Warwick Bar Summer Fete

A moveable feast of food, art and culture




Join us for the Warwick Bar Summer Fete, a moveable feast of art, culture and food.

Experience Digbeth’s canalside afresh with street food, guided walks, visual art & performance, aerial theatre, music, family friendly workshops, and a pedal powered cinema.


Visit an exhibition celebrating the revolutionary nature of David Bowie; ponder the past and future of Digbeth as a site for the genesis of Birmingham; be amazed by aerial acrobatics; critique consumption; attend publication launches; cycle power a cinema in the banana warehouse; and browse food and craft stalls.


Plus, don’t miss your chance to address the burning question of our age: if Digbeth were a pie, what would it taste like?

Warwick Bar Summer Fete, Edible Eastside and Digbeth Dining Club announce a jam-packed line of unusual sweet and savoury treats to suit every appetite. The following stalls will be situated across sites at Minerva Works and Edible Eastside: Bushman Wood Fired Pizzas, The Meat Shack, Bournville Waffle Company, The Mexican Bean, Devenish Girl, Unbuntu Handmade Bread, The Bearwood Pantry, Sbragias, Wildside Handmade Preserves and Miss Apples Sweets.

Cultural contributions brought to you by Vivid Projects, Still Walking, Ayo & Oni, Grand Union, Ikon’s Slow Boat, Companis, Stryx, MSFAC (Margaret Street Free Arts Council), RoguePlay Theatre, Harris Moore, WEMAKE6, and VINYL.





Full Programme

(with more tbc)


Warwick Bar, Digbeth, Birmingham B5


A moveable feast of art, culture and food with…


Pedal-Powered Cinema by Flatpack & Bike North @ Banana Warehouse.
www.flatpackfestival.org.uk & www.bikenorth.birmingham.gov.uk


Lip Service: Come on a lip-smacking journey through the delights of Warwick Bar with Companis. Let them chew you up and spit you out! www.companis.co.uk


STATE of Presents: A set of four responsive durational performances and works that utalise Edible Eastside’s shipping container as a base to explore the nature of presents. With works and performances from: Elenor Cassidy Smith, Vicky Roden, Karolina Szpyrko, Aleks Wojtulewicz. www.performingstate.wordpress.com


Another Television Ident by VINYL & Dan Fogarty @ Edible Eastside. www.vinylartspace.com


By the Canal guided walk led by Still Walking @ Streets, towpaths, land around Warwick Bar. 2pm.


Slain by the Cruel Blade of Post-Modernity Zine Launch (Issue 2, Grand Union)  by Ayo & Oni. Each copy of the zine includes a handwritten password, which allows access to their site-specific installation. @ Unit 2 Minerva Works. www.ayoandoni.net


Slow Boat Summer Launch with members of Ikon Youth Programme and artist Navin Rawanchaikul  @ Canalside, Warwick Bar, Minerva Works. 2 – 4pm.  www.ikonslowboat.com


Public Painting @ Harris-Moore Canvases, Unit 12, Minerva Works. www.harrismoorecanvases.co.uk


Consumption with Stryx, MSFAC (Margaret Street Free Arts Council) & WEMAKE6 @ Unit 13, Minerva Works. FREE. www.stryx.co.uk


Revolution 21: David Bowie with Leon Trimble, Chromatouch @ Vivid Projects, Unit 16, Minerva Works. 2 – 6pm. www.vividprojects.org.uk


Magic Eye exhibition with Goodiepal, Luke McCreadie, Plastique Fantastique, Alexander Stevenson, Jennet Thomas @ Grand Union, Unit 19, Minerva Works. www.grand-union.org.uk


Aerial Acrobatics by RoguePlay Theatre @ Minerva Works Car Park. www.rogueplay.co.uk


Edible Eastside Open Day includes:



Plant sale, mohito cocktail bar, The Digbeth Pie and an earth oven bread-making demonstation with Lizzy Bean www.edibleeastside.net



Miss Apples Sweets: An artisan bakery specialised in luscious handmade gourmet brigadeiros and custom designed cakes. www.missapplesweets.com



Wildside Handmade Preserves: Born from an enthusiasm for cooking, boating, waterways and hedgerows. Wildside Handmade Preserves uses the abundance of wild foods available on the canal towpath to make a variety of unusual Jams and preserves. www.wildsidepreserves.co.uk



Sbragias: Based on Fazeley street Sbragias serve quality sandwiches both deli and traditional.




Bearwood Pantry: Bearwood Pantry will be selling a range of organic, seasonal and local food and provisions that food that are affordable for all. www.bearwoodpantry.com




Unbuntu Handmade Bread: A community bread baking service, and seeks to change communities reliance on shop bought bread and to teach people to bake their own bread which is often healthier and cheaper to make. www.ubuntubread.co.uk



Devenish Girl: Making the finest handbaked cakes, cupcakes and tray bakes. www.devenishgirlbakery.co.uk



Digbeth Dining Club present:


The Mexican Bean: Delicious Mexican deep filled burritos and much more!


Bournville Waffle Company: freshly prepared Belgian Waffles made by street vendors with a sweet tooth www.thebournvillewafflecompany.co.uk



The Meat Shack: Burgers made from 28 day from aged beef sourced 20 miles from Birmingham and served medium. Served in hand made artisan sour dough buns and cooked to perfection.



Bushman Wood Fired Pizzas: Pizzas cooked the traditional way, in a hand-made wood fired oven. Cooked in less than 90 seconds at over 400 degrees centigrade, this is real fast food!