Gallery: Black Country Night, BCLM

It was a bostin’ night out as the sights, sounds and tastes of the Black Country were showcased at the Black Country Living Museum.

Gallery: Black Country Night, BCLM

Music night – The Empty Can entertaining the crowds

More than 500 visitors descended on the venue’s inaugural Black Country Night with most people united in proclaiming that they had a ‘smoshin’ time. 

The event, which followed the museum’s successful Black Country Weekend in July, featured live music, comedy, street entertainment, magicians and local culinary delights.

Visitors were also given a rare chance to see the museum functioning at night with the full range of shops and attractions open including the Newcomen engine in steam, metal working demonstrations and an underground mine trip.

Buskers lined the museum’s walkways, while dozens of performers kept everyone entertained. 

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It was also a busy night for the venue’s kitchen staff with traditional local delicacies, like faggots an’ ‘paes’, rabbit stew and Groaty Dick, proving popular as ever. 

To wash it all down the Lye-based Sadler’s Brewery was on hand to serve up its new Peaky Blinders ale in the Bottle and Glass Inn.

Poetry filled the air inside the museum’s coal mine with performers reciting tales from Wildfire Through Staffordshire – a new book which takes readers on a train journey through the Black Country and Staffordshire in 1838.

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