Future Yard to host festival day in aid of Ron’s Place

Future Yard in Birkenhead is to host a day of exhibitions, creative workshops, films, talks, and DJs followed by an evening of live music and performance on 25 September.

The event is raising funds towards securing the future of Ron’s Place in Oxton, home of the late Birkenhead artist Ron Gittins, as a place to support and inspire creativity for all.

From 2pm on the day, you can step inside the iconic Tardis-like gallery on wheels The Caravan Gallery to see photographs of Britain in all its sur/reality, and get yer gladrags on for a portrait by award-winning photographer Casey Orr at her Saturday Town pop-up photo studio.

Kids and adults alike will be welcome to get busy in the Creative Zone at Future Yard – feel free to take along anything you’d like to incorporate in a collaged postcard of Birkenhead or the mutant toy totem pole sculpture – and get involved in the Underwater Creature Creation Station.

Portrait artist Veronica Watson and painter Rob Ellis from Bluecoat’s Blue Room will also be there. Friends from Convenience Gallery will also be on site and eager to collect your stories for their Working Class History of Birkenhead project.

Then, see filmmaker Martin Wallace’s amazing footage shot inside Ron’s Place and extracts from his C4 documentary series ‘Journeys Into the Outside with Jarvis Cocker’.

And finally, a chance for you to be uplifted and inspired by spoken word artists Roy and Sam Batley and enjoy live music from super talented local / locally-based legends Silent K, Beija Flo, Bill Ryder-Jones and Dancing to Architecture.

Imaginate: Festival for Ron’s Place takes place at Future Yard, Argyle Street, Birkenhead on Sunday 25 September from 2pm -10pm. Tickets start at £6 and are available here

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