Writing West Midlands

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

Birmingham Rep

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 Mamta Raichura has had a busy couple of months over at Sampad… I have been tasked with the responsibility of fundraising for our upcoming projects, meaning I was able to attend two fundraising fairs – one in London last year and one in Birmingham last week. These proved to be extremely valuable as … More Sampad

Birmingham Open Media

Patricia Nistor only began her internship with Birmingham Open Media in January, but by the sounds of things she’s already made herself quite at home… After spending Christmas on the Sunshine Coast in Australia I somewhat feared the moment I would have to move back into Selly Oak. As it turned out, my fears didn’t … More Birmingham Open Media

Christmas at Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust

Sophie Bricknell shares tales of her busy Christmas dashing from site to site at Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust… Following our sell out events for Halloween and Bonfire night, the Ironbridge Events team set about preparations for Christmas. I was involved in two very different events: Gorgeous Christmas Craft Fair, held across the Coalbrookdale venues, and Victorian … More Christmas at Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust

BBC Birmingham

Riyah Collins takes some time out of an incredibly busy schedule to reflect on her time with BBC Birmingham so far… Thanks to an alarmingly speedy passage of time, I somehow find myself over halfway through my internship at BBC Birmingham.  Having just finished our second week of intern training back on campus, looking ahead … More BBC Birmingham

Birmingham Hippodrome

Now halfway through her internship at Birmingham Hippodrome, Catherine Butler shines a light on the exciting range of projects she has been involved in so far… Panto season has come to the Hippodrome. This year’s pantomime, Dick Whittington, is officially open! Oh yes it is. I’ve seen Andrew Ryan’s stripy stockings with my own eyes. … More Birmingham Hippodrome

Flatpack Projects

Now a fully fledged member of the Flatpack team, Aisling Marks updates us on her experiences so far working as Marketing Assistant for Flatpack Film Festival… Only five minutes had I been sat inside the Custard Factory’s reception area when Flatpack’s Operations Manager scooped me into the nearest cafe and at exhilarating speed ran me … More Flatpack Projects