Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses


Where to eat and sleep

Birmingham is the birthplace of the Balti, the home of Metal, and home to one of the most culturally diverse communities in the country. Located in the heart of England, the second city beats with a rich history, a lively artistic and cultural scene and pumps water through a bigger canal network than Venice.

Not far off from one of these many canals, in Digbeth, Flatpack Festival was born as 7 Inch Cinema - a mixed media film night in the former Rainbow Pub.

Fourteen years on, we’re now a mixed-arts and film festival that packs weird and wonderful work from around the world into a week of discovery every spring.



Original Patty Men
9 Shaw's Passage, Digbeth B5 5JG
OPM offers occasional wacky burger specials alongside deliciously reliable staples, with sister bar Kilder just next door.

Custard Factory, Birmingham B9 4AA
Kanteen is the place for breakfast, brunch and lunch if you want to eat healthy food with no hassle. Inspired by world street food, Kanteen have a hot box menu for each day of the week (complete with vegan-friendly options so everyone can enjoy!)

The Spotted Dog
104 Warwick St, B12 0NH
Enjoy live music at this traditional red-brick boozer, with a wide range of beers and a lovely covered garden - they also do excellent scotch eggs.

Dig Brew Co
43 River St, Digbeth B5 5SA - open Thurs-Sat
A bit of a hidden gem, Dig Brew Co. is a tap-room bar with the much-loved combo of beer and pizza on the menu.

Stag Digbeth
The Custard Factory, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AA
A barbershop that also happens to serve great coffee during the day and a ‘Barber’s Selection’ of cocktails from early evening.


Cherry Reds
88-92 John Bright St, B1 1BN
A stone’s throw away from New Street, this indie bar and cafe is a home away from home, serving up simple food at low prices without compromising on quality or portion size.

Tiger Bites Pig
34 Stephenson Street, Birmingham, B2 4BH
Serving up rice bowls and seriously delicious bao buns, Tiger Bites Pig is one of Birmingham’s tiniest restaurants, right around the corner from New Street Station. The menu is small but perfectly formed, with a handful of tasty vegan options available.

One Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3AX
Part of the new Paradise redevelopment, Dishoom is a stones throw from Birmingham Town Hall (our opening night venue) serving up a lovingly curated menu of Bombay comfort food - and a really great drinks menu too!

Staying Here

STAYING COOL New Street, Birmingham, B2 4PA

ADAGIO 131 Digbeth High Street B5 6DR A ten minute walk from Moor Street/New Street.

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