Timetable

For 2019 we’re heading to the town of Dudley in the Black Country where we’ll be focussing on the art of sign writing.

This is a pilot project for the town and we’re hosting  FREE workshops with three different artists: Tom Hicks will take you on a photo walk to discover type around the town (as well as a number of other wonderful things you may never have noticed), sign writer Jim, of Seven 9 Signs, will be hosting several workshops and artist Dan Griffin-Hayes will be running workshops on an introduction to sign writing.

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Saturday 15th June

PHOTO WALK WITH BLACK COUNTRY TYPE

WALK 1: Black Country Type Photo walk of Dudley Town Centre on Saturday 15th June
Meet 10am at Gather, 65 High Street

Join Tom Hicks of Black Country Type on a photo walk around Dudley town centre for an opportunity to try your hand at urban photography and hear more about Tom’s work.

Black Country Type is an ongoing photographic project. In this series of images he applies his unique aesthetic to the region, focusing on words, typography, handmade lettering and signs. He also photographs ‘types’ of architectural features, objects and the post-industrial landscape of the area.

Smartphones with cameras are preferred but feel free to bring a digital camera.

The best images from the walk will be compiled in to a mini zine which will be launched on the 29th June at Gather as part of our PAINT DUDLEY event. You are invited to join us from 5pm for our ‘Paint Dudley – pop-up exhibition in a day’ launch and see your work exhibited. Tom’s favourite image taken during the day will receive a prize.

Book your FREE ticket here

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Tuesday 25th June

SIGN WRITING WORKSHOP WITH DAN GRIFFIN-HAYES

Venue: Gather, 65 High Street (workshop space)
From 1-3pm

Join Dan for a 2 hour introduction to sign writing. In the workshops you will learn the basics rules of lettering and some techniques on how to transfer them on to a surface. You will get to design and paint your very own message / word on to a piece of wood and take it home!.

Book your FREE ticket here

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Wednesday 26th June

SIGN WRITING WORKSHOP WITH DAN GRIFFIN-HAYES

Venue: Gather, 65 High Street (workshop space)
From 1-3pm

Join Dan for a 2 hour introduction to sign writing. In the workshops you will learn the basics rules of lettering and some techniques on how to transfer them on to a surface. You will get to design and paint your very own message / word on to a piece of wood and take it home!

Book your FREE ticket here.

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Thursday 27th June

SIGN WRITING WORKSHOP WITH DAN GRIFFIN-HAYES

Venue: Gather, 65 High Street (workshop space)
From 1-3pm

Join Dan for a 2 hour introduction to sign writing. In the workshops you will learn the basics rules of lettering and some techniques on how to transfer them on to a surface. You will get to design and paint your very own message / word on to a piece of wood and take it home!.

Book your FREE ticket here.

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Saturday 29th June

PAINT DUDLEY – POP-UP EXHIBITION IN A DAY

Pick up your free art materials from Gather or our market stall and help us make an exhibition in a day. Whatever your ability and preferred art form we invite you to take part in the town’s first PAINT DUDLEY POP-UP exhibition.

HOW IT WORKS
-Head to Gather or the market from 10am and pick up your FREE art materials.
-Go in to town and paint, draw, photograph something that inspires you about DUDLEY.
-Come back to Gather by 3pm with your finished piece and hang it on the wall.
-Enjoy some refreshments and the launch of the first Paint Dudley Pop-up from 5pm.

No need to book, just turn up.

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Saturday 29th June

PHOTO WALK WITH BLACK COUNTRY TYPE

WALK 2: Black Country Type at the Paint Dudley pop-up in a day exhibition on Saturday 29th June
Meet 10am at Gather, 65 High Street

Join Tom Hicks of Black Country Type on a photo walk around Dudley town centre for an opportunity to try your hand at urban photography and hear more about Tom’s work.

Black Country Type is an ongoing photographic project. In this series of images he applies his unique aesthetic to the region, focusing on words, typography, handmade lettering and signs. He also photographs ‘types’ of architectural features, objects and the post-industrial landscape of the area.

Smartphones with cameras are preferred but feel free to bring a digital camera.

If you have taken a photo we’ll print it for you (if you can send it via WiFi / Bluetooth) and it will be included in our PAINT DUDLEY pop-up exhibition. You are invited to join us from 5pm for our ‘Paint Dudley – pop-up exhibition in a day’ launch and see your work exhibited.

Book your ticket here

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Tuesday 2nd July

SIGN PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH JIM OF SEVEN 9 SIGNS

Venue: Gather, 65 High Street (workshop space)
From 1.30-3.30pm

Join Jim for a 2-hour introduction to sign writing. In the workshops you will use painting techniques and learn the basics as well as helping Jim shape ideas for some new pieces that will be placed on the High Street in July.

All materials will be supplied and no previous experience is required.

This is an all-ages workshop but anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Book your FREE ticket here.

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Thursday 4th July

SIGN PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH JIM OF SEVEN 9 SIGNS

Venue: Gather, 65 High Street (workshop space)
From 1.30-3.30pm

Join Jim for a 2-hour introduction to sign writing. In the workshops you will use painting techniques and learn the basics as well as helping Jim shape ideas for some new pieces that will be placed on the High Street in July.

All materials will be supplied and no previous experience is required.

This is an all-ages workshop but anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Book your FREE ticket here.

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Tuesday 9th July

SIGN PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH JIM OF SEVEN 9 SIGNS

Venue: Red House Glass Cone, High Street, Wordsley, Stourbridge
From 10.30am-12.30pm

Join Jim for a 2-hour introduction to sign writing. In the workshops you will use painting techniques and learn the basics as well as helping Jim shape ideas for some new pieces that will be placed on the High Street in July.

All materials will be supplied and no previous experience is required.

This is an all-ages workshop but anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Book your FREE ticket here.

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Thursday 11th July

SIGN PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH JIM OF SEVEN 9 SIGNS

Venue: Gather, 65 High Street (workshop space)
From 1.30-3.30pm

Join Jim for a 2-hour introduction to sign writing. In the workshops you will use painting techniques and learn the basics as well as helping Jim shape ideas for some new pieces that will be placed on the High Street in July.

All materials will be supplied and no previous experience is required.

This is an all-ages workshop but anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Book your FREE ticket here.

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Friday 19th July & 20th July

DoFest Dudley

With our partners Gather and CoLab Dudley we are aiming to brighten up Dudley town centre with a range of community interventions. To celebrate the work join us at Do Fest on the 19-20 July for fun and street experiments on the High Street that will spread joy and kindness to the town.

No need to book just turn up.

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Throughout the Summer look out for new work popping up along the High Street by Jim of Seven 9 Signs and Dan Griffin-Hayes.