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Burger Tuesdays are back! 

15 Mar 16

Where: The Old Crown, 188 High Street, Digbeth, B12 0LD For a long long time it was dark in Digbeth, but now The Old Crown have brought back Burger Tuesdays, it is much lighter and brighter! Along with any two … Continue reading…


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Bullring is closed on Easter Sunday 

15 Mar 16

Click here to find out our Easter opening times…


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!! Drop-in Session This Evening – Now in Starbucks in ICC 

15 Mar 16

Due to closure of the Library of Birmingham for an event, this evening’s Drop-in session has had to move to Starbucks in the ICC Starts 6pm as usual.


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Next Drop-in Session 

14 Mar 16

This Tuesday, 15 March,  members of the CCNF Committee will be holding a Drop-in session in the Library of Birmingham from 6pm onwards.


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Trainspotting in Digbeth 

14 Mar 16

When: Wednesday 23 March – Saturday 2 April Where: Rainbow Venues, Unit 5, Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, B9 4AG Tickets: from £15 (info here) Following last week’s news that filming for the long-awaited sequel to 90s cult classic Trainspotting …


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Live Music Round Up 

13 Mar 16

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


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Wish You Were Here? 

12 Mar 16

We all know that Digbeth is a fine destination, but now you can send a friend or loved one a postcard to tell them exactly how much fun you are having! Originally made for Home For Waifs and Strays’ closing … Continue reading…


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Safer Travel Partnership 

11 Mar 16

An explanation of a service that keeps passengers on public transport safer…


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on+on 

11 Mar 16

When: Sunday 13 March, 06:00–12:00 Where: Club PST, 71 Lombard Street, Digbeth, B12 0QR Tickets: available online here If you’re out this Saturday night, and are in need of an afterparty to take you right through to the start of … Continue …


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SS16: The Top Spring Trends to Stick With 

11 Mar 16

These are the Spring Summer 2016 trends that aren’t going anywhere, so splash the cash and stick with them…


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SS16: The Top Trends to Stick With 

11 Mar 16

These are the Spring Summer 2016 trends that aren’t going anywhere, so splash the cash and stick with them…


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Special Offers at Stag Barbers 

10 Mar 16

When: until 23rd March 2016 Where: Stag Creative Barbers, Gibb Street, Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA If you’re anything like me, you’re probably still feeling that January pinch in your wallet (yes – I know it’s March…), so nothing …


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Appeal after man is left in a coma after Yardley pub incident 

10 Mar 16

A 68-year-old man has been left in a coma after an incident at a Yardley pub.


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Celebrations as Birmingham City University’s hockey team secures promotion 

10 Mar 16

Members of Birmingham City University’s men’s hockey team are celebrating after achieving promotion.


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An Invitation from Archbishop Bernard Longley 

10 Mar 16

Archbishop Bernard is inviting parishoners across the Archdiocese to attend a faith renewal course piloting on two Saturdays in May at Oscott College.


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Colony of penguins settle in to new home at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham 

10 Mar 16

A group of penguins have travelled thousands of miles to make their home in Birmingham.


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Birmingham cycle training group offers free sessions to encourage more people to get on their bikes 

10 Mar 16

A Birmingham cycle training group is urging more people to get in the saddle by holding free training sessions to improve their skills.


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Passengers evacuated from Birmingham-bound train after brake pad problem 

10 Mar 16

A Birmingham-bound train was forced to make an emergency stop this morning after smoke began billowing from it.


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Birmingham security guard’s marathon effort to help him become a kidney donor for his wife 

10 Mar 16

A Birmingham security guard is fighting to stay fit so he can donate a kidney to his wife.


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Protesters in Perry Barr call for new independent greyhound racing regulator 

10 Mar 16

Protesters in Birmingham have called for the creation of an independent greyhound racing regulator.


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Stars return to Birmingham for Betway Premier League Darts at the Barclaycard Arena 

10 Mar 16

Stars of the darts world will return to Birmingham next month.


