The Drum

The Drum
The Drum, 144 Potters Lane
B6 4UU




0121 333 2400

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The Drum is dedicated to developing and promoting contemporary art and culture of British African, Asian and Caribbean communities. Through its various initiatives, The Drum located in Aston, Birmingham, will continually strive to become a centre of national and international renown firmly rooted within its local community.

The Drum’s mission is to lead and facilitate the development, celebration, performance and exhibition of the diversity of Black arts and cultures for the benefit of all.

It is a place where contemporary Black arts flourish and are enjoyed, nurturing and broadening the appreciation of these arts for audiences and participants from the whole community – Black and White.

The Drum aims to support the development of contemporary Black artistic practice; Involve people from every section of the community in cultural activities that educate, inform, entertain, challenge and delight them.

The Drum offers programmes, training and education initiatives that are supportive of contemporary Black arts practice.

Our artistic programme covers spoken Word, Film, DJ/Club Nights, Dance, Multimedia training, Jazz, Comedy, Theatre, Visual Arts, Music, Workshops/Courses.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Dependent on exhibitions and events.

Admission charges

Dependent on exhibitions and events.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

West Indies to West Midlands

  • 11 November 2014 — 8 January 2015 *on now

To commemorate the centenary of the First World War and coinciding with The Drum's Commonwealth World War One Programme. We are pleased to host a photographic exhibition by rising Birmingham based documentary photographer Ines Elsa Dalal.

This exhibition is the public launch of an ambitious four year project which will result in creating a contemporary photographic archive documenting the contribution of West Indian service personnel.

Presented in partnership with the Why Are West Indians Project (WAWI)