Welcome to the Central Regions Arts Club.

The Central Regions Arts Club (CRAC) aims to enrich the lives of the Open University community, in the central regions, by providing a range of activities related to the Arts. Now in its sixteenth successful year, the Club is administered from the West Midlands region, but membership is open to anyone with an OU PI number living in central England.

The membership fee is £12, with an Associate Member category for family and friends at £10.   

At the heart of CRAC’s annual programme, are numerous talks and workshops, which are often free to members. Some are led by OU tutors and are relevant to specific OU courses. Others are intended to be of interest to the wider OU community. 
In addition, there are group visits to places of interest in the region, usually in the company of an expert guide, or with a special introductory talk. The visits are generally subsidised for members
Group bookings are also made for concerts and theatre visits, mainly in central Birmingham; these enable members to take advantage of ticket discounts not available to the general public.

Regular programmes of events are emailed to members, with contact names for bookings and enquiries.  Current events can be seen on the EVENTS page.

For general enquiries, contact: David Battin, email dgbattin@gmail.com