Created by China Plate in association with Birmingham Hippodrome

On Our Way

We're On Our Way to convert bus stops along the iconic 74 route into art galleries.

#OnOurWay

Age: All Ages

A bus stop decorated with a repeated patterned vinyl. A young woman can be seen through the pattern standing at the bus stop.
A black slanted rectangle with the words 'On Our Way' in white inside.

On Our Way

By Nilupa Yasmin

We all have fond memories of taking the bus. From the after school bants, going to work, or into town to get a few bits.

China Plate is working with Artist Curator, Nilupa Yasmin, to convert bus stops along the iconic 74 bus route into galleries on Soho Road. This project was originally conceived by Aksana Khan. It’s a reflection of how the 74 is a bus route that has barely changed, but the buildings and people who use it have. No matter where you go, the bus will always be on our way.

So to celebrate the local people who make up the area, each bus stop gallery will reflect the character and soul of its surroundings. All future bus stop galleries will be a collage reflecting the past and present of those who make up the local community, and designed with them too. We’re doing this to create joy together, and to celebrate North Birmingham’s reputation for migration and activism.

This project came out of the work to produce the Bus Boycott Block Party where the pilot bus stop gallery was debuted.

On Our Way is created by China Plate in association with Birmingham Hippodrome, supported by The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP), Transport for West Midlands, Garfield Weston Foundation, National Express West Midlands, Soho BID and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Images © Ahsen Sayeed

Get Involved

You can find our first On Our Way bus stop gallery on the Soho Road here.

If you would like to find out more about the project, please get in touch with our Associate Producer Aksana Khan on aksana@chinaplatetheatre.com

If you are working within a school or college setting and would like your students to work with us to design your very own bus stop along the 74 route, please contact our Engagement & Participation Producer Izzy Taylor on 

A side view of a woman wearing a head scarf, sitting at a bus stop.

Nilupa Yasmin

Nilupa is an Artist and Educator Working primarily lens based

Read more
  • Nilupa Yasmin | Artist Curator
  • Associate Producer | Aksana Khan
  • Created by | China Plate in association with Birmingham Hippodrome

You might also like...

Beep Beep – We’re Back!

28th October 2021

We’re On Our Way to convert bus stops along the iconic 74 route on the Soho Road into galleries.

Written by Aksana

Catch up with our producers

16th September 2021

We catch up with our Associate Producers Aksana & Diandra following the Bus Boycott Block Party!

Written by Aksana & Diandra

Introducing Nilupa Yasmin

9th August 2021

Get to know one of our Bus Boycott commissioned artists Nilupa Yasmin

Written by Aksana