Back in 10… is all about shops, Black Country Shops: Morrall’s Menswear, Gripton’s Radio,Preedy’s Tobacconist, Wiltshire Pawnbrokers, and Sidebotham’s Trap Shop. We will delve into their histories, unearth the stories of the people and the shops of the past and discover how we relate to them today.
During late-July into August, artists from different backgrounds working in a range of art forms will use new approaches to explore the spaces whilst in residence at Black Country Living Museum. They will be supported by graduates from the University of Wolverhampton alongside BCLM staff and volunteers led by Black Country Touring. Together we will create short performances in a selection of the shops offering something new to audiences.
We’ll be resident on site, and visible developing material over a four-week period, 24 Jul – 17 Aug.
We will present work cumulatively on the following Fridays in August:
3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th.
Performances will take place on Friday 24th at:
5pm – Steel Vermin at the trap works
6pm – The Real Wiltshire Trap at the pawnbrokers
7pm – Black Country Calling at the radio shop
Tickets cost £5 and can be purchased on arrival (after 4pm)
to the Black Country Living Museum.
Each performance has 25 spaces. The ticket also grants you access to the rest of the museum – so there will always be something to do!
Back in 10 is a partnership project between Black Country Touring and Black Country Living Museum, and the first activity of a four-year partnership.
This pilot activity will inform a larger-scale project in 2019, working in 15 shops across Sandwell, Wolverhampton and Black Country Living Museum. This activity is all about creating inspiring moments in shops, bringing shop-owners and communities closer together through the wonder of performance.