Withnail & I is screening tomorrow night, Thursday 19 April 2012 at 8:30pm with an intro by Amy Hardiman. To book tickets call 01902 716055 or click here
In a groundbreaking project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Light House Media Centre, in partnership with LGBT Network and Wolverhampton Archives, is launching an exciting project recording people’s stories, to be turned into film. Whether it’s about how life was before legalisation, how you met your partner, or what things are like at school today, we want to hear from you.
Nothing like this currently exists in Wolverhampton and it is a big gap in the city’s history.
Whatever age you are, it’s a chance to record your story for future generations. We understand some people may wish to remain anonymous and we are happy to find ways to do that too.
We are also offering the chance for budding filmmakers to get involved as volunteers in this project and there will be free camera and editing training for people who want to take part.
To get involved contact Nerina on t: 07870 281 964 or e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Like our Wolverhampton in Love facebook page for updates as the project develops.
Saturday 28th April 2011, 11am – 3pm
Are you getting married and struggling to find something individual, something unique for your wedding? Then this fayre might just be for you! Showcasing the best independent makers, crafters and retailers from around the West Midlands, South Staffordshire and East Shropshire, this event is designed to bring to you the people that you may otherwise never have found.
There will be 20-30 stalls of the region’s not-on-the-high-street businesses under one roof, many of whom specialise in one-off, handmade and bespoke designs for your big day. Currently these include handmade cake toppers, handmade jewellery, custom gowns, dresses and photographers. There is also a magician, which we are assured is the “next big thing” for entertaining your guests, and a violinist who plays not only classical music, but also pop songs and reggae!
There also may be a few freebies, and a competition or two; plus some city centre parking is free on weekends!
For more information see Facebook or search for “Independent Makers and Sellers Fayre”.
Please be aware that the Chubb Buildings Car Park is not open to the public on a weekday until 6pm onwards. Please use other surrounding city centre car parks on Fryer Street & Broad Street or around the city centre if you are arriving before 6pm.The car park is open to the public on a weekend on a first come first served basis.
More info and download the city centre car park map here: http://light-house.co.uk/visit/getting-here/
Thank you for your cooperation!
A Right Royal Craft Fair, 10am – 4pm
Saturday 2 June, 2012
Dust off your bunting and come along to a craft fair to celebrate the Jubilee!
With 30 stalls of handcrafted goodies to choose from including cake makers, jewellers, wood workers and bag makers there will be plenty for everyone. Why not come along and enjoy a great day out for the family – the big ones can browse while the little ones get their faces painted, or the other way around! You can also leave your mark by adding to the event scrapbook being made on the day.
Free entry from 10am – 4pm.
This event is organised by Little Hippo Presents.
For stall holder information please contact: email@example.com
Our onsite café bar Lock Works will be open and serving all day, why not hold your own event here? More information
For the first time ever, The Royal Opera presents the story of Cinderella as told in Jules Massenet’s opera Cendrillon which was first performed in Paris in 1899. Light House will be host to this charming opera this January, a perfect feast for the pantomine season.
The production is by Laurent Pelly, whose previous work has included the spectacularly successful La Fille du régiment. Pelly brings his characteristic lightness of touch, wit and elegance to Massenet’s delightfully tuneful score against sets and costumes of fairytale charm. Joyce DiDonato takes the title role, with Alice Coote – just like the Principal Boy familiar from British pantomime – as her Prince charming. And of course there is the fairy godmother, played by Eglise Gutiérrez, in this version of a tale that gained particular popularity from the published fairytales of Frenchman Charles Perrault.
Musical highlights include the fairy godmother’s airy coloratura, the orchestral dances of the ball, the March of the Princesses, and rapturous duets between the Prince and Cendrillon. Conducted by French music specialist Bertrand de Billy.
Thu 12 Jan, take your seats at 7.15pm ready for curtain up at 7.30pm. Tickets cost: £18 adult / £12.50 under 15s. Book tickets
There will also be an encore performance of Cendrillon on Sun 15 Jan, 3/3.15pm. Tickets cost: £14.50 adult / £7.50 under 15s. Book tickets
Running time: 169 mins, including one interval of 30 minutes.
The words are in French but still familiar – “Once upon a time…” – and the story which follows, Cendrillon (that’s Cinderella to you and me), is writ large across the surfaces of Barbara de Limburg’s set, opening like a pop-up book of fairytales whose sliding panels have our eyes hanging on to every word. The Independent
Joyce DiDonato sings Cinderella with a winning combination of resolve and vulnerability, and Alice Coote’s Prince Charming is a class act from start to finish. The Guardian
Watch the trailer:
Organisations across the city have come together to offer thousands of pounds worth of prizes that will see one lucky winner have Christmas covered.
The Win Christmas campaign was launched this week, and all you have to do is answer 3 multiple choice questions to be in with the chance of taking home the haul of prizes!
Prize draw forms are now out in venues across the city, or you can download one here.
Heather Ernstons, spokeswoman for the campaign, said: “Wolverhampton city centre businesses are joining forces to launch this big-hearted promotion.
“One lucky family could win the best Christmas ever and enjoy a shopping trip of a lifetime.
Entries must be posted before middday on December 5 in special “Win Christmas” post boxes located across the city at the Express & Star head office in Queen Street, Boots, in Dudley Street, Mander Centre, Commando Army Wear in Darlington Street, Equinox in Victoria Street, Beatties, the Grand Theatre and Wolverhampton Art Gallery, both in Lichfield Street, McDonalds in Dudley Street, the Wulfrun Centre, the Civic Centre and Wolverhampton Indoor Market.
Wolves legend Steve Bull will draw out the lucky winner at midday on December 6.
The full list of prizes
Are you a twitter user? Would you like to get to know other tweeters/twitterers/tweeps (whatever we’re called) from Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas. If so we would like to invite you to the ” Wolverhampton Tweet up”!!
Friday 30th September 7pm – 9pm right here in Lock Works Cafe Bar!
Organised by Light House at the request of our twitter community this is the perfect opportunity to put faces (and real names) to some of the local twitterers, grab yourself a drink and maybe a bite to eat too.
There is no format to this informal gathering just come on over, pull up a seat and join in the “real world” conversation. Stickers will be provided if you wish for you to “wear” your twitter name, after all we’d all like to know who were talking to!
Share this event on Twitter using the #WolvesTweetUp tag but don’t worry if you’re not a twitter user, if feel like popping along please do, every one is welcome!
We have some amazing curry houses as our neighbours here in the city centre and most of the staff enjoy a bit of spice every now and again popping in to enjoy a bite to eat, and that’s why we’re not only supporting but have already voted for Wolverhampton to be the Curry Capital of Great Britain
The restaurants representing Wolverhampton this year are Anise, Bilash, Cafe Rickshaw, and Massalla Club
You can vote too, email firstname.lastname@example.org and put ‘WOLVERHAMPTON’ in the subject box it’s that easy. Ballots close on 22nd September 2011 and as an extra incentive fpr you to send that email you will also be entered to win a year’s supply of beer from Cobra or Patak sauces, chutneys and poppadoms in the national competition or 8 bottles of Banks’s UCB (Ultimate Curry Beer) in the local draw.
Image used under Creative Commons Licensing courtesy of Magical-World