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Happy May! From April Showers to May Flowers, we are feeling all the spring vibes #InDigbeth

From bingo and parties to exclusive Bank Holiday tapas and raves, we’ve got it all this May – take a look at a few of our top picks from Digbeth’s amazing venues:

Throughout April

Live Music

O2 Institute Birmingham

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Be prepared for another big month of live music at O2 Institute Birmingham – just a few artists we can’t wait to see include Lil Yachty, Ledisi, James Mcvey, Bailey Zimmerman, Myles Smith, Iyamah, The Vivienne, Bella Mae, Leah Kate and so many more!

Friday 3rd May

Tapas Takeover and Live Music

Cafe LoveLife

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Tap into a flavourful night of Tapas, music and wine at Cafe LoveLife this Bank Holiday weekend!

LoveLife have put together an exclusive 1-night-only menu; featuring 16 small plates, inspired by their travels in and around Spain. Expect Steamed Mussels A La Marinera, Beef Albondigas, Padron peppers, Patatas Bravas (of course), and so much more! Pair these delights with a selection of organic and low-interference wines and cocktails. Plus enjoy LIVE music to elevate your evening, and transport you from Digbeth to Spain for that LoveVibe Life

Tapas at Cafe LoveLife
Image: Cafe LoveLife

Saturday 4th May

The Craft and Flea Spring Market

Factory Works, The Custard Factory

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It always puts a Spring in our step when the Craft & Flea, the UK’s biggest indie market, comes to Digbeth! Find the most unique gifts with everything including illustration, vintage bric-a-brac, plants, jewellery, sustainable products and food, ceramics, candles and way more.

If you love to shop small and local from a curated market, this is the event for you!

Outside The Factory Works
Image: Craft and Flea

Saturday 4th May

Moho’s Cowboy Carter Party

Deadwax Digbeth

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Beyoncé is coming to Digbeth… Well, sort of… Deadwax are hosting a listening party for her NEW album! ALSO there will be plenty of MOHO classics all night long, which include soulful melodies, RnB and Hip Hop classics from the 90’s – 00’s!

Saturday 4th May

Party and Paint Sing A long

Secret Space

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Unleash your creativity with a paintbrush in one hand and your favourite drink in the other, all whilst the DJ spins the very best of 90s RnB, hip-hop and club classics!

No experience? No problem! The expert artists will guide you step by step, plus all attendees will receive a complimentary welcome drink upon arrival and there are prizes up for grabs too.

Sunday 5th May

Sunday Sessions

The Night Owl

Free Entry!

Soul Session will be hosting their very first Sunday Session at The Night Owl! Get ready for an afternoon filled with soulful tunes, leading the lineup is Hali Ray, a brum-born musician with a classic vibe and a modern twist. Also, catch performances by Jocelyn and Jessie Desai.

Artwork for The Night Owl - May
Image: The Night Owl

Sunday 5th May

Worth The Weight Kilo Sale

Factory Works, The Custard Factory

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Grab a bag and dive into the treasure trove of vintage goodies for just £20 per kilo! Worth the Weight will be coming with 9 tonnes of handpicked vintage stock from the 60s-90s, including all of your favourite branded names. With fresh stock rolling in all day, the racks stay full and fresh, no matter what time you arrive!

A Worth the Weight Kilo Sale - May
Image: Worth the Weight

Friday 10th to Sunday 19th May

The Flatpack Festival

Various Venues

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Listen up film and music lovers, the annual flatpack festival is back at 5 venues across Digbeth! 

The Mockingbird, Pan-pan, Nortons, Printmakers Arms and The Old Crown will be lighting up their screens with different films and media forms, including animation, documentaries, short films, music videos and experimental cinema.

Outside The Mocking Bird- May
Image: Nadine Hannelore

Saturday 11th May

Old Skool Bingo – R&B Special

Sector 57

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Join Sector 57 for a night packed with beats, bingo rounds and crazy challenges! Live DJs will be mixing the best tunes from the 80s, 90s, and 00s. With fun prizes and the chance to be crowned King or Queen of RnB Bingo, it’s a party you won’t want to miss!

People enjoying Old Skool Bingo - May
Image: Old Skool Bingo

Saturday 11th May

UKG Bingo

Zumhof Biergarten

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UKG Bingo is coming to Digbeth and making its debut in Brum! Get ready for a night of bingo and basslines, celebrating everything UK Garage in the best way possible.

Put on your favourite Moschino shirt, bring out the bling and grab your tickets to groove to old-school garage tunes while playing bingo!

Throughout April

The Rainbow Cake by Jane’s Patisserie

The Big Bakes

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Now that the April showers are behind us, The Big Bakes are bringing us a special Rainbow cake in collaboration with Jane Dunn also known as Jane’s Patisserie!

Plus, everyone who books a ticket to bake the Rainbow cake during May, will be entered into a prize draw to win 2 tickets to a special event with cakes, bubbles and Jane herself later in the year!

The Rainbow Cake at The Big Bakes- May
Image: The Big Bakes

Saturday 25th May

Summer Party with Martin Kemp

Luna Springs

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Join Martin Kemp at Luna Springs as he trades his bass for the decks and spins the biggest and best hits from the 1980s!

Dig out those 80`s clothes, grab your dancing shoes, and prepare to enjoy a night of pure ‘Gold’ and yes fancy dress is encouraged!

Martin Kemp Summer Party at Luna Springs - May
Image: Luna Springs

Sunday 26th May

Glas May Spring Bank Holiday Rave

Lab11

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Following a smashing Easter bank holiday rave, Glas is returning to Lab11 for another round! In this next edition, they’re ramping up the production with a lineup set to cover everything from house and bass to garage, tech, bassline, DNB and RnB anthems!

It’s going to be a night to remember with 3 rooms with special FX including, CO2, confetti, pyrotechnics and live dancers and entertainers!

Wednesday 29th May

Reel Brum

Fazeley Studios

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Digbeth is becoming a hub for film-making, and if you want to be part of the thriving community, come along to Reel Brum’s monthly events. Join their fourth meet-up of the year on the 29th of this month, where there’ll be a mixture of film screenings, networking, pitching and idea development.

This event is open to anyone involved or interested in films or film-making!

Don’t forget about the Digbeth Nightlife Challenge – check out here for the prize and other details!

What are you most excited for this May #InDigbeth? Let us know, and don’t forget to follow us @InDigbeth for more!