We’re super excited to launch the next phase in our ongoing development of East Meets West: your brand new online community hub! You can request to join the hub at hub.eastmeetswest.org.uk.

The brand new East Meets West Hub will lie at the heart of everything we do at East Meets West. It’s a social space (away from the distractions of other social media platforms) that responds dynamically to how you’re interacting with other members, posts and topics. That means you’ll always see the most relevant information first.

Powered by Mighty Networks, the hub instantly connects you to peers who are nearby, share your primary job role or follow the same topics. It’s a fun way to meet new people, expand your support network and share knowledge. As well as accessing the hub on the web, you can carry us around in your pocket via the Mighty Networks app!

The hub is free to join and totally private. Only other members of the hub can see your profile and posts. For full information about privacy, read our Terms, Conditions and Community Guidelines and our Privacy & Data Usage Policy.

The busy East Meets West Facebook Group is a valuable resource and we’ll continue to use it. However we’re aware that an increasing number of people are choosing to leave Facebook due to privacy concerns, mental health considerations or other reasons. For those people, we hope the hub will be an alternative space where they can connect with industry peers across the Midlands.

Providing these features is our next step in reducing barriers between and within the East and West Midlands’ independent theatre communities. It’s a bit of an experiment, but we hope you’ll find the new features useful. We’ll be relying on members to add almost all of the content and we recognise the huge contribution this will make to the success of the network. The more it is used, the more valuable it will become.

So what are you waiting for? Dive in by requesting access here.