Tag Archives: River Rea

Connaught Square – A bridge too far?

Recently we published Digbeth Residents Association’s comments in response to the planning application for Connaught Square. Joe Holyoak focused on the development in his latest column in the Birmingham Mail and Birmingham Post, and we’ve included some choice comments below: … Continue reading

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Connaught Square – Comments

By now, hopefully everyone is aware of the plans for Connaught Square (the land bounded by Digbeth High Street, Rea Street, Bradford Street and Stone Yard). After consultation with Digbeth residents and other parties with an interest in the area, … Continue reading

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People Stand Together – Community Mural

When: 4-10 August Where: PST Club, 71 Lombard Street, Digbeth B12 0QU Two talented graffiti artists, RCF1 and HOAKSER, will work in collaboration to immortalise the history, culture and local community of Digbeth in a new mural for PST Club. … Continue reading

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‘Wet boulevard’ proposed for Digbeth

Birmingham City Council is working with Severn Trent and the Environment Agency to explore “water sensitive” ways of regenerating the city centre and Digbeth. One of the proposals is to create a wet boulevard – a pedestrian zone with water … Continue reading

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“Mythical Potential” at Supersonic Festival

Digbeth’s Supersonic Festival starts today, and has excited more than a few people, not least due to the announcement of an installation by Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth fame. Tickets are still available from the festival website – but get … Continue reading

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Reclaim The Spaces – discovering Digbeth’s secret garden

The sun sone brightly at the last Reclaim The Spaces guerilla picnic on 21st August, which gave us the perfect weather for a nice walk along the Grand Union Canal. Just off the towpath opposite the back of The Bond, … 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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Reclaim the spaces

The green-fingered amongst you might be inclined to join Birmingham Friends of the Earth today for Sunflower Sunday, which marks International Guerilla Gardening Sunflower Day with a mass sunflower plant around Digbeth, ‘planting the seeds wherever there was an unloved patch of ground’. … Continue reading

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Deer on the Loose – a ditty about a deer

I just had to post this video up, linked to in the comments box by Tigers Hungry in response to the story about the deer currently living in the River Rea.  Our little Digbeth Deer has been all over the … Continue reading

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Deer in the River Rea

Just been reminded about this by Anna Blackaby on Twitter. There is a deer currently residing in the River Rea at the back of the Custard Factory, as you can see from the above photo by Richard Battye. John Mostyn … Continue reading

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