Katherine Reeve has immersed herself in all things Shakespeare in the first months of her internship at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust… Some interns are born great, some interns achieve greatness and others have greatness thrust upon them. In the last five or so weeks I have certainly stumbled into the latter category. As a lifelong Bardolater, … More Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Kate Pearce has been at BOM a month already and the time has really flown by… This week I’ve been busy assisting with the install of a new exhibition run in collaboration with the SHOUT Festival, called QTOPIA. Working with Leo, Caleb and Taylor has been really exciting. I have helped in the development of … More Birmingham Open Media
Rohit Jepegnanam has only been with Performances Birmingham Ltd. for two weeks, but in that time has seen a fair amount of excitement… It has been two weeks since I started my placement with Performances Birmingham Limited (or Town Hall Symphony Hall as it’s more widely recognized). These first two weeks have involved much of … More Performances Birmingham Ltd.
Fabio Thomas shares what it’s like to start an internship mid-festival… My cultural internship started a few days early. Birmingham Literature Festival – one of the flagship events organised by Writing West Midlands – began the day after our introductory training week. The load in started the same day as our last introductory session. Everyone … More Writing West Midlands
The seventh Cultural Internship Scheme has kicked off this month, and you will be able to keep track of the interns and all the exciting projects they get stuck into as they blog about them. Each intern will be placed for six months in leading arts organisations across Birmingham and the West Midlands. Presenting this … More Meet our 2017/18 cohort of Cultural Interns!
The final Cultural Intern of 2016/17 will soon be entering the final month of her placement with Birmingham Open Media. Patricia Nistor reflects on her experiences… Until a couple of minutes ago, a deep denial meant that I was unsure how long exactly is left of my placement here at BOM. The answer is six … More Birmingham Open Media
This year’s Cultural Internships have certainly flown by. Matthew Smith here reflects on his time with Writing West Midlands… Since October I’ve been working with Writing West Midlands, the literary development and delivery agency for the region, as well as working with writers they also programme and run the Birmingham Literature Festival. The last 6 … More Writing West Midlands
With Flatpack Film Festival now less than a month away (it takes place 4-9 April) Cultural Intern Aisling Marks fills us in on how the festival prep is going… Flatpack has upped the intensity since the new year. 2017 has so far brought weeks of meetings, deadlines, and challenges; suddenly the ability to multitask has … More Flatpack Film Festival
With March upon us the Cultural Interns are entering the final month of their internships. Vita Fox looks back at her last five months with Birmingham Repertory Theatre… Bizarrely, in less than a month, this internship will be over. Over the next couple of weeks I am going to take down the current exhibition, put … More Birmingham Rep
Cultural Intern Harriet Aldridge shares news about all the exciting stuff happening at Birmingham Museums Trust… It has been 3 months since my last blog post, and in that time I have managed to work on several exciting projects within different departments. It’s difficult to choose which projects to blog about as I have done … More Birmingham Museums Trust