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R John Webb-Another side of the man you thought you knew

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J. W. Evans Silver Factory

54-57 Albion Street

Birmingham

B1 3EA

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Listen to R John Webb in a unique and intimate setting, as he shares with us some new music, as well as some classics.

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R John Webb is a Birmingham based musician that has traveled the length and breadth of the nation and beyond playing solo or with his band, Rhino and the Ranters. He has shared the stage with the likes of CW Stoneking, Soledad Brothers, Seamus Fogarty, Kid Congo,The Proclaimers, The Levellers, Tom Hiscox, The Wonder Stuff and many more.R John has become a firm festival favourite both with The Ranters and with his solo act playing at many of the established and up and coming festivals such as: Moseley Folk Festival (headlined second stage), Lunar Festival, Shambala, Bearded Theory, plus moreHe has also graced the stage of many an esteemed venue such as: The Lexington, London; Gaz's Rockin Blues, London; 12bar Club, London; Blues Kitchen, Camden, London; Dublin Castle, London; O2 Academy, Birmingham; Wulfren Hall, Wolverhampton, Kitchen Garden Café, Birmingham.R John is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, poet and illustrator. His genre-defying songs are surreal, profound and poignant, and sometimes funny. There are traces of the gothic blues, Alt-folk and jazz both strange and yet familiar. R John plays songs from his forthcoming debut solo album plus songs from his Rhino and the Ranters’ back catalogue. He is a unique song writing talent. Here is an opportunity to see another side of the man you thought you knew.

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One of the Jewellery Quarter’s hidden treasures has been awarded a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to encourage more people to visit it – and we want you to be involved. The workshops Silver Factory are crammed with intricate tools and presses, preserved as though the workers have just clocked off for the day. It’s a rare survivor from an era when master craftsmen at small specialist family firms produced a vast amount of fine jewellery, silverware and metalwork. At one time, 70,000 people were employed in the trade in Birmingham, and the city was known as ‘the workshop of the world’.

The factory closed in 2008 and English Heritage has cared for the factory since 2010. Now, with help from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we’re exploring how we can open it up to more people than ever before.

Please note, we are offering these free events as part of an exciting feasibility study for JW Evans, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to this funding, we can carry out extensive and wide-reaching consultation and a comprehensive feasibility study to explore the variety of ways in which this important site of industrial heritage could be both enjoyed by a wider range of people and also used to benefit the local community. We will be evaluating the events we are providing, and as such attendees will be photographed, filmed and asked to help us evaluate the event they have attended. Booking onto this event confirms you are happy for this to happen, and you understand that the nature of this factory site means uneven floor surfaces and unregulated temperatures.

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