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Archdiocese appoints a new fundraising specialist 

9 Mar 16

The Archdiocese of Birmingham has appointed a new Head of Development, Steve Baylis, to focus on fundraising and grant applications.


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Hundreds Enter Churches Across the Archdiocese During Nightfever 

9 Mar 16

In response to the call of Pope Francis for 24 hours for the Lord, seven parishes across the Archdiocese of Birmingham took up the challenge of throwing open their doors for Nightfever on the first Friday in March.


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St Patrick’s Festival 2016 – This weekend! 

9 Mar 16

When: Sunday 13th March, 12:00 onwards Where: various locations in Digbeth We knew it was going to be big, but by Jove, the St Patrick’s Festival organisers have done it again and surpassed themselves this year! From a photography exhibition … …


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Birmingham Spiderman gets into Belgian schoolbook 

8 Mar 16

Birmingham Spiderman   becomes the real life superhero in a schoolbook in Belgium.


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Sonia Sabri Company 

8 Mar 16

Where: Baithak, 202 Moseley Street, Digbeth, B12 0RT And now for something completely different… We love the fact that Digbeth is a melting pot of cultures and creatives, and now we can add India to the long list of countries … Continue reading…


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Celebration of the Feast of St Chad 

7 Mar 16

St Chad’s feast day, March 2, was celebrated at the Cathedral as a designated Day of Prayer for employees of the archdiocese, in the Year of Mercy.


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Charity Bike Ride 

7 Mar 16

As a way of raising money for education projects and schools in the Gambia, staff and students at Birmingham’s Newman University have taken part in a sponsored bike ride – but they haven’t had to go very far! The eight-strong team was being …


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Catechists in Ireland Sucessfully Complete Course Run by the Maryvale Institute 

7 Mar 16

The first course for lay catechists in Ireland, run by the Maryvale Institute, in partnership with a diocese there, has concluded with an awards ceremony in Cork.


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Bemuse 

7 Mar 16

When: Monday 7 March, 18:00-22:00 Where: Mockingbird Theatre and Bar, The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, B9 4AA Tickets: from £10 (available online here) Tonight will be a night unlike any other at The Mockingbird, as Bemuse comes to Digbeth…


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Live Music Round Up 

6 Mar 16

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


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Mothers’ Day at The Spotted Dog 

5 Mar 16

When: Sunday 6th March, from 10:00 Where: The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick Street, Digbeth, B12 0NH It’s all go this Sunday at The Spotted Dog, with the Hungarian Spring Market in the garden from 10:00 until 17:00, featuring Hungarian food, … …


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District Energy Scheme – Recent News Releases 

4 Mar 16

This post has been updated today.


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Lip Sync Battle 

4 Mar 16

When: Friday 4 March, 21:00–2:00 Where: Alfie Bird’s, 78 Gibb Street, Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA Tickets: from £5 (available online here) Some of you may be aware of what a Lip Sync Battle is.


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Go to Jail: In prison at Birmingham Library 

4 Mar 16

Go to Jail at Birmingham Library | Photos by Ion Mates An arts organisation has set up a pop up prison, so you can get the inside story on prison life.


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Go to Jail at Birmingham Library 

4 Mar 16

Go to Jail exhibition by Rideout at Birmingham Library  | Photo by Ion Mates An arts organisation has set up a pop up prison, so you can get the inside story on prison life.


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Women’s Consortium at BMAG 

3 Mar 16

On Saturday 5th March from 10am – 4pm, the Women’s Consortium will be at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.


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BabMag 

3 Mar 16

When: Saturday 5th March, 18:00-22:00 Where: Boxxed, 104-108 Floodgate Street, Digbeth, B5 5SR BabMag is a new magazine for Birmingham, celebrating the great and good of the city’s creative scene, from iconic pioneers to unknown artists.


