Queue Up and Dance

We’re delighted to announce we have received Historic England’s Everyday Heritage Grant for our project celebrating Quadrant Park, the country’s first all night rave and nightclub, which existed for one brief year in Bootle.

Exploring the former site and surroundings of the legendary Quadrant Park nightclub, we aim to uncover its histories of working class life, labour, and leisure in Bootle during the 1980s and 1990s. With the club being demolished in 1992, and with nothing at the site now hinting at its rich history, the story of Quadrant Park runs the risk of being lost.

Working in partnership with Sefton Libraries and artist Dave Evans and DJ Melissa Kains, Queue Up And Dance brings together those who went to the club in the 1980s and 1990s and young people living in Bootle today, creating links across generations and through Bootle’s local heritage.   There will be lots of different opportunities to take part in the project between now and next summer, whether that’s online or in person through events in the Bootle area. We can’t wait to get started on the project. A huge thank you to everyone in the community for showing their enthusiasm, and Heritage England for funding the project.

Queue Up and Dance is being funded by Historic England’s Everyday Heritage grant programme, celebrating working class histories.