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Blast off! Multistory receives major Arts Council funding to bring new arts festival to Sandwell

NEWS : June 15, 2017

‘Thanks to new investment from the National Lottery supported Ambition for Excellence programme, Multistory has been awarded £417, 954 to bring Blast! – a new six month arts festival – to Sandwell, West Midlands in 2019. Blast! will provide an ambitious programme of photography, digital media and spoken word performances in public spaces, community venues, […]

New Website

NEWS : April 3, 2017

We’re proud to unveil our new website, a completely different look and layout to tell our stories in an easy to use format. We’ve added new and improved features to help you discover the great art that our projects and collaborators have produced with, for and about the people of Sandwell. For our projects produced […]

Discoveries on your Doorstep

NEWS : September 7, 2016

Francois Matarasso, community art worker, writer and researcher, writes on the importance of libraries as art centres.  The pigeon film was incredible. I have seen it before and I’ve come to see it again. When I grew up nearly every other garden had pigeons. It’s a rich man’s sport now. Libraries are about books – everybody knows that. […]

Home Made in Smethwick: Book Launch

NEWS : August 12, 2016

Home made cheese, rainbow-coloured macaroons, photographs and favourite family recipes were shared at the launch of ‘Home Made in Smethwick‘, our new, limited edition book, with photographer, Liz Hingley. The event brought together the people in the book, their friends and family and residents from the Smethwick community to see, for the first time, the […]

One year on

NEWS : July 11, 2016

For the three year anniversary of the 12 July Tipton bombing, Mahtab Hussain, British social commentary artist, reflects on his Multistory commission – The Quiet Town of Tipton. Anniversary dates are normally associated with celebrations, memory and, most importantly, relationships. However, this week is the three-year anniversary of a nail bomb explosion close to the […]

Neville by Multistory, a new short film

NEWS : May 13, 2016

Daniel Meadows, British photographer and documentarist writes about the filming of his reunion with Neville, who he last saw when taking his photograph in 1972.  In 1969, when I was seventeen, I saw a documentary on BBC television, Beautiful, Beautiful. It featured American photographer Bruce Davidson making the pictures for what would become a famous book, […]

Highlights of 2015

NEWS : January 6, 2016

In no particular order … 1) The Symposium on Multistory’s ‘Black Country Stories’ explored recent commissions with photographers, writers and filmmakers through talks and discussion. It brought together international speakers, Martin Parr (UK), Margaret Drabble (UK), Hans Eijkelboom (NL), David Goldblatt (SA), Susie Parr (UK) and Mark Power (UK), to speak about their work in response […]

High Street Stories: Movie Premiere

NEWS : September 16, 2015

Last night, we rolled out the red carpet at the Odeon Cinema in West Bromwich for the premiere screening of Daniel Meadows’ new movie High Street Stories. The movie was commissioned and produced by Multistory to document the lives of people who work in West Bromwich market. Made up of hundreds of Daniel’s photographic images that are […]