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As Outdoor Cinema comes to The Mockingbird, co-owner James’ passion for film is only growing stronger!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on August 16, 2017

At the heart of the Custard Factory’s creative heart is the wonderful Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen. The popular and much-loved independent Digbeth hotspot started life as a theatre but has been transformed over the past twelve months after the decision to go full-time as a cinema was made. One of the architects of the Mockingbird’s […]

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Inspiring street food from The Vegan Grindhouse coming to Summer Jam!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on August 08, 2017

Our fantastic Summer Jam takes place this Saturday (12/08) and we’re incredibly excited about everything going on. Alongside all of the music, circus skills, movies and more there will also be a selection of scrumptious street food! Among the wonderful traders involved is The Vegan Grindhouse, one of the most popular vegan street food traders […]

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NEW TO THE CUSTARD FACTORY! Virtual Reality Gaming Arcade!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on August 02, 2017

Next-level gaming has arrived at the Custard Factory with the mind-blowing Matrix Virtual Reality Arcade! Gamers of all abilities can come and experience “maximum immersion” with a wide variety of exciting games including shooters and horror, all in the fun and quirky environment of the Matrix store! The innovative new VR arcade, located right at […]

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Relax and have some fun at the Custard Factory’s Summer Jam!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on July 20, 2017

Doesn’t it feel good to have summer back with us again? It’s a great time here in Birmingham: the sun is out, there’s loads going on, new things to try and there’s even an army of bright & colourful bears standing proudly across the city! Here at the Custard Factory, we want to maximise these […]

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Going on a bear hunt? The Big Sleuth comes to Digbeth!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on July 10, 2017

If you go down to the Custard Factory today, you’re sure of a big surprise… We’re incredibly excited to be supporting The Big Sleuth, a free public art event taking place this summer which will see up to 100 giant bear sculptures leave their paw prints all over Birmingham for 10 weeks. The Big Sleuth, […]

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New to the Custard Factory! Mobile tech agency Sync Interactive!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on June 27, 2017

There’s another exciting new arrival to ‘Digital Digbeth’ in the shape of leading mobile marketing agency Sync Interactive. The tech company’s MD Mark Holland told us more about Sync’s innovative work and why they chose to make the move to the Custard Factory’s creative community. What do Sync Interactive do? As one of the UK’s […]

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The Custard Factory attracts new tenant with commercial landscaping company

Posted by Chris Pettitt on June 19, 2017

Leading UK landscaping company Tyler Grange have joined the growing creative and digital community at the Custard Factory in Digbeth. The move has been prompted by rapid growth in the company and the relocation to Digbeth gives Tyler Grange a presence in five locations across the UK with the Birmingham team making the short trip […]

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#DigitalDigbeth Day – an animation showcase from Digbeth’s Yamination Studios!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on June 15, 2017

Today is #DigitalDigbeth Day and it is incredibly exciting! A host of tech innovators and digital creatives are enjoying a day of presentations, demonstrations and masterclasses. One of those is Yamination Studios, a fantastic Digbeth-based animation company specialising in stop motion animation. Taking its name from yam yam, a term referring to Black Country folk […]

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#DigitalDigbeth Day – grab yourself a 3D selfie with Backface Studios!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on June 09, 2017

Ever wondered what you looked like from behind… or for that matter from the left or the right? Well on June 15th at #DigitalDigbeth Day you will have the chance to find out! Digbeth-based 3D specialists Backface Studios are giving those coming along a rare opportunity to experience their incredible 3D scanner, usually only used […]

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