Where’s Our Spake Gone?

‘Where’s Our Spake Gone?’ was a Heritage Lottery Funded project that aimed to record and celebrate the distinctive dialect and language of the Black Country. The project was focusing upon the four Black Country towns of Tipton, Gornal, Oldbury and Cradley Heath. It featured the recording of over seventy new oral history interviews; the production of contemporary photographic essays and short films; creative workshops; five artist commissions; four bursary artists; four celebratory events featuring performances and exhibitions; the publication of a project book and an accompanying DVD.

It ran from June 2014 until July 2016 and was Coordinated by Juanita Williams.