Soundwaves: 27 – 28 June 2015

Soundwaves is a weekend of conversations and creation that will discuss community heritage, legacy and oral history, sound art and community radio. How do narratives of the past relate to communities today?  How can these stories be used to create a vision for future communities?

This event will bring people together at Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, for a weekend of discussion on community voices and stories, past and present. The event aims to connect communities from the past with those in the present through story and voice, to create alternative narratives of place, highlighting current concerns and framing future actions.

A day of conversations on community radio, sound art, oral history and heritage, will be followed by a day of co-production workshops to explore how people’s ideas might be realised. The workshop will explore creative ways of re-imagining resources to sound out current community issues or concerns.  Participants will be able to make field recordings and experiment with audio from the archive to create short sound pieces, learning new skills and gaining confidence about how to engage with and share history and heritage in new ways. Oral history archives can be hard to access, and this event will encourage creative engagement with archives in ways that give them new meanings.

Book your free ticket here –

27 & 28 June 2015

10.00 – 16.00

Borlase Smart Room

Porthmeor Studios

Back Lane West

St Ives

TR26 2NL