Capturing Chances


Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery

14th November, 12am-4pm.

Did you work for Chance Brothers in Smethwick, or know someone who did? Maybe you just love their glass and have some cherished pieces you would like to show? Or have photographs that captured life at the site?

If so, join artist Leanne O'Connor in a collecting and sharing day. The session is based around recording memories and stories and the opportunity for you to have your own studio-style portrait with your glass and related ephemera. The call-out is open to anyone and it would be particularly wonderful If we could hear from past chance workers and regional glass enthusiasts.

Capturing Chances is completely free!

This session is part of Leanne’s bursary artist commission as part of the Living Memory Project.

If you have any questions around this event, please contact Leanne via email or the Living Memory Project

You can find out more by emailing Leanne here

You can find out more about her work here


Call for Smethwick photographs from WW2


Do you have any old family photographs taken in Smethwick and the surrounding area during World War II? We invite you to come along to our drop-in sessions with artist Andrew Jackson

Commissioned by The Living Memory Project, Andrew' is researching life in Smethwick during the Second World War and will make new work based on submitted photographs, life stories and a range of newly discovered archive material.

Every photograph tells a story - come along and tell yours.

Our drop-in sessions are between 12pm -4pm
Wednesday 13th and 20th November at:

Smethwick Library
High Street
B66 1AA


Find out more about Andrew's project here"

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