January 15, 2017

A favourite family recipe. Home Made in Smethwick Liz Hingley, 2014 – 2016. ‘The smells of cooking from all around the world permeate the terraced streets of Smethwick. Behind the doors I discovered how families and individuals adapt and personalize these historical homes in creative and diverse ways.’ – Liz Hingley, 2016 Join us for the preview of #HomeMadeinSmethwick tomorrow at Smethwick Library, 2.30pm. Photographer #LizHingley will be talking to #Multistory Director Emma Chetcuti about the project. There will also be books on sale at a discounted price which Liz Hingley will be happy to sign.


January 6, 2017

We’re excited for the launch of #HomeMadeinSmethwick, an exhibition of photographs by Liz Hingley, on Monday 16 January at 2.30pm at Smethwick Library. Banish those January blues and join us for an exhibition tour, a talk with Liz Hingley and home made treats. Find more information at multistory.org.uk/events Photo credit: Rose Sawyer, Daniel Asay and Irene Sawyer. Home Made in Smethwick Liz Hingley, 2014 to 2016. #photography #touring #exhibition #sandwell #community #food #acemidlands


December 9, 2016

Here’s a sneak peek at some #neverseenbefore work, from Michelle Sank for our second ‘Black Country Stories advent count down’ image. Critically acclaimed photographer, Michelle Sank, tells stories about young people and their lives in the Black Country. Michelle’s new series of photographic portraits explores and celebrates how young people see themselves. Simran was photographed in #WestBromwich wearing a traditional Indian wedding outfit that she made as part of her course @sandwellcollege Photo credit: Simran Michelle Sank, 2016. @creativeblackcountry #cbc @acegrams #sandwellcouncil #blackcountrystories #community #photography #advent #christmascountdown


December 6, 2016

On the road in Weston-super-Mare with photographer @pollybraden for ongoing project. #photography #ontheroad #behindthescenes #westonsupermare


November 24, 2016

What a fantastic finish to yesterday’s shoot out and about with #corinnenoordenbos. Once again, hearing incredible life stories. #behindthescenes #photography #copd #blackcountrystories


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!