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Joe Schuppler pictured at The Custard Factory

Independent Birmingham's campaign to boost Brummie businesses

Joe Schuppler tells Mary Griffin how a city-wide loyalty card is giving the city's independent shops, restaurants and bars a boost

Moor Street Station

Review of 2014 - June: Custard Factory owner on Digbeth, facelift for city tunnel and Hidden Spaces photos on display

Nostalgia lovers across the city flocked to the Hidden Spaces exhibition in June while American pop star Kelis marked the latest chapter in the revamp of Selfridges in the Bullring

An artists' impression of Resorts World Birmingham at night

Review of 2014 - May: Cineworld at Resorts World, Arena Central lodges plans and £20m Selfridges revamp

As the weather turned nice, property and leisure took centre stage as Selfridges announced a major overhaul and the first plans were submitted for the £400m Arena Central development

Lisa Williams, store manager of John Lewis in Birmingham

Ones to watch 2015: Birmingham's business leaders

We take a look at some of the key figures set to makes waves in the city's business community in what is poised to be a landmark year in 2015

Levi Roots at the Custard Factory in Birmingham, kicking off Global Entrepreneurship Week on behalf of Entrepreneurial Spark

Levi Roots visits Custard Factory for Entrepreneurial Spark powered by NatWest event

Mr Roots teamed up with Entrepreneurial Spark powered by NatWest to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week

Writing West Midlands chief executive Jonathan Davidson

Birmingham Literature Festival 2014: Chief executive Jonathan Davidson picks 13 events

The 2014 Birmingham Literature Festival will be the best yet, says chief executive Jonathan Davidson

The City of Colours festival will make a second outing next year and expand from one day to two

City of Colours street art festival set to double next year

Organiser Becci Wright to host street art festival over two days due to visitor demand for expansion of the event in Digbeth

City of Colours Wall by N4T4, Philth, Mila K and AsOne

Pictures: Digbeth prepares for City of Colours

Latest additions to festival as organisers await the first large-scale street art festival to be held in Birmingham

A coding lesson

Jerry Blackett: Why Birmingham will be saying 'hello, world' as digital sector booms

Coding is now commonplace in classrooms, and Birmingham is cashing in on this programming revolution.

Peaky Blinders creator to offer tips to budding Birmingham TV drama producers

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Creative Skillset and the BBC Academy are running the ‘Get Your Next Job in TV Drama’ day of panels, networking and training sessions

Artworks by Imbue

Artist Imbue - The Banksy of Brighton - to exhibit works at Custard Factory

Imbue creates street art and stickers, stencils and posters, which often appear overnight

City of Colours Wall by N4T4, Philth, Mila K and AsOne

Birmingham to become City of Colours

Digbeth to welcome more than 140 artists as it plays host to city's first large-scale festival of street art next weekend

The Filthy Luker paintbrush on the top of the Selfridges building

City of Colours Festival: Our five favourite art installations in Birmingham

From ice sculptures in Chamberlain Square to large-format displays of modern-day faith on Birmingham Cathedral, we’ve rounded up our favourite pieces of public art on display in Birmingham in recent years

The Filthy Luker paintbrush on the top of the Selfridges building

Giant paintbrush added to Birmingham skyline ahead of City of Colours Festival

The artwork forms part of the 2014 City Of Colours Festival taking place in the city on September 6

The Custard Factory

Creative Industry Finance scheme to support region's creative businesses

Official statistics show the creative industries are worth £71.4 billion per year to the UK economy

Urban Village

Urban Village retro fashion store in Digbeth to close down

It will close on August 30, with a closing down sale starting on Saturday, August 16

Peter Knott, Midland Area Director, Arts Council England

Arts groups' futures are secured after grant awards

The Arts Council England has announced that £57.3 million will be spent across 24 organisations, representing a small rise.

July 4 will be independents day in artistic hub

The spirit of Independence Day will be alive and well on Friday night in Digbeth.

Citizen Khan creator Adil Ray speaks at Birmingham Day at Westminster

Birmingham Day showcases progress in city's creative quarter

Senior BBC executive pledges corporation's commitment to investing in Birmingham

Lucan Gray

Custard Factory owner Lucan Gray on the future for Digbeth and Birmingham

Digbeth is home to the largest cluster of creative and digital businesses outside London, with 400 businesses employing 2,000 people in the creative and digital sectors


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