International Women’s Day Celebrations

March 17, 2020

This year Sandwell Council invited us to join in their week-long International Women’s Day Celebrations by exhibiting The Women’s Honour Award portraits by Sarah Taylor Silverwood in the Chambers in the Oldbury Council House. We were also part of the special event on Friday 13th March which featured talks and a panel discussion with Shani […]


2019 has been a Blast!

December 17, 2019

  Multistory has had an amazing year, filled with exciting new commissions, projects, events and our very first festival! Blast! Festival of Photography, Talks and Walks (funded through the ACE Ambition for Excellence Fund), ran for six weeks in the six towns of Sandwell. It’s been a fantastic journey, and we’re looking forward to what […]


Hidden Spaces in the Black Country

October 30, 2019

Hi, I’m Olivia, an amateur photographer, winner of the Inspire 19 10-14 competition, who joined Multistory during work experience week in Year 10. During my work placement I conducted research into the Multistory archive, and presented what I found via their Instagram account. My research project is all about the hidden spaces in the Black […]


New Commissions 2019-20

September 17, 2019

As part of our ongoing programme of commissions, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be working with photographers Alison Baskerville and Karren Visser this year.   ALISON BASKERVILLE P.M.T 2018 © Sabiheh Awanzai Alison Baskerville is a West Midlands based artist and documentary photographer, who is a current resident artist at Grand Union gallery studios […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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; […]