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Depict Digbeth

Depict Digbeth – Winter Photography Competition!

Posted by Andy Parker on November 21, 2018

Once known for being Birmingham’s industrial quarter, Digbeth is now one of the most distinctive parts of the UK. Recently topping the Sunday Time’s national list of ‘Coolest places to live in the UK’, the area is a hub of culture and creative enterprise with galleries, nightclubs, pubs and restaurants all set against a backdrop […]

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Reiss Clearance Sale

5 Reasons Why You Need to Come to the Reiss Clearance Sale

Posted by Andy Parker on November 02, 2018

Have you heard the news? The iconic fashion brand, Reiss, are coming to Digbeth for a clearance sale. This womenswear & menswear sale is absolutely thigh-slappingly perfect for fashionistas looking to pick up a bargain or two. Are you looking for something warm and cosy for the winter season? Or a slinky/stylish outfit for the […]

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Dogbeth Dining Club

Digbeth Dining Club running Dogbeth Dining Club for Halloween

Posted by Andy Parker on October 24, 2018

Digbeth Dining Club has announced a very special Halloween dog event for this weekend: Dogbeth Dining Club. The iconic street food event is running a dog-friendly event on Sunday 28th October on Lower Trinity Street – which will be the Brummie version of the world-famous New York Halloween Dog Parade. Digbeth will, therefore, have lots […]

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Digbeth named as one of the coolest places to live by The Sunday Times

Posted by Andy Parker on October 09, 2018

Digbeth is continuing to pick -up plaudits from the national media, getting the nod as one of the coolest places in the UK in The Sunday Times over the weekend. The iconic newspaper’s Sunday Times Home magazine ran a guide on the “most happening neighbourhoods to live in” – featuring the Custard Factory’s mouth-watering pizzeria Baked In Brick […]

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Digbeth animator creates anniversary statues for Roald Dahl book ‘Matilda’

Posted by Andy Parker on October 01, 2018

Yamination’s Drew Roper has created a statue of Matilda Wormwood squaring up to President Donald Trump for the 30th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s classic book Matilda. The idea for the statues came from a survey by The Roald Dahl Story Company which sought to discover what the general public thought Matilda would be doing if […]

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BEE9 Honey

BEE9 Honey is now available to buy from Chitty’s Cakes

Posted by Andy Parker on September 26, 2018

GREAT NEWS…Chitty’s Cakes are now selling ‘BEE9 Urban Honey’ in their shop! The delicious honey, produced by the 50,000 urban bees that live in hives on our roof, is now available to purchase (in jars) for £5 from the equally delicious independent cake shop on Gibb Street. The hardworking honey bees here in Digbeth are […]

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Digital Cities 2018 - Birmingham

BBC Digital Cities returns to Digbeth next week!

Posted by Andy Parker on September 20, 2018

BBC Digital Cities returns to Digbeth next week for practical, hands-on workshops, digital skills training, masterclasses and conferences in our talented city. Fazeley Studios and The Bond Company will be welcoming influential people from the arts/culture/tech sectors for unmissable events for the creative industries. Monday 24th September BBC Skills Day: How to Make it in […]

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Tech Nation will be in Digbeth on the 19th Sept!

Posted by Andy Parker on September 17, 2018

Do you work in tech? Well, big news…Tech Nation is coming to Birmingham on Sept 19th! The Tech Nation on Tour event, which is being run in conjunction with the launch of the Tech Nation 2018 Report, will be occurring in Digbeth at Fazeley Studios. Not only will attendees hear from influential people from within […]

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Spiderman street art

Playstation share photos of Spider-Man street art mural

Posted by Andy Parker on September 13, 2018

Trinity Street car park received a bit of a facelift recently with a STUNNING new mural by street artist Jim Vision. The jaw-dropping piece has been painted to celebrate the launch of Spider-Man, the action-adventure game, developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, for the Playstation 4. The official Playstation UK Twitter […]

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SBTV

SBTV Pop-Up, Flash Offers and an End-of-Summer-Hug – Digbeth Style!

