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Physics in Motion 

29 Sep

Last Sunday I had the immense privilege of seeing the restored Flying Scotsman at the Pacific Power event at the Severn Valley Railway with Major Orton.


Call for deaf young artists! 

29 Sep

After the success of the Young Deaffest 2016 Poster Competition, where so many fantastic posters were submitted, we now need a new poster for Young Deaffest 2017! We want UK-based deaf young people aged 11 – 16 years old to get creative and make an...


This Charming Man 

29 Sep

NIGHT MUST FALL Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Wednesday 28 th September, 2016   The Original Theatre company, purveyors of classic plays, now brings us Emlyn Williams’s 1935 thriller, in their solid and dependable – and entertaining! – fashion.


MA Show 2016 

28 Sep

Visual Communication students will be showcasing their work at Wolverhampton Art Gallery - putting on a master display of talent.32 students studying for Master’s degrees in Digital and Visual Communication as well as others completing Masters in ...


The Silence of the Lambs 

28 Sep

LIGHT HOUSE NEEDS YOUR HELP To support the future of our venue in our city, we are holding some SILVER SCREEN YEAR 25TH ANNIVERSARY Special Screenings at a donation ticket price of £10.


Inside Story 

28 Sep

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, Tuesday 27 th September, 2016   Stephen King’s story spawned a film, that has proved to be the nation’s favourite, and now this stage adaptation by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns.


My motivated skills 

27 Sep

I recently read a book about portfolio careers (I’m coming to the realisation that this seems to be what suits me and what I’d like to do with my freelancing).


Sponsorship Opportunities 

27 Sep

  We are delighted to announce that the applications for stalls and opportunities to sponsor Deaffest 2017 are now available.


Tap House Tour 2016 

26 Sep

We’ve been doing this beer project during the year and as opposed to #100pubs2015 it’s been a rather relaxed affair.


The Crying Game 

26 Sep

One thing that a pub is good for is it provides an outlet for people’s fears and demons to be released amongst usually friends and people who are generally supportive.


Next Stop… Zhengzhou, China! 

26 Sep

Within life's strange arrangements it good to turn to a new city to explore, the look of Zhengzhou had me instantly captivated! Packing enough into three days I had my work out, I was on the lookout for some Chinese Kungfu and a certain Yellow River...


Coseley before it was divided among neighbours 

23 Sep

HALF a century after a sweep of a bureaucrat's pen obliterated centuries of local history and tradition, Black Country folk are still angry at the loss of their old boroughs and boundaries.


Riding the rails through the Black Country in the 1950s 

22 Sep

THESE evocative images from the last great years of the steam age have been kindly passed on to us by Reece Atkiss of Oldbury.


04 Nov 2016 10:00 : Level 3 Open Day 

20 Sep

Come along to one of our open days to find a Level 3 programme that can help you on the road to a new career.


03 Nov 2016 : Level 3 Open Day 

20 Sep

Come along to one of our open days to find a Level 3 programme that can help you on the road to a new career.


Congratulations Graduates 

20 Sep

Today has marked the culmination of three years hard work when Visual Communications class of 2016 graduated at the Grand Theatre Wolverhampton .


Modern Applique with Margaret McQuillen 

17 Sep

A lovely day was had by all the people who attended Margaret's workshop.


Alan Bennett’s Diaries Live 

16 Sep

ALAN BENNETT’S DIARIES LIVE With exclusive QA Broadcast live to cinemas across the UK – Wednesday 16 November This unmissable live event will take a candid look into the mind of Alan Bennett, Britain’s best-loved writer, who, at 82, shows no ...


Battle Tactics of the Western Front by Paddy Griffith 

16 Sep

 This is a basically a very defensive book of the tactics used on the Western Front by the British Army and is quite academic.


The Wolverhampton grand theatre and the Magic Carpet 

15 Sep

Last Saturday we were fortunate to be asked by Wolverhampton Grand Theatre to contribute to the making of a Magic Carpet .


