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Black Country businesses and organisations with conference or meeting facilities are being asked to get involved in the new, two-week Black Country Business Festival starting on 23 April 2018. The Business Festival, in association with the Black Country Chamber of Commerce and supported by the University of Wolverhampton and Talbots Law, is a brand new ‘festival’ of business events running throughout the Black Country between 23 April and 4 May 2018. Events will be put on by local companies for the benefit of other businesses and individuals. As they will largely be free to attend, venues across the Black Country…

During 2015 and 2016, Multistory collaborated with Magnum photographer, Susan Meiselas and women who were living in a Black Country refuge. The resulting publication, A Room of Their Own, shares the women’s experiences of domestic abuse. To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November 2017, and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence (25 Nov – 10 Oct) they have teamed up again to develop a ‘pop-up’ exhibition accompanied by a series of events, workshops and talks. Download a flyer detailing a full programme of events or see below. A ROOM OF THEIR OWN – POP-UP INSTALLATION 25 Nov…

Read all about it in our 100 Masters Newspaper. Want to know who made the list of 100? Then take a look. We’ve listed ALL of our masters, what they do and where they are from. BUT there is nothing like seeing the REAL THING so make sure you get down to Starworks Warehouse in Wolverhampton on Saturday 25th November to meet some of the Masters and see all 100 of them represented through installations, performance, tech and exhibitions. The full line-up is here. https://issuu.com/creativeblackcountry/docs/100mastersnewspaper

In today’s Express & Star you will find the 100 Masters supplement listing all 100 of our fabulous masters in celebration of the Festival of Masters event, taking place next Saturday (25 Nov) at the Starworks Warehouse in Wolverhampton! As well as reading about the masters and the festival, you can also watch Juneau Projects illustrations come alive with augmented reality when you use the Layar app on your phones or tablets. Festival of Masters is a one-day festival where the general public can come and see the breadth of the Black Country’s best through masterclasses, film, expert talks, music, digital installations, food & festive fun.…

We are delighted to announce that Creative Black Country is one of six successful arts projects across England to receive a share of £5.5 million in the latest round of the Arts Council’s Creative People and Places funding programme. The money will support Creative Black Country to continue its work to get more people in the local area to experience and be inspired by the arts. Creative People and Places is designed to ensure more people create and experience great arts and culture in the places where they live. Taking place in 21 places across England with low levels of…

A sharing of research and development towards an evening of work that explores Javant’s relationship with personal faith and spirituality, in parallel with his own experiential journey in dance. The research is provoked by his experiences as a homosexual man of dual heritage. Jaivant is an independent dance artist, cultural producer, choreographer and arts consultant based in Wolverhampton. He graduated from The Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2004 with a BPA (Hons) Contemporary Dance and has worked with choreographers such as Sharon Watson, Laurent Cavanna, Jeremy Nelson, Bisakha Sarker, Tanusree Shankar, Shobana Jeyasingh and Nahid Siddiqui. He is artistic…

Make:Shift is your chance to put forward your views about how to ‘Change the City of Wolverhampton with an idea.’ No idea is too big or too small as long as you’re prepared to own it and drive it forward. This year’s event will also unveil an amazing initiative set to transform Wolverhampton. You can participate in workshops and get behind the ideas set to make Wolverhampton an even better place to live. Make:Shift is the place to be for inspiration, collaboration and support, and as well as the day itself, they’ve got lots of other activities going on in…

The Community Cinema project came about when Black Country Touring (BCT) recognised the potential for community cinema in the area following successful pilot screenings in August 2016 with Flatpack Film. BCT has an existing successful model of working with community promoters and venues to put on high-quality arts, theatre and dance events for people in the area. Next, all they needed was someone to come on board and run it: Introducing Olivia… Tell us about your role with the Community Cinema project. My role is to help people interested in running or having a community cinema in their area to…

As Creative Black Country comes to the end of its initial three-year program the team wanted to celebrate the achievements of their Open Access initiative. Open Access exists to get as many people from Wolverhampton, Walsall and Sandwell to organise and get involved in cultural activity. There have been some amazing groups who have put on anything from drive-in kids cinemas to a travelling venue made from a horse box to outdoor dance and light parades. So, of course, they needed an equally amazing artist to capture the work and so illustrator Katie Tomlinson was commissioned to produce a map…

Enter… The Ramshackle House. What will the coming Winter be like for the family that calls this rickety house their home? Will it be ready in time for the Christmas festivities?    The Ramshackle House, supported by Creative Black Country, is an enchanting physical comedy about a growing family tumbling, balancing and flying – as they try to hold their home together. It tells a relevant and empowering story about how we can learn to live with instability in a forever-changing world. Presented by circus theatre pioneers Upswing, who mix aerial theatre with dance, music and stunning visuals they also…

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