Welcome to the Drum
The Drum is the national centre for Black British arts and culture
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.
What We Do
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.