wednesbury

Another ancient Black Country town, Wednesbury appears in the Domesday Book and was one of five sites fortified by Æthelflæd, known as the Lady of Mercia. She was the de-facto ruler of the region, defending her own territories and even minting her own currency, something unheard of for a woman at the time. Today a church stands on the site where her defences were built. 

The Museum and Art Gallery is housed in a glorious red brick building and hosted the first public exhibition of Stuckism, while being the permanent home of a large collection of locally produced Ruskin pottery. 

Exhibitions

Five Decades of Self Portrait, Niall McDiarmid, Trevor Pitt

EVENTS

WORKSHOP: NIALL MCDIARMID

FRI 28 JUNE

10.30AM - 4.30PM

BOOKING ESSENTIAL / £20PP

WEDNESBURY LIBRARY, WEDNESBURY, WS10 9EH

An amazing opportunity to discover Niall McDiarmids secret to approaching and photographing people in the street, after which he will challenge participants to make their own portraits.

ARTIST TALK & LAUNCH PARTY: FIVE DECADES OF SELF PORTRAIT

THU 20 JUNE

1PM

FREE EVENT / BOOKING ESSENTIAL

WEDNESBURY MUSEUM & ART GALLERY, WEDNESBURY, WS10 7DF

Jaskirt Boora, Brian Homer and Niall McDiarmid talk about their approach to photographic portraiture chaired by Dr Euripedes Altintzoglou.

 

WORKSHOP: BRENDAN BARRY

SAT 29 JUNE

10AM - 6PM

FREE EVENT

WEDNESBURY MARKET, WEDNESBURY, WS10 7HB

A photography workshop led by artist Brendan Barry in his Caravan Camera, where you can experience a range of photographic analogue processes from start to finish.

ERE WE BIN

FRI 28 JUNE

7.15PM - 9PM

FREE EVENT

WEDNESBURY LIBRARY, WEDNESBURY, WS10 9EH

Brendan Hawthorne presents Ere We Bin top notch spoken word, poetry and acoustic moosic. Be transported to places only a live show can take you!

 

FILM & WALK: THE GREAT BARNFIELD RAMBLES

SAT 29 JUNE

12PM - 4PM

MEET AT WEDNESBURY LIBRARY, WEDNESBURY, WS10 9EH

A film screening and guided walk of the haunts of artist and local legend, Fred Barnfield, culminating in live music at Brunswick Park’s bandstand.