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University of Wolverhampton

November 2019

Warhol in Wolverhampton

November 16, 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street
Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 1DU United Kingdom
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Andy Warhol asked provocative questions for our post-industrial age: What is art? What is life? And what’s their connection? By withholding clear answers, Warhol asked his viewer, ‘What do you think?’ Come along to accept Warhol’s challenge! This event offers the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and encounter unseen art from Wolverhampton Art Gallery's extensive pop art collection. Then get hands-on at your choice of three workshops where you can research gems from the collection. In what ways…

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The Secret Lives of the Suffragettes

November 17, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bantock House, Finchfield Road
Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV3 9LQ United Kingdom
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What was it like to be a suffragette on the run? How would you make the government listen? How do you make a disguise from an apple? The Secret Lives of the Suffragettes is a free interactive workshop to mark the opening of an exhibition of suffragette artefacts such as defaced coins and copies of prison letters at Bantock House. All are welcome at our family-friendly, interactive event. You can explore what it was like to be a suffragette on…

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Dementia Dialogues

November 18, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Wolverhampton, MX Building, Camp Street, City Campus (Molineux),
Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 1AD United Kingdom
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This creative writing workshop looks at the monumental yet overlooked shifts that happen in families and friendship groups when a loved one becomes a dementia sufferer. Many people have looked into the eyes of their mothers, fathers, grandparents and spouses, and seen nothing recognisable left of the person. Caring for a friend or family member with dementia can throw our worlds upside down, asking us to reconsider our roles in and relationships with our families. Join Candi Miller and R.…

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Overlooked Overlockers

November 20, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street
Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 1DU United Kingdom
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This workshop will bring to light the overlooked experiences of migrant women who contributed to the West Midlands' textile heritage. Their rekindled memories of factory work and relationships between women workers and employers will be used to create a patchwork tapestry. Experts on South Asian diaspora studies from the University of Wolverhampton will team up with Community Education Academy of Leadership (CEAL), pioneers in cataloguing stories of overlooked women textile workers, to facilitate a sharing of memories of these early…

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Making Sense of the Black Country

November 23, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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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…

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