June 9, 2019

It’s #VolunteersWeek so we want to give a big shout out to our amazing group of volunteers for #blastphotofest2019 and volunteer co-ordinator, Richard. Thank you for all your help – it’s been great to have an extended team to help run the festival. . . . #multistory #dreamteam #sandwellcouncil #acemidlands #sandwell

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June 9, 2019

Behold The Sandwell Honours as they take up temporary residence today at Haden Hill House. Join artist Vicky Roden and have your photo taken with a relic and make your own. Part of #blastphotofest2019

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June 9, 2019

Apna Heritage Archive : Artist Talk Highlights: @AnanndChhabra Here are some of our highlights from Friday’s artist talk delivered to circa 200 people at the The Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick @gngsmethick. Visitors began by exploring the exhibit briefly before talk began, some visitors spotting people they know featured within the archive, selfies were taken at the 70s feature wall, the viewers were extremely popular, the samosas arrived and we tucked in followed by garam chai (tea) supplied by the Gurdwara. The talk first began with the children from Punjabi school opening up. Followed by Anand’s presentation which included details about his work on the project,  story about his parents, the first ever female Asian teacher in Wolverhampton featured in the archive, and details of the projects future. The event ended with some networking and families and children enjoying the remainder of the exhibition. Some of the children enjoyed it so much they returned the next day with the utmost enthusiasm, feeling proud and hopefully inspired. The exhibition remains open and free for all to visit, and closes on Thursday 13th June. Feel free to go in and take a seat in the Function Room first floor. If new to Gurdwara just go in take off shoes, cover head with scarf/ handkerchief and walk on towards the function hall. You can use either stairs or Lift. Post by @sukiedesi on behalf of Multistory. #wolvesarchives #blackcountry #photoexhibition #blackcountryexhibits #creativeblackcountry #apnaheritage #blastphotofest2019 #60s #70s #80s #archives #punjabiheritage #punjabiarchives #heritagelotteryfund #migration #photographyfestival #multistory #multistoryartist #sandwell #culturematters #forgeartist

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June 7, 2019

Here’s a few pics from the Fun Day on the Tibby, a community day featuring bubble football, a BBQ, kids’ activities and an evening screening of Laura Pannack’s photography project ‘The Cracker’ made with and for teenagers of Tipton. Thanks to our partners Sandwell Youth Service (Just Youth Sandwell), Sandwell Council and the TRA who helped make this happen. . . Thanks also to all the people who took part in the project. If you have been involved, free copies of the magazine featuring photos and text are available to pick up from the TRA, located opposite the Play Park on Tibbington Estate. . . #Blastphotofest2019 #AceNational #Ambitionforexcellence #sandwellcouncil

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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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