21Years21Stories – Newhampton Arts Centre

This year, Black Country Touring is turning 21 years old! To celebrate, we’re sharing lots of stories and memories about the work we have done over the past 21 years. #21Years21Stories
We’d love to hear from you, so if you have a great memory please share it with us here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScR8O3nXE6zl8sxh68EvTATQ-GG3lv9opxryW1sOERuc7Q25A/viewform?usp=sf_link


Newhampton Arts Centre (NAC), in Wolverhampton, has been one of our longest serving Promoter Venues. NAC, it’s staff and it’s community, have a very special place in the journey of Black Country Touring, as friends, volunteers and colleagues. For 17 years, Christine McGowan was at the helm of NAC and was utterly dedicated to our shared mission to make arts accessible to the communities of the Black Country.

Here’s what she said about us:

If you have enjoyed a family or community show at NAC, chances are it came through Black Country Touring. Difficult to chose a favourite over the past 17 years. Ones that spring to my mind are Les 
Enfants Terribles, The Man Who Planted Trees, everything by Long Nose Puppets, Al Bowley, The Boy who Bit Picasso, comedy with Barabara Nice, In Praise of Elephants, Wash, Bash Street Theatre and their windmill …. so many more. What have I missed? We were lucky to have this great relationship and long may it continue. Happy Birthday BCT!

We’re now working closely with the new Chief Executive of NAC, Trevelyan Wright, and the rest of the NAC team to keep bringing high quality theatre and dance to Wolverhampton.

Not only will be working with NAC for many more years to come… we’re holding our 21stBirthday Party there!

Hopefully we’ll see you there, on Friday 19thOctober.
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/black-country-tourings-21st-birthday-tickets-50741417947