What's On in Your Area 2020 - This page is sponsored by the Tipton & Coseley Building Society
STAFFORDSHIRE & STOKE ON TRENT ARCHIVE SERVICE
18 MARCH 2020 at 6pm. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE ORGANISERS
Talk by Dr Nigel Tringham with a chance to look at the exhibition afterwards.
Our next exhibition ‘Pushing up Daises’ will have a series of events running alongside it. Firstly we want to let you know about two evening talks: ’Forget me not: keeping one’s memory alive in medieval Staffordshire’
Although an end to life on earth, death for medieval people was not a final break with the living: the dead relied on the living for prayers as they made their way through purgatory. This talk looks at the ways in which this mutual relationship was created and sustained.
Matthew Blake. Participation and Engagement Officer
Archives and Heritage. Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire Record Office
Eastgate Street, Stafford ST16 2LZ
Tuesday 24 March, 6pm. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE ORGANISERS
Water colour of a wall painting from Clifton Campville
A Faithful and True Account of the Life and Death of John Duncalf, whose Hands and Legs Rotted Off: Dying a Bad Death in Seventeenth-Century Staffordshire.
This talk will set out the fate of John Duncalf, a Staffordshire labourer whose arms and legs began mysteriously to rot, decay, and fall off in Kingswinford in the spring of 1677. He was visited by thousands as he lay dying, until his demise in June 1677. Several tracts were published and ballads or songs composed about his fate, allowing us to reconstruct aspects of living and dying in seventeenth-century Staffordshire. His illness was seen as divine punishment for his theft of a bible, and so the talk will explain ideas in the Stuart period about a ‘bad’ or impenitent death, and the use of such cautionary tales to persuade Christians to live and die well.
Book by telephone: 01785-278379
SANDWELL LITERARY FESTIVAL
POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN THE YEAR!
Mary Bodfish, Geoff Broadway and Keith Hodgkins
BCS BOOKS by BC Authors and Publishers on sale
THURSDAY 26 MARCH 2020 @ 7.30pm
THOSE DAMN TIN CANS POSTPONED
The Story of the Prefab
Presented by David and Pam Humphries, of Birmingham Conservation Trust,
as part of their Birmingham Heritage Talks.
Venue: Providence Chapel Heritage Centre, Bell End, Rowley Regis. B65 9LU
Refreshments from 7 pm. Cost £5 pp.
This is an opportunity to find out how the housing crisis in Birmingham and other cities was partly solved, post WW2. Maybe an object lesson for 2020!
Prefabricated bungalows were part of the answer and, while initially not liked, came to be seen as both a good solution to a crisis and much liked by the residents. The talk will be accompanied by some of the tales told by those residents. Birmingham Conservation Trust have been involved with plans to find a future for some of the listed Phoenix Prefabs in Moseley.
No need to book for this talk but if you can indicate that you are coming the Trust would be grateful to know we have an audience! Write, ring, email or text Philip Adams at 01384 562472. Mob. 077460 52324. . Thank you and we look forward to seeing many members at this interesting talk in an interesting place.
NOTICE FOR ALL ART LOVERS
ROBERT PERRY RBSA
THE Black Country & BEYOND
VENUE: HIMLEY HALL, DUDLEY DY3 4DF
DATES: 11 APRIL - 12 JULY 2020
This exhibition of drawings and paintings demonstrates the talent and originality of one of the Black Country's most renown artists, on his travels around the area and beyond.
Paintings include a series on the Black Country night scenes, Wyre Forest, the Alps and the Lake District. The exhibition will also include paintings of the First World War battlefields.
Visit the exhibition and have a great day out with the chance to purchase a canvas or two.
Details: www.himleyhallandpark.co.uk. Robert Perry's website:
BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND
Starring Stourbridge's very own Max Keen
MAGICAL HISTORY TOUR - 3 October 2020 - Stourbridge Town Hall
Max Keen is well known as a popular speaker on historic subjects to many groups, but for most of his working life he was history teacher at Amblecote Primary School. His Tribute Band will make the evening 'one to remember' with
historic footage of The Beatles through the years. Max and the band will perform hits from 'My Bonnie', 'Love Me Do’,
' Let it Be' and 'The End' when the greatest popular music writers and performers stopped recording together.
You can book tickets through committee member Sandra Newall or Dudley Borough Halls as follows:
Please contact: Sandra Newall.
Tel: 01384 832465 - 07971 257241
Please make out cheques to Amblecote History Society
Or Dudley Borough Halls Box office Tel: 01384 812812 www.boroughhalls.co.uk