Exterior of a rectangular concrete building which has many tall windows along the side and names "TouchBase Pears" & "Sense" on the front


TouchBase Pears is a pioneering, multi-purpose centre for the whole community in Birmingham and beyond – a place that brings people together in a welcoming environment where everyone can feel connected, included and part of the community.

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What’s happening?


For a full list of all activities taking place in July-August, download the TouchBase Pears  Activity Programme.

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Two Way Mirror Exhibition

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Two way Mirror is a collaboration between Sara–Amy and Sarah both supported by sense and sound artists Justin Wiggan.  The three of them have been exploring non-traditional communication methods as part of a new strand of research and development in arts and disability exploring ways to collaborate with non-formal language communication methods. The research is a start point to facilitate greater understanding of individual’s strengths of communication and at time overlooked talents. The exhibition will showcase early stage research sharing based on the text type response from Sarah and improvisation singing from Sara. Visitors can experience the research on sound watches and large scale installed text across the hub at Touchbase Pears.