Friday, 27 May 2022

HISTORY IN THE MAKING

 The National Lottery Heritage Fund made it possible for The Sound Agents to make a pilot film of musicians and artists who represent generations of Liverpool Art School Bands from the 1940's to the late 1970's. They all have a life time achievement of careers in the music industry and the arts. 

From Mersey Beat, The Almost Blues, Deaf School, Albert Dock, Yachts to It's Immaterial 

Professor of Sound and Visual Arts Colin Fallows, led the discussion at the British Music Experience (BME), Liverpool

Professor Colin Fallows, AL (Bluesman Peters) Martin Dempsey


Martin Dempsey, John Wood, AL (Bluesman) Peters, John J. Campbell


Professor Colin Fallows, John Wood




Sunday, 22 May 2022

THE SOUND AGENTS ON DRIVE TIME

The Sound Agents are talking about the importance of Art Schools in Music and Culture on BBC Radio Merseyside on Monday at 3.30 to Helen Jones on Drive Time via Zoom

Book now to join the musicians and artists talk about music and watch the National Lottery Funded film

Then Along Came Lennon: A First Hand Account of Liverpool Art School Bands made on art schools and pop! BRITISH MUSIC EXPERIENC EVENT

DANCING BACK TO HEALTH

 


The Sound Agents have received funding from Awards for All and Liverpool city council CEV grant to make a documentary with the Chinese Friendship Dance group. The film will record the group meeting for the first time after a 2 year period of shielding during the COVID-19 Pandemic, recording their personal stories of the effect the pandemic had on them and their transition from a lack of confidence to performing live in front of an audience. The film will be on Culture Liverpool website CNY 2023

Sunday, 1 May 2022

LIVERPOOL IRISH MEMORIES

 


Are you Liverpool Irish? We are planning an oral history of Irish and duel heritage families who came to Liverpool between 1930 - 1970


Please do get in touch for more information: Thesoundagents@gmx.co.uk

REMEMBERING MR C.K. CHEUNG

 

                                                                

Mr C. K. Cheung was a gentleman who devoted himself to the Chinese community and Chinese education in Liverpool. He was Headmaster of the Wah Sing Chinese School in Duke Street for 50 years. Mr Cheung was a Master of Calligraphy and will be sadly missed. 

The Sound Agents and Liverpool Chinese Supplementary School are holding a celebration of Mr Cheung's life on Tuesday 24th May in St Michaels in the city, Grenville Street South at 2pm, funded by the Austin Smith grant.

Thursday, 28 April 2022

CHINESE AND ASIAN ARTIST DATABASE

 

Are you a Fine Artist, Graphic Designer, Sculptor, Calligrapher, Poet, Writer, Dancer, Actor, Film Maker, Web Designer, Gamer, Illustrator, Photographer, Ceramacist, Jeweller?

Email us at Thesoundagents@gmx.co.uk

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

BRITISH MUSIC EXPERIENCE EVENT




CLICK HERE TO BOOK BRITISH MUSIC EXPERIENCE

Film Screening plus panel discussion
Thursday 26 May, 7.30pm

A documentary film by The Sound Agents uncovering the hidden histories of musicians who attended Liverpool Art School from 1955 to 1980.  From poets to punks, the film charts the significant impact the Arts has on Youth and Popular Culture.  The film explores the role of Art Schools in this pivotal moment and in their larger role as free thinking and diverse environments for working class young people, providing an insight into the relationship between art and music.

 

The film will be followed by two panel discussions including members of iconic Liverpool bands It’s Immaterial, Deaf School and Yachts.  Both panels will be chaired by Colin Fallows, artist, curator and Professor of Sound and Visual Arts at Liverpool John Moores University.

 

On the panels will be:

  • Al `Bluesman’ Peters (attended the Art School at the same time as John Lennon)

  • Steve Allen, Deaf School

  • John Wood, Deaf School’s Rev Max Ripple

  • Henry Priestman Albert Dock/Yachts/It's Immaterial

  • John Campbell Albert Dock/Yachts/It's Immaterial

  • Martin Dempsey Albert Dock/Yachts/It's Immaterial

All tickets £10, on sale Thursday 14 April