Black Country Allotments – Sandwell Libraries Exhibition Tour

26th September - 18th November

Blackheath Library
Tipton Library
Smethwick Library
Central Library, West Bromwich

Multistory presents Black Country Allotments, an exhibition about the lives and experiences of plot holders from eight allotments set in the heart of Sandwell. Photographs and texts are taken from ‘Black Country Allotment Society’ a 2014 publication by writer and researcher Susie Parr.

Susie’s closely observed stories are a celebration of community, resourcefulness and ingenuity. Focused on the everyday and the ordinary, she reveals the extraordinary endeavour and achievements of the plot holders. Accompanying the exhibition is Bee Movies a film that tells the story of Black Country beekeepers, by local film-maker, Chris Keenan.

The project was commissioned and produced by Multistory. The exhibition will tour to Blackheath, Tipton, Smethwick and Central Libraries. Ask your local library for more info.

Join us for an exhibition launch at Blackheath Library on 27 September, 2017 at 2pm for a first chance to see the exhibition. Susie Parr will read excerpts from her essays, a chance to taste seasonal produce and hear from local allotment holders.

Exhibition Tour  

26 September – Sat 7 October
Blackheath Library
0121 559 1884

10 October – 21 October
Tipton Library
0121 557 1796

24 October – 4 November
Smethwick Library
0121 558 0497

7 November – 18 November
Central Library, West Bromwich
0121 569 4904