Ray Quinn at The Robin 2, Bilston, UK – 14th September 2016 

14 Sep

The last time I saw Ray Quinn (musically) was 9 years ago when he released his debut album 'Doing It My Way'.


An Interview with Ray Quinn by Sophie Jones for Gig Junkies – 14th September 2016 

14 Sep

Gig Junkies' Sophie Jones sat down for a chat with to the multi-talented Ray Quinn before his gig at The Robin 2 in Bilston.


Graduate Success – Andreas Olymbios 

13 Sep

Andreas Olympias is a Visual Communications graduate who has achieved an honours degree at the University of Wolverhampton and a Masters degree too.


JC and the “Slipping Shaft” 

12 Sep

This weekend has been a return to normality, whatever that is.


2016: No Summertime Sadness! 

10 Sep

My second summer living in Wuhan, China was equally as epic as 2015, well if not a little more hectic work-wise! Keeping within the boundaries of Hubei's Wuhan City I didn't feel blue for one second, of course there was no summertime sadness going on...


Hats off to the Grand! 

9 Sep

PRESS LAUNCH Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, Thursday 8 th September, 2016   Since it first opened its doors in 1894, the Grand Theatre has been the best reason to visit Wolverhampton.


Life of photography pioneer is brought back into focus with… 

7 Sep

A BLUE plaque was unveiled last week, in honour of one of Wolverhampton's most notable, though virtually forgotten sons.


Wolverhampton Home Guard sharp shooters 

6 Sep

72 YEARS after it stood down, the Home Guard still holds an enduring place in British memory.


Marlene Little “Serendipity” September 2016 

5 Sep

Today we welcomed Marlene Little Thank you Marlene, for keeping your booking with us so soon after surgery on your foot.


MOULETTES 

4 Sep

CD review Constellations If you have ever seen the Moulettes live you would know they never do anything by halves and that translates to their new album Constellations.


2016 Reading Challenge 

2 Sep

I love a challenge.


Visual Communication Awards 2016 

2 Sep

The 2016 Visual Communication award winners have just been confirmed.


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THE LUCAS PLAN 

27 Sep

CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LUCAS PLAN NOVEMBER 26TH, BIRMINGHAM...


Market success & Cupcake Lane celebration 

26 Sep

It was an action packed day in Tettenhall for both the Make It or Bake It street market and Cupcake Lane cafe on Sunday.


WORLD DAY FOR DECENT WORK 

26 Sep

WORLD DAY FOR DECENT WORK by UNISON West Midlands   Free Thu 6 October 2016 19:00 – 21:30...


Emma attends opening of new Marston’s House offices in Wolverhampton city centre 

23 Sep

Emma has attended the opening of the new Marston’s House building in Wolverhampton.


Emma opens new £2.2million grassroots sports facilities 

23 Sep

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East has opened two state-of-the-art sports facilities at Our Lady and St Chad Catholic Sports College and at a site adjacent to Aldersley High School.


Carers Rights Day Event 

23 Sep

Carers Suppport Wolverhampton are holding an event for carers on Friday 25th November, 10a.


Dementia Cafes 

22 Sep

The Alzheimer’s Society, in partnership with Wolverhampton City Counci l , holds Dementia Cafes in the city.


Positive Participation 

22 Sep

Positive Participation is a commissioned provider of Asian mental health services in Wolverhampton, based at the Blakenhall Bob Jones Community Hub (used to be called Blakenhall Healthy Living Centre).


Wolverhampton Carers’ Forum 

21 Sep

Are you a carer? Would you like to be involved in the Wolverhampton Carers Forum? You can be involved with : decision making raising awareness of care issues helping to arrange events for carers Have your say about carers services and register your ...


Make It or Bake It returns this Sunday! 

20 Sep

This Sunday 25th September, the award winning Make It or Bake It market returns to Upper Green for the sixth time.


Home Improvement Service 

19 Sep

If you own your own home and you are over 60 or on disability benefits, you may be able to get a free handiperson or help with the security of your home from the Wolverhampton Home Improvement Service.


