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.