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Brierley Hill Cultural Consortium - free events on March 22nd

As part of the Historic England funded phase of the Brierley Hill Cultural Consortium coming to a conclusion this month, there will be a series of FREE events on the 22nd to celebrate some of the projects done so far. No need to book, just come along and enjoy the day of cultural activity designed and crafted by the people of Brierley Hill. Though this is a close down event for the Heritage Action Zone and Historic England Funded phase, the Cultural Consortium in Brierley Hill is continuing to work in the town on the new PHOENIX Project with WILDWORKS, funded by the Arts Council England and Lottery Fund.

10.00am to 1.00pm in the Brierley Hill Market Hall

Kicking off activities at Brierley Hill’s historic Market Hall at 10am, a professional pianist Zachary Lowe will perform for 3 hours on the community piano near the market cafe. The huge 100 Faces banners are also still in place, draped down from the ceiling above the cafe. There is also an exhibition of local students work in the ToilArt Galleries upstairs.

11.00am Brierley Hill Library

At 11am Rebecca Thompson from the Black Country Collage Club will hold a crafting workshop activity at the library for two hours with an exhibition of work done on the Collage Club and 100 Faces projects along side the craft.

1.00pm to 2.00pm Brierley Hill Library

From 1pm an acoustic duet accompanied by the Brierley Hill Songbook (facilitated by Dan Whitehouse) singers will perform in the foyer of the library next to the bus stop on the High Street and continue performing inside from 1.30pm. All the songs will be by local people, including The Beauty of Brierley Hill by Brockmoor Primary school children, and the Songbook tunes created by local residents.

2.00pm to 4.00pm Brierley Hill Library

From 2pm to 4pm Brendan Hawthorn will be facilitating a poetry performance and workshop experience for anyone to join in. Re examining the These Streets Poem and song from the previous workshops, while encouraging new activity from anyone who attends.

Throughout the afternoon at the library, the DY5 FAD Foundation Art and Design Students will be hosting a Pop-Up shop and Gallery of all the work they have done to create a yearly image based collections of branding ephemera for the town. You will be able to purchase postcards, tote bags, posters and other items from the range of work the students from Venture Way Campus of Dudley College have made.

Brier Rose pub

The Brier Rose pub on the High Street will be showing the whole collection of films from the last two years activities, including These Streets film directed by Shona Gillsenan, Songbook videos animated by John Bailey and some short documentary excerpts from the Eye Candy Festival - 100 Faces  and These People This Place projects Ekho Collective Earth Kind Holistic Offerings.


Some refreshments will be available on the day for visitors to the pub and library.

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