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Black Country Stories with Multistory

NEWS : October 9, 2012

by Manjeet Gil What Is Black Country Stories? Earlier this year we (Black Country Cinema) were contacted by Sandwell based charity Multistory about the possibility of working on a project to tell the story of the ‘everyday life’ in the Black Country. With our earlier work including Luv’in the Black Country and Walk 17 being […]


Black Country Stories Oral History

NEWS : September 19, 2012

By Julia Letts, Project Interviewer Ever wondered what it’s like to work in a brewery? Yesterday I got the chance to interview Phil Parkinson at Marston’s in Wolverhampton, to record his personal story of living and working in the Black Country. Phil doesn’t come from this part of the world, but he calls it home […]


David Goldblatt in conversation

NEWS : September 18, 2012

We are very excited that David Goldblatt will be in the UK on 21 September, to work with Multistory until 20 October, 2012. We are very proud and honoured that he will be spending time in the Black Country. We thought we’d share a film of David talking about his work with the curator and […]


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

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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 […]


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 […]