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January 26, 2016

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


Walsall Council Creative Development Team celebrates 25 years of delivering community arts in Walsall., we are proud to announce our success in receiving £73,400 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…

February 13, 2016

Walsall Silver Thread Tapestries Project – Preya Chauhan


  Deb Slade from the team with Preya Chauhan. We first met nearly 20 years ago when Preya was 14, a young dancer with Nritya Arts, a group developed and supported by Walsall Council Community Arts Team (now called Creative Development Team). After many projects and a varied career in Creative Industries and Complementary Health…

February 13, 2016

Walsall Silver Thread Tapestries Project


Maria Wigley has been sewing some beautiful samples for Silver Thread tapestries. The sewing leads are working out different methods we may use for sewing the tapestries. Sewing groups will begin after Easter, get in touch if you want to be involved.            

February 10, 2016

Darren Bayley – Bluelight Design


Darren Barnard is a Graphic Designer at Bluelight Design. Bluelight is a creative visual communications company specialising in Graphic Design, Website Design and Digital Media. Located in Bloxwich near Walsall and services all of the West Midlands regions including Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and Lichfield. With over 20 years experience in the graphic design and…

February 8, 2016

Marketing Job Vacancy – Creative Black Country

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Creative Black Country is looking for a highly experienced multi platform Marketing & Content Manager for an immediate start to lead on profiling CBC projects, events, initiatives to wider audiences and the development of audience data. To apply, download the Brief & Equal Opportunities Form from the Creative Black Country website. The deadline for applications…

February 8, 2016

Walsall Creatives Networking Meeting – Mon 15 Feb

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Mon 15th Feb 7pm at Black Country Arms, (top of markets area). Join a gathering for a drink to share project ideas and hear any news about local creative projects.

February 7, 2016

The John Ruskin Prize

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Recording Britain Now: Society 26 February — 17 April 2016 Floor 4 The New Art Gallery Walsall is delighted to be the first West Midlands venue to host the prestigious John Ruskin Prize. Now in its third year, this open exhibition invites artists, both emerging and established from across the UK, to respond to the…

February 6, 2016

Sewing a Thread of Walsall History by Stuart Williams

The Bridge looking towards St Matthew's Church on the horizon, 1924

The silver thread of history links past, present and future, and in the ancient town of Walsall that thread is long indeed, and sometimes tangled. ​The name of Walsall is thought to derive from Old English ‘Walh’, from the Saxon term for a Briton or Welshman, and ‘H(e)alh’ meaning ‘a sheltered place’.  Mysteriously, Walsall was…

February 3, 2016

Help us decide what is included on the tapestries


Initial meetings have been planned across the Walsall borough to capture local views on what should be represented on the Silver Thread Tapestries. If you have an interest in local history or local identity, if you are interested in getting involved in the sewing or just want to find out more, just turn up to…

February 2, 2016

Black Country based groups wanted for free ceramic workshops in Sandwell


To all Arts Coordinators and hubs, As part of Inside Out: Outside In festival, we are working with Creative Arts, an art centre in Oldbury that deliver workshops for adults with learning difficulties and physical disability, to create a large ceramic garden. The garden will be made from hundreds of handcrafted ceramic flowers made by…


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