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Thursday, 09 January 2020 / Published in News
The New Year heralds a step-change for culture across Birmingham and the region, through new leadership at Cultural Central and leadership opportunities via the Birmingham Cultural Compact as well as investment opportunities from the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP). The end of 2019 brought the appointment of Erica Love as Director at
Monday, 06 January 2020 / Published in News
There is a clear relationship between development capacity within our cultural organisations and the ability of the sector to progress, transform and realise its potential. But, across the board, this capacity has been seriously squeezed and under-invested in over recent years. There is also a clear recognition that building stronger ecosystems and clusters are key
Monday, 02 December 2019 / Published in News
HUNDREDS OF 60 SECOND FILMS, PROVIDING MOMENTS  OF HAPPINESS AND HOPE, TO BE RELEASED THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON MONDAY 21 DECEMBER  It Gets Lighter From Here is a collaborative, cultural experience from the West Midlands Culture Response Unit (WMCRU) –  a virtual day of hope and positivity, showcasing a collection of 60-second films from organisations across the region.  The event, curated to mark the
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 / Published in News
Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP recently commissioned Culture Central to write A Toolkit for Smarter Cultural Investments in Our Towns, Cities and Regions; a report aimed at rethinking the role that public funders like LEPs play, in helping to make the most of culture across the region. Birmingham City is arguably the strongest cluster of major
Monday, 14 October 2019 / Published in News
The Board of Culture Central is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Director. Following a 6-month period of transitional leadership, Steve Ball is stepping down from the post of Interim Director at the end of October and handing over to Erica Love. Erica has worked in the arts and cultural sector for over
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 / Published in News
Over 110 events across 32 venues took place from 4 – 6 October as part of Birmingham Weekender in Digbeth. Produced by Culture Central, the city’s artists and arts organisations came together to put on a packed programme of dance, music, art and performance. From Breakin’ under the railway arches in Digbeth and a Dance Battle in the Irish Centre, Break
Thursday, 05 September 2019 / Published in News
Birmingham Weekender in Digbeth, produced by Culture Central and taking place 4 – 6 October is delighted to announce the first programme highlights for the 2019 edition. Birmingham Weekender will join up with the popular Digbeth First Friday for opening night, for an evening of late-night openings and free performances at Eastside Projects, Vivid, Stryx, Centrala and Grand Union –
Thursday, 18 July 2019 / Published in News
Birmingham Weekender returns with a weekend of free performances in Digbeth from 4 – 6 October 2019. Produced by Culture Central, Birmingham Weekender in Digbeth will be a collaboration between individual artists and small and large regional arts organisations and will shine a light on the city’s rich arts and cultural offer. Birmingham Weekender in
Monday, 03 June 2019 / Published in News
Over 70 of Birmingham’s Arts Volunteers took centre stage at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 1 June to herald the start of Volunteers Week 2019. The special thank you event, attended by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Mohammed Azim and Lady Mayoress Bushra Bi, was an opportunity to thank the people who contribute to the
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 / Published in News
Birmingham Weekender in Digbeth will be a weekend of free performances, exhibitions and activities focused in and around Digbeth, from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October 2019. The festival will consist of an exciting programme of events in cultural venues, galleries, bars, cafes and outdoor public spaces, including the Fazeley canal. It will bring together a