July 19, 2018

Who do you think should be celebrated? Who do you think is outstanding? Who goes above and beyond for you? . . The Women’s Honour Award will celebrate the many and varied roles that women who live and work in #Sandwell do. . . NOMINATE NOW by filling in a form available in all Sandwell Libraries or online via our website. The winners will have their portrait painted by @sarahtaylorsilverwood . . Thanks to @misterdodds for the beautiful poster design and @ropepress for printing.

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July 17, 2018

Over the next few weeks we’ll be introducing the fabulous judging panel for The Women’s Honour Award. First up, Tina Cockbill. . . Tina has been working at Nods Café in the West Bromwich Indoor Market for 15 years and is a central figure to the West Bromwich community… She thinks it’s important to go the extra mile to make people feel welcome and a part of something, and that’s why Nod’s Café is such an important place for West Brom. She thinks of herself as a ‘listener’, always making sure that customers who come to the café have someone to speak to about their day, or to reminisce about the past. The Women’s Honour Award will celebrate the many and varied roles that women who live and / or work in Sandwell do as care-givers, supporters and more. The three winners chosen by our judging panel will have their portrait painted by @sarahtaylorsilverwood and, together with their family and friends, they will be invited to a celebration event where the portraits will be revealed. For more information on how to nominate see link in bio. . . . . . #WomensHonourAward #SarahTaylorSilverwood #Community #Women #MultistoryArtist #Sandwell #SandwellCouncil #ACENational #CultureMatters #Multistory

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The Women’s Honour Award – Meet the Judges

July 17, 2018

Over the next few weeks we’ll be introducing the fabulous panel who will judge entries to The Women’s Honour Award. First up, Tina Cockbill. Tina has been working at Nods Café in the West Bromwich Indoor Market for 15 years and is a central figure to the West Bromwich community. She is on the Friends of […]

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THE WOMEN’S HONOUR AWARD

July 13, 2018

Sarah Taylor Silverwood Created by artist Sarah Taylor Silverwood, in collaboration with Multistory, The Women’s Honour Award will celebrate the many important and varied roles that women who live and / or work in Sandwell do as care-givers, supporters and more. We all know a woman who goes above and beyond for us; who quietly goes that extra […]

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Who says women don’t like football

July 11, 2018

On the night of England’s semi-finals, we’re delighted to join the football fever and share with you Emma Purshouse’s first poem from Tipton Tales, her new commission with Multistory. “I’m delighted to be working for Multistory on this project.  I’ve just written my first poem for ‘Tipton Tales’.  It’s fairly topical.   I wrote it based on notes […]

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July 6, 2018

We’re excited to share with you an image from photographer @niallmcdiarmid from his series of #Sandwell portraits commissioned by #Multistory for Blast! Festival. The work will be exhibited next year as part of the #BlastPhotoFest2019 shown across the 6 #Sandwell towns. . . “I’ve really enjoyed getting started on my Multistory project and have been travelling across the region regularly over the past month. The basis of the series is to build a portrait of the six towns across Sandwell, photographing the people I meet in my own style. The area is ethnically very diverse so I’m enjoying meeting people from a huge variety of backgrounds. However at the same time not only is it physically in the centre of the country but it seems to be right at the heart of the contemporary England, mirroring many of the changes and challenges that are so regularly discussed. High points so far – the great market at Blackheath, jumping on buses out of Oldham, walking the canals around Tipton, a great coffee morning at West Smethwick Baptist Church on the way to visiting Marshall Street where Malcom X visited in 1965. I even met people who were living on the street when he visited. Lastly I love the John Taylor Duce building in Wednesbury. I’d like to find out more about that. Very intriguing building. Low points so far – the seats on the tram..so uncomfortable. I’m starting a one man campaign for cushions to be supplied!” Niall, July 2018 . . Image: Indoor Market, West Bromwich – June 2018 Niall McDiarmid . . . . . #AmbitionforExcellence #ACE #CultureMatters #Community #Photography #NiallMcdiarmid #portraits

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June 26, 2018

We are deeply saddened to hear that our good friend David Goldblatt has died. We partnered with David from 2011 to May 2017, as part of his long-term photographic project about South African ex-offenders, which he extended to the Black Country to take portraits at the scene of crime. David was driven by personal experience […]

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May 22, 2018

This is @corinnenoordenbos taking over the #Multistory Instagram to highlight the launch of my book and exhibition Black Country Lungs. This is Janice. She suffers from #COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). When Multistory invited me to the Black Country, I took the opportunity to explore health issues. Statistics showed that this post- industrial community has more health-related problems than other areas of the UK. I decided to focus on COPD and lung problems. I was curious about the connection between the Black Country and ‘black lungs’. . . The exhibition is now on show @lightwoodshouse until 31 May 2018. The book can be purchased from the Multistory shop. . . Image: Janice, Black Country Lungs, 2018 Corinne Noordenbos . . #multistorytakeover #blackcountrylungs #multistoryartist #corinnenoordenbos #lungs #sandwell #community #photography #art #portraits

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