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Snidge Scrumpin’: Mapping Smell and Memory 

November 22, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Smell is unique because it has the special capacity to take us right back to our childhood. Snidge Scrumpin’ maps the specific smells that belong to the Black Country, from Banks’s brewery’s hoppy stink to groaty pudding to spicy curry. In Black Country dialect, ‘Snidge’ means ‘nose’ and ‘Scrumpin’’ is ‘foraging’.

These events build on research into the Proust Phenomenon, which suggests that odours can reactivate memories. You are invited to take part in an interactive psychological experiment that collects Black Country smells and tastes that trigger different memories. You will be exposed to a number of different smells, and be asked to retrieve and describe memories, and then rate these on various dimensions. Snidge Scrumpin’ will demonstrate the importance of the smell and taste for our sense of regional history, and shows how place shapes us. The project will draw up the lost odours belonging to this post-industrial region whilst charting a new 21st-century palate.

‘Snidge Scrumpin’: Mapping Smell and Memory’ will also take place on Wednesday 21 November between 7:30pm and 9:00pm at the Black Country Living Museum and must be booked separately.

In partnership with

Black Country Living Museum, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Black Country Chamber of Commerce, Black Country Canal and Tunnel Trust

Contact email address

s.groes@wlv.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
November 22
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Smell has the special capacity to take us right back to our childhood. Snidge Scrumpin' maps the specific smells that belong to the Black Country. We invite locals to take part in an experiment that collects regional smells and tastes.
Is booking required?
Yes
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
The Memory Network: the Proust Phenomenon
Contact email address
s.groes@wlv.ac.uk
Event partners
Black Country Living Museum, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Black Country Chamber of Commerce, Black Country Canal and Tunnel Trust
Region
West Midlands
City/town
Wolverhampton
Accessibility information
http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/visit/wolves/
Image copyright information
(c) Black Country Living Museum

Venue

Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Lichfield Street
Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 1DU United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/visit/wolves/
Phone:
01902 552055
Website:
http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/visit/wolves/