The independent cafe, fashion and grocery store, hairdresser and beauty salon, tailor, market stall, and takeaway are regular sights in Black Country towns and this September they are being celebrated and used as inspiration for a new set of performances.Read More
For the fourth year Creative Black Country is partnering with the annual Ola Sandwell & Birmingham Mela in association with Lidl, to bring its biggest Art Village to date to the event, which returns to Victoria Park, Smethwick this weekend (20-21st July).Read More
With phase 2 of our Creative People and Places project well underway we’ve been busy with some great projects over the last 18 months. Here’s a few headline highlights from our work…Read More
Here’s a short video of the performance piece we brought to the ZEE Sandwell & Birmingham Mela this year.Read More
Multistory are hosting a number of events over the next few weeks to celebrate collaborations, book launches and their new festival BLAST!Read More
We had a very busy weekend at the ZEE Sandwell and Birmingham Mela this weekend.
With plenty of hands-on workshops and performance over 10,000 people visited us at the Arts Village during Saturday and Sunday.Read More
Following a succesful premier in Chandigarh, Girl Gaze: Journeys through the Punjab and the Black Country, heads to Jalandhar for its next exhibition.Read More
Jennifer Pattison’s interest in magical worlds finds expression in the rich traditions of the Punjabi lori. Her fine art photographs, titled Rice Pudding Moon & The River of Dreams, are inspired by songs that sing of a mother’s love and of a land of dreams. The artist is interested in how lullabies are passed down the generations from grandmother to daughter to grandchild.Read More
Photographic artist Andrea Fernandes is drawn to the personal heroism of others and their attempts to articulate life through performance.Read More
With an ever-evolving photographic style, Uzma Mohsin’s rich and textured work, Love & Other Hurts, seeks to breathe new life into the personal histories of Punjabi women in the Black Country.Read More
Creative Black Country, alongside Multistory and the Nazar Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of Girl Gaze: Journeys Through the Punjab & The Black Country, UK a photographic exploration of the Punjab and diaspora communities in the West Midlands through the voices of young girls and women.Read More
Jocelyn Allen’s You Will Live in This World as A Daughter is a series of playful portraits of girls and young women that explores what it is to be born a daughter of the Punjab. Behind her playful portrayals is a meaningful enquiry into their visibility within traditionally patriarchal communities.Read More
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?Read More
70,000 people turn out to the largest Asian music festival in the UK each year which takes place over the weekend of the 1 and 2 July at Victoria Park in Smethwick.