Blast! Festival of Photography, Talks & Walks

Multistory is very excited to announce:

Blast! Festival of Photography, Talks & Walks

Blast! will take place across 24th May – 29th June 2019, and will be played out across the streets, shops, libraries and community halls of Sandwell.

The festival will focus on each of Sandwell’s six distinct towns: Oldbury, Wednesbury, West Bromwich, Rowley Regis, Smethwick and Tipton. Finding new and exciting ways of presenting art in community spaces is at the heart of the Blast! experiment. Public space, community venues, pop-up sites, print, broadcasting and online platforms will all play a role in connecting the work of exceptional artists with local people.

Keep in touch

The Blast! Festival website is now live you can find it here

News about the festival programme and events will be announced on the website as the project grows; you can keep up to date by joining our mailing list – there will be plenty of opportunity to participate in projects, feasts, talks and walks!!

Artists Talks

To offer a taster of things to come Multistory are presenting three artists talks as follows:

18th October 2018 – The Caravan Gallery

14th November 2018 – Erik Kessels

13th December 2018 – Martin Parr

All talks will take place at The Council Chamber, Town Hall, West Bromwich 6pm – 8pm

Entry is free but you need to book click here to reserve your ticket BOOK


We need lots of lovely people to help us to make this happen so if you’re interested in volunteering please contact with an expression of interest – put Blast Volunteer in the subject field.


The Blast! Festival is funded by Arts Council England and the National Lottery, through their Strategic Funds Ambition for Excellence programme.