We’re recruiting!

November 19, 2020

We’re excited to announce that we are recruiting a freelance Creative Producer and 12 Community Engagement Artists. They will work with Multistory to develop a digital, community engaged arts programme as part of the Wednesbury High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ), funded by Sandwell Council and Historic England, to take place between January 2021 and […]

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Seeing in Isolation: adapting a socially engaged photography project in lockdown

November 10, 2020

Click below for an audio recorded version of this blog.   “In a very short space of time, blind and partially sighted Sandwell Visually Impaired members overcame the hurdles of working virtually and using technology to do audio recordings, make photographs and share images from their family albums. I am deeply grateful to all of […]

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Mapping Grass-roots Organising in Sandwell During the Pandemic

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 […]

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Stories in Isolation

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 […]

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Covid-19 Resources

April 27, 2020

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 […]

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Digital Mentoring

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 […]

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Covid-19 Response

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 […]

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International Women’s Day Celebrations

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 […]

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