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Head over to @magentafoundation to see @laurapannack’s Instagram takeover. First photo tells the story behind this image, taken as part of her #multistory commission ‘The Cracker’. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ “We met at ‘The Dipper’, (an anxiety provoking dip in the land laden with bike tracks from brave souls who dared to ride down and lose their stomachs)”⁣ ⁣ ⁣ The Dipper Laura Pannack⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #laurapannack #Blastphotofest2019 #ambitionsforexcellence #artsfestival #community #sandwell #magentafoundation #instagramtakeover #artscouncilengland #community #tipton #commonspace

NEWS : August 20, 2019

Head over to @magentafoundation to see @laurapannack’s Instagram takeover. First photo tells the story behind this image, taken as part of her #multistory commission ‘The Cracker’. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ “We met at ‘The Dipper’, (an anxiety provoking dip in the land laden with bike tracks from brave souls who dared to ride down and lose […]


The Cracker

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Through a narrow alleyway you enter ‘The Cracker’; rolling grass lined with blackberries and stinging nettles. Motorbikes, peds and quads bark loudly at all times of day. The boys race them until they burn out, perfecting the art of the wheelie. The girls nestle around small fires despite the baking summer sun. Here, everyone knows […]


Asian Women & Cars: Road to Independence

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Asian Women & Cars: Road to Independence celebrates the lives and experiences of first generation South Asian migrant women living in Sandwell and the Black Country. Using oral histories, film, photographs and sound, Dawinder Bansal explores the relationships between the women, driving and their cars. The project was presented as a multimedia installation for the […]


“Scouts mean a lot to me. The feeling you get when children come up to you after a meeting or a camp and say ‘thank you. I had so much fun’, or ‘thank you, I can finally be me.’ It means the world.” I was born in Poland and came over when I was 6 years old. I always struggled with having just one home. When people would ask: “where would you rather be?” or “what football team do you support?” if England and Poland play – I always struggled with that. For me, home is where my family and friends are, somewhere I am wanted. Poland is home but my home is also here in England – I have family in both, and I have friends in both. Sometimes it’s tough to be told you aren’t really English so your home can’t be here – or you live abroad so you shouldn’t consider Poland as home. If I’m honest there is so many of us that struggle with such a split. Sometimes it feels as if I have to have two different personalities: the Polish Martyna and the English one.” . . Photo credit: Martyna, Polish Saturday School, September 2017 @jon_tonks . . Jon Tonks’ collaboration with Multistory, Stories of Home is a portrait of the Central and Eastern European communities who live in Sandwell, The project was commissioned by Multistory and supported by Creative Black Country. . . #worldphotoday2019 #multistory #creativeblackcountry #community #sandwellcouncil #ACE #ArtsCouncilEngland #sandwell #blackcountry #scouts

NEWS : August 19, 2019

“Scouts mean a lot to me. The feeling you get when children come up to you after a meeting or a camp and say ‘thank you. I had so much fun’, or ‘thank you, I can finally be me.’ It means the world.” I was born in Poland and came over when I was 6 […]


Thanks to Michael Landelle for the gorgeous photos of Dawinder Bansal’s #blastphotofest2019 event, Asian Women & Cars: Road to Independence. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Following a tour of Dawinder’s exhibition, and the group exhibition Girl Gaze, Dawinder was joined by Anita Goyal, Bharulata Patel-Kamble and Jagdish Khaira in a discussion drawing from the panelists’ personal experiences of driving and influencing social change for South Asian girls and women in the UK and India. ⁣ @dawinderbansal .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #dawinderbansal #asianwomenandcars #multistory #acemidlands #sandwellcouncil #ambitionforexcellence #photographyfestival #community #Multistory #multistoryartist #Sandwell #AmbitionforExcellence #ACE #westmidlandsartsbursary #CultureMatters #SandwellCouncil #MultistoryArtists #Community #artsfestival #ACEsupported #NationalLottery

NEWS : August 14, 2019

Thanks to Michael Landelle for the gorgeous photos of Dawinder Bansal’s #blastphotofest2019 event, Asian Women & Cars: Road to Independence. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Following a tour of Dawinder’s exhibition, and the group exhibition Girl Gaze, Dawinder was joined by Anita Goyal, Bharulata Patel-Kamble and Jagdish Khaira in a discussion drawing from the panelists’ personal experiences […]


Laura Pannack found herself drawn to an area of scrubland in Tipton and the teenagers who hangout there. She was fascinated by how this unassuming space has taken on a greater meaning for the young people that live nearby. ‘The Cracker,’ as it is referred to locally, is a youth club without walls and without rules. ⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣ “Through a narrow alleyway you enter ‘The Cracker’; rolling grass lined with blackberries and stinging nettles. Motorbikes, peds and quads bark loudly at all times of day. The boys race them until they burn out, perfecting the art of the wheelie. The girls nestle around small fires despite the baking summer sun. Here, everyone knows each other.” Laura Pannack⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #LauraPannack #Blastphotofest2019 #artsfestival #community #sandwell #commonspace #sandwellcouncil #ambitionforexcellence #artscouncilengland #internationalfriendshipday

NEWS : July 30, 2019

Laura Pannack found herself drawn to an area of scrubland in Tipton and the teenagers who hangout there. She was fascinated by how this unassuming space has taken on a greater meaning for the young people that live nearby. ‘The Cracker,’ as it is referred to locally, is a youth club without walls and without […]


Last weekend, Blast! Festival drew to a close – marking the end of an incredible six weeks of exhibitions, performances, talks and guided walks taking place across the six towns of Sandwell. We’re so grateful to everyone who has been involved; from our partners, our amazing team of technicians and volunteers, to community members who contributed to the Sandwell Pride of Place Project with their stories, images and artefacts. We went out with a bang at the Blast! closing party, hosted by The Caravan Gallery in their pop-up exhibition space- with live performances from Brendan Hawthorn and members of the community, compered by the fantastic Dave from The Hollybush Pub. Thanks to everyone who joined us over the weekend, Wishing everyone a great summer and here’s to the next one! . . . . . . . . . . #BlastPhotoFest2019 #makeartnotwar #Multistory #Sandwell #AmbitionforExcellence #ACE #westmidlandsartsbursary #CultureMatters #SandwellCouncil #Community #artsfestival

NEWS : July 4, 2019

Last weekend, Blast! Festival drew to a close – marking the end of an incredible six weeks of exhibitions, performances, talks and guided walks taking place across the six towns of Sandwell. We’re so grateful to everyone who has been involved; from our partners, our amazing team of technicians and volunteers, to community members who […]


On Saturday Blast! Festival will come to a close, and @the_caravan_gallery are throwing a party to celebrate the culmination of a fantastic collection of photos, stories and objects that make up their Sandwell Pride of Place Project exhibition, donated by the local community over the last six weeks. . A final chance to make your mark on The People’s Map of Sandwell and admire the finished exhibition in a festive atmosphere! Refreshments and entertainment provided- all welcome. . See the Blast! Website for details. . . . . . . . . #BlastPhotoFest2019 #socialdocumentaryphotography #Multistory #multistoryartist #Sandwell #AmbitionforExcellence #ACE #westmidlandsartsbursary #ACEmidlands #CultureMatters #SandwellCouncil #MultistoryArtists #Community #artsfestival #ACEsupported #NationalLottery

NEWS : June 27, 2019

On Saturday Blast! Festival will come to a close, and @the_caravan_gallery are throwing a party to celebrate the culmination of a fantastic collection of photos, stories and objects that make up their Sandwell Pride of Place Project exhibition, donated by the local community over the last six weeks. . A final chance to make your […]