St Patrick’s Literary Festival Update

Good morning, this is Jim providing an update on the proposed St Patrick’s Literary Festival.

I have had an email from Kent Davis asking if all interested parties could meet next Tuesday at the Spotted Dog Pub on Warwick in Digbeth next Tuesday at 6pm. This will be a meeting to explain the ethos behind the gig, and what it plans to achieve. A map is provided for those unfamiliar with the area…

The Spotted Dog
104 Warwick Street
Birmingham, B12 0NH, UK
0121 772 3822

Furthermore, we have a proposed date for the event – Tuesday 16th March, at 7pm. The event will take place at the Old Crown in Digbeth, which is on the main High Street in Digbeth, positioned near the entrance of the Custard Factory. Please see the attached flyer, and forward it on to any parties that you think may be interested.

If you have any further questions then do not hesitate to contact me or Kent about this matter.


James Kennedy


Saint Patrick’s Day Readings!

Good afternoon and a happy new year to all.

I have had an email from Kent Davis, the owner of the Rainbow pub in Digbeth. He is planning a live literature event during Saint Patrick’s Day (or the corresponding weekend – date and venue tbc) which will be a tribute to the superb Irish literary canon.

 Readers can perform their own chosen favourites and/or inspirations – and from a list that involves Behan, Beckett, O’Brien(s), O’Casey, Wilde, Synge, Doyle, Banville, Enright, MacCabe to name but a few, taking the modern with the classics – the possibilities, as they say, are many. 

Would anybody be interested in performing at this event? I have only had this email through today from Kent but it sounds like a great idea.

Please get back to me at or chat about it here if you are interested. I would like to get a programme together for this and make it a real celebration!



Call for amateur artists / wordsmiths

This sounds like a job for the Wrote Underwriters! From Debut magazine’s blog (don’t ask me who Tracy is):

I am currently looking for fellow amateur artists/wordsmiths to take part in an exhibition/poetry slam. No location has been decided but it’s definitely going to be in Birmingham, the theme is ‘My Journal’ – a brief examination of our deepest thoughts and anxieties (regress to your teenage years). Thanks to Tracy it will definitely be May/June time all I need is some interest…so…who’s interested?

Trashy Intellectual…

Email: Sophie Morgan