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Bill Drummond in Birmingham: I'm flyposting the city - because I love doing it

I have 100 posters to flypost around your city. They are in 10 sets of 10. Each set is identical and depicts me painting my head black and white.

Handmake.me community manager Francesca Stone

Birmingham website targets crafty types for online sales

Custard Factory-based Handmake.me hoping to tap into renewed interest in handcrafts

Six great places for coffee in Birmingham city centre and Jewellery Quarter

Tim Wilson, founder of Coffee Birmingham, the blog dedicated to promoting the city’s independent coffee scene, writes about how everyday business has become such an important part of Brum’s coffee culture and offers a selection of his own personal favourites

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Frame Creatives to hold Custard Factory photography conference

Some of the topics to be covered by industry experts will be copyrighting, web development, personal practice, exhibiting and networking

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Make-up training school to open at Custard Factory Birmingham

It will offer the IMA (International Make-up Association) Certificate in Make-up Artistry, which was previously only available in select schools in London, Dubai and Moscow

Ian Francis, founder and director of the eighth Flatpack Film Festival

The F-word's vital to the success of city film festival

The Flatpack Festival is back for an eighth year - and this time it's even got film in the title. Graham Young reports

Paul McKenna

Birmingham digital production house builds Paul McKenna self-help apps

‘Change Your Life In 7 Days’ app uses interactive content and the latest technology to help users change the way they approach life

Lucan Gray

Eastside businesses welcome Curzon Street Masterplan

The Curzon Street Masterplan sees Eastside and Digbeth opened up to the rest of the city centre through new Metro links and walkways, as part of plans to expand the core and encourage growth of the creative sector

Ten new companies to watch out for in 'start-up hotspot' Birmingham

Entrepreneurial sector will soon be boosted by the formation of Selr8r, a new ‘start-ups finishing school’, based in the co-working space at Boxxed in Digbeth

Jewellery Quarter

French delegation to spend six days in Jewellery Quarter as part of EU skills scheme

The mission, which is being facilitated by Birmingham City Council, will take in fact-finding visits to companies in the city’s Jewellery Quarter district and meetings with key personalities

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Birmingham named as 'start-up hotspot' and most entrepreneurial city outside London

Report by Start up Britain drew on last year’s Companies House data to assess where new companies were started across the UK

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Custard Factory Digmas will offer 'unique Christmas shopping experience'

Line up features retro roller disco and range of entertainment with street food, mulled wine and hot cocktails, rockabilly dancers, children and adult’s gift-making workshops and face-painting

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Custard Factory honoured at Urbanism Awards

Digbeth complex wins Great Place award after being saved from demolition and turned into vibrant location for business and arts.

An image from Hobzy's promotional video

Birmingham-based start-up Hobzy launches new online sales platform

Hobzy has picked up 125,000 users around the world since its launch in November 2011

Birmingham

Top US magazine pushes visitors to Birmingham

The New York Magazine article lavishes praise on progress of city's leisure offer

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E-fashion business set to expand

Online fashion chain Asos is creating more jobs in Birmingham as it expands less than six months after setting up in the city.

Beverley Nielsen

Birmingham MadeMe - a coming force, not an apology

We have found from the  Birmingham MadeMe Design Expo  that there is so much to celebrate produced in Birmingham and the Midlands.

Digbeth High Street

Digbeth businesses fear being cut off from city centre by HS2

Businesses in Digbeth have added their voices to the concerns over HS2 – fearing it will create an “impermeable barrier” from the city centre.

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Online fashion retailer Asos reveals annual sales up 40% at £754 million

Booming retailer has office in Birmingham's Custard Factory

Young Rewired State founder Emma Mulqueeny

Young Rewired State founder Emma Mulqueeny looks ahead to the upcoming festival in Birmingham

Birmingham is playing host to nearly 600 would-be computer programmers across this week for a major digital event, Young Rewired State’s Festival of Code. Founder Emma Mulqueeny looks ahead

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