The Record Store & Black Music, A UK History

2Funky Arts has been awarded a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, made possible thanks to National Lottery players, to explore this fascinating subject. ‘The Record Store & Black Music, A UK History’ will link in with Black History Month 2024.

This ground-breaking, national initiative will be rolled out in the Midlands by 2Funky Arts, and will work in partnership with Sound/Image Research Centre (University of Greenwich, London) and Brighter Sound (Manchester).

Are you a fan of Black music, living in the Midlands? Do you have memories of browsing, discovering new artists, or socialising in record stores, back in the day?

2Funky Arts would like to hear from people with memories, images or footage* of UK record stores that specialised in Black music from 1950’s onwards. We want to interview artists, DJs, store owners, customers and music fans, both on and off screen.

Be part of a documentary, book and more! Travel costs paid.

For more info, please contact: [email protected] or visit:

We can’t wait to hear from you!

*Please note that any images or footage shared should be credited with the source, wherever possible, and also dated.

Funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.