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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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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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#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: 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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#DIGMAS 2016 – Children’s Activities & Entertainment

Posted by Chris Pettitt on November 08, 2016

#DIGMAS is going to be a wonderful day of family fun and we’ve arranged a vast array of magical activites for the kids, including complimentary storytelling and Santa’s Grotto. Here is the full rundown of what the little ones will be able to do when #DIGMAS arrives on November 26th:   Craft-making activities with Creation […]

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#DIGMAS 2016 – Christmas chocolate, sweets & treats

Posted by Chris Pettitt on November 06, 2016

If you can’t indulge at Christmas, when can you? Well, we reckon you can at #DIGMAS too!! Alongside the incredible selection of street food on offer at November’s huge festive event, we have some of the country’s best chocolatiers, candy makers and bakers coming along as well. Read on for all the mouth-watering details but […]

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#DIGMAS 2016 – Street Food Eating Guide

Posted by Chris Pettitt on November 02, 2016

With all the craft activities, shopping and barrels of fun you’ll be having at #DIGMAS on November the 26th, the chances are you’ll work up quite an appetite! Fantastic then that we have some of the best street food vendors in the Midlands coming along. The great selection will be under the arches at the […]

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#DIGMAS 2016 – Paperdolls Handmade Market

Posted by Chris Pettitt on October 30, 2016

  It’s time to celebrate Christmas here at the Custard Factory! By now you have probably heard that #DIGMAS is coming, with the feast of crafts, food, fun and entertainment returning to Digbeth on Saturday November 26th. It’s going to be a day full to the brim with festive cheer and the perfect opportunity to […]

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