Sponsor for Press Club lunch

Street food specialists link up with old-established enterprise.

One of Birmingham’s fastest-growing businesses is to sponsor Birmingham Press Club’s celebrity lunch with Peaky Blinders’ creator Steven Knight on Friday, 4th May.

“Tickets are selling very well and we expect a sell-out event,” said Press Club director Kay Cadman, who is organising the function, which is to be held at Opus Restaurant, Cornwall Street, Birmingham, B3 2DE.

Fellow-Press Club director Katie Cohen, senior media relations manager with HSBC UK, which is the Press Club’s overall sponsor, said: “Steven is one of today’s top screenwriters and his creations, not least Peaky Blinders, continue to delight audiences around the world. It’s a real scoop for the Press Club to have Steven as our guest.”

Sponsoring the lunch will be Digbeth Dining Club (pictured), which since its inception in 2012 has been a trailblazer in the nationwide street-food revolution – as well as establishing itself as one of Birmingham’s favourite leisure destinations.

Such events host a range of street-food traders from around the country, serving up a variety of cuisine alongside live music, DJs, arts markets, cocktails and a monthly retro gaming experience.

Digbeth Dining Club also acts as a pop-up street-food event at locations across the Midlands, including Codsall, Coventry, Shrewsbury and various venues in Birmingham.

Digbeth Dining Club director Jack Brabant said: “Street food is one of the UK’s fasting growing industries at the moment, and in the past five years we have given a platform to over 40 new businesses to start their own projects. Several former traders who began their careers at Digbeth Dining Club now have their own restaurants.”

He added: “We pride ourselves on being the voice of authentic and alternative food in Birmingham, providing quality on every platform and coupling it with a unique atmosphere in a truly special environment.”

In November 2016, guest celebrity Steven Knight, who was born in Birmingham, received the highest honour from the Royal Television Society’s Midlands centre – the Baird Medal – in recognition of his extraordinary career. Apart from creating hit BBC gangster series Peaky Blinders, Steven has co-created Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, and written numerous TV series and movies, including Woman Walks Ahead, which has a release date of 29 June in the US with Jessica Chastain in a starring role.

Tickets for the lunch may be obtained by logging on to www.birminghampressclub.co.uk/booking