Our Spake book

The project book ‘Our Spake’ and the accompanying DVD was published in July 2016 marking the end of this fabulous 2-year HLF and ACE funded project.

The book is 148 pages of beautiful photographs, transcribed extracts from the recordings with participants, highlights from the practitioner’s projects and more besides.  The DVD features all four commissioned films as well the Nativity film, Yamlet, and a few other extras. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see you how you can get your own copy of the book and the DVD.


To help us launch the book we were delighted to have a performance by Black Country poet Liz Berry and well as work by some of the project practitioners and participants including Ian Richards, Mandy Ross and Vicky Roden. Photographer Kate Jackson took some lovely photos from the afternoon.

Ian Richards shared some the work from his bursary artist commission, and by popular demand some of which will be for sale including the Pit Bonk Wench bag (pictured below)
Mandy Ross  sharing some of her Bostin’ Fittle songs that she made with community groups in Oldbury and Langley.
Vicky Roden was in her alter-ego The Cantess for the duration of the afternoon and exhibited her embroidered banners.

Sadly all the book are now distributed and sold out. We are considering setting up a print-on demand version. For more information about this please send your details via the contact form and we will let you know when this is available.