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Edwards No8

Edwards No.8 in its heyday

Eddies Anniversary

One year on since the fire that devastated Birmingham's only rock club, Edwards No8, the club is holding an anniversary night in temporary premises until it has a new permanent home.

It's almost one year since the devastating fire that destroyed city rock club Edwards No8. Clubbers were evacuated and more than 500 people were taken to safety and ten people were treated for minor injuries as up to 50 firefighters tackled the blaze.

Edwards

The building was completely destroyed and the city's rockers left without their favourite haunt.

Keeping 'Eddies' alive

Edwards No8 Manager Colin Wall said: "It has been a struggle to keep the name of 'Eddies' alive, but thanks to the rock and gothic factions in the Midlands we have managed to continue.

Fire

Fire at Edwards No 8

"Since then, we have spent a lot of time walking the streets of Birmingham trying to find a new home, but we couldn't find a place to call our own.

"After months of trying, we found somewhere that would act as a fill in on Saturday Nights.  That place is The Newt on Stephenson Street (where we operate every Saturday night), located near to New Street Station (under the ramp)."

Rising from the ashes

In the spirit of keeping Edwards alive until a new permanent venue is identified, Edwards will be holding an anniversary night on the 10th November 2007, one year since the fire.

Entry is £4 before 10pm and £5 afterwards, with every person wearing an 'Eddies' T' shirt getting a further £1 discount on entry.

last updated: 31/10/07

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