Midland Film and Art is a members club where people can enjoy arts and crafts that would otherwise not be publicly available or shown in mainstream cinemas or exhibitions. Shows often have an educational theme, introducing new audiences to different audio/visual works through screenings and displays; and encouraging participation in all aspects of arts and crafts. A common feature that characterises a Midland Film and Art meeting is that they either begin with an introduction to the audience or end with a discussion promoted by the film, art or craft and facilitated by the organisers, and sometimes the filmmakers, artists or crafts person themselves, to exchange views.