Updates from Provide — digbeth

The sun came out!

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  Our plan worked! After weeks and weeks of rain, it was looking like we weren't going to get a summer at all. We planned our summer party optimistically and lo and behold, the sun came out just in time for us. Dave set up his soundsystem, Neeko was on top form and you all came out to enjoy the evening and eat tons of jerk chicken from the Greenhouse barbecue. Thanks to everyone who joined us last Saturday; we hope you had a good time. We definitely enjoyed ourselves, hence the lack of photos...

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Summer is a state of mind

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  We've had pretty abysmal weather so far this Summer. A few weeks ago we decided - along with Ben from Stag Creative Barbers who is just around the corner from us at The Custard Factory - to have a Summer party regardless of what the weather was doing. We thought that the lack of sun shouldn't mean a lack of summertime good vibes, so we asked our friends at The Old Crown if they'd host us for an evening. They host us most evenings, but we wanted to make some flyers and bring a sound system, so it was only...

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  Local bar Suki10c held a fundraiser on Sunday to help with their escalating legal costs - apparently someone in the neighbourhood doesn't like bars, which is a bit unfortunate in a neighbourhood full of bars. In association with our friends at Street Art Birmingham they gathered a host of DJs and artists for an all day event which featured live painting from the likes of Lisk Bot, Philth and members of the After Hour Authors collective. I wasn't able to make it down on the day, so I took a stroll over there this morning to check out the new...

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Birmingham Architecture Festival

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We met Laira recently when she was in Digbeth plotting things with Craig. A couple of weeks later, and fundraising for the first Birmingham Architecture Festival has just begun on Kickstarter. The festival will take place between 24-27 May, and will include guided tours, workshops, film screenings, talks and exhibitions.   The architecture in Birmingham - and Digbeth in particular - was a major factor in the decision to set up PROVIDE here, so we are very excited about this celebration of the buildings all around us. Check out the fundraising information here, and pledge your support if you can. BAF is...

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Flatpack Festival & PROVIDE Cinema

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Photo: Chris Milliman Flatpack Festival is a city-wide cultural event that happens every year in Birmingham, and we were thrilled to be invited to join the programme of events last month. Saturday was Cyclomania, a day for celebrating all things bike-related. There was bike polo with Birmingham Bike Foundry, a Bicycle Basket Bazaar, and PROVIDE Cinema hosted a screening of Bicycle Dreams in the Custard Factory Theatre. The 2009 documentary follows riders in the Race Across America - touted as the most gruelling endurance event in the world, as they battle all terrains, weather, other riders and push their own bodies and characters...

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