Today Siobhan and I were lucky enough to secure an interview with Brian Gambles (Project Manager and chief executive at The Library of Birmingham Trust.) Being the man in charge, Mr Gambles was understandably very busy as the preparations leading up to the big opening in September continue!
The interview was held in the new Library on the seventh floor. Walking through the building I couldn’t help but notice an enormous sense of anticipation contained between its glass walls. This feeling was confirmed by Brian Gambles himself who was obviously eager for the Library to open its doors. He talked about the new concept behind the Library and what sets it apart from all the others as well as discussing the building’s fascinating artefacts and how they will be brought to life through the discovery season and trail. We also learned Mr Gambles’ thoughts about the future of the Library and how it will affect arts and culture in Birmingham.
Listening to the answers and opinions of somebody behind such a new concept really triggered my excitement for what the future of Birmingham may hold.
The full interview will be uploaded as a pod cast very soon!