A fantastic day of exhibitions, creative workshops, films, talks and DJs followed by a brilliant evening of live music and performance to raise funds towards securing the future of Ron’s Place, home of the late Birkenhead artist Ron Gittins, as a place to support and inspire creativity for all.
Be uplifted and inspired by spoken word artists Roy and Sam Batley and enjoy live music from supertalented local / locally-based legends Silent K, Beija Flo, Bill Ryder-Jones and Dancing to Architecture.
Step inside 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 are welcome to get busy in their Creative Zone – feel free to bring along anything you’d like to incorporate in a collaged postcard of Birkenhead or their mutant toy totem pole sculpture – and get involved in the Underwater Creature Creation Station! We’ll also be joined by portrait artist Veronica Watson and painter Rob Ellis from Bluecoat’s Blue Room, an inclusive arts project for learning disabled and neurodivergent adults.
Their friends from Convenience Gallery will also be on site and eager to collect your stories for their Working Class History of Birkenhead project.
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’.
Future Yard kitchen will be open for food and drink.
Further programme details to be announced soon.