The Wire

The world's greatest print and online music magazine. Independent since 1982


Sound System Culture exhibition in Bristol

A heritage project about Yorkshire sound system culture goes nationwide with a new exhibition opening in Bristol

Funded by Let’s Go Yorkshire, the Sound System Culture In Huddersfield project documented the lives and experiences of those involved in the sound system and dance hall scenes that came out of this small town in West Yorkshire. The heritage project culminated in a collection of oral histories, a photographic exhibition, a book, a documentary film and an interactive sound installation. A second exhibition, featuring the custom-built sound system Heritage Hifi (originally built for Huddersfield), will follow in Bristol. Two further exhibitions are planned documenting sound system cultures in Birmingham and London. Sound System Culture: Bristol runs between 8 June–17 July at Bristol’s Colston Hall.

More details here.