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The Ideas Factory: Taking Control Of Our Screen Sector Renaissance

West Midlands Screen Bureau

Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (BST)

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WMSB Design Lab 3 Ended Free  

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The Ideas Factory: Taking Control Of Our Screen Sector Renaissance

Location: The Old Library, Zellig, Gibb Street, Birmingham, B9 4AT

Date: Thursday 4th July 2019

Registration: starts at 9.00am


About the Lab

The third West Midlands Design Lab takes place at The Old Library, Zellig, Gibb Street, Birmingham on Thursday 4th July 2019.


It brings together much of the hard work and thinking of the first two labs in helping shape the region’s Creative Screen Sector. 


In particular, the event will be a chance to look at structures, policies, research and development that have been influenced by the work of an increasingly engaged industry.


West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, will use the occasion to formally launch a new Screen Industry Body, which will lead and facilitate what has the potential to be the most exciting period in the history of the region’s screen businesses.


The West Midlands Screen Bureau will reveal details of the findings of the research and consultation over the last year.


And the Design Lab work will look at how businesses can collectively drive this new era.


Make sure that you are part of what should be an inspiring event.




Details of the schedule for the day will be provided via email nearer the event date, so do look out for this.


How to get to The Old Library

The Old Library is situated in Zellig and next to the Custard Factory, Birmingham’s arts and media quarter in Digbeth, which is just ¼ mile from Birmingham City Centre. It is located on Digbeth High Street, which connects Digbeth to the City Centre, Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre and main line train stations are just a few minutes’ walk or cab ride away.


A)   Parking

There are three pay and display car parks in close proximity to the Custard Factory/Zellig:

A)Zellig Car Park, Digbeth High Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 6DY (cash only)

B)Trinity Street Car Park, Heathmill Lane, Birmingham B9 4AL (cash or paybyphone)

C)North Yard Car Park, Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4AU (cash or paybyphone)

D)Gallan Parking Ltd, Bordesley Street, Birmingham B5 5BL

**For cyclists, bike parking can be found in the centre of Custard Factory.

B)    By Public Transport

Train: Both Birmingham New Street Station and Birmingham Moor Street Station are within easy walking distance of Digbeth, you can also grab a cab!

New Street Station to Digbeth, Zellig, Custard Factory on foot – on foot approx. 1.0 mile


Bus: These Bus lines stop near Zellig Building Custard Factory: 17344A56.


Taxi Numbers

1. Seven Seven’s

0121 777 7777

Serving Birmingham and the Surrounding Area

2. Fleet Cars

0121 771 1111

173-174 High Street


3. Galaxy Taxis

0121 350 1000

City Core

4. Major Cars & Travel

0121 633 4444

Serving Birmingham and the Surrounding Area

5. A2B Radio Cars

0121 744 1111

Serving Birmingham and the Surrounding Area

Have questions about The Ideas Factory: Taking Control Of Our Screen Sector Renaissance? Contact West Midlands Screen Bureau

When & Where

The Old Library
Gibb Street
B9 4AT Birmingham
United Kingdom

Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (BST)

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West Midlands Screen Bureau

The West Midlands Screen Bureau (WMSB) is a cross-sectoral body covering the full range of screen-based media, including games, television, film and emerging forms, such as VR and AR. The Bureau is supported by National Lottery funds, through the BFI, the West Midlands Combined Authority, and Birmingham City Council.

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