West Midlands Culture and Tourism Connected
At Wolverhampton Grand Theatre we are passionate about community. We are right at the heart of a rich, vibrant cultural scene and are lucky enough to share the city and surrounding areas with some other wonderful Arts venues.
We are delighted to announce that we are partnering with venues across the region to promote culture and tourism in the Midlands and the many cultural offerings that you can enjoy right on your doorstep!
Our friends at Dudley Town Hall will host the Nick Ross Orchestra on Sunday 15 May, you can enjoy the sounds of the Glenn Miller era as they faithfully recreate the Big Band sound of the 40s & 50s. BUY TICKETS HERE.
Just a short walk from Molineux Stadium in the heart of Wolverhampton is The Folk at New Horizons Festival at Newhampton Arts Centre and this year, is even bigger and better. Featuring: Eddi Reader, Midnight Skyracer, Tom McConville & David Newey.
Eddi Reader is perhaps Scotland’s greatest living female voice, brought into the limelight with Fairground Attraction and their single ‘Perfect’ which topped the British charts. Throughout her successful solo career, Eddi has released consistently great works, including highly acclaimed albums such as The Songs of Robert Burns and 2018’s Cavalier.
Midnight Skyracer are an all-female 5-piece bluegrass band playing hard driving traditional and modern classics. The Anglo-Irish all female quintet have become festival sensations across the UK & Europe They also carry the distinction of being the first British act nominated for an award by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
Tom McConville is one of the leading fiddle players in the British Isles, performing at many festivals. His live performance combines a roller-coaster of musical delights, great singing and dry Geordie wit. Tom will be joined on stage by guitarist, singer and songwriter, David Newey and one of the most sought after accompanists in the business.
They will be joined by special guests. BUY TICKETS HERE.
Finally, The New Art Gallery Walsall is proud to present The Twenty Twenty Collection exhibition. Following an open call-out, which received submissions from 220 artists across the region, in Spring 2021 the Gallery acquired 32 new works by 30 West Midlands’ based artists, with their individual responses to the significant events that shaped 2020. The works, spanning a variety of media from collage and photography to drawing and painting, respond to world events over a tumultuous year; from the Covid19 pandemic and National Lockdowns, to Black Lives Matter and Brexit, to Class Inequalities and Climate Change. MORE INFORMATION HERE.