Birmingham's creative quarter

05. BLOG

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22:  Actor Idris Elba attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Idris Elba – A licence to tweet…?

Posted by Chris Pettitt on May 27, 2016

We don’t usually get involved in matters that involve the casting of huge Hollywood film franchises. However, last week a simple tweet we sent out to let people know about some acting classes at Class Act Drama Centre, based at the Custard Factory, became embroiled in the huge debate over who should be the next […]

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Art Of The Month

Posted by Chris Pettitt on May 20, 2016

  Every month we pick out a selection of the most innovative and exciting artwork our eclectic community is producing and exhibiting. There are many, many talented individuals based at the Custard Factory and Arthaus working across a broad gamut of creative fields: photographers, graphic artists, painters, sculptors and lots more. Here is what has […]

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Web giants Weebly encourage you to “Grow Your Own” at the Custard Factory

Posted by Chris Pettitt on May 17, 2016

Revolutionary website building platform Weebly are in the midst of their first-ever national ‘Grow Your Own’ business tour and they are touching down in Birmingham here at the Custard Factory this Thursday, the 19th May. Led by their phenomenal team of tech-savvy experts, the workshop-style event has been designed to empower budding and potential entrepreneurs […]

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Peaky Blinders creator loves The Custard Factory. FACT.

Posted by Chris Pettitt on April 29, 2016

The whole country is going Peaky Blinders crazy right now. The sprawling Birmingham-set epic is preparing to launch its highly-anticipated third series bringing a glorious spotlight on all things Brum. This morning, the show’s creator Steven Knight sat down with The Guardian and explained that our city is a beautiful and vibrant haven that is […]

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Watch STUDIOCANAL’s Stunning Video of High-Rise Mural Being Painted

Posted by Andy Parker on March 31, 2016

STUDIOCANAL theatrical UK have uploaded a sensational ‘Making Of’ video that shows a mural being painted at the Custard Factory to celebrate the release of the new High-Rise movie. The beautifully-shot video, which was uploaded to the famous film distributors’ YouTube channel, shows EndOfTheLine owner Jim Vision painting a large mural (of the new Ben […]

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Codemasters relocate to the Custard Factory

Posted by Andy Parker on March 13, 2016

Codemasters, the iconic British video game developers and publishers, are the latest industry leader to joining us here in the Custard Factory Quarter. The software firm, who are acclaimed for their huge selling racing games (DiRT Rally, GRID, Micro Machines, and the official games of the FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™), will be moving into […]

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The Custard Factory joins the Creative Industries Federation

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The Custard Factory are delighted to announce that we have become members of the newly formed Creative Industries Federation. The Creative Industries Federation is an organisation which is driving to support all that’s good and innovative within the creative industries and public arts sectors, as well as campaigning for cultural/creative education to support and inspire […]

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Creative Industries Council held first meeting outside London in Digbeth

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Leading figureheads from TV, fashion, music, arts, games, publishing, film, and online platforms such as Facebook recently descended on Fazeley Studios for the very first meeting of the Creative Industries Council to take place outside London. The high profile meeting, co-chaired by John Whittingdale MP (the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport), Sajid […]

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Posted by Custard Factory on December 02, 2015

Festivities will begin at 11:30 tomorrow (5.12.15). Our lovely Reindeer will be dropping Mr and Mrs Claus off at 11:20, so the grotto will be opening its doors at 11:30 on the dot. Little ones are invited to come and tell Santa what they would like for Christmas throughout the day free of charge. The Grotto is located […]

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Arthaus opens in Digbeth

Posted by Custard Factory on November 30, 2015

Arthaus Digbeth, an artist’s workspace, has been launched by the Custard Factory Quarter. Located on Floodgate Street, Arthaus is next to Fazeley Studios and close to the Custard Factory, in the heart of Birmingham’s creative quarter. The beautiful historic building has been transformed to create 12 studios, which are set to become the artist hub […]

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