Midlands Branch Summer Social 2023

31 Jul 2023 6:30 pm

Summer Social with Create Central and the Digbeth Estate

We heard from Stuart Thomas, Head of BBC in the Midlands and Faron McKenzie, Head of BBC 1Xtra. The BBC's new studio space in the Tea Factory will house BBC Radio WM, BBC Asian Network, Radio One’s Newsbeat, daytimes on 1Xtra and The Archers, as well as Midlands Today and the online teams. Stuart also talks about the arrival of Masterchef to Digbeth.

Then meet Nick Toon from Create Central, who talks about the transformation of Digbeth into a world class creative centre of excellence, including the new studio complex from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight.

Guests also explored The Bond, the new creative hub housing podcast studios, co-working space and the studio home of the Joe Lycett show.

Members can catch-up on past events in our resources hub. A video of this Midlands event will be available soon.

Events are held regularly across the UK and everyone is welcome! Across radio, podcasting or music, whether you are independent, at the BBC, commercial, hospital, student, community, online, and whichever area of audio you work in, from engineering to presenting and everything in between. If you love and work in audio, come and mingle with us.