Tips for undertaking CIPR’s chartered assessment 

15 Sep

On Monday, I, along with 16 others, became the latest candidates to successfully undertake the CIPR chartered assessment .


Ken Purchase 

15 Sep

Monday 19th September  Ken Purchase's funeral...


Ken Purchase 

15 Sep

Monday 19th September  Ken Purchase's funeral...


Emma attends UTC Aerospace Systems fund day in aid of big Poppy Appeal 

15 Sep

New Poppy Organisers for Codsall, David and Julie Johnson were introduced to MPs Emma Reynolds and Rob Marris and the Mayor of Wolverhampton Barry Findlay at the UTC Aerospace Systems, Actuation Systems, Employee Family Fun Day at their Stafford ...


Emma attends unveiling of Blue Plaque and 20th anniversary celebration for Ashmore Park CA 

15 Sep

On Saturday Emma attended the 20th anniversary celebration for the Ashmore Park Community Association at The Hub in Ashmore Park.


A Disability Arts Performance Network – Is This a Good Idea? 

13 Sep

Come and Have you say as part of The Why? Festival Drop in Sessions Room 713/4 Birmingham Central Library 19th September 11:30am ­ 6pm 20th September 2pm ­ 6:30pm Are you an artist, company, venue or promoter and would like to progress the ...


Working in the UK – a guide to your rights 

12 Sep

Free online TUC Employment Rights guide - ‘Working in the UK - a guide to your rights’ The TUC’s ‘Working in the UK - a guide to your rights’ is now available in 21 languages altogether and contains information on subjects such as minimum ...


Dudley TUC music event – We Shall Overcome SATURDAY 

12 Sep

"'We Shall Overcome' was launched as a reaction to the 2015 election.


Dudley TUC music event – We Shall Overcome SUNDAY 

12 Sep

SUNDAY 9th OCTOBER @ Scary Canary ,  108A Stourbridge High Street, DY8 1DT   https://www.


Emma opens new apprentice training centre in Wolverhampton 

9 Sep

Emma has opened a new centre for training apprentices at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park.


JC4PM – at the Tory Conference 

9 Sep

Sunday 2 October at 7:30pm–10pm Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Broad Street, B1 2EP  Facebook event  https://www.


May Day venue under threat 

8 Sep

Save and Support The Pegasus Pub, our May Day venue from closure and losing Licence Whitmore Reans is a diverse and vibrant community lacking many resources.


Attendance Allowance campaign 

8 Sep

Campaign by Midlands TUC Pensioners Network - see report below.


Living in Tettenhall needn’t be unaffordable 

7 Sep

Tettenhall has long been a sought after location.


Emma speaks to the Times Red Box about Labour’s future and the EU Referendum 

7 Sep

Please listen to Emma’s recent podcast for the Times Red Box.


How accessible is your hospital? 

5 Sep

The University of Bristol Centre for Disability Studies is doing some research about how hospitals in England make changes, or ‘reasonable adjustments’, to their services so that disabled people are not disadvantaged when accessing healthcare.


Emma argues for Parliament to have a say on Article 50 

2 Sep

Please read my recent article on why the Tory party is still split over Europe and why Parliament should have a say on the exit negotiations including Article 50.


Emma calls on the government to do more to tackle childhood obesity. 

24 Aug

Emma has called on the government to go further in tackling childhood obesity after it published its childhood obesity strategy.


Emma congratulates Wolverhampton’s A-level students on their exam successes 

24 Aug

Emma has congratulated students and teachers at Wolverhampton’s schools and sixth form colleges on their A-Level results.


Unionlearn Learning and Skills Event 

21 Aug

  Thursday 15 September 2016  from 10.00 am to 3.30 pm and include lunch.


Occupational cancers conference 

21 Aug

Sat 17 September , Birmingham 11am-3.30pm free but booking needed...


Stop Arming Saudi 

21 Aug

UK-made weapons are being used in Saudi Arabia's devastating bombing in Yemen, and the government continues to license further arms exports – despite overwhelming evidence of repeated breaches of international humanitarian law.


