Black Country Lungs – Artist talk and In-conversation (Arts & Science Festival)

14th March 2:00 pm - 13th February 3:30 pm 2018

Staff House
Michael Tippet Room (Third Floor) (R24 on campus map)
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Black Country Lungs is a unique collaboration between Multistory, Dutch photographer Corinne Noordenbos, and people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Health – we take it for granted but as soon as we are ill we ask questions. How can I get better? Who is to blame? Could I have avoided it?

Join us for a unique opportunity to hear Corinne Noordenbos discuss the Black Country Lungs project followed by a panel discussion exploring what collaborations between artists, researchers and scientists can bring to understanding the human condition.

Panellists include: John Middleton (President, UK Faculty of Health); Peymane Adab (Public Health, University of Birmingham), Becky Sexton (Project Manager, Multistory), Kelly Redden-Rowley (Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist, Sandwell Community Respiratory Service), Dr Max Matonhodze (Respiratory Consultant, Walsall Manor Hospital) and Ann Lloyd (project participant)

Following the discussion there will be tea and coffee and an opportunity buy a signed copy of Black Country Lungs.

This event is free but space is limited so please book your ticket at:

This event is part of the Arts and Science Festival 2018 at the University of Birmingham, for more information and to view the full programme visit:

This is a chance to preview Black Country Lungs before an official launch in Smethwick in May 2018. Click here for more info on the project.