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March 2021

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

March 20, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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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Nostalgia Series 1

The Nostalgia Series Part 1: Geoff Broadway on Living Memory

May 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online – Zoom,

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 in…

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June 2021

The Nostalgia Series Part II: Nostalgia and Oral History with Dr Rosalind Watkiss Singleton

June 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online – Zoom,

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 in…

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July 2021

Fallen: A Series of Short Films

July 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
YouTube
Free
Hush Now

    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
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. 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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