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, playing out across the streets, shops, libraries and community halls of Sandwell.

The Blast! Festival website is now live and you can find it here. You can also download the festival brochure here, with details of all exhibitions and events taking place throughout the second half of the festival.

The festival focusses 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 all play a role in connecting the work of exceptional artists with local people.

Save the date

Join us for the closing party on Saturday 29 June 2019 at the Former Poundland venue in West Bromwich. A final chance to make your mark on The People’s Map of Sandwell and admire The Caravan Gallery’s finished exhibition in a festive atmosphere. Refreshments and entertainment provided; all welcome! See the Blast! Festival website’s event section for more information.

Keep in touch

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


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