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Tech Talent flocking to Birmingham from costly London

Posted by Chris Pettitt on October 20, 2016

Much has been made recently of the challenges facing London’s bustling tech community. Eye-watering living costs, ever-inflating overheads and an increasingly crowded marketplace are concerns that have since been compounded by the national economic uncertainty caused by June’s Brexit vote. The fears felt by the companies, often small and innovative startups, are real enough for […]

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A Touch of Glass – Adam Hussain the latest creative to join the community

Posted by Chris Pettitt on October 13, 2016

The Custard Factory has welcomed another great talent into this vibrant and creative community with award winning artist, designer and glass maker Adam Hussain. The arrival of his studio/gallery, AH Contemporary Glass, further strengthens Digbeth’s burgeoning reputation as a centre for art, tech and innovation.      This growing community provides its own benefits, with the […]

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The Conservative Arts & Creative Industries Network meet at Fazeley Studios

Posted by Chris Pettitt on October 03, 2016

As the Conservative Party Conference kicks off in Birmingham, Fazeley Studios here in Digbeth is proud to be hosting a fringe event in which the Conservative Arts & Creative Industries Network will meet. Leading figures in the UK’s digital and arts sectors including West Midlands Mayoral candidate Andy Street, Minister of State for Digital & […]

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‘Shut up, beige!’ – Red Candy’s mission to fill every home with colour!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on September 19, 2016

The fantastic online retailer Red Candy tell us about their latest crusade for creativity.   Here at Red Candy, we love all things colourful, modern and quirky! And having an office at the Custard Factory – where we are surrounded by colour and creativity every day – has helped us curate one of the most […]

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All In The Family – James Cadbury continues the chocolate tradition

Posted by Chris Pettitt on September 08, 2016

Our Roald Dahl inspired Fun Day is getting closer and closer. The event is going to be jam-packed with exciting things to do and see. And one of the most thrilling ingredients in our choccy party is the presence of a very special guest. If you ask someone in Birmingham to name a chocolate maker, […]

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Incredible new pop-up candy shop at the Custard Factory

Posted by Chris Pettitt on August 30, 2016

Katjes Magic Candy Factory are very excited to be launching an innovative 3D confectionery experience within The Custard Factory. The Beta-Test store will be opening on Saturday the 10th September to coincide with the events and celebration of 100 years of Roald Dahl.   Katjes Magic Candy Factory will be showcasing their unique 3D magic candy printers, […]

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Chitty's 'Rocky Roald'

Get ready for the Roald Dahl Fun Day by making your own delumptious cakes!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on September 02, 2016

What could be better than a home-baked chocolate cupcake? A scrumpdidlyumptious chocolate cupcake covered in biscuit, marshmallow and cherries! At Chitty’s Cakes we are busy coming up with some whizz-banging recipes and decorations for cakes and cupcakes to sell to all the lovely human beans coming to the Custard Factory on 10th September, but we’ve […]

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The Drum Cream Awards – Creative Awards for the Midlands & Wales

Posted by Chris Pettitt on August 24, 2016

  The Drum Cream Awards has launched and is open for entries for some of the finest talent in creative advertising from the Midlands and Wales signing up to judge. To date, the shortlist of top judges includes Nick Cadbury, Creative Director at Threebrand Steve McGauley, Executive Creative Director of Liquid Agency Lisa Nichols, Creative Director from […]

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Roald Dahl at 100 – Free scrumdiddlyumptious event coming Sept 10th!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on August 23, 2016

Roll up! Roll up! For one day only on Saturday 10 September, the Custard Factory will become the CHOCOLATE Factory to celebrate Roald Dahl Day! That’s right, Birmingham’s creative quarter will be taken over for a day of fun, laughter and sweeties. Don’t worry, you won’t need a Golden Ticket – everybody is welcome to […]

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