Excited to hear that there is a new creative space to add to Birmingham’s already diverse cultural landscape. The Studio, Digbeth is located next door to the wonderful young people’s charity Fairbridge. The charity supports and works with de-motivated young people aged between 13 and 25 providing them with skills and opportunities to change their lives for the better.
Artist Lucy Maclauchlan, along with the help of Fairbridge service-users, has transformed this once abandoned and forgotten space, by decorating the exteriors with her beautiful artwork and murals. The renovation was supported by EC-Arts, an organisation who identify opportunities to utilise unusual, disused buildings to create unique art spaces.
The intention of The Studio is to provide local artists and musicians with a space to showcase and perform their work. In-turn they will deliver creative sessions to the young people at Fairbridge, becoming a co-operative operation between the artists and the charity.
The Studio will be used as an arts space for the first time on 24 March, 2011. When the film Mothwasp will be screened their as part of Birmingham’s independent film festival Flatpack, which takes place between the 23rd and 27th March, 2010.
The Studio, 78 Warwick Street, Mothwasp Screening,
24 March, 2011