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Nasty and Niece 

26 Sep 18

AWFUL AUNTIE Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, Wednesday 26 th September, 2018   Birmingham Stage Company is back, following up the success of Gangsta Granny with a second alliterative title from comic actor-turned-children’s-author, David Walliams.


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Classic Horror Season at Light House 

24 Sep 18

It’s that time of year again! As the nights draw in, the classic horrors come out at Light House.


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Open Minds 

24 Sep 18

Join us in the gallery for an informal get-together and opportunity for men of all ages and backgrounds to discuss mental health and other topics openly and honestly.


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Lady Dame Kelly Just Don’t Trump A Plate Of Mince …… 

24 Sep 18

Nigel was mooching in a charity book shop when he happened upon a book by Darrell’s interior design guru and muse Lady Dame Kelly Hoppen, his first port of call whenever he is pondering a scheme incorporating fifty shades of beige.


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A new chapter 

23 Sep 18

Probably the same for most families at this time of the year – students starting university and that’s the case for my Nephew and so another chapter begins for our family.


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Designs from embroidery from Carpet 

21 Sep 18

At the beginning of Septermber we were visited by Jill Edwards from the Museum of Carpet in Kidderminster.


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2018 Graduation 

19 Sep 18

The 2018 graduation ceremony celebrating the achievements of Visual Communication students took place on Monday 17th September.


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WLVGRAD: SAM CHAMBERS HAS DESIGNS ON GRAPHIC CAREER 

19 Sep 18

“ My experience at the University of Wolverhampton was honestly life changing… it has completely transformed me into someone who is ambitious and driven.


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Shine a light on … the best exchange ever! 

18 Sep 18

Thank you to our dear friends TPZ Brixen , who wrote this lovely blog post about their time in Wolverhampton during our international ‘Shine a Light On’ Exchange … After sixteen hours of travel, the theater workshop ZINNOBER returned from their…


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Deaffest 2016 Mockumentary to screen at TSWY Film Festival 

18 Sep 18

Deaffest 2016 Mockumentary will be screened at The Strength Within You’s 2nd International Film Festival.


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Walsall 1:4 Doncaster Rovers 

17 Sep 18

A game very much disrupted by bad refereeing and smart football by Doncaster.


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Tales of Carribee Island Part 2: A Doctor In the House 

17 Sep 18

His Name was James Gatis… He was a man of the people and spent all his working life in Wolverhampton fighting for the Irish immigrants of Carribee Island and the poor in other deprived areas of Wolverhampton.


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Nigel Spots ……… More Wrestling Posters 

17 Sep 18

Darrell would prefer and, at present, still remains a total stranger to the wrestling ring, however it does hold a certain fascination for Nigel, but for the time being he is content to just “admire” the posters he occasionally spots around Evesham.


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The Witch 

15 Sep 18

In 1630 New England, panic and despair envelops a farmer, his wife and their children when younger son Samuel vanishes.


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Saturday Night Fever 

15 Sep 18

For one night only seize the chance to see this 1977 cult classic in its original cinematic glory.


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Light House celebrates National Lottery Cinema Day with free tickets 

14 Sep 18

Light House is happy to announce that we’ll be offering film fans a chance to catch the latest movies for free on Sunday 30 September as part of National Lottery Cinema Day.


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Captain Cook 

13 Sep 18

If you are not a lover of cricket, pass on.


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MA Show in Two Locations 

12 Sep 18

This year we are thrilled that graduating MA students work will be exhibited across two sites, with Wolverhampton Art Gallery and The New Art Gallery Walsall providing international stages.


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Nigel Spots In Evesham 

10 Sep 18

Nigel is first to admit his spelling isn’t that hot …… …… but when he spotted this poster in the park last week he couldn’t help doing a double take …..


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West Midlands Mayor Andy Street visits Light House 

7 Sep 18

Mayor Andy Street listens to Light House CEO Kelly Jeffs, Technical Manager Jas Kapur and customers 7 Sept 2018 PRESS RELEASE     ANDY STREET VISITS THREATENED CITY CENTRE VENUE Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, visited Wolverhampton this …


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Exhibit your work at Deaffest 2019 

5 Sep 18

The UK’s leading Deaf-led Film & Arts Festival Deaffest is looking for deaf artists and photographers to exhibit their creative work at our 13th Festival.


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Kicking off our new season with rehearsals for a major concert 

3 Sep 18

We hope all our members and regular audience have had a good summer.


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An evening in The Bell 

3 Sep 18

This was pub No.


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Dreadnought by Robert K Massie 

3 Sep 18

This book is book is basically my old A-Level History course.


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Radiating Vitamin C 

3 Sep 18

It has to be said that the abundant abundance of blackberries along our road in and out of town has not gone past Nigel.


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Well ….. We’re Here ….. 

1 Sep 18

We promised at the end of July to be here on September 1st …… so here we are …… but where on earth did August go? It just seemed to disappear in among all those wonderful, heady, swelteringly hot school holiday days, spent largely at the …


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Film Poster Event 

31 Aug 18

We have a catalogue of hundreds of film posters in our vaults and we’d like to offer customers the chance to take one home in return for a donation of £5 to our charity to help #SaveLightHouse on Sunday 16th September, 2.30 – 4.30pm.


