Blast! Festival of Photography, Talks & Walks

Festival of Photography

Multistory is very excited to announce:

Blast! Festival of Photography, Talks & Walks

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

The Blast! Festival website is now live and you can find it here with details about what to expect. A festival brochure will be available to download in mid-April.

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.

Save the date

Join us for the opening weekend on Friday 24 and Saturday 25th May 2019, in West Bromwich, for exhibitions, events, a community feast and a bit of a shindig.

Keep in touch

You can keep up to date by joining our mailing list – there will be plenty of exhibitions, events, talks and walks!

Artists Talks

To offer a taster of things to come, Multistory presented the following artist talks in West Bromwich Town Hall:

18 October 2018 – The Caravan Gallery

14 November 2018 – Erik Kessels

13 December 2018 – Martin Parr


We need lots of lovely people to help us to make this happen so, if you’re interested in volunteering, please email with an expression of interest – please 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.