RoguePlay Theatre, Birmingham’s Highly Physical Theatre Company, are having their latest Aerialists Showcase on Saturday 9th May, 7.30pm -10.30pm, in Digbeth, Minerva Works on Fazeley Street. RoguePlay, founded in 2009, can most likely be found hanging from a trapeze, or silk, balancing, lifting or throwing one another, all while speaking a monologue, singing a song … [Read more…]
Get down to Digbeth this weekend for the sale and exhibition of thousands of vintage sneaks and fresh apparel brands all under one roof. The Sneaks and Peaks event runs from 12pm – 7pm at Boxxed – an amazing venue at the heart of Birmingham’s creative quarter. There will be street food from the best … [Read more…]
On the 27th July 2013 it’s the Warwick Bar Summer Fete. “a moveable feast of art, culture and food. Experience Digbeth’s canalside afresh with street food, guided walks, visual art & performance, aerial theatre, music, family friendly workshops, and a pedal powered cinema.” There are a lot of great groups of people involved in this including: Vivid … [Read more…]
Located in the Digbeth art booming workspaces of Minerva Works is Stryx, an artist led studio and exhibition space in Digbeth formed by recent Fine Art graduates from Birmingham Institute of Art & Design. From the Stryx site: ‘Formed by six female graduates of Fine Art from Birmingham City University, 2012, Stryx’s joint ambitions are to continue developing … [Read more…]
Out of the ashes of the Digbeth media arts centre that was VIVID (which closed in March 2012), a new venture has been born with VIVID Projects opening a new space and exciting plans out of the thriving eastside artists allotment Warwick Bar. This all comes as a result of receiving an Arts Council grant for a … [Read more…]
Lucie Whitehead’s debut exhibition, ‘Dead to Be Iconic’, will open on Friday 23rd November and run until Thursday 29th November at the Lakeside Gallery in the Custard Factory. The exhibition features 50 portraits of celebrities who have died before their time including James Dean, Amy Winehouse and Heath Ledger (which is one of my favourites). … [Read more…]
Simply stated on the about page as ‘documenting life in birmingham and beyond’, Bowlers takes photos of graffiti artists, abandoned warehouses adorned with street art and a less often seen (due to padlocks and boarded up windows) side of Birmingham. His/her blog is well worth checking out. All photos are from Bowlers.
Nestled in the heart of Digbeth’s Custard Factory is the soon to be opened vintage, arts and creative market Mr. Bird’s Emporium. Set up by the great minds behind Urban Village and Sutton Coldfield Vintage Market, the emporium is looking for people to take up stalls, both permanent and temporary, inside the market space for either a … [Read more…]