Through Our Hands is just about to have it’s 3rd major exhibition, and you’re all most cordially invited to join us at the opening event on Saturday 16th May from 1.30 to 3pm. Refreshments are provided and a number of the artists will be there to talk to, including Michala Gyetvai and Alicia Merrett who will be doing small demonstrations. It’s all free so why not join us.
Below the poster we’ve got some details of car parks in the area, and some other useful places to visit nearby.
Here’s a link to car parks in the area
Things to do in and around Bilston:
Bilston itself is a little short on things to do, although there are a few shops and cafes. However there are lots of interesting places nearby to visit:
Wightwick Manor (access A454 from junction with A4150 (ring road). From A41 follow brown signs on the B4161) is a superb example of the arts and crafts movement with a remarkable collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings by Rossetti, Burne-Jones and their followers.
Bantock House Museum. Visit Bantock House Museum and explore the history of Wolverhampton and its people in the period settings of the former Bantock family home. Complete with carved oak panelled rooms, decorative glass, tiles and period furnishings inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, lives are revealed alongside displays of locally made enamels, japanned ware, jewellery, toys, dolls and Pre-Raphaelite paintings.
Moseley Old Hall An atmospheric Elizabethan farmhouse that saved a King. Find out about the dramatic story of King Charles II hiding from Cromwell’s troops at Moseley Old Hall after he fled the Battle of Worcester in 1651.See the bed on which the King slept and the priest hole in which he hid, and hear fascinating stories about what life was like in the 17th-century. You can soak up the atmosphere on one of our popular guided tours. A variety of 17th-century plants, a fruit orchard and a striking ‘knot’ garden adorn the graceful gardens.