the 14th August 2011, and by all accounts was a great success! The crowd were entertained by live acoustic music, were hydrated with refreshing pigeon ale and cider and fed with delicious … Continue reading

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Digbeth Civic Hall

I was just sent this link by John Tighe, of a performance at the Digbeth Civic Hall (now known as the HMV Institute) back when it was a ‘proper’ venue. The dancing (around 3 minutes in) is especially exuberant 🙂 … Continue reading

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Killer Wave at the Spotted Dog tomorrow

Landlord John Tighe has just sent me this poster of what’s on at the Spotted Dog tomorrow.

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Digbeth People: John Tighe

I recently had the pleasure of speaking to the landlord of the Spotted Dog pub, John Tighe. John, who has been landlord of the pub since 1985, originally worked as a biochemist at the City Hospital for 32 years until … Continue reading

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