‘We hope we can survive’ – Digbeth venue which closed its doors a year ago hanging on by a thread
Centrala has been a fixture in Digbeth for almost ten years but the pandemic has forced it to run out of cash and face an uncertain future which could see its doors close forever. – via Birmingham Mail
West Midlands arts companies come together to celebrate the region’s arts & culture with free midsummer festival
West Midlands Culture Response Unit (WMCRU) announces the Midsummer Festival, a free one-day festival celebrating arts and culture in the West Midlands on Saturday 20 June.
Q & A with De’Anne Crooks
Birmingham-based De’Anne Crooks was recently commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella (FVU) to produce a piece responding to the pandemic. ‘Great-ish: The Gaslighting of a Nation’ (2020) is a love letter to an unborn child which engages with the migrant experience and Britain as a spouse in a would-be toxic relationship. Annabel Clarke talks to her about her work.