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#DIGMAS 2017 – The Street Food

Posted by Chris Pettitt on November 21, 2017

One thing is for certain – with everything on offer this Saturday for #DIGMAS, you are going to work up quite an appetite! Fantastic then that we have some of the best street food traders from across the UK coming along. The fantastic selection of scrumptious eats will be under the arches at the top […]

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#DIGMAS 2017 – The Entertainment

Posted by Chris Pettitt on November 16, 2017

There’ll be loads and loads going on across the day at #DIGMAS, so it’s important there’s a melodic selection of festive entertainment soundtracking the day! So we have arranged for a couple of VERY special music acts to provide the tunes as well as the return of a very popular storytelling team who are ready […]

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Sajid Javid, Andy Street, and • Daniel Korski at the Urban Tech Summit

Tech Influencers Join Sajid Javid and Andy Street at Urban Tech Summit

Posted by Andy Parker on November 13, 2017

“I absolutely want to see you disrupt public services – but you can’t disrupt the provision of services to the public.” Sajid Javid (Secretary of State for Local Government) The West Midlands Combined Authority held their very first UrbanTech Summit here at the Custard Factory last week, featuring Sajid Javid (pictured below), the Secretary of State […]

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A Winter's Tale Christmas cards

Designing a Christmas card range (in 6 simple steps)

Posted by Andy Parker on November 10, 2017

Xmas cards are about to be written in households up and down the UK as we get closer to the behemoth of all annual palavers, Christmas. ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Tra la la la la, la la la la. Therefore as the topic of festive greeting cards is set to be at the tip of […]

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TLC for the CF!!!!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on November 07, 2017

The Custard Factory team is undertaking a significant programme of redevelopment work starting now… we are getting a full repaint! Then in January 2018 we are starting our refurbishment in earnest… making new spaces for independent businesses to join the revival of Digbeth and putting some love back into the estate. The complete plans can […]

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Yamination Studios bring six-year-old Maisie’s cheeky tale to life for CITV’s Share a Story!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on November 01, 2017

Digbeth’s amazing Yamination Studios has a new collaborator… and she’s a very talented six-year-old girl from Sutton Coldfield! Maisie Rymer’s hilarious story about her dear old dad’s dancing was chosen as the winning yarn in CITV’s annual ‘Share a Story’ competition in the five to six age category, and the creative founder of Yamination Studios, […]

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More cheese! November’s Cheese Festival adds a second day!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on October 24, 2017

Can you brie-lieve it? Due to unprecedented demand, the Brum Cheese Festival taking place at the Custard Factory in November has added a SECOND DAY to the fromage extravaganza! Tickets are now on sale for Sunday 19th November, so if you missed out on the Saturday date, now is your chance to experience some of […]

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Ready to take to the course? Ghetto Golf opens at the Custard Factory!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on October 18, 2017

Are you ready for the craziest of crazy golf experiences? Excitement has been slowly building throughout the summer as work on the Custard Factory’s newest attraction, Ghetto Golf, has been taking place. Well, today is the day – the doors of the 18-hole, fun-filled golf course finally open! Over 130 of Birmingham’s most diverse and […]

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Magic Candy Factory star in Department for International Trade film

Posted by Andy Parker on October 13, 2017

Magic Candy Factory is the focus of a fantastic short film by The Department for International Trade, promoting the UK as leading location for overseas tech businesses. The Invest in Great Britain campaign from the government department features the innovative 3D candy printing start-up under the microscope, with the company’s American-born entrepreneur Melissa Snover explaining […]

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