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Making Sense of the Black Country
November 23, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Ramble through this multi-sensory walk across the Black Country’s overlooked landscape, literature and history brought to life by live writers and actors. It will change your perception of this often overlooked, ‘neglected’ region.
The walk weaves together five events focusing on the senses. Starting in St Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton, we listen to Black Country sounds. At Wednesbury library, you are invited to do hands-on research during a workshop on ‘linguistic landscaping’, reading stories on public private and official signs in the Black Country. Writers will talk about the smells and tastes of the Black Country at Great Bridge library. At the Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust, people will literally be ‘legging it’ by pushing a barge through tunnels.
A spectacular finale at the Black Country Living Museum brings together all the senses. Throughout the walk, people are invited to collect images, sounds and other materials to contribute to a sensory collage to be unveiled at Wolverhampton Literature Festival 2020.
This event is part of ‘The Black Country Unscene’ series organised by the University of Wolverhampton.
In partnership withThe Black Country Living Museum; Wednesbury Library; Great Bridge Library; Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust
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