The Blast! Festival of Photography, Talks and Walks is like no other festival because it has been produced with, and for, local people. The festival invites 40 outstanding photographers and artists 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, Blast! will be presented on the streets, the Metro line, in shops, libraries and pubs, on historic buildings and in community halls. The festival takes place over six weeks in each of Sandwell’s six distinct towns: West Bromwich, Tipton, Rowley Regis, Oldbury, Smethwick and Wednesbury; it’s open to everyone and is free. Come and join us!

Download the Blast! Festival brochure here. See the news section for a weekly roundup of events.




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