What was and is it like growing up in Brent? Supported by Brent 2020 Culture Fund, the Museum of Youth Culture is collecting photographs, ephemera and oral histories to tell the borough’s youth culture story over the last 100 years through the public’s memories. From hanging out in your teenage bedroom to reminiscing about school days, from your best mates to first loves, they want to hear your stories of being young.
The museum will be running events including Scanning Socials (to scan your own photographs) at the Harlesden Weekender, youth photography workshops and reminiscing sessions with the elderly. At the end of the year they will be hosting an exhibition at the Brent Civic Centre to showcase the stories uncovered and celebrate Brent’s youth heritage, as well as at the Kilburn High in 2021.
Do you have a story to share, but stuck on where to start? Download the resource pack and start digging through your family albums: https://museumofyouthculture.com/activities/
In response to the current Covid-19 crisis, Museum of Youth Culture are working with care homes and other social care providers to create an easy to use in-the-box version of their reminiscing sessions, helping support friendship, wellbeing and memory for those most at risk of being isolated over the coming months.
Images: Brian O'Halloran and Adam Friedman.