Monday 11 December 2017
The team behind the Lapsed Clubber project are thrilled to release a sneak preview of the Lapsed Clubber audio map.
When the map launches, you will be able to drop pins to represent your favourite Manchester club nights, venues or rave locations and say a bit about them.
The map will mainly feature audio memories which Lapsed Clubbers will be able to record straight into the map tagged under specific locations and topics.
We have 6 tags which you will be able to tag your memory under. And each of these tags can be browsed as well as added to. These are:
The map will sit on its own section on the MDMArchive website. Anybody can browse the map. To add memories, you will need to make a user with MDMArchive. So what are you waiting for? It's always good to be prepared!
We will finalise the map over the course of the project and it will be officially launched on 9th June with Manchester Histories Festival in a full day event about Manchester's music histories.
Public events will collect data and memories which will shape the development of the map and our workshop and training sessions will allow LapsedClubbers themselves to work directly on the map and the data.
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Saturday 2 December 2017
Introducing The Lapsed Clubber project!
The Lapsed Clubber project is a Heritage
Lottery Funded project based at Manchester Metropolitan University and run by
Dr Beate Peter.
Although Manchester and its popular music
are famous around the globe, little is known about the communities that helped
create that reputation. Popular culture has referenced rave culture in Greater
Manchester in print, in major films, on TV and in theatre, but almost always
from the perspective of the well-known expert insider. Focusing on the raving
landscape between 1985 and 1995, we will create an interactive and online
Lapsed Clubber Heritage Map with community input, giving the community the
opportunity to write their own rave history.
The map will be housed on the MDMArchives website and will give
users the chance to read, listen to memories and reminisce about the 85-95
clubbing era. Users will also have the opportunity to record and add their own
memories to the map.
Over the course of the project, which began
in June 2017 and will end with the launch of the map in June 2018 as part of
the Manchester Histories Festival, we will have several workshop and training
events for community participants and knowledgeable Lapsed Clubbers. At these
workshops, you will have the opportunity to make a direct impact on the final
Our next workshop session will focus on
Working with Archives. Heritage expert Heather Roberts will teach basic tips
and tricks about finding online sources and how to navigate them. We will then
be searching online archives to find footage, photographs and other material in
order to write our own clubbing history. The material we find will be used
directly in the upcoming Manchester’s Clubbing Histories event on January 13th 2018. You
can book onto the session here: lapsed-clubber-archives.eventbrite.co.uk
You can see our full schedule of events here,
and details will be confirmed as the project progresses, so watch this space! Get
involved and volunteer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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