28th Jun, 2022

Your memories of being a teenager growing up in Coventry sought for new exhibition

Ryan Smith 30th Mar, 2022

PEOPLE are being urged to contribute photos, objects and personal stories about their teenage lives in Coventry for a major new summer exhibition.

‘Grown Up in Britain – 100 Years of Teenage Kicks’ at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum will be free and celebrate teenage life from the roaring 1920s up to the present day.

The exhibition will look into the lived experiences and impact of young people, depicting their scenes, sounds and styles and will feature items from the archives of London’s Museum of Youth Culture which is curating the event.

The gallery is expecting to open the free exhibition on July 1 and it will run until October 30.

Museum project manager Lisa der Weduwe said: “We’ve all been young once, from first loves to first jobs, Saturday hangouts to family holidays – what do you remember?

“Championing the impact of youth on modern society, the museum has been collecting photographs of youth and subculture movements for more than 25 years.”

The Museum of Youth and Culture is holding several ‘show and tell’ events where residents can contribute photographs, objects and memories to exhibit.

The first of these events will take place at St Oswald’s Church, Tile Hill between 1.30pm and 3.30pm on Thursday, March 31.

The second session will be at Sitting Rooms of Culture in Coventry Market from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, April 2, with further events to be held at the LTB Showrooms and the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum.

Visit museumofyouthculture.com/coventry to submit photographs, objects and personal stories.

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