Sweet Harmony: Radio, Rave and Waltham Forest, 1989-1994

Sweet Harmony Flyer

Rendezvous Projects is delighted to announce that we have received funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to undertake a project in London Borough of Waltham Forest to explore the history of music heritage and youth culture in the borough: that of the pirate radio and the rave scene during the years 1989-1994.

The project, entitled Sweet Harmony: Radio, Rave and Waltham Forest will focus on the period 1989-1994 and research takes place from April to October 2019. Involving the local community and volunteers, it will include oral history interviews from people who were involved in the scene, photographs, event flyers, video and audio from the time as well as contemporary photographs. It will result in a publication, public event and web archive; content will be accessioned by Vestry House Museum archives for future public access.


Do you have memories or material to share?

If you were part of the pirate radio or dance music scene in the borough at this time and would like to find out more about the project, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from people who ran businesses, or attended events, designed flyers, took photographs, dj’d and have any video.

Contact us on 07537147999 or email katherine@rendezvousprojects.org.uk

Volunteering Opportunities

If you’re interested in volunteering for the project, we need people with research skills, so please get in touch if you’d like to help.

We value the involvement of volunteers as it helps ensure our work includes the interests, needs and resources of the communities where we work. We believe that volunteers should be able to personally benefit from being involved in our projects.


Project funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund