News From The Beatfreeks Collective
In April 2018, it will become one of the core programmes of Free Radical as the company becomes a National Portfolio Organisation.
Realisations and reflections from The Social Exchange: Utopia/Dystopia
We're extremely ecstatic to have been successful as a Kick the Dust award winner by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Have a read to see what we're getting up to...
We’re humbled and excited to be one of the 183 new organisations that have been welcomed into the portfolio.
The "30 Under 30 Europe” list features 300 young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders across Europe.
To deliver a new art meets tech ‘facilitator’.
Tips + Advice
Being a student can be really tough, here's advice to those that are currently struggling with stress.
The most simple way for you to get involved in fighting for what you believe in is through voting in elections.
Micro-toolkit to help artists better manage and understand money, so they can get back to what they love - the work.
Social structures that breed inequality don't change overnight but we can make personal changes in our lives.
All of these artists have inspired me, and I hope they can inspire others too. Let's celebrate these fantastic women.
A shortlist of some of the best spoken word talent in Birmingham, 2016.
"Always remember some challenges were made to see how effectively you work even when you're at your wits end."
Our newest team member Luci Hamman's gives us the low down on her first day and plunge into adulthood.
Our Head of Media give us the low down on how to take the perfect snap! Read his top tips.
Our Creative Media Apprentice Bradley discusses how to be a badass introvert in an extroverted environment.
Reflections + Stories
Like a lot of young people descended from immigrants, I found myself feeling increasingly confused regarding my identity.
An honest and funny conversation between a mother and daughter with advice for the future.
Go to your polling station. Put a tick on your ballot paper. Be a part of the most important social action in our society.
‘Coming out’ now, or just telling people I have a mental illness, still proves challenging even though I’ve been doing it for around 2 years.
Arm yourself with facts & compassion and go out and break down some walls.
Society never seems to be satisfied: either you wear too little or you wear too much.
Art + Creativity
Reviews + Opinions
The story of Peter Pan has never been my favourite. I mean with all the magic, pirates, mermaids..... you'd think I'd love it........parts of me really do.
Aliyah Holder reviews Common Wealth's play No Guts, No Heart, No Glory, currently touring at the Birmingham REP.
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