Friday, 25 February 2011

Project celebrating the fascinating history of Whitmore Reans

Tuesday 1 Mar 6pm - 8pm

Summer House Pub, Whitmore Reans

The Summer House Pub, Newhampton Road, has teamed up with Wolverhampton Art Gallery for a project celebrating the fascinating history of Whitmore Reans, and are asking local people to get involved. An exhibition of old archive photographs shows familiar places such as Newhampton Road through the ages.

People are being asked to come along to a free event at The Summer House with their own photographs, new or old, and share their memories of the area. There will be an opportunity to view the display of photographs and hear a talk by a local historian.

The Summer House is a traditional Black Country pub serving locally brewed ales and home cooked food which reopened last year after being lovingly restored by owners Dave and Jane.

The material collected at the event on 1 March will be used by Wolverhampton based artist Elena Cassidy – Smith to design a new range of beer mats for the pub which celebrates the history and heritage or the area.
This project is part of Arts Nation.

Arts Nation is a national initiative funded by Arts Council England, looking at innovative ways of engaging arts audiences. Projects will be taking place across the country between October 2010 and September 2011 and will focus on developing best practice for arts organisations looking to provide a first step into the arts for audiences. Case studies and legacy materials will be collated and shared with the sector via the Arts Council England website.

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