ArtsFest 2023

2024 marks the tenth year of ArtsFest hosted by the university where we join with cultural venues across the region to programme a variety of events. These include live performances, workshops, theatre shows, music, poetry, art exhibitions, and lots more to get involved with. 

Since 2020 we launched ArtsFest Online as an additional ongoing programme of virtual talks which run throughout the year. Please keep checking our website or follow us on Instagram for updates 

You can catch up with any talks you may have missed by scrolling down to the 'Recorded Events' section of this page or go to the University of Wolverhampton YouTube channel where you will find lots of creative and inspiring videos to watch >> UoW YouTube Channel

Recorded Events

                     Black History Month 2020, Wolverhampton School of Art, University of Wolverhampton

We are embracing Black History Month beyond the confines of a single month. Our intention is for Black History Month to transcend seasonality and 'tokenism’ so that the original initiative itself is eventually no longer required.

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               Disability History Month

UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event creating a platform to focus on the history of disabled people's struggle for equality and human rights.

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ArtsFest is delighted to be associated with like-minded organisations including: Black Country Studies Centre, The Centre for Printing History and Culture and Bilston Art Project.       

                                                              Artsfest Partner Logos

Black Country Studies Centre

Black Country Living Museum (BCLM) and the University of Wolverhampton have much more in common than geographical location. Both institutions strive to raise aspirations and educational attainment by engaging individuals, families and schools across the country, making learning accessible, informative and fun.


The Centre for Printing History and Culture

The Centre for Printing History and Culture (CPHC) is a joint initiative between Birmingham City University and the University of Birmingham and consists of researchers, heritage professionals and librarians. It seeks to encourage research into all aspects and periods of printing history and culture, including the machinery and equipment, the industry and its personnel, printing processes, and the design of printed products such as books, newspapers, journals, and ephemera. It is also interested in the impact that print has in the wider world, and therefore also covers the social, cultural, industrial and economic aspect of print culture.

The Centre for Printing History & Culture, Faculty of Art, Design & Media, Birmingham City University, Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD

CONTACT 0121 331 5871


Bilston Art Project

Bilston based art, murals, workshops and online events delivered by local artists, graduates and alumni from the Wolverhampton School of Art supported by Wolverhampton County Council.


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