Birmingham's creative quarter

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Public Invited to Define the Best of Birmingham

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on May 28, 2015

We need you – the people who call this area home, to tell us what you think of the Birmingham Region. More and more people are discovering the Birmingham Region than ever before. The area has secured record levels of visitors, businesses and investment. We want to build on this momentum and are looking at […]

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Craft and Design Month – Open Studios

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on May 14, 2015

To celebrate Craft and Design Month, Custard Factory artists and makers are throwing open their studios on Saturday 16 May. Here’s a sneak preview of just a few of the studios you can explore. Ceramics by Emilie-Kriste Wilcox The work of Emily-Kriste Wilcox exudes calm and balance. Panels of clay are treated with layered coloured […]

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Posted by Georgina Elsmere on May 13, 2015

Take away the stress of hunting for a Christmas party venue in November (or December!) by getting your Christmas party booked well in advance using Fazeley Events’ Early Bird Special Offer at Fazeley Studios and Custard Factory. You will receive a 10 percent discount when you book your Exclusive or Shared Christmas Party at either of the unique […]

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Digbeth First Friday

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on April 30, 2015

A year ago, on May 2nd, 2014, a group of Digbeth based arts organisations launched Digbeth First Fridays, an event exploring the creative scene in Digbeth. Held on the first Friday of each month, the night showcases everything from exhibitions to screenings, late-night openings, special events, culture in unexpected places, live music, street food and […]

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Maverick’s Jonnie Turpie Appointed High Sheriff

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on April 22, 2015

Jonnie Turpie MBE, founder of Maverick Television and long-term supporter of the renaissance of Digbeth, has recently been installed as High Sheriff of the West Midlands. At his installation the new High Sheriff delivered a speech outlining his plans to support and promote young people’s participation in the Arts, Culture and Creative Industries from across the […]

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Featured Retailer: Audio Affair

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on April 16, 2015

Audio Affair is an award winning independent hi-fi retailer, selling a huge range of equipment from their Custard Factory store and online. Their store features the UKs only headphone bar, where you can enjoy the full range of Grado headphones as well as comparing headphone amplifiers and DACs. They’ve always got a range of impressive […]

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Celebrate Craft and Design Month with Custard Factory Open Studios

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on April 09, 2015

Craft and Design Month, first launched in 2011 by craft&design magazine, supports and promotes designer makers and small creative businesses across Britain. To celebrate Craft and Design Month, Custard Factory Makers and Artists will be holding an Open Studios Event on 16th May.  Timed tours will give you entrance to visit between 8 and 10 studios whose […]

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Ten Tips for the Best Desk Ever

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on April 02, 2015

Last month we looked at what makes the ultimate office. But what can you do on your own desk, if you’re not the one who gets to choose the office layout? Here’s ten tips to make your workspace the best it can be. Optimize your computer set-up: To avoid RSI and other nasty desk strains, […]

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Guest Post: Swingamajig Takes Over the Custard Factory

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on March 26, 2015

Swingamajig are delighted to be hosting the third year of our festival right here at The Custard Factory complex on Bank Holiday Sunday 3rd May. It made sense to host our eclectic event in Birmingham’s Creative Quarter amongst what we believe to be some likeminded individuals and businesses. The site appealed to us because of […]

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Want To Work At The Custard Factory?

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on March 19, 2015

The Custard Factory is looking for a new member of the team! We are currently seeking a Facilities Assistant to ensure that the day to day Facilities, Health & Safety and Maintenance activities are properly managed and maintained on a daily basis. We’re looking for pro-active individual who is able to deal with issues efficiently and […]

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