Hall of Fame: James Bartholomew, Creative Entrepreneur

James Bartholomew
Age: 24
Location: Birmingham, England
Wants to be: TV Director/ Producer

I’m a creative entrepreneur that runs The Vibe Birmingham, a youth led online talk show, which aims to spotlight the arts, music, food, fashion, entrepreneurs and culture that thrive in the city. The show is designed to be a platform for young creatives to promote their work and connect with other like-minded people within the city.

It all started with a passion to get young people out of the bedroom and into the streets, exploring all the exciting things that Birmingham has to offer. I started my creative journey in the same way, by joining the Cannon Hill Collective and working with mac Birmingham to bring my ideas to life.

I first worked with somewhereto_ when I needed a space to hold rehearsals for my first theatre production ‘Flies’, which was performed at mac in 2015. I am now working with the programme to find space to record episodes for The Vibe and be able to develop the project further.

somewhereto_ have supported me throughout my professional development and provided insider knowledge in sourcing the best spaces for free in and around the city.



  • Producing
  • Directing
  • Budgeting
  • People management
  • Entrepreneurial skills


James is a motivated, locally minded entrepreneur who is using his work to further opportunities for other young creatives in Birmingham. Through directing and producing his own theatre production and launching his own TV channel, he has grown both professionally and artistically. He’s making big waves in Birmingham, so watch this space!