Month: April 2017

Recruiting 10 volunteers for oral history project – Kingston RPM: Records, People & Music

Kingston RPM: Records, Music & People – 10 Volunteers needed for oral history project
Extended Deadline: Tuesday 25 April 2017, 5pm

Volunteer Induction Meeting  27th April 6pm – please get in contact on kingstonrpm@creativeyouthcharity.org for more information

We are currently recruiting for 10 volunteers to work on our latest oral history project, Kingston RPM: Records, Music & People which celebrates the music history of Kingston from 1940s to 1970s. The project will bring to light the borough’s involvement in the record industry, its gigs scene
and the American Army’s influence on modern day swing.

No previous technology experience required, as full training will be provided; more important is a love of music, an interest in history and Kingston’s past and an ear for a story.

The histories collected will feature in an exhibition at the Rose Theatre from June, as well as make a contribution to Kingston’s History Centre and Archives and resource pack for local schools. There will also be wider opportunities to support heritage events as part of IYAF 2017.

Expenses and travel will be paid.
More information about the role requirements can be found here.

Please email charlotte@creativeyouthcharity.org with Kingston RPM Volunteering as the subject title by 10am, Wed 19 April to apply.

Kingston RPM: Records, People & Music CALL OUT

Kingston RPM: Records, People & Music, a new project from Creative Youth, is a homage to Kingston’s rich and varied musical heritage between the 40s and 70s. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and the Royal Borough of Kingston, we want to tell Kingston’s story. How the likes of David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, and Cream performed gigs here. How the American Army, who were based locally in Bushy Park, made a massive contribution to the progressive music scene, regularly holding dances, marching their band over the Bridge and bringing along with them, new jazz records previously unheard of this side of the Atlantic.

We are on the lookout for any memorabilia, photographs or stories relating to Kingston’s musical history between the 40s and 70s; from the army bands that came over in the 40s, to T-shirts, ticket stubs, programmes and badges from gigs in Kingston in the 50s, 60s and 70s.

You can get in touch with us via email at kingstonrpm@creativeyouthcharity.org, through our social media channels using #kingstonrpm on @_CreativeYouth (Twitter) or https://www.facebook.com/CreativeYouth1/ or by calling the Creative Youth office on 020 8549 2120.

Kingston RPM will feature a 12-week exhibition at the Rose Theatre from June and will peak with a record fair and host of live gigs in July, as part of the International Youth Arts Festival.

Cllr Andrea Craig, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Heritage, Arts and Leisure at Kingston Council, said:

“We need your help to capture the rhythm of Kingston between the 40’s and 70’s for an exciting joint   music project. Music and memorabilia are incredibly emotive, whether it’s a band t-shirt, a much-loved record, a ticket stub or even a fond memory, it can transport you back to a time or place in an instant. Take part, tell your story and help us create a picture of Kingston’s music history together for all to enjoy this summer.”

So, please, go and check those dusty boxes in the loft, or on top of your wardrobes. Check in with your grandparents, dig into those untouched old record boxes, photo albums or stacks of old magazines & newspapers. Help us tell the story.

#KingstonRPM

The British Bread Golf Open 2017

​Can you score into the floating hole on the Thames?

The British Bread Golf Open 2017 will take place on Eagle Brewery Wharf on Sunday 9th April between 1pm and 3pm.

​​Why not come down and chance your swing with the chance to become the British Bread Golf Open Champion and wear the coveted Green Jacket?

Three dough golf balls for a £5 donation to Creative Youth and your chance to become a world champion – just turn up to take part this Sunday.