Category: DRA News

Custard Factory: under new ownership

Lucan Gray has sold his share of the Custard Factory to Oval Real Estate, a privately owned investment and asset management company in London, in a deal including nearby Fazeley Studios and warehouses in...

Chitty’s Cakes

Opening times: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10:00-18:00 Where: Chitty’s Cakes, 4 Gibb St, The Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA After five years behind the scenes at the Custard Factory, Chitty’s Cakes (finally) have a shop front!  ...

Digbeth Community Awards 2016

The Digbeth Community Awards were announced at the December 2016 DRA meeting. Unfortunately, the winners were unable to attend to receive their awards in person, but we’ve been on a bit of an (extended)...

Digbeth Needs You!

Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of NCVO, recently wrote a new year letter, and I wanted to share a few points with you: “One thing is very clear in my mind. That is that...

Six of the Best Fest

When: Friday 20 – Sunday 22 January 2017 Where: The Mockingbird Cinema, Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA Tickets: more information online here Stickleback Cinema presents Six of the Best Fest, a celebration of new...

Connaught Square – Comments

By now, hopefully everyone is aware of the plans for Connaught Square (the land bounded by Digbeth High Street, Rea Street, Bradford Street and Stone Yard). After consultation with Digbeth residents and other parties...

The Forum, Smithfield

The Forum – the first development as part of Birmingham’s huge, ambitious and landmark Smithfield project – was launched recently, with a ceremonial concrete pour by city leaders. Based on Pershore Street on the...

Stanhope Hall – Autumn Events

Where: Stanhope Hall Community Centre, Ketley Croft, Highgate, B12 0XG Part of being good neighbours is ensuring to support our neighbouring areas and communities. Highgate has a buzzing programme of activities taking place at...

Waste Isn’t Rubbish – Public Consultation

Everyone in Birmingham has until 31 July to give their views on Birmingham City Council’s (BCC) future strategy for the city’s waste. As supporters of Birmingham Friends of the Earth’s Waste Isn’t Rubbish campaign,...

Digbeth vs JQ?

On Tuesday 21st June, a debate was held at Fazeley Studios to discuss the relative merits of the Jewellery Quarter versus Digbeth. Unfortunately, we were unable to attend, but over 100 others were present....