Posted by Neil Anderson on August 31, 2018

It might be the end of the summer holidays but it’s going to be OK (….honestly!). September is an exciting time – you might be moving to the city, starting a new college, or simply catching up with old friends and colleagues after the summer break.  Well, this year, it’s about to even more exciting with the […]

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Share your awesome Digbeth photos with the #ONLYINDIGBETH hashtag

Posted by Andy Parker on August 29, 2018

A new hashtag, #ONLYINDIGBETH, has been launched via a huge yellow mural in the Custard Factory courtyard. The eye-catching new hand-painted installation is on hoardings covering our exciting new event/retail space renovation work. The Digbeth-themed hashtag is being used on Twitter and Instagram as a means to showcase photos, event news, fun activities that make […]

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Red Bull - The Keys to Birmingham

Watch Red Bull video featuring Digbeth hotspots

Posted by Andy Parker on August 13, 2018

Red Bull have uploaded a superb new video highlighting the fabulous places for people to visit here in Birmingham. The energy drink brand was in Birmingham’s Creative Quarter back in July to shoot a video showing off hotspots in the UK’s second city – featuring our very own Ghetto Golf, DJ Gym, Baked In Brick […]

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f1 2018

Check out Codemasters’ exciting F1® 2018 gameplay trailer

Posted by Andy Parker on August 09, 2018

Codemasters, the Mercedes of British video game developers/publishers, have uploaded a superb gameplay trailer for the F1® 2018 video game. The official video game of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship™ – which will be released worldwide on Friday 24th August 2018 – shows exactly why gamers & F1 fans are getting very, very […]

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Watch Whipped Shea Soufflé on BBC 1’s Sunday Morning Live show

Posted by Andy Parker on August 01, 2018

Architectural Assistant by day, shea whipper by night, APEC Architects’ Latticia Morapedi and her skincare product, Whipped Shea Soufflé, was featured in BBC 1’s Sunday Morning Live show this week with Clean Kilo – Birmingham’s first zero-waste shop, located in the heart of Digbeth. Clean Kilo is her first stockist, and in her segment, she […]

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Quick Q&A about the Birmingham Open Studios event

Posted by Andy Parker on July 30, 2018

Custard Factory artists & creatives are opening their doors this Friday and Saturday (3rd & 4th August) for the Birmingham Open Studios event that’s taking place across the city – so we have spoken to acclaimed painter Stephen Earl Rogers in a quick-fire Q&A session about what we can expect from the upcoming #422custardfactory event. What […]

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Watch LUKE 1977’s video of the Aston Villa kit launch campaign shoot

Posted by Andy Parker on July 16, 2018

LUKE 1977 were in Digbeth last month to take photos up on the Custard Factory roof for the Aston Villa 18/19 kit launch campaign. The fashion brand posted a behind-the-scenes video over the weekend of photographer Rob Low taking photos of models decked out in the football club’s new togs with the iconic Birmingham skyline […]

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It’s not too late to book the perfect Digbeth venue for your 2018 Wedding

Posted by Andy Parker on July 03, 2018

Digbeth has become renowned for not only being one of the leading tech hubs in the UK, but also as one of the most desirable places for young couples to get married and/or friends/family to have a celebration. Our beautiful sister venue, Fazeley Studios, has received plaudits as one of Hitched.co.uk favourite modern venues (“a hidden gem”), ranked […]

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Impressive Channel 4 sculpture now in our reception!

Posted by Andy Parker on June 05, 2018

Have you seen the cool Channel 4 sculpture on display in our reception? This impressive piece of visual art is by the Digbeth-based Iron Oxide, the acclaimed designers and bespoke lighting manufacturers. The design is filled with clever nods to Birmingham’s proud past as the birthplace of the industrial revolution – check out the rugged […]

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The inaugural Industry Open is coming to Ghetto Golf!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on May 08, 2018

Forget The Open and the PGA Championship… the golfing trophy everybody REALLY wants is coming to Digbeth this month: the Ghetto Golf Industry Open! In their first citywide tournament since opening, Ghetto Golf are inviting the great and the good from Birmingham’s nightlife industry to enter teams in the crazy golf challenge at their venue […]

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Digbeth Dining Club lunch poster

Digbeth Dining Club to open at lunchtime every last Friday of the month!

Posted by Andy Parker on April 26, 2018

Digbeth Dining Club will be opening at 12 noon every last Friday of the month! The acclaimed weekly 3-day street food event hosts some of the finest street food traders in the UK, cooking deliciously high quality, locally-sourced food to the people of the Midlands on Lower Trinity Street right here in Digbeth. The first […]

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Digbeth’s 3D specialists creating a Windrush commemoration with TV legend!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on April 25, 2018

To mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the famous Windrush ship, bringing the first group of migrants to Britain from the Caribbean, legendary children’s TV presenter, campaigner and member of the House of Lords Baroness Floella Benjamin has teamed up with Birmingham City Council for a very special project. And one of Digbeth’s […]

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