Local history under the spotlight in free talks

  • Post published:17th June 2015
  • Post Category:Local News

Accidents in the 19th century, Medieval Wolverhampton and Georgian enamelling will be the subject of talks exploring different facets of local history next month.

Wolverhampton City Council’s Arts and Museums Service regularly organises local history talks on a wide variety of topics, including three in July.

Helen Steatham and craftsmaker John Grayson will be talking about their collaboration on the Georgian Enamels, A New Narrative exhibition, currently on display at Bantock House Museum in Maker and Curator: in Conversation. The discussion will reveal how the public were key to the reinterpretation of old enamel fragments, and how this led to the creation of new topical, satirical objects.

Maker and Curator: in Conversation takes place in Bantock House Museum’s Performance Space from 12.30pm–1.30pm on Tuesday 7 July, 2015.

There will be another opportunity to hear Mike Shaw’s fascinating presentation of A Tale of Three Towns – Medieval Wolverhampton, Walsall and Willenhall, this time at Wolverhampton City Archives on Wednesday 8 July from 5pm-6pm.

And local historian Jane Smith concludes July’s programme with her talk on Nineteenth Century Accidents which takes place at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Friday 17 July from 2pm-3pm.

All the talks are free – simply turn up on the day. For more information, please visit www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk.

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