A Black Country Nativity


I was commissioned as part of 'Where's Our Spake Gone?' project to provide imagery for a short film featuring the voices of people across the Black Country reading Michael Prescott's interpretation of the traditional story. Learn more about the project here.

Photography & Artwork: Kate Jackson
Editing: Alex Williams
Recording: Juanita Williams

‘Where’s Our Spake Gone?’ is a Heritage Lottery project managed by Rights and Equality Sandwell that explores and celebrates the changing language and dialect of the Black Country. It has a particular focus on the towns of Tipton, Gornal, Oldbury and Cradley Heath. The project is: creating an oral history archive of recorded interviews around the use of particular words and phrases; producing a series of audio/visual presentations; producing a book and DVD of the complete project.