Soundtracking Birkenhead’s History is an event being held at Future Yard in Birkenhead uncovering local history and memories through music and sound.
Convenience Gallery is working with Future Yard, Queensway Collective, Sugarshack Soundsystem, artist Declan Conolly, and musician Dan Asltes as part of its project to uncover the working-class history of Birkenhead.
Andy from Convenience Gallery said, “On 26 [April] we will be hosting a night of nostalgia, music, sonic history, collective memory, local and personal history, uncovering working-class memories from across Birkenhead using music as the catalyst to unlock this.
“Hosted at local independent music venue Future Yard and bringing together great local musicians, DJs, and artists. This event is open to everyone and completely free to attend.”
Over the past 6 months, Convenience Gallery has been working with the local community to uncover memories of the working class history, memory and life to build the beginning of a people’s history.
The project has unearthed the places, memories, and stories of the people who have worked and lived here in Birkenhead and Wirral over the past 100 years and right up to present day.
Ryan from Convenience Gallery said, “So far we have uncovered stories from across the area and many involving music from, long since closed or demolished venues, record shops, theatres, festivals, illegal raves, and bandstands, but we know there is so much more to add to this story.
“We would love to see you there and uncover your stories of venues and clubs from across the area or your memories of songs, gigs, events, or subcultures.”
At the event, you can expect DJs sets, interactive workshops and conversations, songwriting workshops, photography workshops, and more.
Soundtracking Birkenhead’s History is at Future Yard, Argyle Street, Birkenhead, 6pm-10:30pm on Wednesday 26 April. Tickets are free and are available here
Image: Future Yard