Our Projects

Hope Radio

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Hope Radio is an emergency public service broadcaster transmitting throughout the Covid19 pandemic.

Licensed by OFCOM, Hope Radio launched in May 2020 to provide a 24hr service to the community of South Birmingham. 

We provide FM radio programs for the over 50s to share experiences, send messages to friends and family and show support for essential workers.  

Aimed at those who don’t have, or have no desire to use the internet, this public service is a way to communicate with people and help them feel that they are not alone.  

Hope Radio is fully PPL and PRS licenced to play music and content and is supported through an amazing network of committed volunteers from Brum Community Media.

We are always on the lookout for new volunteers in front of the mic and behind the scenes so if you’re interested in bringing some Hope to the airwaves of South Birmingham contact us at brumcommunitymedia@gmail.com

Hope VR Spaces

Hope VR Spaces

We are proud to be launching our new interactive art space Hope VR Spaces.

This awe-inspiring virtual space offers the possibility of an accessible gallery, exhibition and event spaces limited only by the imagination. 

Designed as an inspiring walk-through and interactive experience, Hope VR Spaces will continue to evolve with new areas, art and collections to engage and inspire.

Just like a physical building, visitors will be invited to enjoy a diverse mix of events including guided tours, artist talks, film screenings, music, spoken word and other celebratory events.

As an arts event organiser, you will be able to let your imagination run free in our digital world whilst keeping your budget and risk assessments in check! 

Hope VR Spaces ​launches 28th March 2021 with its inaugural ​showcase Hope VR Spaces​: Together we can… build an art gallery

The showcase brings together a diverse selection of creatives including Birmingham based artists Leigh Whurr, one of the city’s up and coming surrealist artists, mixed media specialist Jason Fullwood and Kathryn Sawbridge who has a background in photography and fine art.

Visit www.hopevrspaces.co.uk

Hope Haiku

Hope Haiku

Hope Radio is thrilled to be collaborating on Hope Haikus, a new project from BCM member Lisa Johnston of Red Bucket Projects.

Taking inspiration from Haiku, a type of short form of poetry originally from Japan, this project is asking people to get involved and spread messages of hope that will be delivered with food parcels. 

See how you can be part of this beautiful project below.

Get involved with Hope Haiku

1. Create a heart shape  

2. Write a haiku in the theme of hope.  A haiku is a 3 line poem with 5 syllables in the first line then 7 syllables in the second line and 5 syllables in the last line.  

3. Photograph the heart shape and either use a photo app to write your haiku in your heart image or write it out on paper and photograph.  

4. Tag your haikus with #hopehaiku, include your name on the image and post on the Brum Community media Facebook Group.  Let`s fill the world with hope!”  

The Hope Haikus will be printed on postcards and delivered with food parcels.

Hope Radio Garden

Hope Radio Garden

Our new project, Hope Garden is springing into action thanks to funding we received at the end of 2020 from the Brum Recovery Fund.

These much needed funds were used to start our vision for Hope Radio Garden with the installation of solar lights and two wooden pods which have been put on the green outside the station.

A star shaped installation was designed by Peni Whelan and constructed with the help of local residents Fillipee, Daniel and Don. 

The idea for the pods came from Don who as a carer for his 90 yr old Dad just wanted somewhere close to home that he could “take five minutes “

The pods are available for everyone to use in the community and have been situated socially distanced to keep people safe.

Hope Community Poems

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Former Walsall poet laureate, Ian Henery is the lead behind Ian Henery Community Poems, bringing together a  diverse collective tapestry of voices and words. 

A solicitor in real life, Ian is a regular at our station, presenting the Ian Henery Show on Hope Radio Tuesdays and Fridays