Blast! Festival website

June 12, 2019

Head over to the Blast! Festival website to keep up to date with exhibitions and events taking place during the second half of the festival. You can also download the Blast! Festival brochure here. Blast! Festival of Photography, Talks and Walks is taking place throughout the six towns of Sandwell until 29 June 2019. Join […]

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Blast! Festival Programme Launch

March 11, 2019

We’re super excited to announce the Blast! Festival programme and the launch of our new website, click here to see it. The festival is like no other – made with and for the people of Sandwell. It runs from Friday 24 May to Saturday 29 June 2019, and exhibitions, film screenings, events, talks and walks […]

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Blast! Instagram Takeover: Niall McDiarmid

March 4, 2019

We’re pleased to be launching the Blast! website and festival line up later this week and to celebrate we will be showcasing some of the artists on Instagram.  First up is Niall McDiarmid. Niall is a Scottish photographer based in London. His work is about documenting the people and landscape of Britain. Recent exhibitions have included British […]

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Volunteer for BLAST! Festival

February 14, 2019

Are you interested in art and photography? Volunteer for BLAST! Festival of Photography, Walks and Talks and gain experience of working as part of a team to deliver a large-scale arts festival in Sandwell. We have several volunteer areas to get involved in, including the following: • delivering events, exhibitions & audience engagement; • installation/de-installation; […]

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What we’re looking forward to in 2019

January 15, 2019

This year we’ve got plenty to look forward to with Blast! A festival of photography, talks and walks taking place across Sandwell between the 24th May – 29th June 2019, along with some exciting projects and commissions from Multistory’s ongoing cultural programme. Later this month, we’ll be hosting the big unveiling of portraits by visual […]

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2018 – the stories that matter

December 20, 2018

It’s approaching the end of the year and it’s the perfect opportunity to get comfy and catch up with the stories that matter; we’ve compiled a list of our projects from this year so you can watch, read and listen to your heart’s desire over the festive period! We are Family – Our pop-up exhibition of material […]

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Laura Pannack writes on her current Multistory project, “The Cracker”

October 23, 2018

Photographer Laura Pannack writes about her current Multistory commission “The Cracker”. “I’ve wanted to work with Multistory for years ever since I heard great things from Susan Meiselas and Alex Nelson. The charity commissions artists to embark on projects in Sandwell and Dudley and offer support in working within the local community to explore themes […]

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Angling For Narrow Boats

October 4, 2018

In celebration of World Poetry Day, we’d like to share Brendan Hawthorne’s poem ‘Angling For Narrow Boats’ with you, which will be published in ‘Tipton Tales’- a book of newly commissioned poetry focusing on the Sandwell town of Tipton.   Angling For Narrow Boats Floats bob on lazy eddies piercing meniscal surface tension now clear from […]

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