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An event celebrating the musical heritage of Teesside will be taking place in one of the area’s newest live venues, Hey Base Camp on Thursday 23rd May, where the converted former postal sorting office will be the setting for a night of reminiscing and rediscovery.

Organisers Ten Feet Tall are making an appeal for people to send in old photos, flyers, posters, videos, tapes, songs and stories related to musical acts and venues from the past. On the night there will be an exhibition of the photos and artwork, and they’ll spin the discs again, show videos and share the stories.

From The Rock Garden to Hope Springs Eternal, Spit the Pips to the Cornerhouse, this is a night to look back over Teesside’s independent musical heritage. Were you there? Were you in that band?

“We’re hoping that it will bring people together, whether they are old band mates, or gig-goers from back in the day,” said Ten Feet Tall founder, Graham Ramsay. “Maybe that this might even lead to a few reunion shows, or maybe even brand new bands to form.”

Lost And Found is part of this year’s Middlesbrough local history month, when the heritage of the town is celebrated in events, open days, walks and talks throughout May.

If you’d like to get involved, send songs, images and memories to Hey Base Camp on social media or email [email protected]

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