The Young Curators

Six fantastic early-career creatives, our Young Curators, create exciting new digital creation inspired by Moseley Road Baths

What was the MRB Young Curators project?

Moseley Road Baths are working with six fantastic early-career creatives, our Young Curators, 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, engage with the space and its community, explore the digital, commission artists, and ultimately, curated a final product. 

What is its 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 if they want to
  • To use digital technologies to tell stories that engage the Balsall Heath community

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

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Meet the Young Curators

Lets start with the introductions –

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.

Sadie Barnett

I’m South-London Bred, Birmingham-Based and a General Do-er of Bits n Bobs, particularly in the realms of music, broadcasting and Silly Art.

Habib Ali

I am Habib, a Birmingham-based Arabic teacher and service designer. I love languages, training at the gym and drawing’

Nicole Gilmore

I work for a charity supporting Refugees in Birmingham. I love languages, painting, meeting new people and spending time in the sunshine whenever possible!

Malikah Khan

I’m currently a speech and language therapy student! I enjoy sports and love scenery areas.

Jessical Ingram

I’m a Birmingham based neurodiverse and queer practitioner focusing mainly on performance and event design and photography.

Amira Mohamed

I just finished college, so I look forward to doing something other than studying! I like to read, watch shows, and solve puzzles.

Bathcast

Our young curators have 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! 

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

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…