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Mapping Grass-roots Organising in Sandwell During the Pandemic

NEWS : September 8, 2020

  by Josh Allen   As the extent, depth and potential duration of the Covid-19 crisis came into focus, ad-hoc, seemingly spontaneous groups of neighbours came together to cut through lockdown’s enforced isolation. Presented in the media as if emerging from nowhere, most actually drew upon deep roots and reserves of solidarity and community, building […]


Stories in Isolation

NEWS : April 27, 2020

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been thinking about how we can respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and we’re producing a new digital programme called Stories in Isolation to support local artists and our Blast! Creative Network. We’ll be sharing their photography, poetry and film with you over the upcoming weeks that responds to the […]


Covid-19 Resources

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We’ve put together a list of resources for help, advice and support during Covid-19. The focus is on Birmingham and the Black Country but there are some national charities included. This list is only a snapshot as there are lots of resources and support out there and we’ll add to the list as the situation […]


Digital Mentoring

NEWS : April 1, 2020

In 2019, Multistory was granted a place on The Space’s Strategic Digital Mentoring programme. Our mentor Katie Connolly gave advice for implementing digital into our project planning, finding ways to share our extensive archives online and the best way to use digital during our first ever festival, Blast! Festival of Photography, Talks and Walks. The […]


Covid-19 Response

NEWS : March 24, 2020

In response to the spread of coronavirus, we are focusing on the health and welfare of our project participants,​ artists, audiences, staff and colleagues and we have postponed all of our public facing activities. We’re still working to deliver our artistic programme and, ​where possible, we’ll find alternative ways to engage with our communities and partners. We’ll also be using social media and streaming platforms to engage with […]


International Women’s Day Celebrations

NEWS : March 17, 2020

This year Sandwell Council invited us to join in their week-long International Women’s Day Celebrations by exhibiting The Women’s Honour Award portraits by Sarah Taylor Silverwood in the Chambers in the Oldbury Council House. We were also part of the special event on Friday 13th March which featured talks and a panel discussion with Shani […]


2019 has been a Blast!

NEWS : December 17, 2019

  Multistory has had an amazing year, filled with exciting new commissions, projects, events and our very first festival! Blast! Festival of Photography, Talks and Walks (funded through the ACE Ambition for Excellence Fund), ran for six weeks in the six towns of Sandwell. It’s been a fantastic journey, and we’re looking forward to what […]


Hidden Spaces in the Black Country

NEWS : October 30, 2019

Hi, I’m Olivia, an amateur photographer, winner of the Inspire 19 10-14 competition, who joined Multistory during work experience week in Year 10. During my work placement I conducted research into the Multistory archive, and presented what I found via their Instagram account. My research project is all about the hidden spaces in the Black […]