The Midland Group
The Midland Group was an arts organisation formed in 1943 in Nottingham. The first gallery was set up in one room on Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham and after several moves it settled at 11 East Circus Street. In 1977 it moved to new premises at 24-32 Carlton Street and 21-33 Warser Gate. After severe financial difficulties, the Midland Group closed in 1987. The Group's New Cinema was merged with the Nottingham Film Theatre to become City Lights Cinema.
In the 1980s, the Midland Group had a profound effect on the development of Performance art and Live Art.
The New Midland Group is an artists led consortium for Nottingham city made up of three independent artist studios Backlit, One Thoresby Street and Primary developing the ongoing legacy of The Midland Group.
'Saccharin Muscle' was performed by Dogs in Honey at the Midland Group on 25 October 1986.
For further information and links visit:
- The Live Art Development Agency
- Live Art Archives at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection, University of Bristol
- National Review of Live Art Reviews Database hosted by AHDS Performing Arts
- See also the free educational resources: Live Art Archive and Digital Performance Archive hosted by AHDS Performing Arts
- Chelsea Theatre: dedicated performance art venue - London, UK