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August 2019

Introduction to Canal Art: Castles

August 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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£30

Julie Tonkin, one of the UK's leading canal artists  will teach you the traditions of folk canal art. Undertake practice artwork before painting a design on a piece of canal ware to take home. On this half day course you will learn the techniques to paint a traditional castles design.…

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September 2019

Glass Painting

September 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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£50

On this course you will learn the basics of traditional glass painting in enamels using tracing, stippling and sgraffito. Once fired, your pictures will be permanent and like the painted glass in churches, will still be beautiful in a thousand years! This is a fun class ideal for beginners wanting…

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Canals and their Architecture

September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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£18
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A study day exploring the distinctive and fascinating buildings and structures of our man-made waterways. Talks will include Conserving the Waterways Heritage,  Birmingham Roundhouse & Other Canal related Buildings, Sir Thomas Telford.  There will also be a guided tour around the canal arm  and boat dock.  Full programme available here.…

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October 2019

Cyanotype Workshop (Victorian photographic technique)

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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£50
Cyanotype

Explore and experiment with the Victorian photographic technique of cyanotype. Have a go at printing your own cyanotypes on a range of coloured paper and fabrics and learn all about this fascinating method of early chemical photographic development. Designs will be provided however if you wish to use your own…

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Introduction to Candle Making: Bees Wax Candles

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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£50

A seasonal focused workshop to  introduce  a range of waxes and techniques, including traditional Bees Wax, paraffin wax and modern natural waxes such as soya wax. Create an autumnal themed candle, a novelty shaped bees wax candle and a traditional pillar candle. Mixing scent into wax will also be included…

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November 2019

Chemistry@Work

November 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - November 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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BUNSEN

6 – 8 November 2019 This is an annual  FREE*  event supported by the  Royal Society of Chemistry. It offers  school students the opportunity to appreciate the place of chemistry in everyday life and the world of work, with particular emphasis on what is happening in our local area. A…

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Black Country Studies Research Network Launch

November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Council Room MA221 University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street
Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 1LY United Kingdom
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Free

The Black Country stands at a pivotal moment in its history. The increasing momentum of the 4th Industrial Revolution, the creation of devolved government through the West Midlands Combined Authority and potentially divisive social, economic and political issues arising, all play a role in this. Amidst this constantly shifting landscape,…

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February 2020

Black Country Studies Research Network II: Black Country Landscapes

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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Free
Tom Hicks Multi Storey Wolverhampton

Image: Multistorey, Wolverhampton by Tom Hicks - Black Country Type The Black Country landscape has always been, and remains, diverse. From the bucolic idyll of the Leasowes to the once-smoking chimneys’ of Chances; the fossil-rich limestone of the Wren’s Nest to the tainted earth where the Blue Billies once smouldered;…

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March 2020

BCSC Study Day: Black Country on Stage and Screen

March 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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£20
Limelight Cinema Lamp

Lights! Camera! Action! A day of expert talks exploring the performing and cinematic arts in the Black Country. Our speakers will take you on a behind the scenes tour of the Black Country’s global contribution to music, theatre, comedy, poetry and film. What makes the region’s sense of humour unique?…

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October 2020

Black Country Gothic

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online – Zoom

Brought to you by the University of Wolverhampton and Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Gothic explores the region as a Gothic setting. Expect spectacular tales of horror, the true and often tragic events that shape many of the region’s notorious ghost stories and the curious folklore and superstitions that…

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