Friday, 26 June 2020

Thursday, 18 June 2020

THE WOMAN WHO SAVED THE BEATLES?


Image: Prof. Colin Fallows LJMU


Image: Prof. Colin Fallows LJMU
Recorded Miss Amy June Furlong recalling her memories of John Lennon from everyday stories to the shock of his mothers death. Without intervention from June and tutors at Liverpool College of Art the Beatles might not have existed. Is June The Woman Who Saved The Beatles?

This week recordings will include socialising with Lucien Freud, Frank Auerbach and Francis Bacon in Soho. 

Saturday, 23 May 2020

PLEDGE FOR LIVERPOOL STORIES

Click on the link below to make your pledge today
Oil Painting June Furlong and George Jardine Moira Kenny 2008

The Sound Agents aim to establish and launch 'THE ART OF LIVING STORIES FOR RADIO AND THEATRE PROJECT to reach elderly and isolated people to entertain and engage them with true Liverpool stories. 
The focus of the first piece, The Life and Times of Miss June Furlong will help to unify people who might also feel isolated and disconnected in these difficult times. Click on the links below to watch June on Film
FOREVER JUNE


TALKING ABOUT JOHN LENNON

Friday, 6 March 2020

THE DOCKERS CLUB: JOBS FOR LIFE


Awards for All have awarded The Sound Agents funding to work with  Ex Dockers in Sefton to make short oral history films and develop a Docker’s Club working in Sefton Libraries


MARTIN DEMPSEY INTERVIEW

TNLHF Then Along Came Lennon: A First Hand Account of Liverpool Art School Bands Martin Dempsey: Albert Dock ... Yachts ... The Mellowtones


KATHY FREEMAN INTERVIEW

TNLHF Then Along Came Lennon: A First Hans Account of Liverpool Art School Bands Kathy Freeman: The Accelerator’s




NORMAN KILLON & DOREEN ALLEN INTERVIEW


TNLHF Norman Killon: Eric’s DJ ... Probe Doreen Allen: Eric’s ... Planet X


HAZEL BARTRAM BIRCHENOUGH INTERVIEW

TNLHF Then Along Came Lennon: A First Hand Account of Liverpool Art School Bands
Hazel Bartram Birkenough: Portsmouth Synphonia ... Deaf School

Pictured with John J Campbell


TERRY O TOOLE INTERVIEW


TNLHF Then Along Came Lennon: A First Hand Account of Liverpool Art School Bands
Terry O Toole: The Mojo’s


HENRY PRIESTMAN INTERVIEW


TNLHF Then Along Came Lennon: A First Hand Account of Liverpool Art School Bands. Henry Priestman: Albert Dock... Yachts... It’s Immaterial... The Christians


Tuesday, 4 February 2020

LIVERPOOL FAMILY TIES: THE IRISH CONNECTION FILM




Commissioned by the Irish Embassy to deliver an event as part of their national
programme of St Brigid's day events, the Liverpool Irish Festival has worked with
grassroots documentarists, historians and artists The Sound Agents to create 
Liverpool Family Ties: The Irish Connection film. Interviewing community members
They have unearthed fascinating stories about Liverpool, how families came to
live here and what they have experienced as a result of their combined and
sometimes conflicting dual heritage.


The Sound Agents combine of John J. Campbell and Moira Kenny, known for
recording seldom heard stories of everyday life including,

  • The Liverpool Chinatown Oral History
  • Chinese Labour Corps
  • The Forced Deportation of Blue Funnel Sailors in 1946
  • Social Housing
  • The Domestic Effects of families in Liverpool during WWI.


Using Irish Embassy funding, the Liverpool Irish Festival commissioned The Sound
 Agents to document dual-heritage stories from women living in Liverpool identified 
at the Festival's dual-heritage day, held at Tate Liverpool (14 October 2019)


Liverpool Family Ties: The Irish Connection film was shown at the Bluecoat Gallery 
on Saturday 1st Feb. The first showing was sold out leading to a second showing. 
Overall comments rating the film and the talk as  Excellent.


"I enjoyed the film I found it inspiring and it gave me strength"
"I have always thought that our racial mix is one of our greatest jewels"
"Family Ties was excellent"
"Really enjoyed the film exploring our amazing diverse Irish communities"
"Very interesting and heartwarming, quite emotional"
"Might be interesting more dual heritage"
"Appreciate the way LIF is widening to include people’s experiences"


Facebook Comment
"I could have watched a lot more than the video. Absolutely brilliant work and there 
is so much we can learn from these people's experiences and cultures.
Nice one guys! 
Sharon in Greece.


The Sound Agents are currently funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to
make a pilot documentary film:
Then Along Came Lennon: A First Hand Account of Liverpool Art School Bands.

SHOWING AT THE BLUECOAT