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November 2019

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, 2020 @ 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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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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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March 2021

Hidden Voices – Hush Now Creative Writing Workshop 11am-1pm

March 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online – Zoom
Free
Writing Workshop

A participatory element of the Hush Now project offers Black Country residents the opportunity to take part in online Creative Writing and Song Writing workshops with Hush Now writer Sara-Jane Arbury and composer Olivia Preye. Each session is free and will be delivered via Zoom - bookers will be emailed…

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Hidden Voices – Hush Now Creative Writing Workshop 2pm-4pm

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online – Zoom
Free
Writing Workshop

A participatory element of the Hush Now project offers Black Country residents the opportunity to take part in online Creative Writing and Song Writing workshops with Hush Now writer Sara-Jane Arbury and composer Olivia Preye. Each session is free and will be delivered via Zoom - bookers will be emailed…

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Hidden Voices – Hush Now Songwriting Workshop 11am-1pm

March 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online – Zoom
Free
Hush Now

A participatory element of the Hush Now project offers Black Country residents the opportunity to take part in online Creative Writing and Song Writing workshops with Hush Now writer Sara-Jane Arbury and composer Olivia Preye. Each session is free and will be delivered via Zoom - bookers will be emailed…

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Hidden Voices – Hush Now Songwriting Workshop 2pm-4pm

March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online – Zoom
Free
Hush Now

A participatory element of the Hush Now project offers Black Country residents the opportunity to take part in online Creative Writing and Song Writing workshops with Hush Now writer Sara-Jane Arbury and composer Olivia Preye. Each session is free and will be delivered via Zoom - bookers will be emailed…

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May 2021

South Bank Festival

Festival of Britain Season: Dr Jane Webb revisits A Tonic for the Nation

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online – Zoom,

The Black Country Studies Centre and Artsfest Online are pleased to present a series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Festival of Britain and its impact in the Black Country. Throughout the summer, we'll be hosting a number of online lectures and events exploring different aspects of the…

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Festival of Britain Season: Abram Games and the 1951 Festival of Britain

May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online – Zoom,

On the 70th Anniversary of the Festival of Britain, Naomi Games will talk about the career of her father, graphic designer Abram Games. Abram Games won the competitions to design a symbol for the ’Tonic to the Nation’ and the Festival stamp. Naomi will give a personal view of her…

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