Creating a Feminist Survival Guide

March 9, 2021

Since early 2020, artist Ali Baskerville has been collaborating with Multistory to meet, and work, with womxn and non-binary people in Sandwell to create a feminist ‘survival guide’. The project both responds to an urgent need for personal safety initiatives that focus on empowering those who, due to structural oppression, are most at risk of […]

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Creative Workshops for Wednesbury Residents!

February 17, 2021

Between now and the end of March 2021, Multistory is excited to announce that we are working on High Street Stories, a digital community engaged arts programme (that is part of the Wednesbury High Street Heritage Action Zone funded by Sandwell Council and Historic England) that will be developed with, and for, local residents and artists. The programme will explore the past, present and future of the town through words, song and art. A series of free, artist-led workshops will invite local community groups and members to reflect on their relationship to the Wednesbury High Street, outlining its importance as a social and cultural space.

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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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