Are you aged 60+? Do you have a story to tell about being young and ‘giddy’ in Brighton? Giddy, the Brighton oral history project, is looking for participants to share their memories of being a teenager in Brighton during the 1940s, 50s & 60s. Come along to The Hop50+ on 16th December, 10am – 2pm and share your stories.
Stories could be about love & romance, fashion & identity, hobbies & pastimes, music & dancing, or the beach & seafront. Did you dance at The Regent, Sherry’s or other dance halls in the 1940s? What happened at the ice rink in the 1950s? Were you a mod or rocker in the ’60’s? What did you get up to? What did you do and where did you go as an LGBT person between the 1940s and ’60’s? We’d love to hear about your leisure time, falling in love, heartbreak and those lasting memories of life in Brighton as a teenager between 1940’s and ’60’s.
Preserve your precious memories for future generations by taking part in a free memory day event, where you will be interviewed by teenage students from Longhill High School to help create a free exhibition, website and interactive app for mobile phones launching in May 2016.
We’d also love to see and collect your images of youth, photographs of your teenage years, especially those relating to the memories you’d like to share. Please bring them along with you to show us.
There will be free refreshments in the café, and the students will welcome you and introduce you to the project while you wait for your interview.
Find out more at: www.is.gd/giddybton
Photo credit: Queenspark Brighton & Hove Image Archive