TIPTON

Tipton is home to two genuine legends - Mad O'Rourke’s Pie Factory and the Tipton Slasher. At the pie factory they have seasonal and topical pies on offer together with an equally special regular range - The Desperate Dan is their most famous creation. 

The Tipton Slasher was the nickname of boxer William Perry, who reputedly rose to fame bare knuckle boxing for priority over the use of canal locks. He went on to win the World Championship belt, retaining it into his retirement until losing a final fight to Tom Sayer. The Fountain Inn, one of his favourite haunts, is still serving to this day.



Exhibitions

Faye Claridge, Liz Hingley, Erik Kessels, Laura Pannack

 

EVENTS

FILM: SKATE KITCHEN

SAT 1 JUNE

10.30AM

FREE EVENT

TIPTON LIBRARY, TIPTON, DY4 8QL

Special edition of Tipton Community Cinema, Skate Kitchen tracks Camille’s experience of being a girl in a guy’s world. In association with Laura Pannack and The Cracker project.

COMMUNITY EVENT: fun day on the tibby

FRI 31ST MAY

5.30PM - 9.30PM

FREE EVENT

THE TIBBY, TIPTON, DY4 9QR

Community Day featuring a football match, a BBQ, kids' activities and an evening screening of Laura Pannack's project The Cracker made with and for teenagers of Tipton.

 

COMMUNITY EVENT: TIPTON CARNIVAL QUEENS SHINE AGAIN

SAT 1 JUNE

FREE EVENT

6PM

TIPTON COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, TIPTON, DY4 9DD

Join us for a Carnival Queen Reunion party. Food, fun and games and find yourself in the pop-up exhibition.

WALK: TIPTON TALES GUIDED WALK

SAT 1 JUNE

11AM / 1PM / 3PM

BOOKING ESSENTIAL/ £5PP

MEET AT THE FOUNTAIN CAR PARK, TIPTON, DY4 8HE

A guided walk around Tipton where poets and local historians will bring to life the facts and fables, the truth and tall stories of Tipton. Price includes a copy of the Tipton Tales book.

 

CURATORIAL TOUR: BETH KANE

TUE 4 JUNE

11AM - 12PM

FREE EVENT

ON INSTAGRAM @MULTISTORY

Tune into Instagram Live on the @multistory account for a curatorial tour of the Lost Generation exhibition led by Bethany Kane and workshop participants.