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#DigitalDigbeth Day – take part in Google’s Digital Garage!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on May 23, 2017

As we countdown to the hugely exciting BBC Digital Cities Week here in Birmingham, we’re looking a little closer at the phenomenal group of innovators who will be showcasing the very latest in digital arts and tech during #DigitalDigbeth Day on June 15th at Fazeley Studios. The Digital Garage project is part of Google’s commitment […]

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Silicon Canal Summer BBQ – the perfect way to end #DigitalDigbeth Day!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on May 18, 2017

Everybody in Birmingham’s tech and art communities are buzzing with excitement as we draw ever-closer to the BBC’s Digital Cities Week in Birmingham. The hugely-anticipated #DigitalDigbeth Day is just one of the many events taking place across the city over the five days. Another of those we are really excited about is the Silicon Canal […]

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#DigitalDigbeth Day – The Space show you how to reach a new digital audience!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on May 17, 2017

Birmingham is among the most innovative cities in Europe right now, a fact recognised in the BBC’s decision to choose Brum to host its next ‘Digital Cities’ Week between the 12th-16th June. The centrepiece event of the week is going to be #DigitalDigbeth Day, a tech-filled extravaganza at Fazeley Studios. Among the fantastic panel events […]

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#DigitalDigbeth Day – art & tech take centre stage during BBC DigiCities Birmingham

Posted by Chris Pettitt on May 12, 2017

Digbeth truly is Digital! As part of the BBC’s Digital Cities Birmingham week this June, Fazeley Studios is very excited to present a day of industry insight, amazing demonstrations and a glimpse into the incredible technological future that’s going to shape the digital and creative businesses across our region. From digital storytelling and tech innovations […]

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Meet the man leading BIMM’s new music college in Digbeth

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The new British & Irish Modern Music (BIMM) Institute is due to open its doors here in Digbeth this autumn – and they’ve announced its College Principal. Antony Greaves, who pioneered the UK’s first Electronic Music Production Degree, has an extensive background in music and education, having worked in the industry since 1999. Last year […]

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Beachwear for the stars! Celebrities who love Melissa Odabash!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on May 02, 2017

Summer is well on its way now so it’s the ideal time to get your holiday wardrobe sorted! Melissa Odabash is one of the world’s leading beachwear designers and her range of luxury swimwear and summer fashion have accrued an army of celebrity fans. As we prepare for the start of the amazing Odabash Sample […]

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The five most exciting things that will happen to VR in the near future

Posted by Chris Pettitt on April 24, 2017

As the world’s tech superpowers continue to seek out the latest means with which to advance our digital landscape, the re-emergence of Virtual Reality is fast-becoming the narrative of 2017. VR is being embraced by an array of sectors: social media, science, gaming and entertainment to name but a few. But what has driven this […]

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Top award for Custard Factory jeweller!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on April 20, 2017

The eponymous founder of the much-loved Sara Preisler Gallery here at the Custard Factory has another wonderful accolade to add to her collection. Last week Sara was named ‘Contemporary Jewellery Designer Of The Year’ by the 2017 Luxury Goods Awards. The 2017 Luxury Goods Awards have been established to recognise and celebrate the elite companies […]

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Fantastic live music & entertainment coming to our Easter Fayre!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on April 12, 2017

There’s going to be a buoyant, springtime atmosphere at our Easter Fayre this Saturday with all of the family activities, sizzling street food and quirky craft stalls. And the fabulously festive mood will be complete with a brace of brilliant musical guests! Here’s who’ll be performing: The Glamophones Kate, Carrie-Anne and Laura make up the […]

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