Artists & Creatives Callout

Written by Aksana & Diandra
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26th February 2021


We want to work with you!

We’re co-designing an events programme with local residents in Ladywood and North Birmingham, telling stories from Caribbean and South Asian communities which celebrate allyship, heritage and protest. Our aim is to collaborate with the communities to restore hope and connections during and despite a pandemic.

The events programme is inspired by our new musical Bus Boycott, which is based on the 1963 Bristol Bus Boycott. It led to the first legislation which explicitly outlawed racial discrimination in the UK.

We are offering resources including producing support and seed commissions to build a programme of projects, workshops, and events which touch on the following themes:

  • Choosing communities
  • The art of protest- What is protest? Why do we do it? For which causes?
  • Intergenerational stories (within Caribbean and South Asian communities)

We’re really interested in speaking with artists of any artform about their creative practice. Whether you just have an idea or if you’re already collaborating with community groups, we’re open to hearing from you!

If you would like to find out more, please contact our Associate Producers:

Aksana Khan –
Diandra McCalla –

Produced by China Plate in association with Birmingham Hippodrome.

This work is supported by Birmingham City Council.