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Apr 05, 2022

It's that time of year again Birmingham, the 2022 Major League Baseball season is expected to begin on April 7 2022 with the regular season ending on October 5 2022.

If you have been sitting in the dugouts or sidelines wondering what hobby to allocate yourself for this year then look no further than the one and only exciting sport of Baseball. 

Its not only good for your core strength, motor skills & health, here at The Floodgate we add a social element to Bleachers Baseball so you can have a good old laugh while exercising. So what you waiting for, book a session now


For those of you hard...

Mar 31, 2022

We decided to do a little spring cleaning at The Floodgate this week, and thought why not have a new entrance for 2022. We hope you like this new piece by the one and only Birmingham local Gent48. Our shutters always go up at 16:30 weekdays and 12:00 weekends so do pop by early before your game of Baseball, Curling or PitPat to catch a glimpse of the new graffiti.  

If you like graffiti art in general you have come to the right place. The Floodgate hosts 100's of unique one off pieces of art right out of the minds of the best graffiti artists in Digbeth, if not the UK. Indulge your eyes with a...

Mar 27, 2022

It's just hit midnight on the 27th March 2022, and something strange has just happened, almost out of Back to the Future. It actually happens twice per year in most places, but not everywhere. Some people say 'Spring Forward & Fall Back' to remember the sequence. Figured out what it is yet? 

We have in fact just mysteriously lost 1 hour and your watch / phone has jumped from 01:00 to 02:00. Dont worry, you have not just been abducted by aliens or been thrown into a time warp, It is of course British Summer time.

Although we may not notice anything happen when the event occurs, you will certain...

Mar 17, 2022

Its that time of year again, when we drink stout, wear something green, pin a shamrock to our lapel and possibly even wear a funny hat! It is of course St Patricks Day, every irish person looks forward to the 17th of March to celebrate the patron St of the Emerald Isle. 

It is of course a big deal also around Digbeth which is right in the centre of the traditional irish quarter of Birmingham. Look out for Parades, Irish Dancers, Folk Bands and a lot of Stout drinkers of course. Guinness, Murphy's and O'Haras are a few of our favorites. 

So, just who was the Big Guy? - Well, he lived during the...

Mar 17, 2022

If you fancy making yourself a little tipple to celebrate St Patricks Day this year. Check out our fresh 2022 Cocktail; 

How to Make The Floodgate 'Shamrock Shake'

50ml Creme De Menthe, 50ml Premium Vodka, place into a shaker with ice and you guessed it, get shaking. Pour into a tumbler with a generous portion of fresh clear ice and top with Lucky Charm Marshmallows.Last but not least, sit back and drink. Of course it would not be irish if you did not pour yourself a little Jameson chaser on the side. 

Of course if you would rather get someone else to do it for you, pop into The Floodgate and ...

Mar 14, 2022

We have all watched the horrific scenes in Ukraine over the past 3 weeks. A totally unjustifed war that is being waged on an independant soverign nation here in Europe. 

We all take our freedoms for granted and i am sure we are not alone in being thankful for peace here in the UK. It is sometimes the things we dont even think about that can have the most impact. 

The Floodgate stands in solidarity with Ukraine and our thoughts are with all those effected. The Directors have been involed in various donation projects and are currently looking into other activites to help as much as we can.

If yo...

Mar 08, 2022

We have barely had time to relax since the amazing drama at the Winter Olympics only a few weeks ago!

Now it is full steam ahead with the Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. Team GB are of to an amazing start registering 5 medals on the board; 1 Gold, 1 Silver & 3 Bronze (at time of writing).

We are wishing our team GB curlers the best of luck, Gregor Ewan, Hugh Nibloe, David Melrose, Meggan Dawson-Farrell & Gary Smith.

Our favorite winter sport is back, no prizes to guess what it is.... Curling, of course. The round robin session have been full of exciting action with Team GB just loosing 4...

Mar 01, 2022

As the Beatles once profoundly said, 'Here comes the sun do, do, do'

As I write this from Floodgate Towers, It is the 1st March 2022 and it is officially Spring Time according to the meteorological calendar. Meteorological seasons are instead based on the annual temperature cycle and measure the meteorological state, as well as coinciding with the calendar to determine a clear transition between the seasons. The meteorological seasons consist of splitting the seasons into four periods made up of three months each. These seasons are split to coincide with our Gregorian calendar, making it easie...

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