Scrapbook- Tom Adams

Free Event

This project began in a junk shop. Seeing 3 scrapbooks from the1960s, all belonging to one couple, I bought them immediately. I fell in love with the kitsch designs of each card, the personality of

each message and the romance and love that poured out of all of them. Through gentle detective work, I managed to discover more about the owners of the scrapbook, Ray and Mary Preedy, and met friends and family members of the couple in Newquay, Cornwall. I even stood outside their house, which was now empty, Ray and Mary having died in 1987 and 1997 respectively. Folded into the 30 minute musical story, which was recorded binaurally at Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, are mileposts related to my life, marking each occasion. My Dad died during the making of this show and I also found out my wife was pregnant with our first child.

Responding to the theme of ‘Regenerate’, I want this binaurally recorded 30 minute musical to be listened to on headphones in a quiet corner of a junk shop/vintage shop on Ramsgate High Street, leaning into the idea of how objects continue to have meaning long after people have gone.

Accessibilty- This event takes place on the street level in the gallery and has no steps.

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