This year marks the sixth year of Artsfest hosted by the university. Traditionally we join with cultural venues across the region to programme a variety of events including live performances, workshops, theatre shows, music, poetry, art exhibitions, and lots more to get involved with.
Each year we invite an eclectic range of new and established artists both locally and further afield, to use Artsfest as a platform to enhance their careers. This is something that we are proud to support and will endeavour to do in the future, using Artsfest as a vehicle to continue to bring you the very best this region has to offer.
Despite all the challenges this year we still wanted to bring art to you, so in response to the current climate we've presented Artsfest 2020 as a series of online artist talks. Our autumn/winter programme is under way so please keep checking here for updates or alternatively follow us on Instagram www.instagram.com/wlvartsfest
You can also catch up with 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 other creative and inspiring videos to watch including our recent Black History Month events >> UoW YouTube Channel, UoW Black History Month.
Hope you enjoy!
Faculty Public Engagement Coordinator
Helen Calcutt: 'Somehow' poetry reading, talk and Q&A
We are Invisible, We are Visible: a talk on the last fifty years of disability art
Pen, Print and Communication: webinar and book launch
Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles at Seventy: talk by Dr Phil Nichols
The Haunted and Cursed Dolls in Greyfriars Bothy: talk by Dr Louise Fenton
Black Country Geopoetics: talk and workshop with writer and poet R.M. Francis
Printing and Print Culture in the Midlands: webinar and Q&A
Beatrice Warde's VJ Day Diary: reading by Jessica Glaser
The Hodson Shop Collection: talk by Dr Jenny Gilbert
In conversation: Dr Dean Kelland and James Latunji-Cockbill from IKON gallery (Pt2)
Beatrice Warde's Books Across the Sea: talk by Jessica Glaser
Finding our Funny Roots: delving into Black Country humour
The Story of a Witchcraft Poppet: talk by Dr Louise Fenton
Lisa Blower and R. M. Francis discuss their recent publications
In conversation: Dr Max Stewart and renowned glass artist Allister Malcolm
In conversation: Dr Dean Kelland and James Latunji-Cockbill from IKON gallery (Pt1)
Poet Liz Berry and artist Tom Hicks discuss their recent collaboration
Beatrice Warde's VE Day diary: reading by Jessica Glaser
HoPIN Launch Event (History of the Printed Image Network)
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.