Calling all Walsall Dinner Ladies!

Caroline Molloy is a photographer based at Caldmore Community Garden. She is making a small scale research project in Walsall that raises the visibility of dinner ladies – there is a family connection there, as her own grandmother was a dinner lady, too. She aims to share personal narratives and photographs about Walsall based Dinner Ladies. 

She is looking for personal contact to start this research and is available on Wednesdays, and can either interview at the Caldmore Community Gardens (although times are restricted to opening times which are 10-4pm), in own homes or in a place of work. She is looking to conduct an interview, scan any photographs and at some point make a photo portrait. 

If you are interested in taking part, please get in touch with Caroline on 07889 987 991, e-mail or message Caldmore Community Garden.

Photography workshops at Caldmore Community Garden

Photo workshops flyer

This 8 session workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to improve their photography.
Whether you are a budding photographer or just starting out, whether you have your own camera or take pictures on your phone, this course is for you.
The course will cover some basic and provide more in depth training on storytelling and shooting documentary photography project.
Workshops will take place on Saturdays at 11am at Caldmore Community Garden, 12 Carless Street, WS1 3RH. You have to attend all the sessions. Bring a camera or at least a mobile phone.
Dates :
  • 14th Sep 
  • 28th Sep
  • 12th Oct 
  • 26th Oct
  • 9th Nov 
  • 23rd Nov
  • 11th Jan 
  • 18th Jan
To find out more about Farhad Berahman: 
To book a free place, please contact Anna Webster on 07871813252 or e-mail:

Workshops are a part of the Living Memory: the project is working across the Black Country to celebrate different aspects of everyday life that have been captured through people’s own photographs. The images hidden in our family albums, stored away in shoeboxes, and treasured in the collections of local enthusiasts can all offer rich perspectives on our rapidly changing society.They are recording local people’s life stories and memories connected to their photography collections, making a series of new films, professionally archiving over 1000 favourite photographs, creating a new touring exhibition and much more besides.

Living Memory project



Great news! We will be taking part in the Living Memory project during 2019/2020 hosting one artist and one bursary artists who will be developing exciting workshops and mini-projects in Caldmore.

We will be working with street photographer Farhad Berahman (check out his amazing work on his website – to host a series of free photography workshops at the Garden, stay tuned as we will be announcing them on our Facebook and website.

We are also looking to commission a bursary artist to work in Caldmore and with our Garden community – the brief is available here:…/ .

Please send your submissions to: .

Deadline to apply: June 3, 2019.