Summer Fete Programme, Sat 14th June 12-5pm

We are in preparation for Warwick Bar’s Summer Fete which will be  stacked with food and culture. The bunting going up in Minerva Works!

The fete is over two sites, Minerva Works and Edible Eastside, which are 2 minutes walk apart on Fazeley Street. All the workshops and performances are FREE unless stated.

For map and directions to Warwick Bar, see Welcome to Warwick Bar on the menu bar.




12.30 RICH McMAHON, contemporary Irish folk

16.00 THE DRIBBLERS, skiffle blues with watch-chains

Impromptu music and live art throughout the afternoon



IKON’S SLOW BOAT IYP welcomes you to join them in an afternoon of family-friendly activity by the Grand Union canalside.

12.30-16.00 Unit 11 TRADITIONAL CANAL-BOAT ART TAKES ON A NEW LOOK WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF PAKISTANI BUS ART. With artist Shaheen Ahmed, come and learn step by step colour and design techniques to create individual hand-painted Afghan Pots. In partnership with Heartlands Linear Canal Project

13.00-15.00 Grand Union (Unit 19, second floor) With artist Joanne Masding, enjoy the opportunity to PLAY WITH LIGHT AND SURFACE USING PROJECTORS AND EVERYDAY MATERIALS, and to learn more about Grand Union’s current exhibition The Possibility of an Island


TEES AND THAT young independent t-shirt company with a love of illustration and design

KAROLINE RERRIE hand printed greetings cards, limited edition artists’ books, fanzines and colouring books

MSFAC art collective producing prints, photographs, patches and structures

BOOK ELVES hand made expandable book shelves with bespoke design that can be made to your request

SBRAGIA quality sandwich bar and catering company offering hot and cold food to tempt the tastebuds. enquiries

DINA VERA have a little of what you fancy, Indian sweet bakes & desserts all in mini sizes. enquiries

BAILEY’S CARIBBEAN CUISINE winners of Birmingham’s Caribbean Food Festival, Bailey’s offers Caribbean food with a twist with their own variety of pepper sauces. enquiries

ALBUFEIRA authenticate Portuguese dishes that appeal to those who really enjoy good cooking. enquiries

 HARRIS-MOORE CANVAS provide bespoke Artists Canvases and all artists supplies

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LIVE/ART;- Programmed by hedgeenquiry@edibleeastside:-

14-16.00 Horse Woman. Martina Vermorel’s performance along the towpath tells a story of a woman who falls in love with a horse.

Post Colonial-Now, installation by canal. Based directly on homes found in her native Trinidad, Karen McLean’s work explores displacement, identity, home and globalisation; curated by TROVE & Hedge Enquiry

Onsite installation, Redhawk Logistica


13.00-15.00 BREAD BAKING with environmental artist and chef Lizzie Bean. Hands-on workshop using Edible Eastside’s own earth oven to make the freshest of breads



13.00 & 16.00 (30 min. approx)  BORDER PATROL: A GUIDED ROUR ROUND THE BLOCK  Join festival director of Still Walking Ben Waddington for an exploratory tour of the Grand Union Canal. Meet at the Edible Eastside Café 10 minutes prior to the start time.

15-16.00 FORAGING WALK. Ever thought there was no such thing as a free lunch? Join Eleanor Hoad of Urban Harvest to explore Digbeth’s edible wild plants, berries and nuts that can provide exactly that. Meet at Urban Harvest’s stall. (£5 per person, conc. price on request).

Edible Eastside’s Café welcomes you to enjoy their delicious locally produced food and drink.



THE BEARWOOD PANTRY informal food buying group that sources and supplies local, ethically produced, affordable foods

FOR CAKES SAKE five star cakes from the family run catering and cake decorating business.

UNBONTO HANDMADE BREAD south African hand-made yeasted and sourdough breads, with curry sauces   enquiries

HELEN TIDY – HANDMADE PRESERVES mouth-watering hand-made preserves using wild, foraged or local ingredients.

URBAN HARVEST delicious fruit juice, pickles, preserves and dried fruit harvested in Birmingham from surplice fruit.

WALSALL COLLEGE’S ART AND DESIGN students from the Extended Diploma show and sell very collectable artworks