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What’s the best thing about the Black Country? What are your favourite Black Country sayings? We took to the streets of Sandwell to get these all important answers for the second episode of #SandwellStories #podcast. Download from #podbean (search ‘Sandwell Stories’). Link in bio. . . . Thanks to the Sandwell Stories team @emmacase and Robert . . Photo: Emma Case . . #sandwell #audio #stories #community #blackcountryday #blackcountryfestival

NEWS : July 16, 2018

What’s the best thing about the Black Country? What are your favourite Black Country sayings? We took to the streets of Sandwell to get these all important answers for the second episode of #SandwellStories #podcast. Download from #podbean (search ‘Sandwell Stories’). Link in bio. . . . Thanks to the Sandwell Stories team @emmacase and […]


We’re excited to share with you an image from photographer @niallmcdiarmid from his series of #Sandwell portraits commissioned by #Multistory for Blast! Festival. The work will be exhibited next year as part of the #BlastPhotoFest2019 shown across the 6 #Sandwell towns. . . “I’ve really enjoyed getting started on my Multistory project and have been travelling across the region regularly over the past month. The basis of the series is to build a portrait of the six towns across Sandwell, photographing the people I meet in my own style. The area is ethnically very diverse so I’m enjoying meeting people from a huge variety of backgrounds. However at the same time not only is it physically in the centre of the country but it seems to be right at the heart of the contemporary England, mirroring many of the changes and challenges that are so regularly discussed. High points so far – the great market at Blackheath, jumping on buses out of Oldham, walking the canals around Tipton, a great coffee morning at West Smethwick Baptist Church on the way to visiting Marshall Street where Malcom X visited in 1965. I even met people who were living on the street when he visited. Lastly I love the John Taylor Duce building in Wednesbury. I’d like to find out more about that. Very intriguing building. Low points so far – the seats on the tram..so uncomfortable. I’m starting a one man campaign for cushions to be supplied!” Niall, July 2018 . . Image: Indoor Market, West Bromwich – June 2018 Niall McDiarmid . . . . . #AmbitionforExcellence #ACE #CultureMatters #Community #Photography #NiallMcdiarmid #portraits

NEWS : July 6, 2018

This is @corinnenoordenbos taking over the #Multistory Instagram to highlight the launch of my book and exhibition Black Country Lungs. This is Janice. She suffers from #COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). When Multistory invited me to the Black Country, I took the opportunity to explore health issues. Statistics showed that this post- industrial community has more health-related problems than other areas of the UK. I decided to focus on COPD and lung problems. I was curious about the connection between the Black Country and ‘black lungs’. . . The exhibition is now on show @lightwoodshouse until 31 May 2018. The book can be purchased from the Multistory shop. . . Image: Janice, Black Country Lungs, 2018 Corinne Noordenbos . . #multistorytakeover #blackcountrylungs #multistoryartist #corinnenoordenbos #lungs #sandwell #community #photography #art #portraits

NEWS : May 22, 2018

This is @corinnenoordenbos taking over the #Multistory Instagram to highlight the launch of my book and exhibition Black Country Lungs. This is Janice. She suffers from #COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). When Multistory invited me to the Black Country, I took the opportunity to explore health issues. Statistics showed that this post- industrial community has […]


Only a couple of weeks before #BlackCountryLungs our new photographic exhibition with @corinnenoordenbos opens @lightwoods_house_and_park from 17 – 31 May 2018 – it tells the stories of people living with #COPD in the Black Country – don’t miss a guided tour with the artist on 19th May at 11am. See link in bio for more details. . . Image: Don, Black Country Lungs, 2018, Corinne Noordenbos . . The Black Country Lungs book can be pre-ordered on our website. . #multistory #multistoryartist #sandwell #lungs #breathing #photography #community #stories #sandwellcouncil #ACEMidlands

NEWS : April 25, 2018

Only a couple of weeks before #BlackCountryLungs our new photographic exhibition with @corinnenoordenbos opens @lightwoods_house_and_park from 17 – 31 May 2018 – it tells the stories of people living with #COPD in the Black Country – don’t miss a guided tour with the artist on 19th May at 11am. See link in bio for more […]


We’re delighted that @dawinderbansal1 is our third artist commission for 2018 /2019. Dawinder will produce an art installation celebrating the lives of first generation South Asian migrant women living in Sandwell. Through a collection of oral history interviews, photographs and moving image Dawinder will explore the relationships between these women and their cars. The work will also highlight the positive impact of future generations of Asian women who now benefit from the sacrifices of the first generation living within patriarchal and traditional Indian family structure. The project will launch as part of Multistory’s Blast! Festival in June 2019. . . Photo credit: Dee Patel . . . #Multistoryartist #Multistory #BlastFestival #DawinderBansal #MyCarOurStory #firstcar #stories #community #oralhistory #photography #firstgeneration #artistcommission #BlackCountry

NEWS : April 4, 2018

We’re delighted that @dawinderbansal1 is our third artist commission for 2018 /2019. Dawinder will produce an art installation celebrating the lives of first generation South Asian migrant women living in Sandwell. Through a collection of oral history interviews, photographs and moving image Dawinder will explore the relationships between these women and their cars. The work […]


#WorldPoetryDay – we’ll be working with performance poet #EmmaPurshouse on a commission for 18/19 called #TiptonTales Emma will work with local residents to produce a site-specific piece of spoken word theatre with a loose but coherent narrative that will be set and performed in a building / location in #Tipton (one of the six towns in the borough of Sandwell). The history of the building and the people and families who inhabited or frequented the place will be represented as spoken word pieces linked together to represent the diversity of voices in #Sandwell – they will be created by both Emma and artists she collaborates with. Collaboration is one of Emma’s preferred methods of working and she has previously written and performed pieces in this way, including a show which was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018. . . . . #spokenword #performancepoet #MultistoryArtist #participation #collaboration #community #connected #communitystories #TheMultistoryCollection #6townsofSandwell

NEWS : March 21, 2018

#WorldPoetryDay – we’ll be working with performance poet #EmmaPurshouse on a commission for 18/19 called #TiptonTales Emma will work with local residents to produce a site-specific piece of spoken word theatre with a loose but coherent narrative that will be set and performed in a building / location in #Tipton (one of the six towns […]


A Room of Their Own – Film

NEWS : March 5, 2018

“The real challenge is not just making photographs that reflect their lives in an honest way, but can we engage people in a meaningful way to also act?” Susan Meiselas, 2017 Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas collaborated with Multistory and women in refuge during 2015 and 2016 to make a book – A Room of Their […]


We’ve got that #FridayFeeling – February is nearly over and spring is in the air! Image: Barnford & Farm Road Allotments, Oldbury, 2010 Martin Parr/Magnum Photos – commissioned by #Multistory. . . . . . #community #connected #contemporaryphotography #socialphotography #collaboration #MartinParr #MultistoryArtist #Oldbury #Sandwell #BlackCountry

NEWS : February 23, 2018

We’ve got that #FridayFeeling – February is nearly over and spring is in the air! Image: Barnford & Farm Road Allotments, Oldbury, 2010 Martin Parr/Magnum Photos – commissioned by #Multistory. . . . . . #community #connected #contemporaryphotography #socialphotography #collaboration #MartinParr #MultistoryArtist #Oldbury #Sandwell #BlackCountry By: multistoryView on Instagram