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How The Tech Giants Began – Google

Posted by Chris Pettitt on January 16, 2017

We all do it. It’s our first port of call whenever a query comes up during a conversation: at work, at school, in the pub… “Google it”. Google has assimilated its way into modern culture in a way unprecedented for a tech company… indeed for any sort of company. It has found itself the subject […]

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2016 – The Year Birmingham Rediscovered its Mojo

Posted by Chris Pettitt on December 29, 2016

When future generations look back on the year 2016, they will undoubtedly reflect on it being quite a ‘bumper’ year in the news. But for all the tumult surrounding Brexit and Trump, something that will also be noted by those looking back at the year is that 2016 was the moment Birmingham took a huge […]

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2016 – A Bumper Year at the Custard Factory

Posted by Chris Pettitt on December 23, 2016

2016 has been a great year for Digbeth and the Custard Factory. Exciting new shops, a cultural renaissance in the area and a return of big community events. Here we’ll look back at some of the most memorable moments from the past year. – The Mockingbird relaunched as a full-time cinema to great acclaim. Based […]

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Tech Talent flocking to Birmingham from costly London

Posted by Chris Pettitt on October 20, 2016

Much has been made recently of the challenges facing London’s bustling tech community. Eye-watering living costs, ever-inflating overheads and an increasingly crowded marketplace are concerns that have since been compounded by the national economic uncertainty caused by June’s Brexit vote. The fears felt by the companies, often small and innovative startups, are real enough for […]

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Creative England team up with Barclays to support creative tech businesses

Posted by Chris Pettitt on December 13, 2016

Creative England has partnered with Barclays Eagle Labs to create the Barclays Eagle Lab: Flight accelerator – Where Creativity Meets Technology. The Barclays Eagle Lab – Flight mentoring programme will bring in leading experts from the creative industries to share their experience, knowledge and ideas with you. This is a unique and priceless opportunity to […]

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Why 3D Printing Is ‘A Must’ For Tech Fans This Christmas

Posted by Andy Parker on December 07, 2016

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Jack Frost nipping at your nose. Yes, we are now just a few weeks away from Christmas. And 3D printing may just be the craze for this year’s festivities for all you tech fans! Yes, yes, yes, we’ve all been passionately hyping 3D printing as a ground breaking solution […]

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Late Night Christmas Shopping + Etsy Craft Market – THIS FRIDAY!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on November 28, 2016

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?! Time is quickly rolling by and as November barrels into December, those of us who haven’t begun the process of gift-buying are going to have to get our skates on! Well worry not, here at the Custard Factory, we have arranged a terrific evening of festive shopping this […]

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#DIGMAS 2016 – Unique shopping at our independent stores

Posted by Chris Pettitt on November 22, 2016

Come along to #DIGMAS this Saturday 26th November for the best independent shopping experience in Birmingham. Alongside the handmade craft market taking place are our phenomenal set of retail stores – each offering unique alternative gifts for your loved ones this Christmas. Sara Preisler Gallery (contemporary handmade jewellery & gifts) The Sara Preisler Gallery is […]

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#DIGMAS 2016 – First Vegan & Ethical Market at the Custard Factory

Posted by Chris Pettitt on November 17, 2016

Alongside all of the fantastic entertainment, food and activities we’ve already revealed, we have been working with local organic drinks company U-Juice to curate a friendly selection of vegan stalls at #DIGMAS. Located in the Custard Factory’s beautiful Old Library, the vegan-friendly goods on offer will include clothing, jewellery, food & drink, beauty products and […]

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Christmas Competition: Win a £50 shopping spree with Red Candy!

Posted by Andy Parker on November 14, 2016

With under two months to go ‘til the Big Day we’ve turned our attention to Christmas shopping! We’ve teamed up with Red Candy, a quirky home gifts website based here at the Custard Factory, to give away a £50 shopping spree on their website! To enter, go to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CustardFactory/. About Red Candy […]

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#DIGMAS 2016 – The Entertainment

Posted by Chris Pettitt on November 11, 2016

#DIGMAS will be bringing a barrel load of Christmas cheer to Birmingham! Across the entire day on November 26th, we will be presenting some of the finest local singers and entertainers, who will be furnishing the merry winter atmosphere with seasonal carols, rip-roaring sing-alongs and festive tunes! Here’s who you can expect to see:   […]

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