Black Country Roots: Book Launch

November 17, 2016

At the beginning of the year, Sandwell councillor, Jackie Taylor, invited Multistory to produce a book about the African-Caribbean communities in Sandwell and the Black Country.  In our busiest celebratory event yet, well over a hundred people came together to launch this wonderful new book –  Black Country Roots – at the West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre on 20 […]


November 7, 2016

Great double spread in @bjp1854 about Liz Hingley’s ‘Home Made in Smethwick’ project. ‘Liz Hingley’s collection of family recipes celebrates the diversity and culture of a small town in the West Midlands.’ Words by Izabela Radwanska Zhang. #photography #food #HomeMadeinSmethwick #BlackCountryStories


November 3, 2016

Out and about with photographer @pollybraden for new project. Look out for more updates!


October 27, 2016

Great to have a visit from students and teachers from The Architectural Association @aaschool (MPhil in Media Practices programme). Brilliant presentation about The Public by @grahampeet, followed by a talk on our #BlackCountryStories programme, led to discussion about pros and cons of showing work in an arts venue. Thanks for initiating @pollybraden


October 26, 2016

Everyone had a lovely afternoon at Sandwell Libraries celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth. Emma Purshouse and Alan Kurly McGeachie read from our new book ‘Black Country Roots’ available to buy from our website here: A special thanks to Pat and the team at Central Library, West Bromwich for hosting a great Black History Month event to celebrate ‘Black Country Roots’ and putting on a brilliant spread. Thanks also to our inspiring speakers: Councillor Jackie Taylor, Emma Purshouse and Kurly McGreachie. A selection of photographs and stories from the book will be on display at the library until the end of the month.


October 19, 2016

We’re really excited to welcome our guests tomorrow for the launch of our new book ‘Black Country Roots’. Keep an eye on social media from 1pm for live updates! #Sandwell #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackCountryRoots Luncheon club at the African-Caribbean Centre, West Bromwich, 1988, (from ‘Bickle’ exhibition). Photo: Maxine Walker / Nigel Madhoo Courtesy of


October 2, 2016

Lots of great work to see in Brighton as part of Brighton Photo Biennial (until 30 October 16) #bpb16 #photoworks_uk #photography


September 30, 2016

Great to have the wonderful #DavidGoldblatt back in #WestBrom to discuss exhibiting his work. In 2011 we invited David to extend his ongoing project on ex-offenders in South Africa, to the UK. For this project, David’s approach is to meet with individuals to interview and record their life story before taking their portrait at the scene of the crime or arrest.