Sep

12

Also on 29th September in Brum … Oxfam’s Virtuous Vintage Fair

OXFAM OFFERS BIRMINGHAM’S VINTAGE LOVERS A PLACE TO SWAP AND SHOP

Birmingham’s vintage vixens and retro revellers are in for a treat, as the city’s Oxfam fundraising team brings its first Virtuous Vintage Fair to town.

Taking place on Saturday 29 September 1-5pm at The Rainbow in Digbeth, the event will see a whole host of stall holders from across the region selling everything from stylish homeware to trendy trinkets.

Alongside numerous stalls will be a vintage inspired hair and beauty stylist, on hand to create cool and classic looks.  In addition, there will be a clothes customisation workshop, offering shoppers top tips on how to get the retro look for less.  On top of this will be a live DJ set, as well as a complimentary welcome drink and raffle taking place throughout the day.  

For fashionistas looking to really bag a bargain, the Virtuous Vintage team will also be running Oxswap between 2-4pm – a clothes swapping extravaganza, offering visitors the chance to exchange three of their own washed and ironed items, for those  brought by other shoppers. 

Sara Fernie-Jones, event coordinator for the Oxfam Birmingham Fundraising group, commented: “We wanted to organise an event that people would really enjoy, while raising much needed funding for Oxfam.  All of the money that we raise through the Virtuous Vintage Fair will go straight to Oxfam, allowing people in developing coutries to help themselves & achieve a better quality of life”

Entry into the event will be £3 per person.  For more information on the Virtuous Vintage Fair, as well as forthcoming fundraising events, find our page on Facebook at ‘Oxfam Birmingham Fundraising Group’. 

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Sep

10

Build up to 29th: Saint Caffe

We are delighted that Saints is part of Coffee Birmingham day on the 29th. Saints  is a fantastic indie coffee shop which has been going now for four years and has a fantastic reputation for delivering high quality coffee, food and cakes,  most of which is prepared on site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those who know Saints understand that their staff are customer focussed and serious about coffee … and this is very much at the heart of what they will be delivering on the 29th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to their regular offerings,  Saints will be serving a number of brews with options on guest espresso and two options on v60 and aeropress.

So as part of all the activities on  head over to the leafy St Paul’s Square on September 29th ad be sure to check out the special and exclusive coffees on offer from one of our gem indie coffee shops along with all the usual high quality cakes and food that they serve.

With thanks to Geoff and the whole team for their continued support, input and ideas.

For more information:
Follow them on twitter @saintcaffe
Hashtags: #coffeebrum #indielove
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Sep

07

Build up to 29th: Urban Coffee Company

In the build up to Saturday 29th September, we will introducing the venues where each of the events and activities will be taking place.

Urban Coffee Company will turn their Church St and Jewellery Quarter emporiums into hives of fun, interaction and social activity to showcase what goes on in the Urban Coffee community.

There will be live music in their Jewellery Quarter Emporium, live art workshops at their Church Street Emporium as well as range of other activities which reflects what happens in the Urban community.

The interaction between independent coffee and culture will be very much alive on the day!

Added to this, Urban will be serving an array of coffee and cakes as well as its brunch menu.

More info to come.
@urbancoffeeco // www.urbancoffee.co.uk

 

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Sep

06

Coffee Birmingham Needs You! Volunteers wanted for September 29th

Coffee Birmingham Needs You! Volunteers wanted for September 29th

Coffee Birmingham day on September is approaching and we are looking for volunteers to help us with a range of activities.

In the e run up to and on Saturday 29th September, we are looking for volunteers who can help out to support the smooth delivery of the event and drive cusomters to the coffee shop venues.

If you are passionate for independents or coffee or quality produce and being involved in fabulous events, then Coffee Birmingham is for you.

You will have:

  • creative ideas and input into marketing and events
  • good customer facing skills
  • experience of working on live events
  • a desire to work in marketing, events, hospitality or the coffee industry.

Our aim is to give you the best experience to flex your creative muscles. We have good links to industry and we would ensure that if you are serious about a career in events, hospitality or the coffee industry, we will do our best to help you further your career ambitions.

Interested? Email tim@coffeebirmingham.co.uk with a few lines on what relevant experience you have, what you want to gain from the opportunity, and your availability for up to and on Saturday September 29th.

Hashtags: #indielove #coffeebrum.

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Aug
29

Vodcast: Coffee Birmingham meets Urban Coffee Company

In the build up to September 29th, we will be doing a series of videos to celebrate Birmingham’s independent scene. First up, the guys at Urban Coffee Company invited me over to film. Armed with the power cameras on my tab and my phone, I made the best use of the footage I had to put this together.

Please excuse my meagre creative skills. I am not a filmmaker. In fact, I used Windows Live Movie Maker to do this.

What I want to do though these films is to capture an appreciation for indies across the city. Thanks to Peter for using his drama school training to good effect (!) and to the team of Urbanistas who were happy to commit their talents to film.

To those whose faces appear in the videos, please let me know so we can credit you as an #indielove person. It would be good to know who your name beyond being Urban customers.

More to come next week.

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Aug

05

Coffee Birmingham working with the Coffee Club Collective

We are delighted to confirm the Coffee Club Collective as a supporter and will be working with them throughout September.

The story of the Coffee Club Collective is simple: a group of young and ambitious artists decided to meet up regularly at Urban Coffee Company one afternoon a week and create together! What a great advert to demonstrate how coffee shops are natural hives of community and creative activities.

Tris Holliday, one of the artists from the Coffee Club Collective, takes up the story, “The independent coffee houses of Birmingham have been a second home for all of Coffee Club.” He goes to onto say, “in them, many prints and ideas have been created, and countless meetings have been had. So it feels very fitting that we should support them, as with out good coffee in Birmingham, there would be no Coffee Club.”

So, loving this natural association between the indie coffee shops and creativity, Coffee Birmingham are all too delighted to be working with the Coffee Club Collective.

With this in mind, in September we will be running a few very special events with the Collective in the lead up to and on the 29th September itself.

Watch this space for more news imminently.

For more on the Coffee Club Collective visit: http://www.coffeeclubcollective.com or say hello to them on twitter: @wearecoffeeclub

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Aug

04

The Spirit of Birmingham Walking Tour, September 29th 2012

On Coffee Birmingham day (September 29th 2012), Midlands Discovery Tours in association with Coffee Birmingham will present  The Spirit of Birmingham.

“Join an expert local Blue Badge tourist guide for a very special walking tour of Birmingham.

The tour is a celebration of Birmingham as a city of creativity, innovation and enterprise, from its earliest days to modern times.

As we walk the streets of the modern city centre and Jewellery Quarter, you will discover how Birmingham has always been a place that has welcomed and encouraged original thinking, and hear stories of some of the men and women who took advantage of that spirit.  Find out how local people’s ideas shaped the world around them, and how independent Birmingham businesses became household names.

But as tour guide Ian Braisby will introduce, it’s not just about the past – we will also explore modern Birmingham’s thriving independent scene and some of the key locations and areas where it can be found.

Covering everything from music, art and literature to industry and, of course, food and drink, this very special tour is an entertaining and informative look at a city that has always lived up to its motto “Forward”.

These events are very popular and offered on a first-come first-served basis so book your place early.

Times and booking details coming soon, but for more information, please contact Midlands Discovery Tours by calling Ian Braisby on:

07970 655 261
or visit www.midlandsdiscoverytours.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MidlandsDiscoveryTours
Twitter: @MidsDiscovery
Hashtags: #indielove #coffeebrum

 

 

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