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05. BLOG


Support Envision’s superb Community-Apprentice Programme!

Posted by Andy Parker on January 31, 2018

Are you aware of Envision’s fantastic inter-school competition Community-Apprentice? The competition, loosely based on the hit BBC TV series The Apprentice, has students working in teams to raise money for a charity, while also developing key competencies (with the help of business mentors) that will be a major asset for their future careers. Brilliant. I […]

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Codemasters team with TIGA Award

Check out photo of Codemasters with their TIGA Award for F1 2016

Posted by Andy Parker on January 25, 2018

Codemasters won ‘Best Racing Game of the Year’ at The TIGA Games Industry Awards for F1 2016 back in November…and they’ve just had a great team photo taken with the award right here at the Custard Factory! The annual awards – which was held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London – are run […]

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How The Tech Giants Began – Facebook

Posted by Chris Pettitt on January 24, 2018

It is important to make clear from the very start that the origins of Facebook did not include a corporate wrangle between Lex Luthor and Spider-Man. These characters of course were played on-screen respectively by Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield, who previously took on the roles of Facebook founders Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin in […]

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Take part in the UK’s biggest digital snapshot – the Tech Nation Survey 2018!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on January 15, 2018

Tech Nation is a groundbreaking series of reports on the UK’s digital tech ecosystem. Over the last three years the survey, carried out by Tech City UK, has captured the strength, depth and breadth of digital activity across the UK. It has revealed the scale of the digital tech sector, captured its growth, and – […]

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Time to party! Chitty’s Cakes turns 1 year old!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on January 08, 2018

Here’s some SWEET news for you – Chitty’s Cakes Shop celebrates its first birthday at the end of this month and there’s a fairly big celebration planned! That’s right, on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th January, the Custard Factory’s joyfully-creative resident cake store is hosting a fun-filled shindig in which you’ll find freebies, special offers […]

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Katjes Magic Candy Factory to Change the Face of Medicine Manufacturing!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on December 29, 2017

Katjes Magic Candy Factory have already conquered the confectionary world with their 3D printed customised candy, and are now seeking to change the face of medicine. The award-winning start-up, based here at the Custard Factory, have partnered with pharmaceutical experts FabRX to develop 3D printed gummies and tablets which can be filled with a personalised […]

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Review of 2017 – Big Changes, Big Events, Big Innovation!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on December 24, 2017

It has been a hugely transformative year for us in 2017, with a change of ownership, massive investment into the area and the launch of some exciting new cultural hotspots in Digbeth! And it’s only going to get BIGGER and BETTER in 2018. Before we get there though, let’s take a quick look back at […]

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Flatpack Film Festival is coming April 2018 – Submissions Open!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on December 19, 2017

It is undoubtedly one of the highlights in Birmingham’s cultural calendar and we are really excited that the twelfth Flatpack Film Festival is returning in 2018 – taking place between the 13th and 22nd April and spanning multiple venues across the city. The first details of the festival programme will be revealed in the early […]

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Sewing Quarter - festive stocking

Watch how to make a Christmas stocking (with the Sewing Quarter)

Posted by Andy Parker on

‘Tis the season to be jolly – and creative! Creating a homemade festive stocking can be so easy…with the use of a simple Stocking Panel. Watch Sewing Quarter’s presenter, Natasha McCarty (pictured below), showing viewers how to make a Christmas stocking in this festive time-lapse video from the sewing & quilting TV channel. You can […]

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WIN YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY! Some Christmas magic from Laura at Curious Rose…

Posted by Chris Pettitt on December 12, 2017

Fancy winning your wedding photography from a supremely talented photographer? Laura from Curious Rose Photography at the Custard Factory here in the heart of Digbeth in Birmingham, believes WHOLE-HEARTEDLY in MAGIC. She knows that it is real, as she has caught that magic on her camera when collaborating with her fabulous Curious Rose Couples. Her […]

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