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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

Watch 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 favourite modern venues (“a hidden gem”), ranked […]

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Supersonic fest

EVERYTHING you need to know about Supersonic Festival 2018!

Posted by Andy Parker on June 22, 2018

Digbeth, are you all set for Supersonic Festival 2018? We are very, very excited about this weekend’s acclaimed arts & music fest…even if the masks are quite scary! Anyway, here are the event’s official FAQs to keep you up to speed with everything you need to know relating to this year’s instalment of the iconic festival… […]

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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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Artfinder names Digbeth artist Lucy Fiona Morrison ‘Artist of the Week’

Posted by Andy Parker on May 29, 2018

Digbeth-based artist Lucy Fiona Morrison has recently been named ‘Artist of the week’ by influential art website Artfinder. The talented young painter has received plaudits for her oil works, exquisitely created using traditional methods of paint making & application, after being featured in the online art marketplace’s newsletter that goes out to a whopping 65,000 […]

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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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Paperdolls’ Summer Market is on Saturday – lots of handmade goodies!

Posted by Andy Parker on July 18, 2018

Digbeth welcomes the brilliant Paperdolls Handmade back to Birmingham’s Creative Quarter this Saturday. Visitors will be able to pick up superb handmade items from some of the UK’s leading designers and makers all under one roof – featuring ceramics, jewellery, homeware, textiles, art & illustration, botanicals, workshops, AND MUCH MORE! The line-up for the event […]

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Check out superb 3D printed models of NHS staff for #NHS70

Posted by Andy Parker on July 13, 2018

The National Health Service, of course, turned 70 on 5 July 2018. Very impressive! In celebration of this landmark anniversary, the talented Backface Studios celebrated by creating stunning models of some influential National Health Service personnel. Backface owner Tim Milward, who recently collaborated with Birmingham City Council on a winning Windrush-themed Chelsea Flower Show Garden […]

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Watch BBC Midlands Today’s live broadcast from the Archway

Posted by Andy Parker on June 29, 2018

Digbeth welcomed BBC Midlands Today to the Archway for England vs. Belgium game last night. The live broadcast on BBC One highlighted the superb atmosphere in and around Birmingham’s biggest outdoor screen here in the centre of Digbeth during the Three Lions’ World Cup campaign in Russia. Reporter Giles Latcham spoke to Elonex Outdoor Screen’s […]

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