PUNCH, in partnership with  Birmingham  REP  Theatre, Ecobirmingham and UCAN Birmingham are backing a new grassroots, creative and cultural programme to benefit local residents and nurture local talent and enterprise.

They want to develop a new creative, authentic and diverse cultural voice along the A34 and wider North Birmingham Corridor and they need your help.

A free creative consultation session is being held on 13th March from 5.45pm – 7.30pm at the Olympic Suite, Alexander Stadium, Walsall Road, Perry Barr, B42 2LR

It is free to attend, so please join them and share your thoughts and ideas for developing your local creative neighbourhood and community. Children and young people are welcome. Or have your say online now; visit


Your views matter and will help them to make the changes you want to see.

Ammo Talwar, says:

“I grew up in Aston; fifteen years ago I founded my own creative business in Perry Barr – Punch Records. I believe we can look beyond the Commonwealth Games to a legacy of a growing local network that together will ensure our communities creative voices are heard across the city,  the Commonwealth and beyond  –  and their full potential unleashed”.

“Soon we’ll be making a submission to the Creative People and Places Funding Scheme, managed by Arts Council England  – http://creativepeopleplaces.org.uk. Every successful applicant to this scheme – from Stoke to St Helen’s- has proudly put their local culture firmly on their map. I believe the same can happen for North Birmingham. Your input will shape our pitch!”

Please RSVP to:

Ammo Talwar, CEO, Punch

www. wearepunch.co.uk



pat.whyte@birmingham.gov.uk or ken.brown@birmingham.gov.uk

(Image: Made Festival – Perry Park)