Secret Garden Sessions

On Friday July the 5th the Secret Garden sessions continue.
For July’s edition we have Cecily, The Retinal Circus and Martin the Obscure.
A mixture of acoustic guitar, keyboard and quirky stories.
Pay as you feel recommended £15, £10, £5
6.30pm-9.30pm See less

Secret Garden Gig

Music at Digbeth Community Garden returns for Digbeth First Friday.
Three acoustic guitarists telling their stories through their whimsical songs
Pay as you feel 6.30-9.30pm


Join ITZATNA Arts for ‘BEANFEAST’ – an interactive cooking and gardening workshop inspired by the magical staple foods of Mexican cuisine and agriculture: Beans, Maize, & Squash!

Learn about the ‘Milpa’ or ‘Three Sisters’ companionship planting method of growing maize corn, beans, and squash courgettes

Have a go at cooking authentic Mexican recipes with artist and chef Alfredo Hau

Taste our ‘Sopa De Milpa’ and other healthy and affordable vegetarian dishes

Hear ancient Mexican myths, legends, and stories

Swap or take organic and heirloom seeds home

Learn more about the Birmingham Food Revolution and Local Food Legends Funding

These workshops have been created in collaboration with Digbeth Community Garden and supported by The Birmingham Food Legends Fund 2023 and Birmingham Food Revolution.

Please reserve a place by booking on Eventbrite:

The Secret Peasants Garden Party

Join Digbeth Community Garden, Warehouse Cafe, and Itzatna Arts for a radical grassroots weekender of Anti-Imperialist creative resistance against the coronation of Charles III.

Following on from Itzatna Arts ‘(Secret) Peasants Tea Party’ last year in protest against the insidious and unquestioned Platinum Jubilee ‘celebrations’, and the postcolonial circus of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – we’re now responding to the appalling arrests of anti-Monarchist campaigners in Oxford and Edinburgh last year, which all raise serious questions about the way in which major forces are attempting to silence our dissent in the UK.

Digbeth Community Garden and Itzatna want to transform the quiet oasis of the community garden at the urgent, potent time of the Coronation Bank Holiday weekend, to enable radical conversations and collaborations between artists and activists.


Expect a range of workshops, live bands, soapbox stand-up, political piñatas, and a silent disco!

Full line up of artists, acts and activist/campaign groups presenting will be announced – watch this space!

For more info and to book tickets, sign up to our Eventbrite:

First Friday garden gig

Gates open at 6, music 7 to 9. We will have the usual impromptu bar and food is available from the warehouse cafe.

Apollo ID is an indie soul artist who sings through spacious instrumentals as he takes us through a spiritual journey.

Sam Cornwell is a well known blues guitarist and folk musician who has been living and playing in and around King’s Heath many years, he has a very distinctive playing style, runs a local folk choir (Voices), is a part time gardener, a puzzle maker and all round nice geezer. Sam writes his own songs but also arranges songs to suit his own playing and singing technique to make folk and pop songs with a very different sound. He often performs with a female vocalist too

Tim Martin is a disabled musician who came to music and song writing later in life, he plays a 6 string baritone ukulele, a baritone banjolele, a stick dulcimer and often sits on a cajon/kick drum – Many of Tim’s songs are inspired by politics, the environment, and of course love- or lack of it 🙂 He also performs with a band called The Buskateers, and vocal choirs The Birmingham Clarion Singers and Sam Cornwell’s voices.