A Q&A with… Richard Billingham, photographer and director of Ray & Liz
Fisun Güner speaks to Richard Billingham about Ray & Liz, his new feature film about his early family life in the Black Country – via a-n news
Blast! – a festival of photography, talks and walks
Blast! is a new festival from Multistory made with and for the people of Sandwell which runs from Friday 24 May to Saturday 29 June.
The festival has invited 40 outstanding artists, photographers and curators to showcase work, develop projects and collaborate with communities to present stories about everyday life. With exhibitions, film screenings, events, talks and walks across Sandwell, Blast! will be presented on the streets, the Metro line, in shops, libraries and pubs, on historic buildings and in the community halls and venues of Sandwell.
Wolverhampton’s Light House Cinema & Cafe Bar is currently under threat of closure. The Black Country’s only independent cinema and community venue, the space supports local artists and has also launched many careers in the arts.