Local people in Chesterfield area are being invited to take part in a new project that aims to celebrate pop culture and community memory.
Project Reverb aims to collect images, ephemera (collectable items that were expected to have a short-term usefulness) and oral history recordings which can then be used to inspire works of art, photography, sound and film which will form the basis of a future exhibition. Chesterfield Museum is currently working on the exciting project with oral history recordist and artist, John Hall from Artspace.
Chesterfield Museum and Reverb will be hosting the first event on the same date that Chesterfield Record Fair comes to town. As well as a place to reminisce and chat to the team, there will also be hands on activities designed to spark musical memories, including a large memory map and a fun badge-making activity.
Chesterfield has produced loads of its own bands, promoters, fanzines, and DJs. It has had – and still has – great independent record shops, and atmospheric venues that have supported the endless cycle of scenes and trends over the decades, all important to the vitality and changing flavour of the town's pop culture and identity.
We are looking for the evidence of all these years of local creativity – the stuff in the back of the drawer, in the scrapbook, or maybe framed on the wall. The stuff you just can't throw away because of the magic it contains and the memories it can summon.
The project team are interested in collecting digital scans and photographs of items including posters, leaflets, autographs, photos, tickets, record / music shop bags, fliers, locally produced records, live tapes, badges and more. We will have a scanner and digital camera onsite to record whatever you bring.