Iconic pub The Flapper to host celebration evening

One of Birmingham’s most iconic pub and music venues, The Flapper, is throwing a huge all day party this month to celebrate it being safe from demolition and future development.

Now owned entirely by the family that has tirelessly spent years campaigning to ensure it’s safety, The Flapper Celebration Evening will feature acoustic musicians, drink giveaways, food offers, tattoo artists and a free live show.

Taking place on Friday 24th November, the free event will take over the entire pub including the basement gig space from 4pm until late.

Owner Sam, who took over the pub back in July 2021, says the all dayer is to celebrate The Flapper in all her glory.

“It’s been a long road to ensure the pub’s future but we’re thrilled to say she’s finally safe. It’s been a rollercoaster to get here and we’re delighted to be hosting a party to let the city know this renowned music venue and Brummie institution isn’t going anywhere.”

Live music will include both acoustic acts and bands across multiple genres including Templeton Pek, Wood and Nails, Charlotte Young and more.

Sam says: “Whether you love your punk, metal, rock, pop-punk or folk, we’ll have something for you on the day. This is a true celebration of grass roots music in Brum.”

Renowned for its canal side location, live music and events, The Flapper was always a well-loved Birmingham independent until it closed in January 2020 – seemingly for good.

With plans to turn the space into flats, the pub was destined to be bulldozed before being brought back from the brink in 2021 by Sam and her family.

Sam says: “The resurrection and safeguarding of The Flapper is so important for independent bars and grass-root music venues in Birmingham, as it shows that not all sites earmarked for closure or demolition actually go ahead.

“I love the venue; she means everything to me. Now she’s safe I’m making sure she never faces any threat ever again. We’re so happy we can invite our customers to celebrate her future with us.”