The AIR Network is a voluntary organisation which supports all individuals and organisations involved in the arts in Redditch and those who would like to be.
As of 17th August 2016 we are a charitable incorporated organisation. Registered number 1168813
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AGM report. Major structure and constitution changes. Read here
The Kingfisher English Country Dance Club!
The Bertie Crewe Gallery, now in the Palace Theatre is an art gallery managed by Arts in Redditch. It is dedicated to local artists and currently there are works of Eric Watson, Lyn Davies and Ella Colley on display. Admission is free and opening hours are the same as the Palace Theatre Ticket Office.
After a successful first year our Country Dance Club will restart on Friday 2nd September. The club offers opportunities for musicians and callers to come and try out their skills as well as learner dancers. There will be also be special nights with visiting guests such as Wayfarers on 25th November
It is a fundraising opportunity for other clubs and groups who if they bring a group to attend can have all the admission fees for their members refunded. This is a much easier option than organising their own barn-dance. The club operates fortnightly, September 16th 30th, October 14th, 28th and so on.
Artists click here to register an Interest for future galleries
Our pop-up galleries are held in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre twice yearly, normally in May and November. Our last gallery closed on 22nd May following a successful 10 day opening period, where more than 350 pictures and other crafts by local artists were on display and many purchased at the end of the exhibition.
See photo display
Local artist, Sandra Wadkin who has featured in our galleries, has been long-listed for the Aesthetica Magazine art prize. Click here to see the magazine article
Scour: The Hidden Landscapes of Forge Mill
An exhibition of new artwork by Keith Ashford and Elizabeth Turner inspired by industrial heritage and the medieval landscape
As seen at Forge Mill Museum earlier this year
At the Bertie Crewe Gallery, Palace Theatre
from 6th Sep to 5th Nov
Hollywood Props Exhibition at Forge Mill Museum
The exhibition includes a selection of warrior costumes and armour, and ‘screen used’ props from some of the biggest ‘sword and sandal’ epics of recent years, including Troy, Hercules, Alexander, Centurion, The Eagle, King Arthur, and the hit TV series Spartacus.
The exhibition can be seen until 4th September.
Film Award for “The Snarling”
A horror film filmed in Redditch and Alcester “The Snarling” has won a prestigious award.
It was best film in its category at the International GenCon Film Festival in the United States. It has also been widely viewed throughout film festivals in the UK.
Malcolm Hall cutting turf, watched by Councillors and Council officers, Spring Industry representatives and the artist, Tim Tolkein
The Coming of Spring!
Malcolm Hall cuts the turf in preparation for the long awaited Sculpture commemorating the Spring Industry in Redditch.
The Piece of art, to be named “Eternal Springs” was first suggested when Malcolm Hall was Mayor of Redditch in 2010 and has been planned and developed in conjunction with representatives of the Spring Industry, NEW College (now HOW College) and Redditch Borough Council. The official unveiling is scheduled for November
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Redditch Arts Council Grant schemes.
As we are in the process of merging Redditch Arts Council and Arts In Redditch (see AGM report), we will make public on this website all grants and guarantees we provide.