Unordinary People - Free British Youth Culture exhibition opens May 2009

Posted: 21st April 2009

If you fancy getting a little background on our dear sonic youth, the Photographic Youth Music Culture Archive has just announced a new exhibition, celebrating British youth in all its glory, from the 1960s to nowadays, at the Royal Albert Hall from April 23rd to May 23rd. 'Unordinary People, Exploring British Youth Culture 1960- 2009', will feature snapshots of life from the many youthful tribes that Britain has counted over the last fifty years from Mods to Punks, Hip Hop MCs to House ravers, skateboarders to 80s nostalgia Hoxtonites, etc... All these captured by renowned lifestyle snappers, Chris Morris, David Swindells, Gavin Watson, Jason Manning, Martin Usborne, Paul Hartnett, Peter Francis, Richard Braine, among others, as well as legendary youth culture/music photographer Ted Polhemus, who will be giving an introductory talk this coming Thursday 23 April, entitled 'Streetstyle: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow', from 6pm.

The exhibition will then open (free of charge) on the following dates:

  • Friday 15th May: 6pm - 9pm
  • Saturday 16th May: 10am - 2pm
  • Sunday 17th May: 11am - 3pm
  • Saturday 23 May: 10am - 2pm

Tickets for the talk cost £6.50 (including a glass of wine) - on sale now via the Royal Albert Hall box office (020 7589 8212).

Solange Moffi