We’re taking a little break this week at BCSC HQ, so this week’s Lockdown Learning is all about showcasing the wonderful Doing in Dudley’s Creative Conversations series!

Creative Conversations is a series of live Zoom discussions with creatives from the Black Country and beyond. Guests so far have included photographer Tom Hicks (Black Country Type), Geoff Broadway of the Living Memory Project and, most recently, collage artist, Mark Murphy. You can watch past episodes via Doing in Dudley’s Facebook page.

Next week, you are invited to join Doing in Dudley for the ninth in their series of Creative Conversations on the Virtual High Street.

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For this event they’ve invited along Creative Black Country to talk about their excellent Finding Our Funny Roots project.

With funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund CBC have been working with local spoken word collective Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists to Find Our Funny Roots.

Along with a team of local volunteers they have been researching the Black Country comedians of the past, such as Tommy Mundon and Dolly Allen, and collecting stories of what makes us laugh in the Black Country.

The project has included performances and videos that have helped to define Black Country humour, what makes us laugh and to identify the key players from 1950-2000.

The event: Finding our Funny Roots with Rosalind Argo (project co-ordinator), Josiane Boutonnet (Senior Lecturer in English in the School of Humanities at the University of Wolverhampton) and Steve Pottinger (Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists).

Date: Tuesday 26th May, 2020

Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

You can register via  Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-conversations-with-the-finding-our-funny-roots-team-tickets-105642940880

If you’d rather watch on Facebook Live you can see the talk streamed via the Doing in Dudley page.

Please note – you will be sent the link to the Zoom meting a few hours before.

Alternatively you can watch the stream via FACEBOOK LIVE at https://www.facebook.com/doingindudley/live/