SECP Knowledge Exchange Event: Sounds to Keep

Piloting sound activities for community engagement & research

Thursday 26th March 2020, 9.30-11.30am



The Sounds to Keep project delivered soundwalks and a sound foraging workshop to engage local residents in the sound collections held at The Keep Archives in Autumn 2019. The partnership brought together Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, Open Strings Music and a Brighton University PhD internship, funded by the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership. Together the partners explored how sound can be a tool for community engagement, wellbeing and research. This knowledge exchange event will share learning from this collaborative project:


9.30am       Join meeting, technical faffs & introductions

9.40am       Digital Story screening


  • Bethan Prosser (School of Applied Social Sciences, Brighton University)
  • Bela Emerson (Open Strings Music)
  • Esther Gill (Unlocking Our Sound Heritage)

10.00am    Questions & Answers (through chat function)

10.15am    Break (tea/coffee in your home)

10.25am    Facilitated group discussion

10.45am    Sound foraging taster workshop ~ Bela Emerson, Open Strings Music

11.10am    Final reflections & feedback

11.30am    End


Bookings: This event is free and open to all but booking essential.

Please email Bethan Prosser by Tuesday 24th March to receive pre-session information and how to join the event.