650th Birthday Party at The Old Crown
As longevity goes six and a half centuries isn’t bad. That’s how long Birmingham’s oldest boozer has been serving drinks to its grateful citizens. To celebrate this incredible landmark the Brooklyn Brewery bus is parking up at Digbeth’s finest and selling its legendary beer (the first two hundred punters get a free can). Eats are provided by Leave it To Esmie, beats by Romo Weeks with live art from graffiti specialist Gent 48.
Sat 1 Sep 3pm – 11pm at The Old Crown, High St, Birmingham B12 0LD www.facebook.com
Longbridge Dining Club
The ‘eats, beats and liquid treats’ of Birmingham’s finest urban dining guerilla’s ups sticks to the rapidly regenerating south west district of Longbridge. Several traders to satisfy your every culinary streetfood whim including House of Hen, Chef Shack and Yo Dough. Not just about the eating though, Digbeth Arts Market is in attendance alongside fully stocked bars, cool tunes and the DDC guarantee of good vibes.
Sat 1 Sep 11am – 6pm at Longbridge Life, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 2US www.facebook.com
Middle Earth Festival at Sarehole Mill £1
The supposed inspiration for the Hobbiton Mill in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy is the perfect setting for a Middle Earth festival celebrating all things from the great author’s hairy fantasy universe. Fancy dress is actively encouraged so be prepared to bump into all manner of Orcs, Dwarves, Hobbits, Elves, Wizards and maybe a dragon or two. With reenactments, trails, crafts and plenty of activities for halflings, not to mention the breathtaking mill (at reduced entry), there’s something for everyone.
Sat 1 Sep & Sun 2 Sep at Sarehole Mill, Cole Bank Rd, Birmingham B13 0BD £1 www.birminghammuseums.org.uk
Garden Party 5.5 at Digbeth Community Garden
The community garden is a beautiful green paradise hidden in the industrial landscape of Digbeth and providing a serene space for anyone wishing to escape for a few moments or longer. Thriving on the input of volunteers it’s a lovely setting, get down there and check it out as part of a charity event to raise money for the Meena Centre, that provides support for asylum seeking women and children based in Hockley. Several acts are performing including Thievez, Madi Saskia and Shaun Gambowl and the Plagiarists.
Sat 1 Sep 2pm – 9pm at Digbeth Community Garden, Shaw’s Passage, Birmingham B5 5PG www.facebook.com
The Interpreters Live at the Diskery
Get your vinyl shopping kicks rummaging amid the cavernous interior of the wonderful Diskery whilst having your eardrums pounded by the pop, punk, ska of local rhythm oiks The Interpreters. It’s the only way to shop for records.
Sat 1 Sep 2.30pm at The Diskery, 99-102 Bromsgrove St, Birmingham B5 6QB www.facebook.com
Lady Sanity at The Flapper
Punch records hit The Flapper with a showcase of local and emerging talent under the banner Welcome To My City. Headlining is the bang on sophisticated patter of rapper Lady Sanity, the voice of Birmingham’s Commonwealth Games handover and destined for huge things. Support comes from Jerome Thomas, MC Nelson, SVGA and Vanessa Maria.
Sat 1 Sep 8pm at The Flapper, Kingston Row, Cambrian Wharf, Birmingham B1 2NU www.facebook.com
High Horses at The Prince of Wales
Local folk rockers and six piece party starters High Horses will be raising a ruckus at The Prince tonight with an unofficial Moseley Folk Festival after party. Bring the weekend to a close in gloriously shambolic style with one of the city’s finest live bands.
Sun 2 Sep 10pm at The Prince of Wales, 118 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8EE www.facebook.com
Published on: Sat 30 Jun 2018