Birmingham's creative quarter

05. BLOG

Peaky Blinders

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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High-Rise film mural

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 Birmingham

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

Posted by Andy Parker on

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

Posted by Andy Parker on

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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Productivity, efficiency and effectiveness – the year ahead in conferencing

Posted by Custard Factory on November 26, 2015

The annual Christmas party is, for some, the year’s highlight. A chance to let loose with colleagues and friends; drink the boss’ tab dry; and then relive it all around the water cooler. From a corporate point of view, it can boost morale; is an effective communications tool; and focus a business on common goals […]

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November at The Mockingbird

Posted by Custard Factory on November 19, 2015

It has been a busy few months at The Mockingbird since their opening in late summer. The venue offers food, drink and great entertainment too. The food is relaxed (and has recently seen a new menu launch), the drinks are diverse (try their signature cocktail when you get the chance) and the vibe is so […]

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112 Social Opens at Custard Factory

Posted by Custard Factory on

Custard Factory is delighted to welcome the opening of 112 Social, a pop-up bar, art gallery and seller of affordable art. Open from Friday 13 November until Saturday 19 December, the new pop up is definitely not one to be missed. The Artwork is the job of Brum-based online platform, Artobox, while Pietanic are taking care […]

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