Students are invited to celebrate the achievements of the Black Country's 100 Masters at a free pop-up festival on Saturday 25 November 2017.
100 Masters is a new campaign produced by Creative Black Country that aims to identify contemporary skilled people from the region and help inspire future talent.
Among the chosen 100 is Dr Moses Murandu, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at University, who is recognised for being a medical pioneer. His research into the healing powers of sugar on wounds has earned him numerous international accolades and the treatment is being trialled for use within the NHS.
Dr Ranjit Khutan has also been recognised for his role as Head of the Department for Public Health at University. Dr Khutan has worked to improve public health in and around the Black Country for over 20 years. He began to use the arts in his own public health practice with BAME and LGBT communities, devising and writing plays performed in local spaces and regional theatres.
Also celebrating is current student Lauren Johnson, the Black Country’s first professional female boxer. Before turning pro, Lauren was England’s Boxing middleweight champion. As an amateur Lauren won a Midlands title, English title and a senior national ABA title and is believed to be the country’s only vegan fighter.
Five graduates of the University are also recognised. Find out more here
About the Festival of Masters:
Festival of Masters
Saturday 25th November 2017, 11am until late Free Entry!
Starworks Warehouse, Frederick Street, Wolverhampton, WV2
Experience the breadth of the region's best at the Festival of Masters, a one day pop-up festival in the heart of Wolverhampton, offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Black Country's 100 Masters at work.
The exceptional list of Masters range from award-winning authors, sought-after designers, green-fingered gardeners, globe-trotting art directors, engineers, athletes, crafts people, entrepreneurs, brewers, dancers, artists, poets and community ambassadors, with plenty in-between, all representing extraordinary present-day talent from the Black Country.
Everyone is welcome! Entry to the Festival is free. Workshops are on a first come, first served basis.
Directions: Starworks Warehouse on Frederick Street is next to St John's Retail Park. A 10 minute walk from Wolverhampton Train Station or 5 minutes from the Mander and Wulfrun Centre.