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We create great art that people in Sandwell will want to take part in, be part of, see and talk about. We commission excellent, critically acclaimed artists because local people deserve to see and work with the best. We produce photographic work, films, exhibitions, publications, digital stories and archives that speak not just to Sandwell but to the whole country and beyond. Above all, we work with artists to tell compelling stories that demand to be heard.

Explore our project listingsphotography galleries and blog to discover more about the work we do.


New book available now!

Liz Hingley : Home Made in Smethwick


Liz Hingley has created an intimate photographic portrait of the people and the food cooked in Smethwick in the Black Country, one of the most culturally diverse towns in the UK.

The resulting book, commissioned and produced by Multistory, is a collection of portraits and favourite, hand-written family recipes, that reveals how food can act as a bridge from one continent to another; from one generation to the next; and from one house to its neighbour. Click on the image to buy the book.


Lipie bread © Liz Hingley


Sandwell Arts Festival

Flatpack Film take over West Bromwich Town Hall on Saturday 13 August


Flatpack transforms West Bromwich Town Hall into a multiplex with a difference as part of this year’s ‪Sandwell Arts Festival‬. A range of screenings and activities will take place throughout the building.

We'll present a special selection of photographs from on-going documentary photography project 'Black Country Stories' and a triple-bill of Multistory commissioned films in the Council Chambers at 12.15 – 1.30

Click image to find out more.

Summer Events 2016


Click the image for the latest info on upcoming exhibitions, film screenings and events.

Desperate Dan Cow Pie, Mad O'Rourkes, Tipton, 2010 © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Screening and In Conversation

Hans Eijkelboom: The Street and Modern Life


We are delighted that Hans' work was screened as part of Flatpack Film Festival, 2016.

Hans turned his lens to the Bull Ring in Birmingham between July 2013 and September 2014.

There is an opportunity to watch the film on Hans' project page. Click image to find out more.

The Street and Modern Life
Image ©Hans Eijkelboom

Black Country Stories archive


We work with world-class photographers and writers to document life in Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and beyond.

Click on the image to see more stunning photos, videos and audio in our archive.

Samantha, West Bromwich, 2011
Image © Mark Power / Magnum Photos

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Book Coming Soon Liz Hingley : Home Made in Smethwick

Liz Hingley has created an intimate photographic portrait of the people and the food cooked in Smethwick in the Black Country, one of the most culturally diverse towns in the UK. The resulting book, a collection of portraits and favourite hand-written recipes, reveals how food can act as a bridge from one continent to another; from one generation to the next; and from one house to its neighbour.
Click on image to find out more.

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Sandwell Arts Festival
Flatpack Film take over West Bromwich Town Hall on Saturday 13 August

Flatpack transforms West Bromwich Town Hall into a multiplex with a difference as part of this year’s Sandwell Arts Festival. A range of screenings and activities will take place throughout the building. We'll present a special selection of photographs from on-going documentary photography project 'Black Country Stories' and a triple-bill of Multistory commissioned films in the Council Chambers at 12.15 – 1.30
Click image to find out more.

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Summer Events 2016

Desperate Dan Cow Pie, Mad O'Rourkes, Tipton, 2010 © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Click the image for the latest info on upcoming exhibitions, film screenings and events.

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Screening and In Conversation Hans Eijkelboom: The Street and Modern Life

We are delighted that Hans' work was screened as part of Flatpack Film Festival, 2016. Hans turned his lens to the Bull Ring in Birmingham between July 2013 and September 2014. There is an opportunity to watch the film on Hans' project page. Click image to find out more.

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Black Country Stories archive

We work with world-class photographers and writers to document life in Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and beyond. Click on the image to see more stunning photos, videos and audio in our archive.
Samantha, West Bromwich, 2011. Image © Mark Power / Magnum Photos


Featured Projects

Liz Hingley: Home Made in Smethwick

The Street & Modern Life: Hans Eijkelboom

High Street Stories: Daniel Meadows

Black Country Stories: Martin Parr

Teddy Gray's Sweet Factory, Dudley, 2010

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