mac birmingham | Saturday 16th September | 3 til 7pm | Free

The Social Exchange is a free one-day festival of youth culture and social action across the West Midlands including unique performances, master classes, debates, and art.


mac birmingham and The Beatfreeks Collective present
The Social Exchange 2017: Utopia/Dystopia.

The Social Exchange brings you all the opportunities you need to access the knowledge and networks which will help you get inspired, confident, and ready to take action.

It’s hard to recognise the world these days, and even harder to predict where it might go. People are trying to build a better future while others live through unimaginable difficulties. The Social Exchange 2017: Utopia/Dystopia shines a spotlight on the present and the near future, and asks - what can we do?  

Tickets are free but booking is essential.


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The Social Exchange: Saturday 16th September

The Social Exchange is an explosive and immersive festival and creative marketplace to share and celebrate youth culture and social action across the West Midlands and beyond. 

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The Social Exchange 2017: Stall

The Social Exchange has welcomed 1,500+ attendees over the past 3 years. This is your chance to get in front of young people aged between 16-25 in Birmingham to spread the word about what you do, share opportunities and sell merchandise.

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Join The Social Exchange team

This is an opportunity for up to 7 young people aged 16-25 to work on our arts activism market place at the Social Exchange. Develop skills in: marketing, programming, events production, stall management and producing.