Wolverhampton Art Gallery opens its doors to the public on Sundays from this weekend (3 July, 2016) - and will be celebrating with a Caribbean flavoured fun day.

Live music from Culture Dub Orchestra, All Hands on Decks and Al Newman will fill the Lichfield Street gallery's spaces while visitors enjoy Caribbean food.

Meanwhile children can have a go a Kalillo drumming workshops, face painting, dominoes and make mini me figures.

Visitors can also enjoy 2 major art exhibitions celebrating Black creativity; In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious and Black Art in Focus featuring major artists from the Black Art Group, which emerged in Wolverhampton in the 1980s and influenced a nation.

The Sunny Caribbean Sunday runs from 2pm at the gallery, which now opening its doors every Sunday from 11am to 4pm.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "This is a great way to kick off Wolverhampton Art Gallery's new Sunday opening times.

"Sunny Caribbean Sunday is the first of lots of events happening on Sundays in the gallery through the summer and is part of the Enjoy Wolverhampton programme of attractions in the city from 1 to 10 July.

"Everyone is welcome to come along and sample a taste of the Caribbean and enjoy the two exhibitions, one of which celebrates Britain's Black Art Movement which had its roots here in Wolverhampton."

Wolverhampton Art Gallery's new opening hours are Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 4.30pm and Sundays 11am to 4pm from this Sunday 3 July, 2016.

For more information about Wolverhampton Art Gallery, please visit Type=links;Linkid=6114;Title=Wolverhampton Arts and Heritage;Target=_blank; or call 01902 552055.

  • released: Thursday 30 June, 2016