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The Digbeth Business Forum hits the ground running

Posted by Andy Parker on June 11, 2018

The very first Digbeth Business Forum (DBF) was a resounding success last week! Various faces from across the city’s Creative Quarter were at Zellig’s the Old Library on Tuesday 5th June to discuss how we can keep Digbeth moving forward. Furthermore, the exciting idea was mooted for the possibility of launching a Digbeth BID (Business […]

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Impressive Channel 4 sculpture now in our reception!

Posted by Andy Parker on June 05, 2018

Have you seen the cool Channel 4 sculpture on display in our reception? This impressive piece of visual art is by the Digbeth-based Iron Oxide, the acclaimed designers and bespoke lighting manufacturers. The design is filled with clever nods to Birmingham’s proud past as the birthplace of the industrial revolution – check out the rugged […]

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Artfinder names Digbeth artist Lucy Fiona Morrison ‘Artist of the Week’

Posted by Andy Parker on May 29, 2018

Digbeth-based artist Lucy Fiona Morrison has recently been named ‘Artist of the week’ by influential art website Artfinder. The talented young painter has received plaudits for her oil works, exquisitely created using traditional methods of paint making & application, after being featured in the online art marketplace’s newsletter that goes out to a whopping 65,000 […]

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The inaugural Industry Open is coming to Ghetto Golf!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on May 08, 2018

Forget The Open and the PGA Championship… the golfing trophy everybody REALLY wants is coming to Digbeth this month: the Ghetto Golf Industry Open! In their first citywide tournament since opening, Ghetto Golf are inviting the great and the good from Birmingham’s nightlife industry to enter teams in the crazy golf challenge at their venue […]

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Digbeth Dining Club lunch poster

Digbeth Dining Club to open at lunchtime every last Friday of the month!

Posted by Andy Parker on April 26, 2018

Digbeth Dining Club will be opening at 12 noon every last Friday of the month! The acclaimed weekly 3-day street food event hosts some of the finest street food traders in the UK, cooking deliciously high quality, locally-sourced food to the people of the Midlands on Lower Trinity Street right here in Digbeth. The first […]

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Digbeth’s 3D specialists creating a Windrush commemoration with TV legend!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on April 25, 2018

To mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the famous Windrush ship, bringing the first group of migrants to Britain from the Caribbean, legendary children’s TV presenter, campaigner and member of the House of Lords Baroness Floella Benjamin has teamed up with Birmingham City Council for a very special project. And one of Digbeth’s […]

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Car Park Closure – This Weekend

Posted by Chris Pettitt on May 01, 2018

Due to a private event taking place this coming weekend (May 5th/6th), Trinity Street Car Park, located on Heath Mill Lane, will be closed from 3pm this Friday 4th May. There will be no access in or out of the car park after 3pm Friday until the car park reopens at 8am on Monday 7th […]

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The Old Crown relaunch ‘Cafe 1368’

Posted by Chris Pettitt on April 18, 2018

Not content with being the best (and oldest) pub in Birmingham, The Old Crown are now bringing the finest food and coffee to your workday with the launch of Cafe 1368! Serving breakfast, brunch & lunch, the cafe will offer an innovative, nutritious and tasty range of options – from light bites on the go […]

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Baked In Brick are hiring!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on April 11, 2018

Preparations are continuing for the highly-anticipated launch of the new Baked In Brick pizzeria this summer. The multi award-winning street food company, founded by the extraordinarily talented Lee Desanges, is taking the big step of opening its first permanent restaurant here at the Custard Factory, and we can’t wait! Ahead of the opening, Lee is […]

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Fazeley Street Road Closures – April/May 2018

Posted by Chris Pettitt on April 05, 2018

Since October 2017, LM (Laing O’Rourke and J. Murphy & Sons Joint Venture) has been carrying out Enabling Works for phase one of High Speed Two (HS2) in Birmingham. This includes preparing for the new HS2 Curzon Street Station. To make sure LM can carry out this work effectively, they need to temporarily close a […]

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