Jam fans asked to donate
AN exhibition dedicated to 1 of the
most influential bands of the last 40 years is opening in Liverpool; and
curators want fans' memorabilia to be part of it. About 'The Young Idea'
the most comprehensive exploration of the music, background, political and
social impact of 'The Jam.' The new exhibition, which opens to the public on Friday, 1 July
2016, combines the
latest interactive technology with incredible, never before seen archives which
chart the rise and success of the band often described as:- 'the voice of a
generation.' Curated by frontman Paul Weller's sister Nicky, Russell Reader and Den Davis,
the team are currently on site at the iconic Cunard Building coordinating the
build of the experience.
They are asking fans of The Jam to temporarily donate any memorabilia they have
for a special section of the exhibition dedicated to the commitment and loyalty
of the mods and rockers.
The team are after donations such as items of clothing, guitars, posters and
even a Jam related scooter.
Nicky said:- "We obviously have huge and varied archives which are going
on display, but our previous exhibition at Somerset House last year really
highlighted the fact that the passion and love for The Jam is still strong today
and fans want to find a way of sharing their loyalty to the band. Loads of
people tell me all the time about different items of clothing or unique
merchandise that they have kept for decades and would never dream of throwing
out, so this is a chance for them to put their dedication on show and let other
fans admire the gems they have been storing over the years."
Den added:- "In my opinion, the Jam fans are like no other and we think it
will be a nice nod to them to include them in Liverpool's showcase.
There are many items we would love to see; in particular, I want to know if
anyone out there has the black and white suit Paul wore for a Manchester Apollo
gig in 1979; I'd be very pleased to see that once again in the flesh."
Anyone who would like to loan a piece of memorabilia should
The items are required by 29 June 2016, but alternatively they can be added
throughout the run of the showcase.
The exhibition in the Cunard Building will run until Sunday, 25 September 2016 and
this will be the last time it will be on view in the UK.
Tickets for the show will cost up to £9.50, with discounts at off-peak times,
and are limited each day to ensure the best possible experience for audiences.
For more information, or to buy tickets, visit:-