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Stay Connected & Keep Creating with MAC: Blog 1

Wed 25 March 2020

At MAC, we believe that arts and culture should be accessible to everyone. Despite having to temporarily close our doors, we still firmly uphold this belief.

We’re currently exploring new ways of bringing the best in arts and culture to you while you're at home, and finding digital spaces for you to connect, collaborate and create during these uncertain times. Check out some of our upcoming highlights to keep your mind and spirits stimulated over the coming weeks…

BAM: Babies' Academy of Music - Live-stream Music Concerts

Singer Sam Frankie Fox and multi-instrumentalist Ricardo Rocha have moved their hugely popular interactive family concerts online. Like & follow their Facebook page to tune in to their first ever live-streamed concert and celebrate music with your little ones – expect a host of instruments, styles and stimulating sounds!

For babies 0-18 months and their families. #BAMHomeFromHome


Closer Look: The Influence Project

The Influence Project exhibition celebrates the major impact that leading Black musicians have had on contemporary sound and culture and their enduring creative, social and political influence on new generations of artists. The exhibition is a collaboration between photographer Alexis Chabala & curator Lorayne Crawford.

Keep your eyes peeled for The Influence Project's 3D Virtual Exhibition coming soon.

In the meantime...

Get a flavour of exhibition

Read more about Alexis and Lorayne's inspiration behind The Influence Project

Enjoy soulful, funky vibes on Spotify from artists featured in exhibition


A Treat for Your Ears: MAC’s new podcasts (yes that’s right, plural!)

Keep updated with all things MAC and join presenter Blake Woodham as Brum Radio brings listeners an array of news, updates and exclusive interviews with artists, curators, musicians, comedians and directors. We’re also working on something very special in-house, so keep your eyes (and ears) peeled for exclusive MAC content coming very soon.

Have a listen here.


One Exciting Announcement

This Friday, to celebrate World Theatre Day, we’ll be revealing some exciting content and behind-the-scenes news about this year’s gorgeous family Christmas show at MAC, One Snowy Night! 

Give the little ones something to look forward to and find out more about the first stage adaptation of Nick Butterworth’s classic children’s book, by Slot Machine Theatre.


MAC Memories

Over the next week, we’ll be launching some fun competitions for families to join in with – get drawing, making and creating with us online and via social media. Look out for more info and follow the hashtag #KeepCreating.

To keep morale high and moods boosted, we’re getting all nostalgic. Send us your favourite #MACMemories on social media, whether it’s a photo, a quote, a video, or an anecdote; we want to hear the special moments you’ve shared with us over the years.


A Great Big Thank You

We’ve been truly humbled by the support we've been receiving from our audiences, visitors, collaborators, friends, peers and staff over the last week.

We’d like to thank the many customers who have chosen to donate the cost of their tickets to cancelled or postponed events, or credited their MAC accounts to help to keep us ticking along while our much-loved building is closed for a while. To those not in a position to donate, we’re extremely grateful for the kind messages of support, the shares on Facebook, the follows on Instagram, the retweets on Twitter.

For every act of kindness, big or small, we are very thankful.

#StayConnected #StaySafe #KeepCreating

If you would like to make a donation to MAC and help us to continue to create transformative experiences for our community, you can do so by visiting our Support MAC page to find out more.