Boutique shop PROVIDE opened in the Custard Factory back in September 2012, with a limited edition run of their own free newspaper. Perhaps not surprisingly, the paper ‘sold out’ quite quickly, but if you missed out, it’s now available to view online:

One of the reasons PROVIDE began was to buck the trend of creative people having the inspiration and enthusiasm sucked out of them by corporate jobs. There’s a decent chance that at some point in your life someone has tried to disuade you from following your dreams, because whatever it is that you love to do is not a sensible career option. PROVIDE is here to offer an alternative opinion, encouragement to do what makes you feel alive, and opportunities to share your passions with others.

We publish a newspaper semi-regularly with the sole aim of providing a platform for creative people to share their work. Our hope is that even if you’re currently in a job you hate, you’ll enjoy creating something truly ‘you’ for the paper. Who knows, maybe seeing your work in print will plant thoughts in your mind about what might happen if you paid more attention to what your soul wants to do.

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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