Gathering: A cultural and social history. 

This September, Convenience Gallery alongside collaborators present Gathering. A series of events running alongside an exhibition we will explore and present a snapshot of the social and cultural history of Birkenhead. 

This first series will feature: 

  • Uncovering Birkenhead’s working class history (Exhibition)
  • The Old Lairds Art School (Talk and Q&A)
  • Spaces of Hope (Exhibition)
  • Underground Soundsystem and Basement party with Sugarshack Soundsystem (Late night Event)

These events and exhibition pieces will look at communal gathering spaces and the history of this. This is not a definitive history but a starting point still to recording and gathering more knowledge and learning about Birkenhead’s incredible history. 

If you’d like to contribute to this history, relive or learn more about Birkenhead’s fascinating cultural and social history then these events will be must see. 

Dates for your diary: 

  • 6th - 9th September: 10am - 5pm, Gathering: Spaces of Hope and Uncovering Birkenhead’s Working class history exhibits. FREE

Link: Coming Soon

  • 8th September, 7pm - 1am: Gathering: Sugarshack Soundsystem, Underground Sound System Basement Party - £6 adv (£8 OTD)

Link: Coming Soon

  • 9th September, 12 noon - 2pm: Gathering: Spaces of Hope, the Old Lairds Art School Talk and Q&A, FREE

Link: Coming Soon

We’re hoping to continue the work we began through our Historic England grant to uncover the working class history of Birkenhead and this event will shape the ongoing building of this history and inform and shape future work we do to uncover cultural heritage of the area.

Everything will take place within the VOR. pop up venue at the Treasury Annex Building.

Address: Treasury Annex Basement, part of VOR (CH41 6ND)

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