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Exhibition Tour

NEWS : January 27, 2017

We are delighted to present Home Made in Smethwick, an exhibition of photographs by local photographer Liz Hingley, which will tour to six Sandwell libraries. Liz worked with residents for two years to create an intimate photographic portrait of the people and the food cooked in Smethwick in the Black Country, one of the most […]

Black Country Roots: Book Launch

NEWS : 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 […]

Discoveries on your Doorstep

NEWS : September 7, 2016

Francois Matarasso, community art worker, writer and researcher, writes on the importance of libraries as art centres.  The pigeon film was incredible. I have seen it before and I’ve come to see it again. When I grew up nearly every other garden had pigeons. It’s a rich man’s sport now. Libraries are about books – everybody knows that. […]

Home Made in Smethwick: Book Launch

NEWS : August 12, 2016

Home made cheese, rainbow-coloured macaroons, photographs and favourite family recipes were shared at the launch of ‘Home Made in Smethwick‘, our new, limited edition book, with photographer, Liz Hingley. The event brought together the people in the book, their friends and family and residents from the Smethwick community to see, for the first time, the […]

One year on

NEWS : July 11, 2016

For the three year anniversary of the 12 July Tipton bombing, Mahtab Hussain, British social commentary artist, reflects on his Multistory commission – The Quiet Town of Tipton. Anniversary dates are normally associated with celebrations, memory and, most importantly, relationships. However, this week is the three-year anniversary of a nail bomb explosion close to the […]

Highlights of 2015

NEWS : January 6, 2016

In no particular order … 1) The Symposium on Multistory’s ‘Black Country Stories’ explored recent commissions with photographers, writers and filmmakers through talks and discussion. It brought together international speakers, Martin Parr (UK), Margaret Drabble (UK), Hans Eijkelboom (NL), David Goldblatt (SA), Susie Parr (UK) and Mark Power (UK), to speak about their work in response […]

High Street Stories: Movie Premiere

NEWS : September 16, 2015

Last night, we rolled out the red carpet at the Odeon Cinema in West Bromwich for the premiere screening of Daniel Meadows’ new movie High Street Stories. The movie was commissioned and produced by Multistory to document the lives of people who work in West Bromwich market. Made up of hundreds of Daniel’s photographic images that are […]

Black Country Man Book Launch

NEWS : June 22, 2015

The launch for ‘Black Country Man’ took place on 18 June, 2015 at the Town Hall, West Bromwich. It was a celebration event for the men who participated in this project, their friends and family. There were speeches, book readings, magic tricks and song; washed down with tea, Cradley Heath’s finest bread pudding and local […]