Ron’s Place Fundraiser Festival | Future Yard | Future Yard


A fantastic day of exhibitions, creative workshops, films, talks and DJs followed by a brilliant evening of live music and performance to raise funds towards securing the future of Ron’s Place, home of the late Birkenhead artist Ron Gittins, as a place to support and inspire creativity for all.

From 2pm on Sunday 25th September you can step inside the iconic Tardis-like gallery on wheels The Caravan Gallery to see photographs of Britain in all its sur/reality, and get yer gladrags on for a portrait by award winning photographer Casey Orr at her Saturday Town pop-up photo studio. Kids and adults alike will be welcome to get busy in the Creative Zone at Future Yard – feel free to bring along anything you’d like to incorporate in a collaged postcard of Birkenhead or our mutant toy totem pole sculpture – and get involved in the Underwater Creature Creation Station! We’ll also be joined by portrait artist Veronica Watson and painter Rob Ellis from Bluecoat’s Blue Room. Friends from Convenience Gallery will also be on site and eager to collect your stories for their Working Class History of Birkenhead project.

Then, see filmmaker Martin Wallace’s amazing footage shot inside Ron’s Place and extracts from his C4 documentary series ‘Journeys Into the Outside with Jarvis Cocker’. And finally, a chance for you to be uplifted and inspired by spoken word artists Roy and Sam Batley and enjoy live music from super talented local / locally-based legends Silent K, Beija FloBill Ryder-Jones and Dancing to Architecture.

Tickets on sale now.


Future Yard + Ron’s Place present
+ Bill Ryder-Jones
+ Silent K
+ Beija Flo
+ Dancing to Architecture
+ Sam Batley
Sunday 25th September
Doors 2pm
75 Argyle Street
Tickets £6 in advance (or pay what you like)