Researching the Total Refreshment Centre

Research / Archive

Commissioned by Emma Warren to uncover the archival history of Total Refreshment Centre, a pioneering music venue and social centre in Hackney. My work involved digging into the archives, wrestling with the material, and making sense of the building records to supplement a book Emma has been writing on the venue

Along the way, we uncovered stories a chocolate factory, a former Mayor of Hackney, a pioneering builder, and a legacy of big ideas.

The book is due to published Late 2018 on Sweet Machine Publishing. 


Emma Warren, The Vinyl Factory