I had a fab day last Saturday the gorgeous September sun was out and I got to share my time with the ‘cool kids’ of Birmingham.
In my humble opinion one of most edgy and trendy places to visit in Birmingham is The Custard Factory in Digbeth, a very the eclectic part of city. Through an invite of a friend Im glad I found myself there…
The Custard Factory is home to the talented, entrepreneurial and attracts all ages, with a good mix of shops (beauty, vintage, jewellery, home goods), cafés and deli’s and work spaces for hire. Everyone is welcome!
The event I attended was called City of Colour, which is one dedicated to the quote on quote ‘street artist’ and gave opportunities for Graffiti artists to showcase their true raw talent for the appreciation of us meer visiting folk.
The atmosphere was positively vibrant – with music and craft sales lining the cobbled pavement and an iternary of workshops were on offer including break dance and graffiti battles.
There was literally no spare piece of blank wall in sight which wasn’t being used to spray paint an imagination.
City of Colour was a superb free event, which was able to happen through support of the Arts Council England (in association with the National lottery).
Whether you love or hate Graffiti (or Street Art) there is no denying I was surrounded by a really talented group of people…. Please enjoy the photos below and if you get a chance, or your in and around the Birmingham area you MUST visit The Custard Factory to see the aftermath of this art in person or visit the website to see the profile of some of the artists.
Whilst at the event, the magpie in me stumbled across a store that I was able to seek solace in away from the hustle and bustle …Cocktail Cosmetics.
A newly opened store I’m told, although as a company they have had a longer stretch of presence of the internet.
It’s hard for me to actually put in to words how elated I was to find this shop…
Cocktail cosmetics sell allsorts of beauty items such as NYX, Sugarpill, an array of Sigma brushes, EOS lip balms the list goes on. I asked the kind man in store if I could take some pictures he said YES, feast your eyes on the goodies!
I picked up a few items from Bomb Cosmetics – a couple of Bath bombs and a Hypno-Therapy Soap, all of which either look or smell good enough to eat! I will share more details of my thoughts on the products I bought in a separate post as I already have an obscene amount of pictures in this post.
If you got the opportunity to visit City of Colour, please share your thoughts of the day!
Thanks for reading…