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Martin Parr’s Black Country Stories – Mark goes to Mongolia

Martin Parr’s second film for Multistory (running time approx 43 minutes), Mark goes to Mongolia tells the extraordinary story of Mark Evans – pigeon auctioneer, breeder and entrepreneur – based in Moxley in the Black Country. This film documents Mark’s trip to Baotou in Inner Mongolia, in November 2012, where pigeon breeding, pigeon racing and Mark Evans are hugely popular.

The film is part of the Black Country Stories body of work commissioned by Multistory to document life in the Black Country.

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Martin Parr’s Black Country Stories – Teddy Gray’s Sweet Factory

Teddy Grays sleeve

Magnum photographer Martin Parr returns to working with moving images in this wonderfully engaging documentary about Teddy Gray’s sweet factory in Dudley in the West Midlands (running time approx 20 minutes).

Established in 1826, Teddy Gray’s has always been a family owned and run business. Five generations have worked and contributed towards the business of keeping the traditional, hand-made methods of sweet making alive.

The film is part of the Black Country Stories body of work commissioned by Multistory to document life in the Black Country.

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Martin Parr’s Black Country Stories – Norman Soper Tea Towel

You can buy your very own Martin Parr tea towel featuring Norman Soper who was the best pot leek champion at Sandwell Show in 2010.

The image of Norman was taken by Martin Parr as part of the Black Country Stories body of work commissioned by Multistory to document life in the Black Country.

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‘Black Country Women’ magazine

This magazine is the result of a unique project, commissioned by Multistory, that celebrates women in the Black Country. Novelist, Dame Margaret Drabble, has written short stories and Magnum photographer, Martin Parr, has taken all of the photographs; plus there are contributions from local women on all things ‘Black Country’. This has all been brought together to make a very special women’s magazine.

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Mark Power’s Black Country Stories (Signed Copies)

A 28-page full colour ‘magazine’ (A3 size) that showcases Mark’s work over the course of this 15 month commission with Multistory which was completed in 2012. Mark explored the landscapes and life of the Black Country both from afar and up close; at a distance and at street level.  Working mainly in large format, this publication also illustrates a selection of stills taken from short films made in beauty salons, tattoo studios and gentlemen’s clubs.

This item has been signed by the artist and is part of the Black Country Stories body of work commissioned by Multistory to document life in the Black Country

The publication will arrive in a cardboard postal tube 17.5 inches in length. Price is £7.00 plus P&P (second class); please choose the correct delivery option from the drop down menu below.

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Mark Power’s Black Country Stories (Unsigned Copies)

A 28-page full colour ‘magazine’ (A3 size) that showcases Mark’s work over the course of this 15 month commission with Multistory which was completed in 2012. Mark explored the landscapes and life of the Black Country both from afar and up close; at a distance and at street level.  Working mainly in large format, this publication also illustrates a selection of stills taken from short films made in beauty salons, tattoo studios and gentlemen’s clubs.

Signed copies are also available.

The publication will arrive in a cardboard postal tube 17.5 inches in length.  Price is £5.00 plus P&P (second class); please choose the correct delivery option from the drop down menu below.


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Where We Dream

Where We Dream, written by François Matarasso, follows West Bromwich Operatic Society (WBOS) as they stage Mel Brooks’ The Producers from rehearsals to curtain call at the New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, in November 2011.

The book describes the whole project but also ranges widely over the company’s history to explore the place of amateur theatre in a disadvantaged urban area. It includes a short film, made in collaboration with Ben Wigley, which captures the group’s performing spirit, as well as images by Kate Jackson.

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