Tell Me What You Want
Tell Me What You Want asks the people of Bromsgrove how they would like to use their creativity. From now until the end of June, we are opening completely free pop-up spaces throughout the Bromsgrove District, spending roughly a month in each, and doing whatever we can to make them useful to you. Here how you can get involved!
USE OUR FREE SPACES
Need a place for band practice? A rehearsal room for a drama group? Space to work those dance moves? A venue for that open mic you’ve always wanted to host? Something else entirely? Even if you are just after a chat and a cuppa, stop by! No need to book.
TRY SOMETHING NEW
Have you always wanted to try something new - maybe podcasting? Video editing? Cake decoration? Whatever it is, drop in and tell us (or get in touch by phone/email) and we’ll do their best to make it happen.
JOIN A WORKSHOP
They’re all free and open to all skill levels and all ages. We have eight different activities you can choose from, and we have some dates open so we can book whatever you would like to practice.
Call us under 0121 794 0207 or 07521 632819; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEET US AT THE MARKET
Bromsgrove Market, High St, Bromsgrove B61 8EX
Get some free art to take home and make your voice heard. If you visit our stall (look for the Tell Me What You Want flags), you’ll have a chance to have a bespoke piece of art created for you (depending on the day, it may be a song, a sketch, a caricature, a poem) - and to chat to us about how you get creative in your day-to-day life.
Dates & Times
Fridays (May 10th, 17th, 24th): 11am - 3pm
Saturdays (May 11th, 18th, 25th): 11am - 3pm
April 29 - May 26: multiple locations
May is a different month in the project: instead of hosting a space, we’re taking over a stall at the Bromsgrove market, and taking our workshops all over the district to visit groups & communities who invited us over.
Our stall will be staffed by a rotating cast of artists - if you stop by and have a chat with them, they will offer you in exchange a piece of their work created especially for you. We’re bringing poets, musicians, visual artists, so you are likely to find something else depending on the day. And while you’re there, there will be opportunities for you to tell us more about what would help you get more creativity into your day-to-day life.
Just because we are not hosting a space does not mean we are not running workshops - this month, we’re visiting groups and communities who have invited us and bringing art to their doorsteps. If you would like us to bring something to your area, get in touch - tell us what you want, and we’ll do our best to meet your needs. Just email email@example.com!
April 29 - May 26: multiple locations
As stated above, we will be running flying workshops across the district - get in touch if you would like us to visit your community! Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you want - see what we did there?
May 27 - June 23: Bowling Pavilion in Sanders Park
Drop-in space schedule:
Mondays: 11am - 2pm
Tuesdays: 11am - 2pm
Wednesdays: 11am - 2pm & 5pm-8pm
Thursdays: closed, but do get in touch if you want to use the space and we will open it for you!
Fridays: 11am - 2pm
Designing a personal heritage walk, June 4th, 6pm - 8pm
Graffiti & mural painting, June 11th, 1pm - 3pm
More sessions to be announced in response to your needs
WHERE DID THIS PROJECT COME FROM
What defines the 'arts, culture, and heritage' offer in Bromsgrove? What defines 'arts, heritage, and culture' all together?
Who is engaging with it in the district, who isn't? How can we grow engagement locally?
Bromsgrove Arts & Culture Consortium have been funded by Arts Council England, with further support from Bromsgrove District Council, the Elmley Foundation, Worcestershire County Council, Arts Alive, the Bromsgrove Society and Bromsgrove Rotary Club to explore these questions and more.
The project is in four phases, and we are currently in the second phase which is all about research through practice: inviting Bromsgrove residents into pop-up, free spaces, to take part in our programme of workshops and use them however they see fit. In the process, we want to understand everyone’s experience of engaging with creativity, or running projects, making and consuming art, attending events, anything and everything creative happening in the district of Bromsgrove. You can find more details below!