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Sign up for Deaffest e-newsletters 

30 Aug 18

Want us to email you the latest news from Deaffest? You can keep up to date and not miss out on anything! [Maybe be clearer what you will send – compile a paragraph etc] You can enter your email address at this web address: http://eepurl.


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Deaffest 2019 

29 Aug 18

  Deaffest 2019 will be returning to Wolverhampton, UK from the Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May 2019, with the theme: ‘Share Your Story’.


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A bus stop in Oldham 

27 Aug 18

That’s one of the chants the Walsall away supporters made about Rochdale which me chuckle somewhat as this is the first away game I’ve been to with Walsall since 2014 when we saw Shrewsbury in the FA Cup.


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Festival Festivities 2018: This was all carefully planned, but that doesn’t seem to have made any f’n difference (Lunar) 

25 Aug 18

Lunar Festival , at the Umberslade Farm Park in posh Tanworth-In-Arden.


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News Release: ‘Share Your Story’ at Deaffest 2019 

23 Aug 18

Theme revealed for Deaffest 2019 – celebrate the storytelling tradition.


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Hold a stall at Deaffest 2019 

23 Aug 18

Stallholders are welcome to promote their charity/business or to sell products/creative work/food at Deaffest 2019.


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Deaffest 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities 

23 Aug 18

Deaffest welcomes sponsors who would like to support Deaffest 2019.


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Deaffest 2019 calls for film submissions 

23 Aug 18

Submit your film to Deaffest 2019! Deaffest would like to invite UK and International emerging and established deaf filmmakers, and those whose films have significant deaf involvement, to submit their films to the 13th film and arts festival, taking …


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The first ever Shanghai International Deaf Film Festival (SHIDFF) to take place soon! 

22 Aug 18

We shared the news last December, that Deaffest Founders & Directors Nikki Stratton and Marilyn had flown over to Shanghai, where they worked in partnership with Shanghai International Deaf Film Festival (SHIDFF) to organise their first ever film …


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Members Workshop 

19 Aug 18

Saturday the 18th August was our “members workshop” – a chance for members to work on their own projects, swop ideas and get help for any problems.


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National Stitch Day 

19 Aug 18

Saturday the 4th of August was a lovely hot and sunny day for National Stitch Day.


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Walsall 2-1 Gillingham 

18 Aug 18

First game of the new season with my Dad and Nephew saw an exhilarating game and a well deserved win for Walsall who played some great football at times and look and lot more enterprising under the new manager.


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Tales of Carribee Island 

17 Aug 18

An Island Far Away? Despite sounding somewhat similar to the Caribbean Islands, the area of Wolverhampton City Centre once known as “Carribee Island” was no place in the sun! “CRIBBEY – ISLAND”  the place was called, yet twas no harbour …


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The Royal Ballet: La Bayadare 

12 Aug 18

NATALIA MAKAROVA’S PRODUCTION OF THIS 19TH-CENTURY CLASSIC BALLET BRINGS AN EXOTIC WORLD OF TEMPLE DANCERS AND NOBLE WARRIORS TO LIFE.


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Molly Lewis – Volunteering at CYT – ‘I’m helping out whilst doing something I love’ 

8 Aug 18

Around February/March last year, I decided to take up the great opportunity of volunteering with Acting Up on Thursday afternoons.


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#SaveLightHouse campaign builds pace 

6 Aug 18

Press Release The Black Country’s only independent cinema, Light House in Wolverhampton, housed in the city’s former Chubb Lock Factory is facing closure following a series of cuts unless a partner or major sponsor can be found.


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Festival Festivities 2018: Ay! Get away from that food! (Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul) 

4 Aug 18

I decided to try to write about the music festivals this year and (in the process of doing the first one ) decided that I couldn’t be arsed with writing about the actual music too much, and instead would try to identify a theme for each festival.


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Cornwall Mini Deaffest 2018 

2 Aug 18

Zebra Access to launch the first ever mini Deaffest, Deaf Film & Arts festival in Cornwall.


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August iDJ Cancelled 

2 Aug 18

Unfortunately the iDJ Open Deck Night, scheduled for 10th August, has been cancelled.


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A MESSAGE FROM MUM 

31 Jul 18

We have a little bit of sad news to impart ……..


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Tigley Textiles Workshop 

30 Jul 18

Showing samples of what we were going to attempt Simply beautiful Demonstrating the painting on fabric some stitch samples And then we had a go…


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Life’s chapters end 

30 Jul 18

I graduated back in 1982 and in those days we didn’t make a big deal out of it although we did get a “ceremony” where we did wear the gap and gown and were “presented” to some dignitary from Oxford Uni as we were a supervised Poly and lower…


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Les bateaux illuminés d’Evesham 

30 Jul 18

After two long years, Nigel finally managed to see the illuminated boats and fireworks at the Evesham River Festival.






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