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Social Media Surgery – Jan 2012

December 7, 2011

Looking for ways to share your passion for your local community or your interests?  Wondering how a group or organisation that you belong to could get their message across to a wider audience? Have a web site for your organisation that is difficult or expensive to update?

Then come along to a social media surgery and find out how blogs, video clips, photo sharing sites, Facebook, Twitter and other free web tools could help you or your group.

The surgery is particularly aimed at those from community and voluntary groups wanting to learn how to use the social web. Free web tools can help you to organise activities, promote events, raise funds, collect feedback from your participants and keep a record of everything you do.

No boring speeches, no jargon and free!

All of our helpers are volunteers or staff from local organisations who know enough about using social media tools to help someone else. You don’t need any previous knowledge to take part, and there won’t be any lectures. We’ll talk to you one-to-one, listen to what you need and explain things clearly.

Book your place at the surgery now


Home of Metal Weekender

August 30, 2011

Heavy Metal has had an up-and-down relationship with cinema over the years, often exploited for spandex comedy or grisly horror soundtracks. Join us at Light House along with other venues across the city and region for HOME OF METAL: METAL ON FILM as part of the Home of Metal Weekender.

This eclectic programme will celebrate some of the genre’s celluloid highlights, from rare television and live footage to cult classics like ‘Heavy Metal Parking Lot’ and ‘Anvil!’ delving into the roots of the music, you can see beautiful footage of the industries that helped shape Heavy Metal’s sound on the vintage mobile cinema. This beautifully restored picture-palace on wheels was commissioned in the 1960s to tour factories around the country, and throughout the Home of Metal weekender it will be visiting locations across the Black Country with a free rolling programme of archive gems. There will also be ample opportunity to explore the darker side of Heavy Metal, including a late show of the Boris Karloff chiller that gave Black Sabbath their name, and the music’s enduring global impact will be charted through documentaries, animation and artist’s film as well as some special one-off events.

See what’s on at Light House or view the full programme or read the brochure. Make the most of Metal on Film with a weekend pass for only £25, covering all the metal screenings at Light House from 2-4 September. Book through the Light House Box Office on 01902 716 055.

Wolverhampton Outdoors Photo Competition

August 19, 2011

Wolverhampton Parks and Green Spaces are running Sensational Summer Snaps photography competition.

The competition is open to anyone with an eye for capturing a moment in time, amateur and professional photographers alike of any age, background and experience level are invited to enter .

This year the theme for the competition is that of ‘Sensational Summer Snaps’, representing Wolverhampton’s Great Outdoors. Find out how to enter here and please make sure you take time to read the Parks departments competition terms and conditions before you submit your entry/entries.

Closing Date:  30 September 2011

If you’re thinking of entering, read on, grab your camera and give it a go ….

Craft Fair This Saturday, Eastfield Community Centre.

August 18, 2011

Felt Balls

Craft Fair

Sat 20th August



 Glass, Ethic & Urban Jewellery

Home made cards; Face painting ‘n’ many more

  Light Refreshments available from

Twins Kitchen

 £1.00 on door, 50p for 0.A.P & children under 14 go FREE

Eastfield Community Centre

Colliery Rd



 Contact Juli –07960043003

Junction – Free Contemporary Arts Festival 2 – 3rd September

August 18, 2011

Junction is a free contemporary arts festival taking place on 2nd and 3rd of September 2011 in Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton.

The festival brings together a broad spectrum of work from local and regional artists including visual art, live art, video projection, interventions and music all in a lively two day programme. Audiences will also have the opportunity to look around artist’s studios with White Tree Studios and Eagle Works opening their doors during the weekend.

Junction is organised by Wolverhampton Contemporary Art Forum (WCAF), a group comprised predominantly of practicing visual artists. WCAF aim to raise the profile of contemporary art in Wolverhampton and promote the networking of visual arts practice across the city. The festival will be the group’s first major event. Artists work will appear in the showrooms of local traders, cafes, public houses and interventions in the street. With generous support from many local businesses and organisations we are able to bring you this exciting festival, contributing to the vibrant and upbeat feel of this edge of city-centre community.

It is free to attend and the organisers are looking for volunteers to help steward the event, If you are interested in taking part down load your Junction Steward Application Form all completed forms must be returned by Sunday 21st August 5pm.

Volunteers needed for Carnival fun day

August 6, 2011

 Once Voice/Wolverhampton Disability Network are organizing a Carnival Procession and Fun day on Saturday 13th August. The day will include a procession in Wolverhampton City Centre, professional dance performance in the Mander Centre, then an afternoon of workshops and performances at the Newhampton Arts Centre. Carnival workshops are taking place during the three weeks prior.

 We are looking for volunteers to steward the procession and events in town and support at the NAC. If you could give us a hand for all or part of the day, please get in touch. You will need to be 16+ with a CRB check.

If your interested please contact Christine McGowan at Newhampton Arts Centre on 01902 572090, thank you.


Artist, Photographer, Writer or Poet and want to win £500?!

August 5, 2011

For a chance to win £500 for your creative talents why not enter the Creative Works Competition run by Aesthetica Magazine?

There are three categories: Art & Photography, Poetry & Fiction and the winner of each category will win £500 + an additional prize from the competition partners.

Not only that all the winners and each finalist will be published in the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual and each receive a complimentary copy!

All of this for the entry fee of £10 (+VAT)! For more info check out their site!