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We are extremely grateful to the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage and the Department for Digital,
Culture, Media and Sport for awarding Moseley Road Baths over £107,000 to support continued
swimming at this historic Baths, to renew the fire alarms systems and to re-launch cultural activities
in the Gala Pool.

Moseley Road Baths reopened after lockdown in early August. As it has done for over 100 years, it
continues to offer swimming tailored for the local Balsall Heath community and for residents across
Birmingham. This will support the continued operation of the Baths into 2021. This grant will also provide funding for a new and upgraded fire alarm system. Lastly we will re-launch the cultural activities planned for Gala Pool. Our Specular Reflecular
Exhibition had to be sadly cut short by the pandemic. This funding offers us the chance to do
something equally dramatic!

Karen Leach, Chair, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this grant from the Culture Recovery
Fund. It will provide financial support to maintain and grow our community swimming, it will renew
our fire alarm systems and will help us put on more cultural activities in the Gala Pool, which had
been cut short by the pandemic. We are looking forward to the challenges ahead and are
determined to keep this much loved community pool open for swimming and for wider for all
residents of Balsall Heath and surrounding areas.”

Meet The Team

Rosalind Parker

_underscore is the work of international team Rosalind Parker and Leanne Vandenbussche. It specialises  in creating aesthetic experiences for audiences which adapt classic texts to site specific spaces and work with the operatic canon to explore new relationships between space and sound.


Leanne Vandenbussche

Leanne is a Dutch scenographer working in the field of theatre, opera and performance design across Europe. She creates experimental (opera) experiences that bring singer and audience closer together by removing stage and the unwritten rules of theatre.

Emma-Kate Matthews

London-based multidisciplinary artist, composer and architect Emma-Kate Matthews releases the Far Flung EP on Algebra, on November 4th. The release is available digitally and as a series of limited edition transparent lathe cut 12” with artwork made by Emma-Kate, that includes a series of music videos featuring a digitally simulated cloth and its physical counterpart, in the form of a handmade textile artwork included with each record.


Ryan Munroe is freelance Dancer, Choreographer and Dance facilitator. He trained at London Contemporary Dance School whilst maintaining a keen interest and practice in other dance styles and genres. Beginning the journey of seeing the world through a visual and physical lens. Ryan’s work includes working for universal records, NBC universal, independent site-specific work and dance theatre.


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