London’s Roundhouse, one of the most iconic performance spaces in the world, is to launch a crowdsourced microsite and oral history project to celebrate 50 years since opening as a groundbreaking new arts venue on 15th October 1966 with a Pink Floyd gig. Launching in October and supported by a £72,700 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the microsite will collate accounts, images, press cuttings, artwork, video footage, and audio recordings spanning the last five decades. The site, divided into chapters, will cover experiences and encounters from the organisation’s beginnings of the in the 1960s right up to the music greats who still play the stage at the venue.
For this major new project the Roundhouse will collate memories from everyone from performers to gig goers to local residents. The project will then recount the seminal role of the organisation both within the UK’s live music and performing arts scene and as a radical socio-political force over the last half century.
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