Tuesday 2nd February, 5pm-6pm
Edward Gorey: Creator of unsettling narratives and creepy characters
Artsfest Online presents a talk with Dr Louise Fenton on author and illustrator Edward Gorey.
Edward Gorey is an American author and illustrator whose work spans the twentieth century. His creepy illustrations and darkly humorous stories located in Victorian and Edwardian settings have unsettling narratives. This talk will look at the life and work of this prolific creative whose work includes books, animated title sequences and set designs. Edward Gorey is familiar and yet arguably not widely known. Dr Louise Fenton will introduce the weird and wonderfully macabre world of this enigmatic man in this fully illustrated talk.
For full details and to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/edward-gorey-creator-of-unsettling-narratives-and-creepy-characters-tickets-136408430287
Thursday 4th February, 12noon-1pm
Eating the elephant: Express & Star photograph archive one bite at a time
Artsfest Online is pleased to present a talk with three representatives of the partnership which is digitising historic Black Country news photos for future generations: Heidi McIntosh Senior Archivist, Wolverhampton City Archives, Scott Knight Business Development Manager, University of Wolverhampton and Chris Leggett Director, Osborn Communications.
This talk will explore how a partnership of the Express & Star newspaper, the University of Wolverhampton, and Wolverhampton City Archives is approaching a project to digitise, catalogue, preserve and make publicly available a million photographs capturing daily life in the West Midlands over the course of the 20th century.
Traditionally ArtsFest work with cultural venues across the region to programme a variety of events including live performances, workshops, theatre shows, music, poetry, art exhibitions, and lots more to get involved with. Despite the challenging times we all find ourselves in Artsfest still want to bring art to you. They have put together a programme of insightful and inspiring online artists’ talks. The BCSC will be highlighting events over coming weeks!