Category Archives: digital district

Selr8r at Boxxed Workspace

SELR8R will take over Boxxed in Digbeth from April until June 2014, and is described as a “finishing school for start-ups”: Businesses looking for investment submit proposals and if accepted, will receive £10,000 in seed-funding, along with a 50-day intensive … Continue reading

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The Case for Networking in Digbeth

A few months ago, Ember Television’s Sam Lewis put forward a strong case for enterprises of all kinds to talk more for the benefit of everyone in Digbeth: Everyone knows the value of networking in business. With the sheer number … Continue reading

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Midlands Media Awards 2013

I was lucky enough to be invited along to the Midlands Media Awards 2013 by the School of Media at Birmingham City University, who had sponsored one of the categories. In September, the School of Media will be moving to … Continue reading

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ASOS move to Digbeth

In a coup for Digbeth, online fashion retailer ASOS is opening a new office at The Custard Factory – its first regional office outside the South East – planned to be operational before the end of April. ASOS is keen … Continue reading

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Attend council meetings from your sofa

Digbeth is not the only place to have a website dedicated to it. Our hyperlocal friends in Lightmoor Village in Telford in Shropshire run Lightmoor Life. Lightmoor Life recently live streamed a Telford and Wrekin Council meeting to their site … Continue reading

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Politics is Good

After Digbeth is Good had a brush with fame last week, the BBC couldn’t get enough. The Sunday Politics show reported on hyperlocal news, featuring DiG in the background:   To watch the full report featuring supporter of Digbeth Residents … Continue reading

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Birmingham – a Digital City? (#DigiCity)

Birmingham’s Digital Media Businesses Cluster hosted a Digital City News Day at the BBC yesterday. I was very happy to have been invited, especially as it turned out to be a very interesting, informative and useful event. As a prelude … Continue reading

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Ultrafast Broadband in Digbeth

In June, I wrote about Birmingham City Council’s plans to install ultrafast broadband in Digbeth, as well as other parts of the city. However, last week Virgin Media and BT began legal proceedings against the initiative, with the story being … Continue reading

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Digital Digbeth

Changes are afoot. Digbeth received its first (perhaps only) Digital billboard around two weeks ago, but what do you think about it? Digital Billboards….A means to improve @digbeth high streettiny.cc/ry41kw #birmingham — Matthew Westley (@theArchtist) September 22, 2012 Is it … Continue reading

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Retro Games Night – TONIGHT!

When: Wednesday 3rd October, 18:00-22:00 Where: Retro World, Custard Factory, Digbeth After the success of their last retro gaming night in August, the guys at Retro World will be hosting another games night tonight at their shop in the Custard … Continue reading

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