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1960s Reminiscence Room, Shepherds Bush

Funded on Spacehive 30 May 2019 Delivered 29 June 2019

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1960s Reminiscence Room, Shepherds Bush

1960s Reminiscence Room, Shepherds Bush

Nubian Glu By Nubian Glu

An Intergenerational Reminiscence Project where Volunteers decorate and curate a disused Shipping container turning it into a Vintage 1960s Caribbean Living Room for Elders and Community to enjoy!

Hammersmith and Fulham Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 30 May 2019!

Shepherds Bush Market has recently acquired some fabulous shipping containers in the Space called the Old Laundry Yard. This space could potentially be an amazing place to enjoy the Summer with open air pallets, umbrellas and food carts. We would like to add some fun, colour and culture to the area by creating a space where Young Volunteers and Elders from the Borough can both come together, enjoy some good old fashioned 1960s vibes whilst sharing stories, playing music, doing workshops and exchanging ideas.

What we'll deliver:

  • A fully fitted and decorated 1960s Living Room in a Shipping Container.
  • A quirky Vintage Summertime spot to be enjoyed by all.
  • A space for Elders to share Windrush Stories in a familiar setting.
  • A safe space where young people can meet Elders and record their stories.
  • A space where Young People can learn outdoor DIY Skills.
  • A space where young people can develop media and social skills.
  • A place to step back in time and enjoy the Sound of the Sixties.
  • An opportunity to enjoy an Art Installation for people who rarely go to Museums or Galleries.

Why it's a great idea:

It's a great opportunity to bring together two generations in one big creative project that benefits the whole community. Revamping one of the unused containers will create a Summertime Sixties haven, a quirky home from home that will trigger memories in the Elders and be fun and educational for the Young people who engage with it. The exhibition will not be about making money, moreover a space to learn about our history and the Elders around us as well as understand our Identity and role within ur community.

Steps to get it done:

  • Write and issue press releases and design and print marketing.
  • De-rust the frontage and clear out the rubbish from the container.
  • Pull out all the nails in the interior walls and skip the rubbish.
  • Plasterboard and skim the Shipping container.
  • Wallpaper and Paint interior of the container.
  • Paint the container floor with floorpaint.
  • Brief and start off the marketing team to publicise the space.
  • Bring in Axminster carpet and ensure it's freshly shampoo'ed.
  • Fit the Fake Fireplace and check electrics.
  • Fit and Test the Video and Audio Tech.
  • Move in all the armchairs, stereogram and other furniture.
  • Fit all the pictures to the walls and fit all Wall signage.
  • Ensure all press releases are sent out.
  • Erect external signage with opening times
  • Take publicity photos and invite Press for Private View.
  • Workshop the volunteers to interview and film the Elders.
  • Thoroughly brief the team of volunteers to ensure shifts covered.
  • Complete the community film for showing at the end.
  • Review the whole event and record feedback for the "Making of" Film,

The Exhibition will be educational as there will be interesting artefacts to be researched and these artefacts can be tangible and audio described which would allow access for the visually impaired.

Location Hammersmith and Fulham

About the space

Old Laundry Yard W12 8EZ


London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

How will the money be spent?Total £8,983

Video and Podcast Production - £2,550 (28%)
Temporary Exhibition Walls - £1,230 (14%)
Artefacts and Signage - £1,210 (13%)
Administration Support - £1,056 (12%)
AV and Tech - MP3 Enabled Exhibit - £1,050 (12%)
Old Laundry Yard - £600 (7%)
Volunteers Expenses - £500 (6%)
Artwork and Project Design - £300 (3%)
Electrical Check - £300 (3%)
Other - £187 (2%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Video and Podcast Production
Temporary Exhibition Walls
Artefacts and Signage
Administration Support
AV and Tech - MP3 Enabled Exhibit
Old Laundry Yard
Volunteers Expenses
Artwork and Project Design
Electrical Check
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • We would Ad some Stand and Stare AV Tech at £1050 for a customised Telephone and £2000 for a Customised CRT TV.

Total £8,983

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Event volunteers to run the events.
  • Plasterboard, paint and building materials for the refurb.
  • Twenty folding chairs or deckchairs for the screening events and workshops.
  • A builder or Handy Andy type guy to run the refurb project for us.
  • A man with a Van to help us move in the furniture.

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