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Silent Signal 

17 Mar 16

When: Friday 18 March, 18:00-20:00 Where: Vivid Projects, 16 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RS Exhibition open: until Saturday 23 April 2016 Silent Signal is a new exhibition bringing together six artists with six leading biomedical …


Local news
Jobless still rising in Tyburn 

17 Mar 16

Birmingham is better off than it was five years ago, in terms of unemployment.


FixMyStreet
Pothole at Junction, 16th March 

16 Mar 16

Pothole at exit onto A34 Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Old Warwick Road, Hockley Heath Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Digbeth Community Garden – March 2016 Update 

16 Mar 16

Where: Digbeth Community Garden, Shaw’s Passage, Digbeth, B5 5PG See updates from the Digbeth Community Garden team in their latest newsletter below…


FixMyStreet
Litter, 16th March 

16 Mar 16

Litter Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Woodcote Way & New Spring Street North, Hockley Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Canal Walk in Digbeth 

16 Mar 16

When: Saturday 19 March, 16:00-18:00 Where: Grand Union, 19 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RS Tickets: free – register in advance here Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton are interdisciplinary visual artists, facilitators, and community …


FixMyStreet
Blocked pavement, 15th March 

15 Mar 16

Furniture dumped outside 26 Douglas rd has been blocking pavement for five days Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 42 Douglas Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
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…


Local news
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 …


Blog feature
NCVO Data Protection Seminar – Birmingham 

14 Mar 16

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations champions the voluntary sector and volunteering.


Blog feature
When Great Barr adults were rationed to four bottles of milk a… 

14 Mar 16

THE letter in The Bugle (January 27 edition) from Dawn Woodman about her dad who was a milkman who worked for Handsworth Dairies of Island Road got my memory going back a long, long time.


Blog arts
First Monday March 2016 

13 Mar 16

I drove to Digbeth and parked in the Trinity Street car park, where I ran into one of the newer members of the Forum, David Furmage, and together with his son, we walked over to The Mockingbird.


Local news
Live Music Round Up 

13 Mar 16

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


Local news
St Patrick’s Day celebrations 2016: Birmingham road closures and alcohol restrictions 

13 Mar 16

St Patrick’s Day celebrations 2016: road closures in Birmingham City Centre Around 65,000 people are expected to attend the St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Birmingham City Centre today.


Local news
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…


Local news
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 …


Blog comment
Bowls club helps cerebral palsy youngsters 

11 Mar 16

Sport Birmingham collaboration to aid young people’s group.


Blog music
Introducing Mama Roux’s – Digbeth’s New Orleans music venue 

10 Mar 16

Nestled within the Spotlight on Lower Trinity Street Digbeth is a raunchy, bizarre and extravagant… Read more The post Introducing Mama Roux’s – Digbeth’s New Orleans music venue appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


Local news
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 …


FixMyStreet
Litter, 10th March 

10 Mar 16

Litter Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Myddleton Street, Hockley Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog feature
Sad passing of Walsall musician, former Redcap Mick Walker 

10 Mar 16

IT IS with personal sadness that I learned of the unexpected passing of Walsall-born Mick Walker, peacefully in his sleep on Thursday February 25.


Blog music
Digbeth venue Alfie Bird’s and The Oobleck announces closure 

9 Mar 16

Digbeth live music venues Alfie Bird’s and The Oobleck has announced it has closed with immediate … Read more The post Digbeth venue Alfie Bird’s and The Oobleck announces closure appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


FixMyStreet
A mattress base dumped on the pavement between 3 and 5 Selborne Road, 9th March 

9 Mar 16

The base of a mattress is on the pavement between 3 and 5 Selborne Road, Handsworth Wood Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 11 Selborne Road, Birmingham Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
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 … …


News
International food court to open at Beorma Quarter 

9 Mar 16

New plans have been brought forward for five-storey complex where ‘East meets West’ to capitalise on forthcoming regeneration in Digbeth…


Local news
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…


FixMyStreet
Fly, 7th March 

7 Mar 16

Fly tipping Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Western Road, Hockley Report on FixMyStreet…


News
Council joins forces with two charities to help improve the… 

7 Mar 16

Council joins forces with two charities to help improve the lives of homeless people.


