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Sweet Harmony exhibition

Next up:
13 May 2022
How often:
Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 25 May 2022
10am to 5pm
Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road, Walthamstow, E17 9NH
Free, just turn up
Filed under:
Summer starts here

Rendezvous Projects were awarded a Make it Happen Grant in 2020 to deliver “Sweet Harmony: Retuning the Airwaves”. The project celebrates the history of pirate radio and rave in the Borough between 1984-1989, with research drawing upon oral histories in order to create an interactive archive of the local music scene and those who shaped it.

The final exhibition launched at Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow on 25th November 2021 and will be on display until 25th May 2022. Accompanying the exhibition are a number of interventions, where street signs have been installed on lamposts in the areas where estates in Waltham Forest once stood, these display a QR Code to access the audio which mixes radio broadcasts from those locations with oral history extracts from some of the pioneering artists from the Borough who helped shape the scene at the time. You can find these in the following locations:

•            Beaumont Estate (off of Capworth Street), Leyton

•            Between Boundary Road and Queens Road, Walthamstow - formerly Cambridge Road Estate

•            Around Cathall Road, Leytonstone - formerly Cathall Estate

•            Leyton Green - formerly Livingstone College Towers

•            Oliver Road, Leyton - formerly Oliver Close Estate

•            Higham Hill Road, Walthamstow - formerly where Whitebeam Tower stood

•            Northwood Tower, Wood Street - still standing

A limited-edition publication and prints which accompany the project are available at Vestry House Museum.

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