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Martin Huburn – Tiptonite 

28 Sep

Live Comedy Show Lock Works Café Bar Tipton raised comedian Martin Huburn’s show – cheeky but clean tales of his successes and failings as he attempts to put Tipton back on the map.


Chubb Reminiscences 

28 Sep

Every 1st Tuesday, 11am – approx.


Swiss Army Man 

28 Sep

A hopeless man, stranded on a desert island, befriends a dead body.


Anthropoid 

28 Sep

Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthopoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich’s third in command after Hitler and Himmler.


The Silence of the Lambs 

28 Sep

LIGHT HOUSE NEEDS YOUR HELP To support the future of our venue in our city, we are holding some SILVER SCREEN YEAR 25TH ANNIVERSARY Special Screenings at a donation ticket price of £10.


Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children 

28 Sep

When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.


Captain Fantastic 

28 Sep

A passionate father is devoted to teaching his six children how to live, be free survive in a world he has made for them deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest.


The Girl On The Train 

28 Sep

A woman devastated by her recent divorce spends her daily commute fantasising about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house her train passes every day, until the morning she sees something shocking and becomes entangled in teh mysery that ...


I, Daniel Blake 

28 Sep

Winner of the Palme d’Or, a fierce and emphatic drama which is rumoured to be Ken Loach’s last film.


The Girl With All The Gifts 

28 Sep

Based on M.


Alan Bennett’s Diaries Live 

16 Sep

ALAN BENNETT’S DIARIES LIVE With exclusive QA Broadcast live to cinemas across the UK – Wednesday 16 November This unmissable live event will take a candid look into the mind of Alan Bennett, Britain’s best-loved writer, who, at 82, shows no ...


Ambient Music Event Pt. 1: Silent Strategies 

9 Sep

The term ambient music refers to a genre of music that began with Debussy, Ravel, and Satie.


All Hands on Decks: Vinyl Night 

9 Sep

Join us for a night of vinyl delights musical surprises! We provide the decks, you provide the songs, on the second Friday of every month from 8pm – late.


RSC: King Lear 

7 Sep

Gregory Doran directs Antony Sher in one of the greatest parts ever written by Shakespeare.


Art and Craft Market 

6 Sep

Art and craft from local artists.


Waiting for …. 

5 Sep

At the railway station three sisters are waiting to go somewhere and their lives are in limbo until they can go.


Wizard of Oz – Pantomime 

5 Sep

Working Theatre proudly present The Wizard of Oz  for this years family panto production at the Newhampton Arts Centre.


New issue of our What’s On magazine now online 

2 Sep

The new What’s on is out now, don’t miss out on up and coming events plus regular classes for all ages.


Michael Buble -Tour Stop 148 

2 Sep

Sunday 25th September 6.10pm Tickets £12/£11 With a special 15 minute introduction by Michael Bublé, the film presents a front row seat, with superb surround sound, at the superstar’s phenomenally successful 2015 ‘To Be Loved’ Tour.


The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, The Touring Years 

2 Sep

Photo: COVENTRY THEATRE, COVENTRY.


The Australian Ballet: Sleeping Beauty 

2 Sep

The Fairytale Season – Australian Ballet Tickets £12/£11 Tues 4 October 7.50pm David McAllister’s new production takes history’s most loved fairytale into the modern age (12A...


RSC: The Tempest 

2 Sep

More information to be added shortly.


Wolverhampton Hour Business Networking Event 

2 Sep

Wolverhampton Hour Business Networking #Wton Hour Wednesday 21 September 6pm – 9pm For booking details contact josie.


Imperium 

2 Sep

Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Toni Collette.


Chicklit 

1 Sep

Four men try to save their local pub from closing by writing a ‘mummy-porn’ chick-lit novel, which goes on to be snapped up by publishers.


Ben Hur 

21 Aug

The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army.


The Magnificent Seven 

21 Aug

(l to r) Vincent D’Onofrio, Martin Sensmeier, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ethan Hawke, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Byung-hun Lee star in Columbia Pictures’ THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.


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