Local news
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…


News
Walsall and Slade legend Noddy Holder sculpted through the eye of… 

7 Mar 16

WORLD renowned artist, Willard Wigan MBE, has revealed his latest micro-sculpture, Slade legend Noddy Holder.


FixMyStreet
Deep Potholes, 6th March 

6 Mar 16

Deep Potholes in the road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 11 York Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


Local news
Live Music Round Up 

6 Mar 16

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


Local news
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, … …


Local news
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.


Blog comment
Reflections on Digbeth workshops: ‘Anti Austerity – Pro what? 

4 Mar 16

Are there better ways of organising society and economies? “Austerity is part of a wider approach called neo-liberalism which is based on five very short and easy to understand principles: free markets; small state; low tax; individual liberty; …


Blog arts
Happy 10th birthday Flatpack! 

4 Mar 16

It’s hard to believe that Flatpack Film Festival is ten.


Local news
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.


FixMyStreet
Potholes in carriageway 100m or so before junction with A3400., 3rd March 

3 Mar 16

Potholes in carriageway 100m or so before junction with A3400.


Local news
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.


FixMyStreet
Trolley in canal, 3rd March 

3 Mar 16

Trolley in canal where people meet the canal and join from Rd towards town Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Rocky Lane, Nechells Report on FixMyStreet…


999
Lying driver jailed after blaming innocent man for speeding offences 

3 Mar 16

A motorist who tried blaming an innocent man for his speeding offences after getting hold of his lost driving licence has been jailed for lying to police.


Event
Night & Day Markets with Norman Jay This Weekend at The Bond, Digbeth. 

1 Mar 16

Seasonal Markets and Leftfoot are working together to bring you The Night Day Markets   this Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March for a two day festival where you can expect a bespoke banquet of music, entertainment, arts, liquor, ales the finest …


News
Stalwart Carl Rice to become next Lord Mayor of Birmingham 

1 Mar 16

Ladywood Labour councillor Carl Rice selected as city’s First Citizen for 2016/17…


Local news
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.


News
Couple who committed a spate of burglaries over a two year… 

29 Feb 16

Couple who committed a spate of burglaries over a two year period have been jailed.


FixMyStreet
Sofa outside 83., 29th February 

29 Feb 16

A sofa and other bits have been dumped on the pavement outside 83, they were previously in the front garden for a couple of months.


999
Man arrested in connection with Thornhill Road shooting 

29 Feb 16

Police investigating reports of shots being fired in Handsworth earlier this month have today (29 February) arrested a man on suspicion of firearms offences.


Local news
Live Music Round Up 

28 Feb 16

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


Local news
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…


999
Police appeal to find missing 12 year-old girl 

27 Feb 16

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 12-year-old girl from Birmingham who has been missing since yesterday.


Blog music
THE CASTILLIANS 

26 Feb 16

The Castilians were born out of the ace Birmingham based ColdRice collective, who were responsible for hosting some of the best gigs the City has seen at their near-legendary Digbeth based …


Local news
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 …


FixMyStreet
Opposite Church Green on side of Copper Beech Gardens, 25th February 

25 Feb 16

Dog fouling this afternoon at approx 15:00pm Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 108 Church Lane, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet…


News
Solihull father pleas for government support to help his child with terminal illness 

25 Feb 16

I’ve served my country, fought in three warzones and all I want is help from my country so my son can get better.


Local news
UB40 at The Eagle and Tun 

24 Feb 16

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


News
Birmingham City Council working with partners to feed the… 

23 Feb 16

Birmingham City Council working with partners to feed the homeless Birmingham City Council has joined forces with two city charities to help improve the lives of hundreds of homeless people.


Local news
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…


999
Man arrested by armed officers in Hockley 

22 Feb 16

A 22 year-old man has been arrested by armed officers in Birmingham over the weekend.


999
Police appeal after thief stole sons birthday cash 

22 Feb 16

Officers are appealing for information following a distraction-style burglary in Nechells.


Local news
Live Music Round Up 

21 Feb 16

See more live music at the Live Brum website.