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Stocking Fillers and Secret Santa Ideas

It's getting to about that time when panic starts to set in - if you need some ideas for smaller gifts, come and see us at our Best of Brum pop up in Great Western Arcade, or have a browse below. The Best of Brum pop up is open until 6pm every day until Christmas Eve. (4pm on Sunday and 3pm on Christmas Eve) Copper + Solder HomewaresHand made, each piece with subtle differences. You won't find these on the High Street!£8-£14 - click here to viewBrutal Key RingsKeep one of these attached to your keys - they should be safe from the Council's bulldozers there.£8 - click here to viewHaslucks Beeswax CandleJust arrived in store! These organic, 100% beeswax candles...

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The Greatest Birmingham Christmas Gifts

It seems like everywhere you turn, people are talking about some kind of renaissance in Birmingham. At Provide we love being based here, and lots of our designs are influenced by the city. Here are our favourite Brum-inspired Christmas gifts - some from our own range and some from friends of ours that we love. 1. BHX CrewneckReminding people of the international status of our often-too-humble city £50 - click here to view 2. Spaghetti Junction TeeAs much as some may hate it, it's a pretty amazing piece of engineering! £25 - click here to view 3. Spaghetti Junction Artwork by Space_PlayWhile we're on the theme of Gravelly Hill Interchange...£30 - click here to view4. Hockley TonicMade in Hockley; taste your...

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Advent at Provide

We have teamed up with designer Tamsyn Preedy on an exciting Advent calendar installation which will take place in our Best of Brum pop up space and online in the run up to Christmas. Tamsyn has selected a number of artists, illustrators and animators from all over the world to take part in the installation; and each day of Advent will see a new artwork added to a growing collection - as we get closer to Christmas, the installation gets longer as more works are revealed. If you're local to Birmingham, make sure to pop into our pop up shop and gallery regularly in the run up to the big day to check out the latest additions, or if you can't make...

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Best of Brum

There's been a lot of change this year, especially with the move to our new studio at 212 Space. It's turned out to be a fantastic development for Provide, and being a little off the beaten track has actually made collaboration and production much more fruitful. Although permanent high street retail isn't for us right now, there is still definitely a time and a place for Provide to have a more accessible presence, and today we launched just such a project. Best of Brum is a 2 month pop up concept in the Great Western Arcade, in which we have brought together a selection of the most exciting emerging artists and designers currently working in and around Birmingham to provide the City...

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Introducing New Provide!

Today marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Provide, as we share news not only of a new permanent location, but also a major rebrand. After leaving the Custard Factory in Digbeth and moving on to a pop up shop at the Great Western Arcade last year, we had to ask some serious questions about the future of Provide. Experience at two very different retail destinations confirmed a gut feeling that we needed to change the way we operate - no more big spending on unreasonable rent; that money would be better spent on creating and promoting things we love. Which leads us nicely to our new home. 212 Space is a studio that houses a number of independent businesses, and we're really excited to...

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