Photography competition – capturing Wednesbury

November 24, 2021

We’re pleased to announce that Multistory has teamed up with tekkinpix, on Wednesbury Through The Lens – a new photography competition for the town. Open to everyone, of all ages it encourages people to take a closer look at Wednesbury High Street and the surrounding area. Wednesbury Through The Lens is inviting photographs that you’ve taken of your […]

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We are Wednesbury

November 19, 2021

There’s lots of changes happening in, and around, Market Place that are part of the Wednesbury High Street Heritage Action Zone.  Between now and January 2024, Multistory will deliver ‘We are Wednesbury’, a cultural, community engaged programme is being developed with, and for, local residents, communities and artists.  Multistory is producing a series of creative activities that […]

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Women in Art History cyanotypes / catch up

November 10, 2021

Hi everyone, I’m Scarlett Ford. I’m currently a Level 5 Fine Art student at the University of Wolverhampton and one of the Multistory Blast! Creative Network (BCN) bursary recipients. So exciting! For this bursary I have continued to work on a project I started around Easter 2021, called Women in Art History that is made […]

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Dreaming the Black Country: Creative Writing

July 28, 2021

On 21 July, we hosted a phsychogeographical writing workshop with local writer Kerry Hadley-Pryce as part of our Blast! Creative Network Programme. We invited members of the BCN to undertake a psychogeographical exploration of their local area, which informed a piece of creative writing that they developed during the workshop. People took a walk in a […]

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Launch of Seeing in Isolation

May 5, 2021

‘Seeing in Isolation’ is an exciting new project by community arts organisation Multistory and photographer Karren Visser that shares digital stories made with, and told by, visually impaired Sandwell residents.  The project brings together members of Sandwell Visually Impaired (SVI) to share their stories through short digital films made up of audio recordings, photographs from family […]

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Adapting socially engaged practice during lockdown

April 28, 2021

This text was produced in conversation with the artist Sophie Huckfield, who was invited to write an article for Social Works exploring shifts in socially engaged practice during the pandemic. Sophie was commissioned for Multistory’s High Street Stories programme, part of the Wednesbury High Street Heritage Action pilot project. As part of the programme Sophie […]

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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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