August 13, 2018

“A lot of the work that women do is behind the scenes, often unpaid, and not rewarded. The sorts of images and paintings we see in public spaces have historically shown a mainly male, privileged voice. I want to create portraits that change this narrative we have seen throughout history by celebrating and honouring these women.” . . @sarahtaylorsilverwood talks about The Women’s Honour Award. Read the rest of the blog post on the ‘News’ section of our website. . . Last few days to nominate, deadline 15 August 2018. . . . . . #women #art #portraits #multistory #sandwell #nominate #100yearswomensvoting #sarahtaylorsilverwood

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Sarah Taylor Silverwood on initiating The Women’s Honour Award

August 10, 2018

Sarah Taylor Silverwood talks about why she’s collaborated with Multistory to launch The Women’s Honour Award. “The Women’s Honour Award is a chance for people to celebrate someone who goes above and beyond for them. A lot of the work that women do is behind the scenes, often unpaid, and not rewarded. The sorts of […]

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The Women’s Honour Award – Meet the Judges #3

July 31, 2018

We’re delighted to introduce our third judge Cllr Syeda Khatun, deputy leader of Sandwell Council and cabinet member for neighbourhoods and communities, who is also on the panel to judge nominations to The Women’s Honour Award. Syeda is the deputy leader of Sandwell Council and cabinet member for neighbourhoods and communities and has been the Councillor […]

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The Women’s Honour Award – Meet the Judges #2

July 27, 2018

We’re delighted to introduce our second judge Julie McKirdy, a very special Sandwell Librarian, who is also on the panel to judge nominations to The Women’s Honour Award. On 4 September 1978, Julie started working at Thimblemill Library, straight from school, when she was 16 and says it was like the job was made for her. She […]

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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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