35 years ago, The Bunker (under a different guise, at inception) came into being – offering many young people the chance to express their creativity, providing an environment for like-minded individuals to come together and play music. Originally conceived in Hendon, The Bunker now resides within the heart of the city on Stockton Road.
This year The Bunker will be providing a wide range of entertainment to signify such a milestone, aimed at showcasing the ways in which the rehearsal space has helped, is helping, and will continue to help the local community. Each month will be host to a different kind of activity so that everyone can get involved in The Bunker’s history.
Starting with Rock School in February, this will be a chance for young people to get ‘hands on’ with instruments – learn a new craft and experience the thrill of writing songs together. Rock School will be running from the 16th through to the 20th of February, 10am to 3pm every day, and will cost £80 (for more information, see contact information at the bottom of the post).
Following on quite fittingly, March will be a month of production – this mainly consists of working around computer software to edit and add effects to recorded tracks, much like what many recording studios do when mastering a record/album.
The Bunker will then be hosting a month of busking in May, which will allow many upcoming musicians the chance to get their music out there and experience what it’s like playing to potential crowds. There will be more information regarding this nearer to the time, as with many of the other activities coming up on ‘The Bunker Calendar’. It can be promised, however, that the activities will be big.
If you wish to contact The Bunker about how to apply for these activities or for more information, then:
Tel: 0191 567 1777