Sandwell Arts Events



A series of free arts and cultural events are being held at Sandwell Arts Café in West Bromwich.

Events include comedy, magic and puppetry, writing workshops on languages and an ‘open mic’ session for local artists to show off their talents.

Sandwell Arts Café, at Sandwell College’s Central Sixth campus (formerly The Public building), will play host to the events.

There is also an ‘archive walk’ starting from Central Library, West Bromwich, along with members of West Bromwich Local History Society and Friends of Dartmouth Park.

Sandwell Council’s arts service manager Garry Morris said: “A feature of this season at the Arts Cafe is the interesting series of events which gives local arts enthusiasts chance to come along and enjoy or to join in the activities.”

More information at

A Real Fairy Story
Saturday 9 May, 2.30pm to 4.15pm, Sandwell Arts Cafe

A fun and exciting show full of comedy, magic and shadow puppetry as we join Miss Buttersnap on a journey into another realm to find out how she can help the fairies and capture one in a photograph. Be prepared for close encounters of the fairy kind!

I Write With More Than One Voice
12, 19, and 20 May, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Sandwell Arts Cafe

Are there subjects that we talk or write about more in easily in one language than another? Can you write in a mix of languages and what happens if you do? If you answer is ‘yes’, then our writing workshops may be for you. For further info, contact

Creative Work With The Archives
Wednesday 13 May, 2pm, Sandwell Arts Cafe

Maureen Waldron, archives outreach officer, and artist Brendan Jackson from Laundry will talk about how the Jubilee Arts Archive project was developed and realised, looking at both its local and international significance, along with web designer Paul Lacey who will present effective approaches to web construction and content delivery.

With special guest Kate Wheeler from the National Archives.

If you’re interested in photography, working with archive materials, the legacy of community arts, or simply curious about web development as an organisation or an individual, then this is for you.

Wednesday 13 May, 7pm to 9.30pm, Sandwell Arts Cafe

Arts Café and Apples and Snakes present an ‘open mic’ event where local artists perform alongside national artists. Featuring Bristol-based multi-award winning artist Vanessa Kisuule. To sign up for a slot, call 0121 569 8236 or email

The West Bromwich Archive Walk
Friday 15 May, 2pm, Meet at Central Library, West Bromwich

A leisurely two-hour stroll, sharing curious stories using archive photographs from the Jubilee Arts Archive as our guide. Starts at Central Library, West Bromwich.


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