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A New Dystopian-Inspired Pop-Up Bar Covered In Graffiti Is Coming To Birmingham

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer

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Sip on a beer and take in some street art at this brand new venue.

Looking for a new bar to catch up with mates that you needn’t have to book? Luckily, this pop-up bar in Digbeth is exactly that, and more. Known as Big Fang this outdoor pop-up bar is something you’ll really want to sink your teeth into (figuratively, of course).

Launching on April 23, Big Fang has collaborated with beer brand, Coors, as well as the creators of Birmingham’s favourite crazy golf areas, Ghetto Golf and Birdies, to create a a raw, dystopian-inspired space. The area located beneath the old railway arches in the heart of Digbeth is covered in graffiti, which Big Fang likes to call the “spray ground”.

Featuring a bar, a stage where live music will be played from, and plenty of outdoor seating, all of which is made from renewed and and recycled obscurities, the Big Fang pop-up is also set amongst the incredible back drop of existing street art by local artists. The organisers also decided an apocalyptic feel would add to the space, since lockdown has certainly made it feel like one, but instead of doom and gloom they’ll be bringing an end of the world party!

Big Fang will be serving a range of beers, including brews from Drygate Brewery, plus a selection of wines, spirits and soft drinks. And as well as providing an awesome space to hang-out and sip on some drinks, Big Fang will allow artists to use it as part of a collaborative community project. Working closely with Brum graffiti artist, Panda, to help sponsor local street artists to do their thing.

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On a monthly basis, the Big Fang collective will supply all of the paint, equipment and funding whilst Panda will liaise with artists and organise sessions for anyone who wants to paint. They’ll be no direction as to what and where to paint by the organisers, just encouragement to have fun and showcase artwork to the public without risk or cost.

With a community art space such as this, it means people can actually sit comfortably and enjoy drinks whilst being surrounded by a museum of art. Big Fang will also be installing a screen so that as you admire a particular artists piece on the wall, you’ll be able to watch a time-lapsed replay of when the artwork was actually being painted. Pretty impressive stuff!

You can find Big Fang on Floodgate Street in Digbeth, and they operate a walk-in only service so no booking is required. For more info head to their website here.

[Featured Image: Big Fang Pop-Up]

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