Exploring Heritage Through Song
Through Black to Green a group came together with a shared interest and pride in the rich history of the area, from its significant role in the Industrial Revolution to the transformation of the landscape led by the creation of the National Forest. Under the title of The Coal Tits the group have explored the local characters, places, histories and traditions.
With the support and guidance of Jennifer Reid, ballad expert & singer and Jo Maker, from the Black to Green project, the group have been inspired to write a collection of songs and poems which celebrate the past, present and future of the Heart of the Forest.
The collection has been printed as a pamphlet titled Foraging for Words, illustrated with lino cuts by Becky Wood and was performed at Timber Festival. The Coal Tits are Hazel McDowell, Ted Tann-Watson, Dot Wood and Janet Summerfield.
The Coal Tits meet at The Mushroom Hall, Albert Village on the 3rd Monday of the month. For any further info get in touch with Black to Green.