It’s been quite some time since I have taken a walk around Digbeth in Birmingham to photograph its thriving and ever changing street art scene.
For those not in the know, Digbeth is a short walk from Birmingham Moor Street Station and styles itself as the “creative quarter” of the city. The street art fans out in all directions from the old Bird’s Custard Factory and attracts street artists from around the world. Pre-Covid it also hosted regular City of Colours Festival where you could watch some of the artists in action.
In 2018 The Sunday Times named Digbeth the ‘Coolest Neighbourhood in Britain’. As well as the graffiti art that adorns many of the brick walls of the old factories that once thrived in this area Digbeth is home to many studios, pop-up street food vendors, independent bars and clubs.
There are numerous official street walks you can take however I find it best just to start at the Custard factory and stroll around exploring the numerous streets and canal walkways.
Below is a selection of some of my favourite art works from recent visits to the area this year. I’ve tried to acknowledge the arts works where I can and am happy to add names where I’ve missed any.