Women’s Honour Award

January 28, 2019

In Summer 2018, Multistory and the artist Sarah Taylor Silverwood invited people from the six towns of Sandwell to nominate women who deserve to be honoured and celebrated. In the same year it was the centenary of (some) women being given the right to vote in the UK and the powerful movements taking place such as ‘Me too’ and ‘Time’s Up’, and this project, recognise and value the work that women do — equality is not a given but something we have to fight for.

We were lucky enough to spend time with many of the inspiring women who are part of the project - from the nominators, Kate DeRight, Shindo Barquer and Blanca Fischer - to the judges, Tina Cockbill, Cllr Syeda Khatun and Julie McKirdy... and of course, Sarah Taylor Silverwood and the winners, Barbara Platts, Bally Barquer and Leonie Hart.

Here's what they had to say...


Greetings from Sandwell!

December 9, 2018

Us Brits are pretty giddy about Greetings Cards.  Sending them, receiving them, displaying them... we love a good card!

For this episode we natted with knitters and babbled with Brownies to find out just how important the Greetings card is to the people of Sandwell...


West Bromwich Town Hall

October 5, 2018

What happens in one of West Brom’s oldest buildings?  Who uses it and what do they use it for?

Come with us for your own personal tour of West Bromwich Town Hall and hear from some of the wonderful people who use it for social events and clubs and also from the incredible team of people who work here, keeping everything ship shape!


What’s the best thing about the Black Country?

July 11, 2018

What are your favourite Black Country sayings? Where does the Black Country start and where does it end?  We headed out on to the streets of Sandwell to get these all important answers ready for Black Country Day on the 14th July. We want to celebrate the Black Country from Halesowen to Tipton, Blackheath to Bilston!


West Bromwich Indoor Market.

May 25, 2018

Come and visit the West Brom indoor market, meet the wonderful market traders, hear the conversations and enjoy the familiarity of a place that is built around a human connection..