Tag Archives: keep digbeth vibrant

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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Circoloco returns to Digbeth

When: Saturday 10th August 12:00-00:00 and Sunday 11th August 14:00-00:00 Where: The Rainbow Warehouse and Arena, Adderley Street, Digbeth Circoloco, one of the world’s biggest clubbing brands, returns to Digbeth in August. In conjunction with Type Festival, the two-day event … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Cleary’s!

Digbeth publican, Patrick Naughton and the team at Cleary’s recently celebrated their anniversary. It’s been two years since the pub in Moseley Street reopened as Cleary’s Bar. Keeping in the spirit of the venue, a live band and DJ kept … Continue reading

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Street Party @ The Rainbow

Local evening venue, and supporters of Digbeth Residents Association, the Rainbow, have informed all residents of their first street party of 2012, due to take place this weekend. Please see below for the full details: Dear Digbeth Resident, Thank you … Continue reading

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Digbeth Pubs: Then and Now

If you haven’t seen Pete’s “Pubs: Then & Now” blog before on Digbeth is Good, here’s a quick summary: Pete takes photos of pubs, mainly along the Midlands canal network, and documents how they’ve changed over the years. The Spotted … Continue reading

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Welcome to Digbeth Bab!

Resident Digbeth street artists, Newso and Agent, have completed (probably) their biggest work to date outside Digbeth Coach Station. “Welcome to Digbeth Bab” has been emblazoned on the hoardings surrounding the ill-fated Connaught Square site. The ‘installation’ has been supported … Continue reading

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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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Dystopian Digbeth

Next time you’re around the Custard Factory pop into Rooty’s and pick up a copy of The Night Times October issue, which has a disturbing prediction of Digbeth’s future on the front page. ‘It’s been a couple of years now … Continue reading

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