The New mac And Why I Love It Already

I don’t generally get excited about arts centres. They are either shabby or just a bit too grand, like the person behind it was trying to prove something. An extreme example would be the Barbican, which to me feels intimidatingly big.
Which is one of the reasons I’m so excited by the new mac (Midlands Arts Centre) which we just visited on its (re-)opening weekend. Everything about it is so thoughtfully designed for the people who use it – workshop users, families having a day in the park, gallery visitors, theatre audiences, everyone.