CMNH are forging a new partnership with Star Creative Heritage a Brighton based non-profit organisation set up to preserve community heritage and make it available and accessible to existing and new audiences.
Their current project Sweet Thames: The London Folk Club Heritage Project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and has collected twenty-five oral history interviews with hosts, performers and attendees from the club origins in the 1950s.
These oral histories will be archived at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library and have been used to create a short verbatim theatre piece which will be performed at Kennedy Hall, Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London, NW1 7AY on Saturday 3rd June, 2023. Doors open 6:30pm with a 7pm start. The project exhibition will be available to view at the event too.
Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), this is free event and booking is essential. Reserve a place here.
The evening will take the shape of a regular folk club club night with floor-singers followed by the guest act – devised and delivered by the multi-talented Ewan Wardrop – actor, dancer and musical comedian. Ewan has immersed himself in the interview recordings and transcriptions to create this one-man one hour musical and theatrical show. Expect something folky, familiar, but altogether different.