Demo tapes

Demo tapes is a new project which brings together newly-digitised sound archives and music groups around the north west region to create new works around the theme of protest.

Protest Music and Political Life – part 2

Last week I blogged about women's experiences of becoming politically active in the 1930s. Staying with the Manchester Studies collection ...
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Protest Music and Political Life – part 1

As well as digitising and cataloguing audio collections from across the North West our hub aims to increase access to ...
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Introducing Demo Tapes

Every Friday during school terms last year the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage sound studio was full of the noise of ...
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Suffragettes – animation for International Women’s Day

In the run up to International Women's Day I gave a number of sound clips to one of the Archives+ Community ...
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LGBTQ+ MIXTAPE (Part I)

This LGBT History Month, ‘Unlocking Our Sound Heritage’ presented a room of curated archive audio and immersive projections. Manchester’s LGBTQ+ ...
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The Housewives of Wythenshawe

The Housewives of Wythenshawe: A History of Political Involvement and the Power of Local Campaigns m65238: Benchill School, Wythenshawe, Manchester ...
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Fight Like a Girl

“She just asked me one day…‘would I like to wrestle?’” In the BBC Radio Manchester ‘Voice in the Crowd’ series, ...
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The Sound of Protest

Oral histories are interviews with people talking about their memories of things that have happened in their life. They can ...
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Women’s Voices in the Crowd

Vicki Caren reflects on some of the women's voices she has catalogued so far... I am the Cataloguing Manager for ...
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