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Lost And Found: Recollecting Popular Music Memories in Merthyr Tydfil

November 25, 2017 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Photo Credit: Alan Crompton

What are the lost musical histories of popular music in Merthyr Tydfil and how do they resonate with the mainstream? How can lost local musical memories of the past resonate with young people today and how can these histories impact our identities?

Via a week long series of workshops, residents and school children in Merthyr Tydfil will be given the opportunity to discover the rich history of popular music that has taken place in their town, between 1955 to 1975.

Led by musicologist professor Paul Carr and director Peter Morgan Barnes, the activities commence with a day long workshop that facilitates community members to explore what they remember, prior to recording a series of short individual digital stories. Through a series of workshops, these reminiscences will then be used as a creative starting point for school children to recreate their own interpretations of these lost histories.

A final event at Theatre Soar will showcase the work to the public. This project is taking place as of this years Being Human Festival, in partnership with First Campus, Merthyr Library Services and Theatre Soar.

Performance and Gender Seminar Series: Dr Emily Underwood-Lee

November 29, 2017 2:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Join us at the first session of Performance and Gender seminars on Wednesday 29th November in CA B218 from 1430-1700 where Dr Emily Underwood-Lee will be presenting some of her current work on performance and the maternal. Refreshments provided.

Past and Present: Local Music Making and the Politics of Popular Music

January 27, 2018 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Join us for a free one-day research and industry event marking the launch of a one-month exhibition celebrating the hidden history of popular music in Merthyr Tydfil, between 1955-1975. The event is organised by Centre for Media and Culture in Small Nations at the University of South Wales. The event is free and lunch is provided, but must be pre booked via Eventbrite.

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