“Linking up Birmingham’s creative and artistic communities.”

Created in Birmingham existed as a platform to share what was going on in Birmingham. The blog was active between 1st December 2006 and 5th September 2016, promoting, discussing and being part of Birmingham’s creative community.

Sometimes we did stuff offline too: in 2010 we had a pop-up shop in the Bullring, in 2014 we brought Glug to Birmingham with Inkygoodness, and in 2015 we helped resurrect’s the city’s edition of Pecha Kucha Birmingham.

We decided to stop running CiB because we didn’t want to do it anymore and no one stepped forward to take it over.

You can still search through the archive. (We were on facebook and twitter too).

The Team


July 2012 – Sept 2016

Kerry is a freelance graphic designer.

Annabel Clarke

(June 2014 – Sept 2016)

Annabel is a freelance arts marketer and project manager. She has been promoting arts and culture since 2008, and has worked on projects within film, visual arts, performance and music. Before blogging for CiB, she was editor of the popular blog More Canals Than Venice, shining a light on underground arts and culture in Birmingham.

If you’d like the full list of past contributors, and who set up CiB, see here.