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Events tagged with "Tin Tins"

Brian Wigley

Brian Wigley aka 'Boxer' was a well respected figure on Birmingham's gay scene throughout the 80s and 90s. He was responsible for introducing innovative party nights to the Nightingale, such as beach themed nights. Brian was the prime mover in the fi...

Bull Ring Shopping Centre

The infamous Bull Ring Shopping Centre was built on the site of the historic Bull Ring markets. It was opened on May 29 1964 and had cost an estimated 8 million. The shopping centre covered 23 acres and had 350,000 sq ft of retail trade area. When o...

M and M's

M&M's opened in 1990 in the Bull Ring Shopping Centre, next to the newly opened Tin Tins club. Run by popular scene figures Stan and Madge. The bar later became Peacocks. The bar was originally opened as the Wandering Minstrel and had a reputati...

Tony De Vit

Tony De Vit started as a wedding DJ in 1976, before becoming resident DJ at Birmingham's premier gay venue, Nightingale, where he played pop and Hi-NRG. During the early 80's, he worked at Wolverhampton's Beacon Radio, playing club tracks during a re...

Twiggy

Twiggy has worked in clubs for over 25 years and has built up a reputation as one of Britain's top club hosts. He currently works at DV8 in Birmingham and at various clubs throughout the UK. At the height of the dance boom in the 90s he worked for th...

Memories tagged with "Tin Tins"

A straight lad in Tin Tins

"Then through various people that we met then we started going to other clubs, Tin Tins, or some of the bars, Jo Joes on Smallbrook Queensway. I don't know if you'd categorise it (Jo-Joes) as a gay bar, but there were certainly gay and lesbian member...

Hype at Tin Tins

"It progressed to Tin Tins and a night called 'Hype'. I'd meet up with a few friends, Paul had contacts so we'd walk straight in, we were a bit naughty in relation to substances, but everyone did, and I never overdid it."It was fab, it had two big ca...

The Freak in Brum

Maggie Kirkpatrick aka Joan Ferguson from Prisoner Cell Block H appeared at Tin Tins nightclub.Reported by 'Lesbian and Gay News West Midlands' February 1992.Tin Tins pulled of a minor coup with the appearance at the club of Maggie Kirkpatrick (a.k.a...

Venturing onto the scene

"After gay youth group on Saturdays, we used to go to Peacocks. This was opposite New Street Station where Debenhams in the new Bullring is now, next to a club called Tin Tins. Peacocks was dark and dim, it had a reputation as it was next to Tin Tins...