Starting Something

A new talk series bringing some of the most exciting and inspiring creatives together and discussing their journey starting something.

Joining us for our first talk 


Ryan Hughes is an independent curator who has worked extensively across the West Midlands, particularly in Coventry and Warwickshire as well as having produced projects nationally and internationally. Additionally, Ryan is the Director of the Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, which launched in 2017.

Nadine Monem i
s a writer, editor, publisher and radio presenter. Nadine is also the founder of publisher Common Editions who ‘facilitate the production and wide distribution of art, to be as thin a membrane as possible between the aims of the artist and the hands of the public.’

Matt Nation started the Birmingham-based clothing brand Provide in 2012. ‘Provide creates products and art works inspired by the city of Birmingham. We work with a wide range of artists, designers and makers because we believe in giving independent creativity space to experiment. We take pride in unearthing talent and sharing it with new audiences.’

Starting Something yourself? Come and join us in conversation with these ace people and book your ticket today!

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Friday 25 May 2018


Bogotá, 4 Rillaton Walk, The Hub, Milton Keynes, MK9 2FZ


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