ArtsFest have a exciting line-up of online events taking place next week (week commencing 13th July). From glass making to witchcraft – expect creativity and, of course, a bit of the unexpected!
Tuesday 14th July
3pm-4pm: Dr Max Stewart in Conversation with Renowned Glass Artist Allister Malcolm
Join Dr Max Stewart and glass artist Allister Malcolm as they delve into Allister’s practice, current work and project at the White House Cone Museum of Glass, Stourbridge.
4:30pm-5:30pm: Lisa Blower and R.M. Francis in Conversation
Writers Lisa Blower and Rob Francis will discuss their recent works and regional literature: giving voice to overlooked cultures and communities; thinking regionally as a creative process; and place-identity. They’ll also give readings from their books, Pondweed and Bella.
Wednesday 15th July
5pm-6pm: The story of a Witchcraft poppet, talk by Dr Louise Fenton
Dr Louise Fenton will examine the history and story behind one of the most iconic poppets held in the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle, Cornwall. This doll, a striking creation with a dagger through her face, has a fully documented history. Made to thwart the evil influence of a Nazi wife in Bavaria, she was smuggled through Switzerland and back to the UK for the spell to be completed.
This year marks the sixth year of Artsfest hosted by the University of Wolverhampton. Traditionally they 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!