Social Exchange Festival gave us the pleasure of having our own stall inside of Birmingham’s multi-purpose arts centre, to engage with the public on Saturday 16th April 2016. We was proud to be amongst many emerging creative’s and social enterprises delivering a positive, energetic as well as authentic insight to Birmingham’s youth culture. The third instalment of Social Exchange definitely gave you the platform to tell us what you want from us and our discussions with the public have given us something to look forward to in August.
SOUP SOUP SOUP!! It was amazing to literally break bread with different faces for the feast section of the event thanks to Birmingham SOUP, it was an opportunity for young creatives to pitch ideas and gain funding. However, I have to admit it did not at all seem like Dragons Den as the atmosphere was so warm and positive the Beatfreeks really showed what coming together really looks like.
We cant speak on behalf of the Social Exchange team but I quote it was exceedingly a mish mash of “multidisciplinary collision of creativity and culture”. I was later introduced to many art forms through dance, spoken word, drama, live bands which all reflected a very alternative vibe to popular culture – not a typical mediocre style performance, if that makes sense. Overall it was an amazing day… join us if you were there and if your not join us anyway on June 12th 2016 at Symphony and August 6th TBC.