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January 26, 2016

Silver Thread – 25th Anniversary Project Walsall Council Creative Development Team

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Walsall Council Creative Development Team celebrates 25 years of delivering community arts in Walsall., we are proud to announce our success in receiving £73,740 Arts Council England Lottery Funding to deliver a unique year long community arts project for Walsall Borough We will involve an army of local people to create 11 unique tapestries representing…

April 25, 2016

Vaisakhi: Saturday 30th April 2016, 12-4pm

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Celebrating the birth of Khalsa and Harvest time in Punjab, join us to learn the Sikh importance around the equality and sharing of food, through an exhibition of Langar. Try out some painting inspired by the current exhibitions, enjoy the live music and traditional performances and have some mehndi on your hand as a reminder…

April 15, 2016

​The Old White Hart at Caldmore

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By Stuart Williams The White Hart on Caldmore Green is one of Walsall’s most historic and attractive former public houses – but also one of the most mysterious.  Originally a private residence, the building dates from the second half of the 1600s and was probably built by George Hawe (died1679), who is known to have…

April 15, 2016

Community Sewing Leads Update

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We have recruited most of our Community Sewing Leads now who are busy testing sewing methods and refining techniques. Each sewing lead will be responsible for one of the tapestries, taking it around to groups and individuals to sew from May til October. The embroideries will include a combination of traditional and contemporary hand and…

April 15, 2016

FREE Performance/Exhibition/Performance Space during Artsfest 2016

This is a great opportunity for both individuals and companies, professionals and amateurs.

March 22, 2016

Brass Players Wanted

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March 19, 2016

CraftNet: East and West Midlands – 23 March 2016

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Have your say in craft networks for the East and West Midlands: Wednesday 23rd March 2016 Registration 1pm Workshop and networking 1.30 – 5.30pm Birmingham City University Rooms C455 and C457 Curzon Building 5 Cardigan St Birmingham B4 7BD The meeting will take the form of a facilitated workshop to review and map the ecology…

March 19, 2016

Walsall’s History All Sewn Up!

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As part of the Silver Thread research 2 sewing volunteers Beth Porter and Yvonne Thomas visited the Museum Stores to look at local historic embroidery and sewing. The museum has samplers which were made by young girls dating back to 1737 with many more from 18th and 19th century. Diane Dangerfield from St Matthews Craft…

March 16, 2016

Introducing the Silver Thread Artist Hunt Emerson

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Midlands artist Hunt Emerson, famous for being an artist on the Beano comic, will create the designs for the 11 tapestries. Hunt also produced illustrations for one of the first projects the Community Arts team produced in the early 1990’s, a programme called Dreaming for Real on the Beechdale Estate. It is fitting that he…

March 12, 2016

Open Poetry at Arboretum Cafe II

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Walsall Arboretum Sun 13 Mar 2016, 2 – 4pm Another opportunity for poets to come and read their work in the warm and friendly atmospere of the Walsall Arboretum Visitor Centre Cafe. The emphasis is as much on good conversation and socialising as it is on reading and sharing, with excellent food and drink available…

March 3, 2016

Creative Black Country: Round 5 of Open Access is Now Open!

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Open Access Round 5 THE NEXT ROUND OF OUR PROJECT AWARD IS OPEN AND READY FOR YOUR IDEAS Awards range from £100- £4000 A total pot of £14,000 is available to individuals and groups We want innovative ideas which really showcase our communities at their best, and build audiences for the arts in the Black…

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