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'Pop-up' tearooms in Birmingham defy the downturn

So-called 'pop-up' tearooms are being used to fill shops left empty by the downturn in Birmingham.

The temporary cafes have been set up with money from the previous government, and are one of a number of projects across England aimed at reducing the number of boarded up shop fronts on our high streets.

BBC Asian Network reporter Catrin Nye went to Handsworth in Birmingham to investigate the phenomenon, speaking to Samina Zahir, founder of Hybrid Arts.

  • 22 Jan 2011
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