How Digbeth gave a home to graffiti and street art

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Just a short walk from the centre of Birmingham is the self-proclaimed creative quarter of Digbeth, where street artists from around the world have made a mark on its once-bare brick walls.

Recently deemed the city’s coolest neighbourhood by the Sunday Times, the formerly industrialised hub is now home to digital natives, ruin bars and street food pop-ups.

Its strong independent culture is all the more evident in the artwork that adorns almost every corner.

David “Panda” Brown, who runs out of the old Bird’s Custard Factory, says the sheer volume of public art is what attracts artists to the area.

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