Birmingham's creative quarter

05. BLOG

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Investing in storytelling

Posted by Jessie Court on September 24, 2015

Everyone loves a good story; and you can’t beat TV for great storytelling. As a communication tool it’s an excellent medium. It encourages us to engage and interact; to look up and to help to build communities by sharing information. Television and film productivity in the region has occupied many a newspaper column in recent […]

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Could you be the face of Custard TV?

Posted by Jessie Court on September 22, 2015

Custard Factory Quarter announces the launch of Custard TV, a new YouTube channel that will showcase Digbeth’s successes, stories and hidden gems. To celebrate, auditions for the face of the channel will be held this Saturday (Saturday 26th September). Custard Factory is looking for two presenters who will have the opportunity to work alongside a […]

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Limited Christmas Party Nights from just £25.95+ VAT

Posted by Jessie Court on September 09, 2015

With September in full swing and the Autumn chill in the air, it can only mean one thing… Christmas Party season will soon be upon us! If you’re on the hunt for an Office Christmas Party venue in Birmingham city centre,  you have come to the right place!  Here in Digbeth, Birmingham’s trendiest district, Fazeley […]

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Piers Read, Custard Factory and Alastair Cory, Gensler 1

Global design firm Gensler comes to Birmingham’s Custard Factory

Posted by Custard Factory on July 20, 2015

Award-winning global design practice Gensler has signed the lease for a Birmingham office in the region’s leading creative and digital hub, The Custard Factory, strengthening the city’s creative industries and generating local jobs. This office augments the firm’s commitment to expand its global and local reach and builds on the successful growth of its London […]

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Posted by Georgina Elsmere on July 15, 2015

Introducing Piers Read, new managing director of the Custard Factory and Fazeley Studios. His appointment signals a new phase of activity in Digbeth and working alongside Lucan Gray (who developed and owns Custard Factory), he has responsibility for driving forward future growth and expansion plans for the estate and Fazeley Studios. Piers founded Wimbledon Film […]

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Fazeley reception

Birmingham Couples Wins Dream Wedding with Fazeley Events

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on July 09, 2015

Michelle Peets and Ross Fearon from Rubery in Birmingham are the lucky winners of an incredible £15,000 wedding at Fazeley Studios. The couple, who have been together for 12 years, beat over 150 couples who entered Win a Wedding at Fazeley Studios 2015 competition to win the grand prize. Michelle and Ross not only have […]

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Fazeley reception

Creative Industries Federation Roadshow

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on June 25, 2015

Join the Creative Industries Federation at Fazeley Studios at 5pm on Monday, 29th June for a gathering of the creative industries, public arts and cultural education from across the UK. This is an opportunity to celebrate the launch of the Creative Industries Federation in Greater Birmingham and bring together the creative community in a common […]

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Welcome House of Thieves to Custard Factory

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on June 17, 2015

Now open on Gibb Street is custom tattoo studio, House of Thieves. The shop, which offers completely custom work drawn for each customer, is a cruelty free studio, offering both black and colour work. They even offer vegan tattoos, as well as a range of merchandise including t-shirts and tote bags. Owners Robert and Holly […]

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Social Media Week

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on June 11, 2015

Social Media Week is a leading news platform and worldwide conference that curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture around the world. Human connectivity is being reimagined and SMW seeks to understand how humanity and technology will come together to change […]

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Yamination Launches New Studio

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on June 10, 2015

Animation studio, Yamination launched their brand new studio on the Custard Factory estate last week, with a party with over 100 industry guests, live music from The Wastepaper Players and a presentation from Central Scanning. Drew Roper founded Yamination six years ago, setting up shop in Scott House at the heart of the Custard Factory’s […]

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