Digbeth, Birmingham, 2008-2010
The Digbeth Project devised and produced by Claire Farrell was part of the redevelopment of Birmingham Coach Station. The project engaged local people within the artists' research and development phase through a series of unique participatory events held at various venues across Digbeth. The resulting site specific work 'Boundary' (Rob Colbourne & Stuart Mugridge) and 'A Hundred Thousand Welcomes' (Dave Sherry) evolved from a grounded engagement process with the local community.
Every year the Birmingham Coach Station sees 1.6 million passengers enter the city through its gates.