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‘Where’s Our Spake Gone?’ Gornal
This is the last 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 Gornal.

Filmed and edited by: Joseph Potts
Audio edited by: Geoff Broadway
Audio recordings: Juanita Williams and Geoff Broadway
Photography: Kate Jackson

Gornal Event: 1st June 2016 – Invitation

We are now busy getting ready for our next celebration event: Gornal 1st June at the Library.
We will be presenting a new film by Joseph Potts and hosting performances of newly commissioned material by Emma Purshouse and Billy Spakemon, and more besides.. The details are on the invite, we really hope to see you there!

Gornal Invite

‘Where’s Our Spake Gone?’ Oldbury
This is the third of four films exploring the dialect of the Black Country using the voices and images of local people. This film is based up eight audio recording of people living in Oldbury combined with photos from family albums and the local archive collections of Ned Williams and Keith Hodgkins. Additional photography by Geoff Broadway and Kate Jackson.
Produced and edited by: Geoff Broadway
Recordings: Geoff Broadway and Juanita Williams

April 2016: News

We had our second celebration event last week at Cradley Heath Library where we shared some of the lovely work produced as part of the project. This included a performance of Yamlet by Little Earthquake Theatre, a performance of new work about local dialect by poet Heather Wastie, and a film with local voices and images produced by Geoff Broadway.  You can read more below.

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The second of four commissioned films produced by Geoff Broadway. This one reflects some of the local dialect in Cradley Heath with recordings from 10 local people and a mixture of old and new images.

A short recording with writer Mandy Ross

We made a short interview with writer Mandy Ross, asking her about her work on the project with various groups around Oldbury that included Young at Heart, Langley Lodge; Year 4 pupils at George Betts School; The Cancer Support Group at Jack Judge House; and KS2 year groups Y3-Y6 at St Huberts Infant and Junior School.
Recorded and edited by Geoff Broadway.