Birmingham's creative quarter

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City of Colours

Posted by Eddy Fogg on September 09, 2014

What else can I say but what an incredible weekend! I guess I should start with a huge thank you to Becci and Carl (Street Art Birmingham) and their dedicated team, to all the Custard Factory staff, contractors and tenants, all the artists and musicians and finally to all the people who flooded our streets […]

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Flamingo Vintage

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on September 26, 2014

Walk down Gibb Street and you can’t miss our newest retail addition, Flamingo Vintage. It’s a vibrant, colourful, a cool boutique offering friendly service and really good quality vintage clothing and accessories. Flamingo Vintage predominately focuses on clothing from the 50′s through to the 80′s but you can always find some surprises too as it provides […]

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Vintage Hideaway Raises Money For Prostate Cancer UK

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on September 25, 2014

In July, Vintage Hideaway raised £400 for Prostate Cancer UK with a pop-up vintage sale. After owner Dee lost her brother to Prostate Cancer, she decided she wanted to do something to help raise money and awareness for the charity. “My son told me he was ‘too young’ to worry about it, which amazed me; […]

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B-Store Now Open

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on August 27, 2014

Bringing together Casio G-Shock and Urban Ride, The B Store is now open at The Custard Factory. The B Store is the Midlands only specialist shop for single speed (Fixie) bikes and one of only three Midlands street level stockists of the Casio G-Shock brand. Alongside the bikes and watches, The B Store offer an […]

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Cocktail Cosmetics Now At Custard Factory

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on

Make-up fans rejoice; Cocktail Cosmetics is now open at The Custard Factory. Cocktail Cosmetics already has a loyal fan base, after six years selling online. Now, they’ve opened their first ever shop on Gibb Street. The shop, like the website, is a treasure trove of award-winning cruelty free cosmetics, brushes and kit essentials, from brands […]

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Adee Phelan Salon Now Open!

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on August 26, 2014

Adee Phelan, Britain’s most famous hairdresser, has opened a brand new salon and photography studio at The Custard Factory. The new salon at The Old Bank offers an extensive range of services, including colouring, cutting, extensions and creative hair design, as well as the new addition of private Botox sessions. Also available are Makeover and […]

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Fazeley Studios Wedding Fair

Posted by Georgina Elsmere on August 05, 2014

Planning a wedding can be a minefield of choices. What dress? What wedding favours? Which florist? If you’re looking for some wedding inspiration, look no further! Fazeley Studios, Birmingham’s most unique wedding venue, is hosting a wedding fair on September 14th to help take the stress out of all those decisions. From 11am – 4pm, […]

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Posted by Kate Manion on July 25, 2014

We were really thrilled to have a visit from Dr Cable yesterday for a tour of Fazeley Studios and the Custard Factory by Lucan Gray (the owner), and Anita Bhalla, Chair of the Creative City Partnership. Dr Cable spoke to a number of entrepreneurs about their creative businesses and the challenges they face, particularly in […]

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Inkie Nouveau

Posted by Eddy Fogg on July 23, 2014

  It’s very rare I’m this excited first thing on a Monday morning, but today has something special in store. Now it usually takes me till about mid day to shake my weekend blues and that slightly groggy feeling still lingering from Sundays hangover, but the prospect of a shiny new piece of street art […]

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