The GAP & The Mix 

Tuesday -  Saturday

11 - 5pm

Our blogs, written by us and project participants, document the activities of The GAP. See what we're up to below!

August 17, 2018

Aisha White is an arts administrator and masters student at the University of Warwick. She has worked for a variety of nonprofits and cultural institutions in the United States and supports artist and organisations that work at the intersection of art, social entrepren...

May 12, 2018

We are in the final stages of collecting our 36 interviews for Children in Movement - and what a wonderful journey it has been so far. The variety of stories we have heard and documented has been incredible, each with their own unique intricacies but all just as fascin...

March 21, 2018

This is a guest blog written by Cao Xi, Director of Jian Xue and Drama Rainbow, based in Beijing, China.  Cao Xi is a long term friend of The GAP and  we have previously collaborated on a large drama research project named Facing the Gap. 

Driving on other sid...

February 7, 2018

Drama is key in Stories from the Threshold, words aren’t always the best way to express your-self, acting the emotional process can add so much to a story! Which is something we discovered this week…

Chris Cooper (playwright, director, trainer and consultant at Accident...

January 24, 2018

Irish workers after completion of the Spaghetti Junction. 1972 

Who Belongs to Birmingham?

At the end of each interview conducted for Children in Movement we ask the question, ‘What does it mean to be a Brummie’? I won’t reveal the answers as they provide a fascinating i...

December 15, 2017

As part of the Children in Movement programme, we have been taking some of our young participants to visit one of our city's most important heritage sites, the Birmingham Back-to-Backs. If you haven't visited before, I'd definitely recommend it. Its a great way to lear...

December 4, 2017

Sayyara being interviewed by Chelcia 

It’s been a while since our last post and I’m sure you are all on the edge of your seat in anticipation, wondering how the Children In Movement project has been going. Well, the wait is finally over as I give you an update on what w...

November 22, 2017

This is the first in a series of blogposts from Charlotte Smith following The GAP's project, Stories from The Threshold.

Stories can be told in many different ways, yet, communicating through pictures is universal. Stories will always mean something different to everyon...

July 13, 2017

As part of Children in Movement ​ we’re honoured to have had local historian Professor Carl Chinn deliver a public talk at The GAP entitled ‘Many People, One Birmingham’. Its safe to say that many a proud Brummie will tell you how proud they are of Birmingham’s mu...

July 8, 2017

For Children in Movement we will be collecting and presenting the hidden stories of child migration to Birmingham through the medium of oral histories - ‘the collection and study of historical information using audio recordings of interviews with people havin...

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