The Nightingale Club, the oldest gay nightclub in Birmingham, has been placed into administration. The club in the Birmingham city centre, which first opened in 1969, has played host to celebrities such as Alan Carr and Sir Ian McKellen. However, it has recently into financial difficulties and administrators Zolfo Cooper have been appointed to find a buyer for the business. Jon Patrick, director and head of Leisure at Christie + Co, which has been appointed to sell the club, said: “Nightingale is an iconic night-spot in Birmingham which should attract a great deal of interest. We will be seeking to sell it as a going concern as soon as possible, in order for it to continue to make its own unique history.”