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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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The Vinyl Countdown – top 10 most valuable records

Posted by Chris Pettitt on August 10, 2016

Vinyl is back, and back with a bang! Despite us being in an age of unprecedented advancement of digital technology, the appetite for music in its classic format has never been so ravenous. Millions and millions of copies of vinyl albums are sold now – remarkable, when you consider how easily music can be bought […]

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Craft beer kings are the latest arrival to the Custard Factory

Posted by Chris Pettitt on August 05, 2016

You may have noticed a couple of new faces here at the Custard Factory. We introduced the terrific Fix My Broken Mac’s store in July, and the Apple experts have been quickly followed into Gibb Street by the amazing Clink Beer. Cementing a stellar reputation for quality and good times in their first few weeks, […]

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Magic Candy Factory sugar up the stars in the USA

Posted by Chris Pettitt on July 29, 2016

Confectionery kings Katjes Magic Candy Factory want to take their innovative 3D gummy sweets to ever-further corners of the globe, and last week continued their impressive rise in America. The team spent five days in San Diego where they attended ‘Nerd HQ’, one of the biggest gaming, movie and pop-culture conventions in the world.   […]

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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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