About Us

CENTRALA1 (1), where social enterprise and community meet the arts.




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Centrala is a multi-functional space and social enterprise located in Digbeth, Birmingham’s up and coming arts district.


Organised by the Polish Expats Association (PEA), we are a non-profit organisation presenting art from Central, Eastern Europe and the UK.


 The space that we provide consists of an art gallery, training centre and arty café.


We, as an organisation, have established ourselves as a community hub, which aims to become a destination place for artists, free thinkers and members of the public.


The function of the gallery is to create an inspirational place and platform for building social ties and bridging communities. Our innovative programme includes socially-engaged contemporary art from Central and Eastern Europe as well as artists interested in the region’s culture, history and socio-political situation.



Centrala Café

In our café we have space for temporary 3-4 week exhibitions. Interested? Contact us at info@polishexpats.org.uk or here.

Gallery & Cafe Opening Times:

Mon-Fri 11am-6pm

Sat 1pm-6pm


Centrala Shop

If you are a local artist, why not approach us with your handicraft?

As a non-profit organisation, we support local Polish and other Eastern European minority artists.

Send us an email at info@polishexpats.org.uk or drop by in person! Contact details here.