The Young Curators

Six fantastic early-career creatives took part in a paid development programme and brought a fresh perspective to the heritage of Moseley Road Bath’s with a brand new digital experience

What was the MRB Young Curators project?

Moseley Road Baths worked with six fantastic early-career creatives to make an exciting new digital creation inspired by Moseley Road Baths.

Over the course of the six month programme, our Young Curators chose an audience, conceptualised an idea, engaged with the space and its community, explored the digital, commissioned artists, and ultimately, curated a final product. 

What was the aim?

  • To work with young people to create something exciting and innovative in connection with the baths
  • To aid the development of young people in the creative arts sector so they have the tools to pursue connected careers 
  • To use digital technologies to tell stories that engage the Balsall Heath community

Meet the Young Curators

Meet the team

To collaborate with the YC team, we have brought on board Gaby Songui, a creative producer, who will work alongside them and MRB to help deliver this project.

A versatile Birmingham-based freelance arts facilitator, writer, producer, and storyteller, brings a dynamic career to the table, spanning diverse projects such as youth voice initiatives, circus workshops, and writing commissions. Their commitment to quality, organizational prowess, and exploration of identity, race, and heritage mark their multidisciplinary storytelling style.


Our young curators designed and developed an innovative new podcast called ‘Bathcasts’ where someone connected to the historic baths gets interviewed within one of its bathtubs.

We kicked off with a fabulous launch night at The Gap, Balsall Heath on the 18th November.

Our comedic host, Rachel Baker, has interviewed six people about their lives, the community building, and the temperature of the bath water they are sat in. Alongside these interviews we have commissioned original poetry and music for each episode from 10 Birmingham artists.

This bold and brilliantly innovative podcast encourages you to listen to it in the bath at home, immersing yourself in water at the same time as our interviewees.

This is a short documentary about the making of Bathcasts, a podcast curated by the Young Curators at Moseley Road Baths. 

Bathcasts – a podcast made in response to the heritage and history of Moseley Road Baths. This boldly brilliant series features commissioned poetry and music, guided meditations and engaging interviews. The twist is that each person is interviewed in our own slipper bath with actual water inside! 

The Young Curators project is part of the Diving In Programme funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

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Videographer: Luke Collins
Audio Recorder and Editor: Iain Armstrong
Podcast Host: Rachel Baker

Interviewees: Sadim Garvey, Fabio Henriques, Adam Wynn, Ayan Aden, Paula Larkin, Malikah and Shazia Khan
Young Curators: Nicole Gilmore, Malikah Khan, Jessica Ingram, Sadie Barnett, Habib Ali, Amira Mohamed
Producer: Gaby Songui
Commissioned Artists:
Adjei Sun and Kasey Isis, Rupinder Kaur, Kinna Whitehead, Zakariye Abdillahi, Tyriq Baker, Ray Vincent-Mills, Jobe Sullivan and John Stachula, Thea Hatton , Matthew Delahaye , Maya Uppal, Samar Jama

Listen to the podcasts on YouTube here!

Past project activty

Date: 4th & 5th November

More detailed information about what the Young Curators will be going at Exchange Festival coming soon! …

Date: 22nd September

A poetry workshop under the guidance of an acclaimed poet in which participants learn about poetry’s…

Date: Saturday 18th November

Come and celebrate the launch of ‘Bathcasts’ on Saturday 18th of November from 5-7pm at The…

Date: Sunday 10th September

Moseley Road Baths is hosting a free digital skills boot camp for those aged 15-25 on Sunday…

Moseley Road Bath's partners

_Underscore/OPUS/A shape of a Pear/Arts All Over the Place Festival/ASIRT/Aum tree/BCAT/Birmingham Opera Company /Birmingham Conservatoire /Breathing project/Calypso Moon Band /Capoeira with Joyce/Central Tai Chi/Chat and Splash /Chickenscratch theatre/Craftspace/Creature Encounters/Clifton Primary school /Cresent Archers/Don’t exist inside your own head/Drone Bath/Drumnbounce/Eid party/Femtinos/Fierce Festival /Flatpack festival/Floristry with Samreena/Gong Bath – Mark/Good Enough Mums/Healing Waves/Hip hop heals/Hope and Gather/Joseph Chamberlain/Leaf Creative/Let’s talk English classes with Fiaz/Mencap/Men’s coffee, newspaper & games/Misfits’ Music/Moseley Exchange/Multi-story/Narcotics Anonymous/Not now collective /Nox Trance/Paul Tai Chi/Places Of Welcome/Queensbridge Secondary School/Rainbow Tai Chi and Qi Gong /Release and Revive Roland/Represent exhibition/Saheli/Sampad/Balsall Heath Second Saturday/St Pauls Trust/The Amalthea Ensemble/Unlocking Potential /We are Golden thread /Women and Theatre/Yoga For All/Yoga With Carol /Yoga with Julie/Zen Den/Sehra by Haseebah Ali/Sufi Poetry/Creative Storytelling with Gully Collective/Cloud Cuckoo Land  SUBMARINE/Sehra by Haseebah Ali Activity/Balsall Heath Local History Society Talk/Kate Rafiq ‘Birmingham Boy’ Reading and Activity/Mini Bookmaking with MIAH/Mechanical Pollinator Screening (on loop)/Sahiban Speaks /Young Curators Collage Workshop/Unveiling Potentials/Zimmers of Southall 1 & 2/Request Line – True Form Projects/Words and Music Evening with Hosted by Ayan Aden with poetry from Kamil Mahmood, Rupinder Kaur and music from Aayushi/Mosaic Road/Amal Creative Felt Bookmark Making/The Phoenix and the Olive Tree by Mimar Collective /”Anam Zafar: The Wor(l)d on the street/PRINT AND MATTER/Lost in Translation by Zoya Ahmed /Sofia Niazi: Recipe Zine Planning Workshop/Abeera Kamran: Urdu Typography/Mechanical Pollinator Screening by Jaime Jackson/Aaisha Akhtar: Radical Potential of Libraries | A space to dream workshop/Unaiza Karim: Cultural Objects/Comedy Night with James Cook/Fathiya Saleh/Rachel Baker/Hasan Al-Habib/Friction Arts/Balsall Heath’s Living Room/Friction Arts/Retrofit Reimagined/Civic Square/Retrofit Balsall Heath/BHTV Flatpack Festival/Cinema of Poetry Flatpack x GAP Arts/Don’t you want days like these? Bethany Steventon-Crinks/Moseley Shoals/ITCHFierce Festival: Simone Mendez immersion/Fierce Festival: Hassan Hussain and Patrick Vernon -Simone Mendez/Hamara Ghar / Amar Ghor  Ort Gallery: Nilupa Yasmin/Mothership/Balsall Heath’s Pocket Garden – Parakeet/Mini Athletics/Compost Connection CIC/Fruit and Nut Village CIC/Play Street/Glue Collective/Ask and Architect CODA Workshop/Change Kitchen CIC