Multistory and Cradley Heath Library present a special film screening of Chains, Dogs & CHAOS as part of the Black Country Festival (July 2017).
Set in Cradley Heath, once the world’s largest producer of industrial chains, and also home to the Staﬀordshire Bull Terrier breed, ‘Chains, Dogs & CHAOS’, a film produced and directed by documentary-maker, Sara Tibbetts, reveals a series of remarkable and interconnected stories.
Through her research, Sara discovered that her grandfather was an important figure in the local Cradley Heath community. He was both the local doctor and the first President of the Cradley Heath and Old Hill District Amateur Operatic Society (CHAOS). Over one 100 years later, Sara finds that the Society is still very much at large and proudly holds the title of the longest established amateur operatic society in the Black Country.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Multistory and a former employee of chainmaking company Griffin Woodhouse Ltd (who feature in the film!)
There is also an opportunity to share photographs and stories over refreshments.