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05. BLOG

Hat-trick of awards for Digbeth’s innovative candy makers!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on December 11, 2017

Custard Factory-based Katjes Magic Candy Factory had a truly magical week in November by taking home three awards from three prestigious award ceremonies. The ‘Magicians’ attended the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur of the Year awards in Birmingham on the 17th of November where Managing Director Melissa Snover won Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year, The National […]

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Cyclists filmed in Digbeth for BBC Midlands Today report

Posted by Andy Parker on December 05, 2017

The Custard Factory and Digbeth were filled with cyclists over the weekend for a Christmas-themed Slow Roll organised by Protect Birmingham Cyclists. The event – which was covered by BBC Midlands Today – saw bike enthusiasts cycling from Gibb Street to Millennium Point/Eastside park to hand over a petition to WMCA Mayor Andy Street in […]

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‘Tis the season for festive classics at The Mockingbird Cinema!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on November 27, 2017

Christmas is approaching at breakneck speed. Like the Polar Express careering across the tracks, the festive holiday shows to sign of slowing as the annual whirlwind of shopping, eating and toasting all things Christmas begins. One of the fondest of all the traditions that comes at this time of year is getting the family together […]

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#DIGMAS 2017 – The Street Food

Posted by Chris Pettitt on November 21, 2017

One thing is for certain – with everything on offer this Saturday for #DIGMAS, you are going to work up quite an appetite! Fantastic then that we have some of the best street food traders from across the UK coming along. The fantastic selection of scrumptious eats will be under the arches at the top […]

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#DIGMAS 2017 – The Entertainment

Posted by Chris Pettitt on November 16, 2017

There’ll be loads and loads going on across the day at #DIGMAS, so it’s important there’s a melodic selection of festive entertainment soundtracking the day! So we have arranged for a couple of VERY special music acts to provide the tunes as well as the return of a very popular storytelling team who are ready […]

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Sajid Javid, Andy Street, and • Daniel Korski at the Urban Tech Summit

Tech Influencers Join Sajid Javid and Andy Street at Urban Tech Summit

Posted by Andy Parker on November 13, 2017

“I absolutely want to see you disrupt public services – but you can’t disrupt the provision of services to the public.” Sajid Javid (Secretary of State for Local Government) The West Midlands Combined Authority held their very first UrbanTech Summit here at the Custard Factory last week, featuring Sajid Javid (pictured below), the Secretary of State […]

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A Winter's Tale Christmas cards

Designing a Christmas card range (in 6 simple steps)

Posted by Andy Parker on November 10, 2017

Xmas cards are about to be written in households up and down the UK as we get closer to the behemoth of all annual palavers, Christmas. ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Tra la la la la, la la la la. Therefore as the topic of festive greeting cards is set to be at the tip of […]

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TLC for the CF!!!!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on November 07, 2017

The Custard Factory team is undertaking a significant programme of redevelopment work starting now… we are getting a full repaint! Then in January 2018 we are starting our refurbishment in earnest… making new spaces for independent businesses to join the revival of Digbeth and putting some love back into the estate. The complete plans can […]

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Yamination Studios bring six-year-old Maisie’s cheeky tale to life for CITV’s Share a Story!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on November 01, 2017

Digbeth’s amazing Yamination Studios has a new collaborator… and she’s a very talented six-year-old girl from Sutton Coldfield! Maisie Rymer’s hilarious story about her dear old dad’s dancing was chosen as the winning yarn in CITV’s annual ‘Share a Story’ competition in the five to six age category, and the creative founder of Yamination Studios, […]

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