This week, an architect working with us on the museum project sent plans to the council in Birmingham for outline planning permission. It’s such a big deal, and it has been a long road to get even this far. Thinking back to the time all this started, it’s an awesome thing to be sitting here looking at the ideas that were in my head now translated into a real space!
I have met people along the way who don’t believe music fans can help create and build an all-genre museum for British music, especially one that is a social enterprise. At times I almost started to believe them and give up. With no money and very few people following us, it would be easy to throw in the towel. In the end though, I love British music too much to quit and totally believe the fans MUST be working alongside the professionals to make this museum a reality. Fans have the passion and no one can represent the music they love better than them.
I have a dedicated group sticking with me, who are amazing! I appreciate them more than they know!! I hope it grows because without you, the music fans, I believe British music will never have the home it so deeply deserves.
I won’t give up! If I cannot get it done, I hope other fans will take up the mantle and do it! In the meantime, I will keep you posted on the building progress. Please go “like” our page on Facebook or check out this website. I really value your input. Not only do many hands make light work, but the encouragement would be much appreciated.– x Annie