The Custard Factory launches Summer Saturday events

The Custard Factory has launched its Summer Saturday events programme. From the start of June through to the end of the summer holidays in early September, there will be music, events and activities for all the family at the Digbeth complex.

This summer’s events start with Custard Factory Antiques and Vintage Bazaar which features more than 120 stalls to browse as well as live music from Moseley Folk Festival and food stalls in Gibb Square this weekend (8 June).

For the brave, the charity Acorns is also hosting a fundraising abseil which will see local daredevils tackling a 100ft wall adjacent to the Green Man sculpture. All funds raised will be used to fund local projects and participants can still register to take part by contacting Acorns directly.

Lucan Gray, owner of The Custard Factory, said:

“We are really pleased to launch this programme of events for the summer. There is enough variety that it should be possible to come every Saturday and see something different.”

A team from “Digbeth Speaks” will also be at Custard Factory on 8 June, talking to visitors and collecting vox pops on their experiences of Digbeth. The project’s aim is to collect an audio and visual time capsule of Digbeth and is part of the BBC’s All Our Stories and The Great British Story. The project will be housed at Birmingham Archives and Heritage and will be accessible to the public.

Other events taking place this summer include VIP Music Fair on 22 June; a world record DJ-ing attempt; and Street Art and Skater Festival on 20 July. All Summer Saturday activities are free entry. For more information, including full listings of all events, please visit

The Custard Factory was originally factories built by Sir Alfred Bird, the inventor of custard. Today, 100 years later, the area is home to Birmingham’s best selection of independent shops and cafés, public open spaces with unusual art and a hip community of trend-setting creatives.



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