We are excited to announce the opening event of Friday Lates’ programme with ‘Your City, Your Story’ taking place on Friday 30 June from 6pm to 9pm at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

This event is a celebration of the history, people and culture of our city, and everyone is invited to join in what will be a night of art, culture, music and unforgettable experiences.

The Your City, Your Story Friday Lates event is free with paid workshop activity. People are encouraged to register in advance via Eventbrite. 

The event will feature a range of activities and exhibits that showcase the unique stories and inspiring people from our city. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the exhibits, share stories and engage with local artists and performers.  
Come and meet the citizen researchers in the ‘Share and Tell’ corner, hear their incredible stories of migration and what they discovered while researching ‘Citizen UK Wolverhampton: Punjabi Migration Experiences’. 
The Georgian Gallery will screen a film from the opening event of ‘The More Things Change’. Enjoy listening to a series of inter generational conversations between prominent members of the Blk Art Group and other leading and emerging black creatives, academics, and educators from across the UK. There will also be a tour of the exhibition led by Cultural Learning Facilitator, India Birtwisle. 
And that’s not all, there will be pop up performances in the atrium, including spoken word and live music, presented by Jaivant Patel Company.  
Visitors to Friday Lates can take part in ISSA PLAN & PRINT WORKSHOP – A 2 part empowerment workshop led by artist Kupid Val-Essoné. Kupid will encourage audiences to explore their identity and create their own bespoke t shirt design. This is a paid activity and spaces are limited.  
Councillor Bhupinder Gakhal, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for Visitor City, said: “This is an opportunity for people interested in culture to see this fantastic city venue in a different way. 
“There is a range of events visitors can get involved with before heading to a show at the Grand Theatre, a gig at the new Halls Wolverhampton. It is somewhere different to start your night before moving on to your final venue. 
“I encourage everyone to make a date in their diaries for the last Friday of every month to experience the diverse culture of our city.”
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, is free to visit Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 4.30pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm. 
For more information about Friday Lates and how to book visit Wolverhampton Arts and Culture.