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Martin Parr in Wolverhampton

NEWS : August 16, 2012

Back in July, Martin spent four days in Wolverhampton and its wider region with visits in Compton, Tettenhall, Willenhall and the city centre again. The shoot also included revisiting Walsall as we wanted to document the last remaining brick manufacturer in the Black Country. As often happens when out shooting with Martin, we ended up in […]

Where We Dream at Oldbury Library


Where We Dream is being shown at Oldbury Library as part of the Sandwell Arts Festival from 6 August to 18 August. The film will be shown in the reception area all day during the week with no set showing times as the film is constantly being played on a loop. If you manage to […]

Small Change: Eindhoven – A Cultural Visit to Multistory

NEWS : August 4, 2012

From 14-16 June 2012, sixteen Dutch professionals from housing corporations, community art organisations, regional cultural councils, and cultural development organisations visited Multistory to explore community arts practice in the UK. They were also joined by François Matarasso (writer and Multistory associate), Nabeel Hamdi (Professor and author of ‘Small Change’, Jenny Peevers (Arts Council England) and […]

Mark Power’s Black Country Stories is featured in The Royal Photographic Society

NEWS : July 23, 2012

A nine-page article on Mark Power’s Black Country Stories is featured in the July/August 2012 edition of The Royal Photographic Society Journal. The article provides a fascinating insight behind the thoughts, processes and ideas that led to Mark’s Black Country Stories, which is now being exhibited at The New Art Gallery Walsall until 15 September. […]

Mark Power’s Black Country Stories Preview Night at The New Art Gallery Walsall

NEWS : July 20, 2012

Last night saw the long awaited, and highly anticipated, opening of Mark Power’s Black Country Stories exhibition at The New Art Gallery Walsall (further information here). The night was a huge success with approximately 200 people turning out (even in the rain) to come and celebrate this inspiring new work by Mark that centres around […]

Expect the Unexpected: oral history interviewing in Wolverhampton

NEWS : July 17, 2012

By Julia Letts Last Wednesday, I watched on as Alison McKee and Shaun Evans, our two Black Country Stories volunteers from Wolverhampton had their first go at oral history interviewing. Neither of them had ever done anything like this before, but a couple of months ago, they signed up to our oral history volunteer programme […]

Small Change Forum Event: Stirchley

NEWS : July 6, 2012

In June 2012, The Small Change Forum brought together 15 people including local residents of Stirchley along with professionals from the public and private sectors. Participants considered the strategic aims and practical next steps for progressing a number of creative community improvement proposals as developed by Place Prospectors – a community interest group directed by […]

Agents For Change Newsletter – 1st Issue

NEWS : June 14, 2012

Agents for Change is a group of young people the Small Change programme supported in 2011/2012. It is great to see the project is still going from strength to strength by continuing to develop new ideas, recruiting new members and increasing the size of the group. The project perfectly encapsulates the Small Change ethos, as […]