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; […]


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 […]


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 […]


November 21, 2018

We’re excited to present our new poetry anthology Tipton Tales, curated by poet Emma Purshouse for her @multistory commission. . The anthology is tied together by Emma Purshouse’s poem ‘Figure of Eight’, which she wrote while walking through Tipton, mapping various encounters and sights she experienced along the way. It includes poems by Casey Bailey, Liz Berry, Roz Goddard, Brendan Hawthorn, Kuli Kohli, Roy McFarlane, Dave Pitt, Steve Pottinger and Billy Spakemon. Each of the poets featured have deep-rooted connections to and a respect and love of the region of #Sandwell, and their voices interweave with Emma’s to form a warm and sometimes humorous portrayal of the everyday lives of its inhabitants. . . The book launch will take place on 29 November at 7pm at Tipton Library. Join us to get your copy of the book, to meet the poets and to see some of the poems performed for the very first time. . . Illustrations by local illustrator @bynginc and printed by @holodeckbirmingham . . . . . #TiptonTales #poetry #walkingpoetry #emmapurshouse #multistorybook #multistory #tipton #tiptonlibrary #newbook #anthology #publishing #lovepoetry


October 28, 2018

We’re so pleased to see our project with @pollybraden and Sally Williams ‘Out of the Shadows: the untold story of people with autism and learning disabilities’ featured in the @guardian today. If you didn’t get to pick up a copy it’s also available online. Please read and share. . . . . . The exhibition is at @mac_birmingham until 11 November. . . #pollybraden #cjs #prisonreform #sallywilliams #learningdisabilities #autism #macbirmingham #outoftheshadowscjs #multistory #prison #photography #photojournalism


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 […]


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 […]