The Dirty Bristow Summer Fête

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The Dirty Bristow Summer Fête

Postby mike » Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:42 pm

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In a display of seasonal awareness to match how Bill Oddie thinks it’s time to watch spring in May, Birmingham City Centre is getting a Summer Fête at the end of August. The Edge in Digbeth will be the venue for Punch & Judy, Splat The Rat, a Tug O’ War, Teddy Bear Bungee, Guess The Weight Of The Cake, and all of the stuff you would expect at a traditional British summer fête — plus music and comedy from some exciting acts.
It’s the launch event for new Brum-based magazine Dirty Bristow The magazine doesn’t carry adverts, in order to give full freedom to the writers and illustrators — and so each issue will hold fundraising events to offset the cost of production. Issue one is packed with literary musings, essays, fiction and art on the theme of ‘birth’, and the only way to guarantee a copy is to come to the fête.

The mayor and vicar of the small fictional hamlet of Dirty Bristow have collected a huge variety of traditional musics, comedy, stalls and games — and have arranged for them to happen:
on Saturday 28th August from 6pm ’til Late
at The Edge in Digbeth
for the tiny tiny fee of £5 — which includes a copy of Dirty Bristow issue one (magazine usually £3.50)
So far confirmed is live music from 8-Bit Ninjas and Glatze and comedy from Tom Lennon and Harry Vale, more acts and attractions are to be announced.

Tickets/more info link: http://dirtybristow.co.uk/
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Re: The Dirty Bristow Summer Fête

Postby Daz » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:14 pm

I bought my ticket last night.

Though I am a bit bemused by the pricing.

I got to pay £10 which appears to give me exactly the same as if I'd paid £5.
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Re: The Dirty Bristow Summer Fête

Postby bounder » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:14 pm

if you paid £10 you became a member of the Parish Council… you get a bit more (not much I grant) but that's not really the idea — it's meant to be a way of soliciting donations (a sort of sponsorship).

But you do get to vote on whether we build an Adsa on the village green.
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Re: The Dirty Bristow Summer Fête

Postby bounder » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:20 pm

And we're very grateful. :)
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Re: The Dirty Bristow Summer Fête

Postby Bill Lees » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:24 pm

Teddy Bear Bungee sounds exciting.
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Re: The Dirty Bristow Summer Fête

Postby Daz » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:05 am

But you do get to vote on whether we build an Adsa on the village green.


Great, in that case I say build it, build it tall.
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