Birmingham Contemporary Arts Network launch Culture Feast

Birmingham’s leading contemporary arts organisations have joined forces to create Culture Feast: a joint ticket that gives access to six theatre, dance, music and art events all for £25 total.

This has grown out of the Birmingham Contemporary Arts Network in response to findings from the Understanding Audiences for the Contemporary Arts project at the University of Sheffield.

With a single purchase, art fans will get tickets for a theatre production by Stan’s Cafe, a dance show from DanceXchange, a videogame with live orchestra at Town Hall, the outstanding talent of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, and exclusive guided tours of Digbeth First Friday and Ikon.

In addition to entry to these specially-selected events, the lucky ticket-holders will be welcomed to each Culture Feast event by a member of the host’s team and afterwards they’ll get to let it all sink in with an “audience exchange”, where they can chat to fellow Culture Feast visitors about what they’ve experienced (much like a “book group” for the contemporary arts).

Seb Huckle, Marketing Manager, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group said:

“Arts organisations in Birmingham are naturally collaborative, so it made sense to find a way to share
our audiences. As a founding member of Birmingham Contemporary Arts Network, BCMG hopes to
help introduce music lovers to dance, theatre and art through Culture Feast, and in exchange we
look forward to welcoming culture fans who perhaps haven’t heard us perform yet.”

Roisin Caffrey, Executive Producer, Stan’s Cafe said:

“Culture Feast is a unique idea – where else can you experience so much contemporary art for just
£25? Birmingham is absolutely bursting with outstanding art and artists and we want to encourage
everyone to sample as much of the city’s culture as possible.”

Find out more about Culture Feast.

This project has grown out of findings from our Understanding Audiences for the Contemporary Arts pilot study, which found that audiences welcomed the opportunity to discuss their experiences with other attenders after seeing a performance or exhibition. Find out more about the pilot study.