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Street art by Inkie, a feature of City of Colours which returns in June

City of Colours festival boosted by Arts Council grant

Digbeth street art event will definitely take place this summer after £35,000 in funding is awarded to festival making its first return to the city

Alistair Cory, head of Gensler in Birmingham

Gensler chief unveils vision for new Digbeth home

Head of new Birmingham office of global architecture practice says city base could house hundreds of staff in years to come

The Custard Factory

Comment: Nurturing Birmingham's creative spirit

Custard Factory boss Piers Read says it has been a dynamic 12 months for the city

Arthaus Digbeth has been opened by the Custard Factory

Custard Factory launches new space for artists in Digbeth

Arthaus Digbeth has been inspired by the German Bauhaus school which was known for its innovative approach to art and design

A screen grab from a Seven Capital video about Birmingham

Seven Capital creates video on why Birmingham is the place to invest

Seven Capital, which is building a host of new apartments across the city centre, drafted in the likes of Lord Digby Jones and Stacey Barnfield for the film

Lucan Gray

Custard Factory boss Lucan Gray angered by contract scrapped by his father

Well-known city businessman reveals, in a public statement, his father terminated a contract with his business without warning him

Retailers at the Custard Factory

Search for face of Custard Factory as it launches YouTube channel

Custard Factory is looking for two presenters who will have the opportunity to work alongside a number of production companies based in Birmingham

Adaptable co-founders Olly Sorsby (left) and Dan Cooper

Adaptable's helping hand for Style Birmingham Live

Retail BID recruits Digbeth-based digital agency to create communications material to promote annual celebration of Birmingham's retail and fashion offering

Home Secretary Theresa May meets anti-extremism campaigners in Birmingham

Home Secretary is talking to the right people as she draws up new anti-extremism strategy

Efforts to tackle extremism recognised, the ongoing green belt saga and what will national politicians will make of our combined authority chief.

Home Secretary Theresa May meets community groups at Custard Factory

Community group praised by Theresa May

Upstanding Neighbourhoods group told Theresa May about its work challenging extremism and meeting young Muslims in Sparkbrook

Piers Read, managing director of the Custard Factory (left), and Alastair Cory, head of the new Birmingham office of architecture practice Gensler exclusive

Shanghai Tower architect Gensler to launch Custard Factory base

Global firm which has worked on vision for Birmingham Wholesale Markets will open its second UK practice in Digbeth later this year

Piers Read has been named the first managing director of the Custard Factory and Fazeley Studios

Custard Factory appoints first managing director

Founder of Wimbledon Film and TV Studios named new chief at Digbeth creative hub with remit to drive expansion of the estate

Channel 4 HQ in Westminster

Channel 4 to Birmingham: An idea so out there it might just work

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Birmingham should be making television that the world wants to see, says Graeme Brown

Grand Gallery Reception at Fazeley Studios

Creative Industries Federation roadshow comes to Birmingham

Roadshow will be at Fazeley Studios next week for event focusing business opportunities in the creative sector

Performers at Birmingham's International Dance Festival

Good things can happen in the arts

Arts Council England's chief executive Darren Henley discusses the sector at a time of huge funding pressure

Cravendale's Barry the biscuit boy is one of several recent projects by Yamination

New Digbeth home for Yamination

Digbeth-based animation studio has just moved out of the Custard Factory so it can grow and start working on multiple projects at the same time

Lucan Gray and Richard Northall of Rock & Co at Fazeley Studios

Rocks & Co moves to Birmingham with new Digbeth studio

The biggest e-commerce jewellery company in Europe, which has broadcast to 19.5 million viewers in the past seven years, is moving to Fazeley Studios 

Raj Mack, head of Digital Birmingham

Digital Academy to host summer school

Companies urged to sign up to free two-day seminar run by Greater Birmingham Digital Academy which will focus on themes of data, marketing and growth

Bareface Media's account director PJ Ellis (checked shirt) with some of the agency's team doing the 2015 Great Birmingham 10k Business Challenge

Bareface Media supports LoveBrum in Great Birmingham 10k Business Challenge

Marketing agency signs up mixed team for 10k race next month and is aiming to raise £1,000 for city charity

Co-founders of Adaptable Dan Cooper (left) and Olly Sorsby

Adaptable wins design brief from Retail Birmingham

Business improvement district appoints Custard Factory agency to help with refreshing brand identity and creating new website


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