Black Country Stories
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Where We Dream

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Where We Dream: West Bromwich Operatic Society and the Fine Art of Musical Theatre This project resulted in a book written by François Matarasso with a film by Benjamin Wigley and images by Kate Jackson; commissioned by Multistory. Where We Dream tells the story of West Bromwich Operatic Society (WBOS), an amateur group that has […]


24 KARRAT

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Born in 1973 in Wolverhampton, UK, Anand’s work is based on telling stories of people in communities through photography and film. Manjit Krumbein (24) has a degree in civil engineering and is looking to make his name in the music world as a rapper. He has just made his first official music video ‘Gold Bars’ […]


Black Country Cinema

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Black Country Cinema is a collective of four film makers based in the Black Country. Passionate about real cinema, they aim to portray the Black Country and British culture honestly and authentically through the medium of film. Multistory commissioned Black Country Cinema to produce a series of short films that responded to the theme of […]


Black Country Women

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Working on ‘Black Country Women’ was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my writing life. The whole project was friendly, well organised, adventurous and full of discoveries. It was a fine opportunity (and excuse) to meet and chat with all sorts of different people; a dream project for me. Margaret Drabble I’m delighted to […]


Black Country Stories

STORIES

Growing up in Leicester, my family would make occasional shopping trips to Birmingham but the Black Country remained relatively undiscovered. Now, all these years later, the area feels both familiar and obscure, which allows me to maintain a certain distance. This is useful in helping me make my work here – a mix of static, […]


Black Country Stories

STORIES

When Multistory contacted me to ask if I might be interested in doing a photographic commission, I could not say yes fast enough. With its famous industrial past, there was going to be an inevitable decline in the area, but what I had not counted on was the revitalisation that the many immigrant groups have […]