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November’s finally here, and we’ve got some of the best events in Digbeth to take you through the shorter days and into the longer nights, from quizzes and live music to markets and workshops!

Discover Digbeth throughout November with…

Wednesday/Thursday nights

Quiz nights

The Old Crown (High Street)

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Assemble your crew because The Old Crown is bringing iconic TV show quizzes to Digbeth! Kicking things off on Thursday 9th is It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, followed by Doctor Who’s 60th Anniversary quiz on Thursday 23rd, and Brooklyn 99 on Wednesday 29th.

Throughout November

Live music

Dead Wax (Adderley Street)

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Always bringing the best live music to Digbeth, Dead Wax has another packed schedule of must-see acts, including Bex, Effenaar (debut headline), Mosaics, Stanleys, The Glass Hearts, Roommates, Velvet Hands, The Zangwills and many more!

Image: Dead Wax Digbeth

O2 Institute (High Street)

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Another destination for live music and shows is the O2 Institute Birmingham – just a selection of the amazing acts coming this November includes The Pigeon Detectives, Ayra Starr, The Cult, Bruno Major, Dub FX and Friendly Fires, to name a few.

Launching Thursday 2nd November

Ba-Ha and The Rainbow Present 3XP: Pub Quiz, Pizza and Pint

The Rainbow Pub (High Street)

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We have another exciting new event: every first Thursday of the month, head to The Rainbow for an unbeatable trio of pub quiz, pizza and pint – the first theme is 90s! The winning team gets free meals from the yummy Ba-Ha vegan plus a £30 bar tab. There’ll also be 2for1 sides and drinks for the occasion!

Friday 3rd November

The Magical Market

Factory Works (Custard Factory, Gibb Street)

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Digbeth is set for a magic moment when The Magical Market comes to Digbeth! With over 50 stalls to browse, discover some of the best small businesses and get to know the faces behind the brands. Keep an eye on their Instagram for the full list of magical traders.

Wednesday 8th November

Under The Rainbow comedy launch

The Rainbow Pub (High Street)

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A brand new, inclusive comedy night is coming to Digbeth at The Rainbow! Under The Rainbow begins on Wednesday 8th, with launch night acts including Kirsty Munro, Josh Reynolds and Mary Flanigan – plus, you can pay what you want for tickets!

Image: Under The Rainbow Comedy

Friday 10th November

The Sonic Exchange

suki10c (Bordesley Street)

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The Sonic Exchange is a grassroots project cultivating underground dance culture in Birmingham, and they’re inviting you along on 10th November for the best house, dance, breaks and trance beats at suki10c in Digbeth!

Saturday 11th-Sunday 12th November

Independent Birmingham Festival

The Bond (Fazeley Street)

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The Independent Birmingham Festival RETURNS to The Bond in Digbeth on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th, celebrating the best of Birmingham’s indie foodie scene!

Expect pop-ups from restaurants who you won’t find at your usual street food events, such as Adam’s, Eat Vietnam, A La Mexicana, Shababs, Tiger Bites Pig, Smoke + Ash, Trentina, Yardbirds, The Meat Shack, Raja Monkey, Wayland’s Yard, The MilkCake Man, Buddha Belly, Cleopatra’s Kitchen, LA-POP, Passing Fancies, Fox & Chance, Loki Wine and Pause!

Plus, there’ll be cocktail bars, craft beers, an independent artisan market, live music from local bands and more!

Image: Independent Birmingham

Saturday 11th November 

Full Moon Party

Luna Springs (Lower Trinity Street)

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The iconic Full Moon Party is back at Luna Springs this November! Party the night away in Digbeth with street food, live DJs, acrobats, percussionists and roaming entertainers. 

And for all the dancing queens, the Mamma Mia XXL Brunch is back this month, or why not join the Sinister Circus on Saturday 18th?

Friday 17th November

SOSA Presents COCO Birmingham

Lab11 (Trent Street)

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For the first time EVER in Birmingham, SOSA is bringing the famous COCO party to Lab11 here in Digbeth – expect a line-up featuring the best handpicked talent for the big event!

Also this November, join Lab11 on Saturday 11th November for LEVELS 5th Birthday, with Darius Syrossian headlining, alongside rising stars Luke Dean, Ozzie Guven, Blondi and Alex Bowen, as well as Hourglass Birmingham on Saturday 18th November with an up and coming line-up featuring Tom Nolan, Félix, Shakti, One-Up and Callvm.

Image: Lab11

Friday 17th November-Friday 1st December

Hissy Fit pop-up shop

Zellig (Gibb Street)

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We can’t wait for Birmingham-based sustainable clothing brand Hissy Fit to bring their pop-up to Digbeth! Don’t miss their launch party on Friday 17th, where you can shop the new collections and meet the owner; there’ll also be a DJ, drinks, nibbles, activities, freebies and discounts.

Saturday 18th November

The English Whisky Festival

The Bond (Fazeley Street)

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For one day only, find all the best English whisky distilleries under one roof at The Bond, Digbeth! The fourth annual English Whisky Festival shows off this exciting and rapidly growing scene, plus will have a food court, onsite bar, onsite whisky shop and so much more that you need to check out for yourself.

Saturday 18th-Sunday 19th November

Paperdolls Handmade Market

Factory Works (Custard Factory, Gibb Street)

Free entry!

We are so excited for Paperdolls Winter Market to return to Factory Works this November! 

They’ll be joined by a fantastic line-up of artists and designer makers from across the UK, bringing art and illustration, botanical, ceramics, children’s items, clothing, homeware, jewellery, textiles and more – the perfect way to kick off your Christmas shopping!

Saturday 18th November

Thirty: Three Decades of Dance

XOYO (Lower Trinity Street)

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Thirty merges three decades of dance music into one unforgettable club night – join them as they take over Digbeth’s cool new night-out venue, XOYO on Saturday 18th, with a huge line-up of acts – check it out here.

That’s certainly not all for XOYO Birmingham – they have plenty of live music shows throughout November, including Sundara Karma, The View, Black Grape and Passenger, plus their weekly XOYO Fridays aren’t to be missed!

Thursday 23rd-Sunday 26th November

Birmingham Tradfest

The Crossing (Milk Street) and Nortons Digbeth (Meriden Street)

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Back for its 8th year in Digbeth, Birmingham Tradfest is an Irish traditional music festival that reignites the thriving Irish music scene in the city! As well as concerts, there’s late night festival club nights, sessions, a youth award and workshops – you definitely don’t want to miss all this.

Image: Birmingham Tradfest

Saturday 25th November

Birmingham Craft & Flea

Factory Works (Custard Factory, Gibb Street)

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We LOVE it when the Craft & Flea, the UK’s biggest indie market, comes to Digbeth – and this time, it’s getting festive! 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!

Which of these events are you looking forward to this November? And for more of the latest Digbeth events and news, follow us @InDigbeth on social media!

Cover image: Craft & Flea