Over the past year Convenience Gallery have been working with the local community to uncover memories of working class history, memory and life.
Building the beginning of a people’s history for the area. Unearthing the places, memories, and stories of the people who have worked and lived here in Birkenhead and Wirral over the past 100 years right up to present day.
Throughout the process they have held a number of sessions at the Stork Hotel, a brilliant pub of national significance in Birkenhead. Alongside events with The Wirral Deen, Christchurch Oxton, Spider Project, OOMOO, Birkenhead Market, Future Yard, Ron’s Places and Bloom Building. They will be hosting a final event and exhibition at the Stork, a historic pub, a pillar of the community and totem to history.
This event will include music, art, stories, films and more:
Over one hundred stories shared by local people throughout the project. These stories explore the lives and memories from the community across birkenhead. Uncovering stories of worklife, family life, community and social, music, events, locations of significance and much more.
This will showcase the creative’s outcome from the project with community shaped artworks from Jon Edgley, Charlie Ann Buxton, Astles, DJ Bell, Tash Evans and Declan Connolly.
They will be sharing the community built soundtrack of Birkenhead, showcasing an intergenerational playlist shaped by local people and mixed by DJ bell from SugarShack sound system,
They will be asking What Next? And how will we continue to tell the people’s story of Birkenhead?
They can’t wait to bring together all the stories and outcomes of this wonderful project into one place. Come and join them, have a drink, check out the wonderful historic location, share in the people history of Birkenhead and help them shape the future of this project.
This event is part of the Uncovering Birkenhead working class history project and is supported by Historic England’s Everyday Heritage Grants: Celebrating Working Class Histories.