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July 2021

Fallen: A Series of Short Films

July 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    A sharing of short films by 3rd year University of Wolverhampton Performing Arts undergraduate students inspired by the historic Mother & Baby homes in the Black Country. Students have been supported by the Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Studies Centre & Feral Productions.  Premiering free on the University…

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The Festival of Britain: Black Country Traces with Tom Hicks

July 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – Zoom
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Artsfest Online and the Black Country Studies Centre are pleased to present a series of events commemorating the 70 years anniversary of the Festival and its impact in the Black Country. Artist Tom Hicks presents an exploration of the lasting influence of the Festival in the Black Country, focusing on…

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The Festival of Britain in the Black Country

July 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – Zoom
Free

Artsfest Online and the Black Country Studies Centre are pleased to present a series of events commemorating the 70 year anniversary of the Festival and its impact in the Black Country. What do a javelin, a lighthouse and a ceramic porcupine all have in common? These are just three of…

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The Nostalgia Series Part III: Dr Tom Mercer – The Psychology of Nostalgia

July 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – Zoom
Free

Introducing the Nostalgia Series   Nostalgia is a contentious issue. Whilst for some it is a harmless, helpful, rose-tinted view of the past, it has also been viewed critically, as a form of regressive, reactionary and sentimental escapism. Yet there is a steadily increasing body of work that reassesses nostalgia…

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August 2021

Opened by Herb: Wolverhampton’s Festival Market Place

August 5, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – Zoom
Free

Artsfest Online and the Black Country Studies Centre are pleased to present a series of events commemorating the 70 years anniversary of the Festival and its impact in the Black Country. A new location for a market in Wolverhampton was proposed in the 1930s. After World War II a more…

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The Festival of Britain in Walsall – Sian Macfarlane

August 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – Zoom
Free

Artsfest Online and the Black Country Studies Centre are pleased to present a series of events commemorating the 70 years anniversary of the Festival and its impact in the Black Country. ‘We Are Illuminated’, undertaken with The New Art Gallery Walsall, was a project concerned with the leisure life of…

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October 2021

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Book Launch: The Dereliction by Liz Berry and Tom Hicks

October 2, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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This is the launch event for The Dereliction, a new book by Liz Berry and Tom Hicks. The Dereliction is a love letter to the Black Country. Liz Berry’s poems have been praised for their use of the vernacular, the twang of West Midlands dialect. Her poems are matched with Tom Hicks’s…

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BCSC Halloween Science Fact and Science Fiction 28th Oct 7pm Zoom

BCSC Halloween Special – The Black Country: Science Fact and Science Fiction

October 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online – Zoom,

Think you can tell your science fact from your science fiction? Join the BCSC and some fiendish friends for our second annual Halloween online event. This time around, we’ll be looking at the Black Country’s links with science fiction and exploring some of the weird and wonderful aspects of the…

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December 2021

Simon Briercliffe in Conversation with Professor Keith Gildart 7th December 7pm

Simon Briercliffe in Conversation with Professor Keith Gildart

December 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – Zoom,

The BCSC has joined forces with ArtsFest Online for this special 'in conversation' event. Join Historian and BCLM Researcher Simon Briercliffe and University of Wolverhampton Professor of Labour and Social History Keith Gildart, as they discuss the working class history of the Black Country. The discussion will focus on Simon's…

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University of Wolverhampton Christmas Time Lecture

The University of Wolverhampton Christmas-Time Lecture 2021: When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney

December 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online – Zoom,

The University of Wolverhampton Christmas-Time Lecture is now in its 5th year and still going strong. Using the festive song ‘When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney’ as our muse, this year’s University of Wolverhampton Christmas-Time Lecture will take a humorous look at what might happen to poor old Santa…

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