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Black Country Voyages: The Black Apotheca

Date uploaded: August 19, 2015

Black Country Voyages (2014–2017) is Ikon Gallery in Birmingham's young peoples art programme taking place on board a canal boat. This years lead artist Jacques Nimki has transformed the boat into The Black Apotheca, a floating laboratory of herbal liquids made from local plants. It showcases drawings, recipes and objects, all relating to the business of apothecaries. The Ikon Youth Programme (IYP) crew the boat, travelling to meet local people and organise events.

Click here for more information about their summer programme of activities and workshops, or see below for an overview.

Monday 17th – Thursday 20th August
10am–4pm – FREE
The Red House Glass Cone, High Street, Stourbridge DY8 4AZ

  • Black Country Voyages tours to Stourbridge for a week of drop in botanical workshops.

Pelsall North Common
Sunday 23rd August
11am–4pm – FREE
Pelsall North Common, Wood Lane, Walsall WS3 5DZ

  • An afternoon of botanical activities including creative workshops, print making and walks.

Black Country Boating Festival
Saturday 12th September
10am–5pm – FREE
Bumblehole Conservation Group
Visitor Centre, Windmill End, Netherton, Dudley DY2 9HU

  • An informal afternoon of workshops, canal side entertainment and boat trips.

Birmingham Weekender
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September
12–4pm – FREE
Brewmaster Bridge, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2JB

  • IYP (Ikon Youth Programme) take over the boat with performances from local young people on Saturday and drop in creative workshops on the Sunday.