Digbeth, Public Art & Peaky Film
Visit the ancient area where Birmingham began as a market hamlet. Experience atmospheric parts and understand the industrial heritage and get a feel for this bohemian part of Birmingham. See public art of all descriptions, as well as canals and modern developments. See the HS2 railway line being built. The area is soon to be the film set for the Peaky Blinder feature film produced by Stephen Knight as well as the home of the TV series Masterchef. The coming of HS2 and the Metro and the modernity of this place as it becomes ever more part of the city centre, adds to tour interest.
The tour is conducted by Jonathan Berg, author and photographer. Jonathan’s book on the public art of Birmingham is due to be published in November 2023. The tour is a 2-hour walking tour from the city centre to Digbeth and Deritend. Total route is between 3-4 km.
An eTicket Is sent to you sometime after your automated booking receipt, with joining instructions. You do not need to print it off. If you are booking close to the start time, just come to the meeting point for the tour start time.
Live Audio: We pioneered the use of live audio, which enables social distancing-plus and you can hear the guide clearly wherever you are.
Earphones: Please try and bring your own (old style 3.5mm jack) or we provide a new pair which you keep at the end (donation to our charity appreciated at tour end).
Sifa Fireside: We donate part of our turnover and any donations at tour end to Sifa Fireside, a well-known Birmingham charity which works on issues of homelessness in our city.
Tour start: The Bull statue, Bullring. Tour finish: Great Western Arcade, City Centre – at a ‘not for profit’ pub where you can have a coffee/ tea/beer/light lunch.
For Birmingham Heritage Week this tour is offered at a reduced price.
Organised by Positively Birmingham Walking Tours
Date & TimeSat 9 Sept | 10.30am-12.30pm
Sat 16 Sept | 10.30am-12.30pm
Start: The Bull Statue, Bullring Shopping Centre
Finish: Great Western Arcade, Good Intent Pub