‘Where’s Our Spake Gone?’ : Bursary Artists Awards
We have three bursary-award opportunities for emerging artists, writers, poets and performers connected to the Black Country to develop and present new creative work as part of the project ‘Where’s Our Spake Gone?’ Continue reading
On Thursday 12th December 2015 Tipton Library hosted our first celebratory town event. Continue reading
‘Where’s Our Spake Gone?’ Tipton
This is the first of four films exploring the dialect of the Black Country using the voices and images of local people. This film is based up 10 audio recording of people living in Tipton.
Produced and edited by: Geoff Broadway
Recordings: Juanita Williams
Trissie Lavender – Cradley Heath Continue reading
Joseph Jones is a WW2 veteran aged 94 who lives in Rowley Regis in the West Midlands. Joseph served in the navy on a destroyer escorting merchant ships on the treacherous Arctic Convoys that took supplies to the Russians as part of the Lend-Lease program. Russia recently awarded him a medal for his part in the supply convoys.
He invited me into his home and allowed me take photographs for a project called “Where our spake gone?” That explores the changing words of the Black Country dialects. Continue reading
A Black Country Nativity
A short film featuring the voices of people across the Black Country reading Michael Prescott’s interpretation of the story.
Photography: Kate Jackson (katejacksphoto.co.uk/)
Editing: Alex Williams
Recording: Juanita Williams
Jessica Gripton Continue reading
Gary and Sarah Link – Cradley Heath Continue reading
Betty Johnson – Tipton Continue reading
Colleen and Glynis – Old Hill, Cradley Heath