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

Birmingham Rep

With Christmas fast approaching, Vita Fox updates us on all she’s been up to in the first few months of her internship at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre… Here at The REP, they want the foyer to be more digitally engaging. At the moment it is mostly a thoroughfare: people walk through it on their way … More Birmingham Rep


When Mamta Raichura first applied for her Cultural Internship with Sampad, she didn’t know an awful lot about the organisation she was headed for. After two months working as part of the Sampad development team, this is no longer the case… Over the last two months, I have come to learn that Sampad is a … More Sampad

BBC Birmingham

Riyah Collins may have missed out on meeting Sir David Attenborough, but she’s had plenty of amazing opportunities during the first month of her internship with BBC Birmingham… Culture is an interesting concept in Birmingham: incredibly fluid, broad, and also something that refuses to be pinned down or neatly packaged.  As interns, we’ve been asked to … More BBC Birmingham