Birmingham’s Custard Factory and award-winning Digbeth Dining Club street food event have unveiled the programme of events for this weekend's 'Digmas' alternative Christmas fair.
The event will run this Saturday, December 14, 10am-6pm, featuring a range of stalls selling one-of-a-kind handmade, vintage and modern clothes and gifts. It will showcase works by local designers and offer visitors the chance to sign up for one off discounts at the Custard Factory’s independent shops.
Visitors will be treated to old world and rock ‘n’ roll glamour, with live music by pin up trio The Glamophones, swing duo High Society, ‘40s vocal trio The Three Belles and a bespoke rock ‘n’ roll set by the Rebel Party Band.
The line up also features a retro roller disco and a range of entertainment for all ages with street food, mulled wine and hot cocktails, rockabilly dancers, children and adult’s gi ft-making workshops and face-painting.
Lucan Gray, owner and director of the Custard Factory, said “Digmas is designed for people who want a unique Christmas shopping experience, where they can buy one of a kind or locally made gifts and spend time with their family and friends – eating, drinking, listening to live music and learning to make all kinds of presents and decorations, from robots to festive fabric wreaths.
“In recent months, the Custard Factory has expanded its retail offering. Alongside our long-standing shops like Urban Village, Sara Preisler and Mr Bird’s Emporium, we’ve had a run of new openings.
“As a well established destination for fairs, festivals and gigs, the Custard Factory really is the perfect setting to bring a new kind of festive extravaganza to Birmingham.”
Jack Brabant of Digbeth Dining Club added: “Working alongside the Custard Factory, we want Birmingham to experience a family-friendly and imaginative Christmas event.
“Digbeth Dining Club has established itself as the leading street food event in the UK this year showcasing a unique dining experience every Friday night. After last year’s successful collaboration with the Custard Factory for Digmas, we wanted to bring our brand of tantalising street food flavours to this festive experience.''