As we approach Christmas the University of Birmingham’s Cultural Interns reach the halfway points of their internships. Read on to find out how Sophie Szynaka has been getting on at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery… It is nearing the half way point of my internship here at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) and I … More Birmingham Museums Trust
Marlien van Liempt has worked on an array of different projects since starting her internship with Birmingham Hippodrome in October… My internship at Birmingham Hippodrome kicked off immediately with a brand new event: Legends and Lights. During the October half-term week, the theatre opened its doors for families to come and enjoy crafts and storytelling … More Birmingham Hippodrome
You wouldn’t believe Jess Springthorpe has only been a Cultural Intern at BBC Birmingham for a few short months. Read on to find out about everything she has been up to… Horror stories lurk everywhere of interns only ever fetching teas or sifting through insurmountable mountains of paperwork. Based on the first six weeks of … More BBC Birmingham
As the Flatpack Projects team gear up to their fantastic annual film festival, Grace Chapman gives an insight into what’s been going on at Flatpack HQ over the last couple of months… I feel I have been exceedingly lucky in my introductory months here at Flatpack Projects. As a Marketing Assistant without a Marketing Manager … More Flatpack Projects
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