100 Masters: Black Country talent honoured at festival in Wolverhampton

A wealth of Black Country talent in the form of award-winning authors, designers, green-fingered gardeners and inspiring athletes will be honoured this weekend.

The region's best will be celebrated at the 100 Masters one day pop-up festival in the heart of Wolverhampton today (Saturday).

Stars such as Satnam Sanghera, Ellie Simmonds OBE, Hugh Porter MBE and The Fizzogs were among the list of those set to be recognised.

Taking place at Starworks Warehouse, in Frederick Street, the day will offer visitors a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the work of 100 different Black Country creators.

Speaking at the pre-launch ton Friday evening, Kerry O'Coy, who was behind the Creative Black Country initiative, said: "The campaign started around 18 months ago and we started to ask people from the Black Country to name people brilliant in what they do.

"We had hundreds of nominations and then commissioned artists to represent them in a variety of different ways. It is incredibly diverse."

The shortlisted Masters were chosen via a panel selection process and came from a dazzling breadth of backgrounds, ages and areas of the region.

Entry to the Festival is free. Workshops are on a first come first served basis.

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