Artsfest 2021

This year marks the seventh 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. 

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. As a result of Covid-19 we weren't able to do this in 2020 but are planning a return in 2022. However, during the pandemic we have brought art to you as a series of online artist talks. This has been so popular we have made it a permanent programme which will now run throughout the year in addition to our traditional arts festival. It is encouraging that something so positive has happened as a result of the pandemic and it proves more than ever that art is important to our well-being. 

Our Spring 2021 recorded events are listed below and if you head over to our YouTube channel you will find lots of other creative and inspiring videos to watch including our Black History Month and LGBT History Month events >> UoW YouTube ChannelUoW Black History Month, LGBT+ History Month

Hope you enjoy!

Claire Buckerfield
Faculty Public Engagement Coordinator


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.       

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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.



                     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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LGBT+ History Month, Wolverhampton School of Art, George Wallis Building, University of Wolverhampton

LGBT+ History Month is a month-long annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans,
and non-binary history, including the history of LGBT+ rights and related
civil rights movements.

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