Medicine Bakery & Gallery looking to work with independents on new opportunities

One of the most unique venues in the Retail BID is looking to work with independent traders, artists, designers and makers who are looking for new and innovative opportunities.

Described as a new format of social space, Medicine, on New Street is an artisan bakery and kitchen, café and gallery in the former home of the Royal Society of Birmingham Artists.

The Medicine team is looking to create a community which will offer a curated retail experience for discerning city shoppers.

There is the opportunity for short, medium and long term pitches, as well as seasonal pop-up opportunities, giving traders direct access to a city centre retail location and high footfall. It is a great opportunity for start-ups, design collectives, sample sales or established traders who are looking for a different environment to sell in.

The evolution of the Medicine brand can be traced back to its first incarnation on the nighttime scene of Digbeth. The Medicine Bar was pivotal in curating a diverse programme of artistic, guerilla and sonic events featuring a vibrant mix of musical genres before evolving into an artisan bakery with premises near Wolverhampton.

Along with hosting other successful music and artistic projects, events and venues in the West Midlands and around the UK, founder Simon Jones developed a progressive and passionate approach to creating new experiences and bringing communities together.

All events at Medicine are being managed and curated by Gather Creative, which also offers employee health and well-being classes and creative workshops.

Gather Creative is hosting a Speed Quiz on August 3rd, which is open to local businesses who are looking for a different take on networking events.

The quiz is free to attend for Retail BID members. Email and to avoid disappointment as there are limited spaces available.

“This space represented an opportunity to restore a beautiful building to its former glory, yet with a new purpose,” said a spokesperson.

“Reintroducing art and culture back into the product mix, the new Birmingham home of Medicine will continue the brand’s unique culinary offering whilst programming regular events, talks and exhibitions to bring people together and create a conversation for the city.

“With the facilities of a bakery and café on site serving speciality coffee, artisan cakes, pastries and lunch items, this is a unique opportunity not to be missed.”