Covid-19 Resources

April 27, 2020

We’ve put together a list of resources for help, advice and support during Covid-19. The focus is on Birmingham and the Black Country but there are some national charities included. This list is only a snapshot as there are lots of resources and support out there and we’ll add to the list as the situation […]


Digital Mentoring

April 1, 2020

In 2019, Multistory was granted a place on The Space’s Strategic Digital Mentoring programme. Our mentor Katie Connolly gave advice for implementing digital into our project planning, finding ways to share our extensive archives online and the best way to use digital during our first ever festival, Blast! Festival of Photography, Talks and Walks. The […]


Covid-19 Response

March 24, 2020

In response to the spread of coronavirus, we are focusing on the health and welfare of our project participants,​ artists, audiences, staff and colleagues and we have postponed all of our public facing activities. We’re still working to deliver our artistic programme and, ​where possible, we’ll find alternative ways to engage with our communities and partners. We’ll also be using social media and streaming platforms to engage with […]


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 […]