Swings & Roundabouts
Swings & Roundabouts is a Birmingham based multi-platform arts company that produces engaging and immersive work for existing and consequential communities. It was officially founded in 2017 through the PoweredBy Birmingham mentorship programme at Impact Hub in conjunction with Beatfreeks and Unlmtd.
Using Nicholas Bourriaud's theory of relational aesthetics, the company focuses on contemporary social issues that are explored through collaborative creation. This has included devising spoken word and theatre, visual arts and written prose. Art has the power to connect, to energise, to spark conversation and change the world.
The five values at the forefront of the project are:
Creativity, Passion, Education, Community and Humility.