Sunday, 25 September 2011

Black Country Cinemas / Black Country Theatres - book launches

Ned Williams two latest books are at the printers and I can tell you about them and the exciting plans being made to launch them on Saturday 29th October.

Both books are A4 sized hardbacks. The Cinemas book runs to 312 pages and the Theatres book runs to 208. They are both well-illustrated and have attractive colour covers. They will be available as a limited edition and the first 500 copies of each will be signed and numbered. I am delighted to tell you that Ken Dodd agreed to write a foreword to the theatres book, and Julie Walters has written one for the Cinemas book.

They will both be on sale at £25 each. At the launch they will be available at a special offer of £40 the pair.

We would like you to collect books at one of the launch events because they are large books and the Post Office has advised me that the postage is fairly expensive. (£4.50 for one book, £7.50. for two books.) 

The events planned for Saturday 29th October are as follows:

Spend a morning at the Black Country’s only surviving professional live theatre! onwards: At The Grand Theatre, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DE.

  • Guided tours of the theatre available, provided by theatre staff. (They have to be booked and there is a charge of £2 – payble to the theatre.)
  • At  the book will be formally “launched”.
  • Admission to the launch is free. Refreshments will be available.
An Evening of Film and Live Variety to Celebrate the launch of the two new books.

Come and join the author at this sociable and enjoyable event which includes a glass of wine and a meal! at The Imperial Banqueting Suite, Lichfield Street, Bilston. WV14 0AN

(Formerly Woods Palace/the Odeon cinema – parking in Bow Street, behind the venue.)

  • Admission to the event costs £10 – and includes entertainment, a glass of wine and an Indian meal. (You can book a table for eight or ten if you want to make a party of it! Ten seats for the price of 9!)
  • The books will be available at this event and each ticket can be used as a voucher worth £5 against the cover price of any book – a range of recent local history publications will be available.
  • We really look forward to your company at what will be a unique event!

If you want to order books, reserve a tour of The Grand, or book tickets for the Celebration event on Saturday night, or have any queries, please make contact by phone (sometimes leave a message) or by email.

Telephone: Ned: 01902 773376, Terri: 0121 550 5943    Email:
23 Westland Road, Wolverhampton, WV3 9NZ. Or see website:

P.S. Two other events are planned: Thursday 10th November, 2.00pm. The Venue, Dudley: (formerly The
Regent/Gaumont cinema): Afternoon tea and a presentation on “An Afternoon at the Movies – in the Good
Old Days!” and also on Tuesday 15th November at 6.00pm: at the Light House, Wolverhampton: a
presentation on local theatres and cinemas – and the new book!

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