- Title Pages
- List of figures, tables and boxes
- Notes on contributors
- Series editors’ foreword
- Introduction: Bringing communities and culture together
OneThe creative economy, the creative class and cultural intermediation
TwoMapping cultural intermediaries
ThreeTowards cultural ecologies: why urban cultural policy must embrace multiple cultural agendas
FourState-sponsored amateurism: cultural intermediation, participation and non‑professional production
Five‘An area lacking cultural activity’: researching cultural lives in urban space
SixIntervention: Some cities
SevenGoverning the creative city: the practice, value and effectiveness of cultural intermediation
EightParticipatory budgeting for culture: handing power to communities?
NineIntervention: Balsall Heath legends
TenScreening films for social change: origins, aims and evolution of the Bristol Radical Film Festival
ElevenEngineering cohesion: a reflection on academic practice in a community‑based setting
TwelveIntervention: Force deep
ThirteenStrategies for overcoming research obstacles: developing the ‘Ordsall method’ as a process for ethnographically informed impact in communities
FourteenIntervention: street art, faith and cultural engagement
FifteenFrom the inside: reflections on cultural intermediation
- Conclusion: Where next for cultural intermediation?
Intervention: Force deep
Intervention: Force deep
- (p.179) Twelve Intervention: Force deep
- Cultural Intermediaries Connecting Communities
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This chapter comprises an original poetic commission by Chris Jam reflecting on creativity and community in the Balsall Heath neighbourhood of Birmingham, UK. The poem was the key output from a community film making project in the neighbourhood, led by the author, exploring residents’ feelings about Balsall Heath, its many textures and rhythms. The poem is the author’s personal response to the raw material gathered in the film-making process, giving a unique artistic response to an area that has a long history of people working together to create a better community.
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