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Homeless charity St Basils to benefit from lip-sync event organised by Birmingham City University students in Digbeth 

3 Mar 16

A group of students from from Birmingham City University are hosting a lip sync battle to raise money for charity.


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Disability Awareness Day 

2 Mar 16

If you’re a parent or someone who cares for a child with a disability or long term condition, you may be interested in attending a local event which takes place in mid-March.


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University of Birmingham student launches appeal to fund “life-changing” electric wheelchair 

2 Mar 16

A Birmingham student has launched an appeal to help fund a new electric wheelchair.


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Student, Sahil scoops engineering excellence award 

29 Feb 16

An engineering student at James Watt College has becoming a shining example of success after winning an academic prize from Siemens UK.


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Love Food Hate Waste 

29 Feb 16

When: Monday 29 February, 18:30 Where: The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick Street, Digbeth, B12 0NH Edible Eastside are working with Love Food Hate Waste to run classes on saving waste food and using your leftovers.


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WATCH: Birmingham Eastside launches new Faith section 

29 Feb 16

Birminham Eastside  is launching a new  Faith  section .


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Live Music Round Up 

28 Feb 16

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


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Backstitch 

28 Feb 16

When: March 2016 Where: A3 Project Space, Unit A3, 2 Bowyer Street, Digbeth, B10 0SA The simple backstitch, going forward by two stitches underneath the fabric and then going back one on top, is a stitch that artist Jo Roberts … Continue reading…


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Jeremy Loops reflects on ‘raucous’ Birmingham show ahead of album release 

26 Feb 16

In November 2015, Twenty One Pilots sold out the O2 Institute in Birmingham, kicking off their UK tour.


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Cheese and Wine 

25 Feb 16

When: Thursday 25th February, from 18:00 Where: Mockingbird Theatre and Bar, Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA Tickets: available online Love cheese and wine? The Mockingbird does too, so they’re hosting an entire evening dedicated to these great …


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Police and Crime Commissioner’s Newsletter 19 February 2016 

25 Feb 16

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (the PCC), David Jamieson, has issued his February 19 Newsletter.


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UB40 at The Eagle and Tun 

24 Feb 16

We recently shared the fantastic news that The Eagle and Tun has reopened.


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Birmingham student headlines LGBT+ showcase event 

24 Feb 16

A music student at Matthew Boulton College headlined an event aimed at encouraging schools to become more LGTB+ (lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual) friendly.


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Diocesan Focus Days 

24 Feb 16

Wednesday March 2nd, the feast of St Chad, is the diocesan designated day during the Jubilee Year of Mercy to pray for all employees of the archdiocese.


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Big Fish Little Fish 

22 Feb 16

When: Sunday 17 April, 14:00-16:30 Where: The Rainbow Warehouse, 29 Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, B9 4AG If, like me, you were a lover of Kevin and Perry in the 90s, you’ll be acutely aware of the dance move called big … Continue reading…


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Protected: How Birmingham’s bleeding for blood donors 

22 Feb 16

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Live Music Round Up 

21 Feb 16

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


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Canon Sean McTernan RIP 

21 Feb 16

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Canon Sean McTernan, Priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham who died this morning (Sunday 21st February) in Dublin where he has been cared for in retirement for the past two years.


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A City Centre Event Not to Miss 

20 Feb 16

A FREE PUBLIC MEETING  about the CITY CENTRE, featuring Professor Carl Chin – a passionate and proud Brummie and Champion of the City is one of the speakers.


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Chief executive of charity Sense says new £14million Touchbase Pears centre will make a real difference 

20 Feb 16

A new community centre for the deafblind in Selly Oak will make a real difference to the lives of many people, according to the boss of charity Sense.


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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 

18 Feb 16

Give the number 1 woman in your life the mother of all Mother’s Days this year.


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Disco Bull Head 

18 Feb 16

We were feeling a bit nostalgic so decided to revisit #DiscoBullHead.