The Public was a world-class arts and community building
in an area where people 'don't go to galleries'.
The Public was a world-class building – with world class architecture.
The Public commissioned and showed amazing digital art.
The Public brought great theatre to West Bromwich.
The Public was the centrepiece of the regeneration of West Bromwich.
The Public brought inspiring art to West Bromwich.
Art that was about local people and local places .....
Black Country Stories by Martin Parr
The Public welcomed over a million visitors.
451,000 in its last year alone.
The Public was much loved by all sections of the community
In 2013 The Public was closed by the Leader of Sandwell Council
to 'save money'. 'I never liked the place anyway!'
Many people think that was a short-sighted and wasteful mistake.
Why was the The Public made?
The Public was a vibrant, much loved and high profile cultural venue at the heart of a regeneration area in England. The Public welcomed over a million visitors, nearly four hundred thousand in the last year.
In November 2013 the Leader of Sandwell Council closed The Public to 'save money'.
Many people thought that was a terrible, short-sighted and wasteful mistake.
In loving memory of The Public