Black Country Allotment SocietyWe are delighted that Susie Parr's specially commissioned publication has been shortlisted for the Self Published Book Award (Self Published Book Awards, 2015).
Susie writes about the lives and experiences of plot holders from eight allotments set in the heart of Sandwell, using the wider Black Country as context. Her closely observed stories are a celebration of community, resourcefulness and ingenuity, beautifully produced in a box of delights.
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Daniel Meadows High Street Stories
We rolled out the red carpet at Odeon Cinema, West Bromwich for the premiere screening of Daniel Meadows' new movie.
Exploring West Bromwich High Street and the indoor and the outdoor markets, Daniel made many connections with the people he met. The movie is made up of hundreds of photographic images that are animated to accompany the sound recordings made on location.
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Mahtab Hussain The Quiet Town of Tipton
A selection of images from Mahtab Hussain's new book will be on display at West Bromwich Town Hall from mid-November, 2015.
Through a series of photographic portraits and interviews, different generations of Muslim residents tell their stories of Tipton, a small town in Sandwell: once one of the most heavily industrialised towns in the Black Country. Click on the image for more info.
Image © Mahtab Hussain
Black Country Stories archive
We work with world-class photographers and writers to document life in Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and beyond.
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Image © Mark Power / Magnum Photos