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Art Of The Month

Posted by Chris Pettitt on July 21, 2016

  Every month we select some 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 are a few pieces that have […]

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Have iPhone and Mac issues? There’s now Apple in the Custard!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on July 15, 2016

Fix My Broken Mac is the latest retailer to join the Custard Factory. The brainchild of Will Woodhouse, the Gibb Street shop stands ready to aid any Apple headaches the people of Birmingham come across. Will and his expert team have over 20 years of experience working with Apple products between them. Beginning their journey […]

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Birmingham united after Digbeth vs Jewellery Quarter Debate

Posted by Chris Pettitt on July 11, 2016

International architecture giants Gensler recently opened their new UK office at the Custard Factory. A couple of weeks ago the firm, who have offices in 46 countries worldwide, invited a host of leading figures from Birmingham’s cultural and business community to Digbeth in order to take part in a fascinating debate on the area’s resurgence […]

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City Of Colours 2016

Posted by Chris Pettitt on June 28, 2016

The last of the paint has dried and Digbeth stands proudly furnished with a host of incredible pieces of fresh street art after last weekend’s City Of Colours. Cementing its reputation as the UK’s finest festival of street art and urban culture, City Of Colours drew in over 10,000 visitors while artists from as far-flung […]

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Confectionery Innovation at the Custard Factory

Posted by Chris Pettitt on June 17, 2016

There are some pretty innovative and creative things going on at the Custard Factory. Did you know that the first company in the world to commercially lease 3D printers that produce personalised sweets have their home here? Yes, you heard us right. The magnificently marvellous Katjes Magic Candy Factory are taking customized confectionery to the […]

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Management Changes at the Custard Factory and Fazeley Studios

Posted by Chris Pettitt on June 09, 2016

Piers Read has stepped down as Managing Director at the Custard Factory. Piers, a Londoner, who joined us here in Digbeth in 2015 is going to continue to work on business development opportunities, in particular engaging with prospective occupiers in London. Lucan Gray, owner of the Custard Factory & Fazeley Studios, is back in the captain’s […]

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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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