Introducing Talkin’Bout My Generation – capturing teenage musical memories from the 1960s, 70s and 80s in the Fens and the Brecks.
Were you a teenager in March, Wisbech, Mildenhall or Brandon in the 1960s, 70s or 80s? Did you go to see live bands? Were you a Mod, Rocker, Hippy, Punk or New Romantic? Where were the places to go in March, Wisbech, Mildenhall and Brandon?
St Peter’s Lodge, Wisbech on Thursday 1 March, 2pm- 4pm
Displays, music, fashions & memorabilia! Come along and remember the gigs, styles & music scene of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Bring along your photos, memorabilia and favourite tunes for us to scan, photograph and record to add to the ‘Talkin’ Bout My Generation’ exhibition, archive, film and publication! More information here.
Georges Pub, March on Thursday 8 march, 5pm-9pm
Were you a teenager in March during the 60’s,70’s or 80’s? Did you go to gigs at Marcam hall, shimmey at Slacks or pogo in the pubs? We want to stimulate your musical memories and hear your story! Followed by 70’s and 80’s karaoke night. More information here.
Are you interested in collecting musical memories and getting oral history training?
Project co-ordinator Hilary Cox Condron and pop culture archivist Jess Johnston are looking for volunteers to gather teen memories and encourage local residents to tell their stories and dig out memorabilia. From stimulating memories though music, social media, photographs and pop-up memory cafes to training up young oral historians to interview their parents and grandparents, Hilary and Jess will create a Talking Bout My Generation archive. This rediscovered musical heritage will be publicly shared on the CCAN (Cambridgeshire Community Archive Network) website and an exhibition, film and publication will share the project’s findings.
ORAL HISTORY TRAINING
Refreshments will be provided. Booking is essential as numbers are limited: please email email@example.com.
Wisbech and Fenland Museum, Wisbech on Saturday 10 March, 11am-1pm SESSION TWO
March Museum, March on Saturday 10 March, 3.30pm-5.30pm SUMMARISING
Brandon Library, Brandon on Saturday 17 March, 10.30am-12.30pm SUMMARISING
Mildenhall Museum, Mildenhall on Saturday 17 March, 2pm-4pm INTERVIEWING
Mildenhall Museum, Mildenhall on Tuesday 27 March, 5.30pm-7.30pm SUMMARISING
Brandon Library, Brandon on Tuesday 3 April, 10.30am-12.30pm SUMMARISING
We want to hear from you! Whether you are a resident with a wealth of stories to share, interested in finding our more about our Oral History and Community Editing training or would like to host a memory café, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.