YOUTH CLUB ARCHIVE

STRIVE FESTIVAL - SOUTHBANK

BREAKING THE MOULD @ SOUTHBANK CENTRE 

10 April 2015, 10:00am - 12 April 2015, 23:00pm / Level 2 Foyer (Blue Side) at Royal Festival Hall 

Breaking The Mould explores the explosion of youth culture from the 1950s to the present day. Curated in association with Southbank Centre's Youth Ambassadors, the exhibition looks at tribes, sub-cultures and music across different eras.

From the Teddy boys of the 1950s to the mods of the 1960s, the hippies of the 1970s and the punks of the 1980s, youth culture is constantly shifting and changing as the world around it changes.

The changes you see in the fashions and styles worn by individuals in these pictures link to changes going on in the wider world and in popular culture. They reflect social, cultural and political shifts of everyday life.

All the images seen in this exhibition are drawn from PYMCA (Photographic Youth Music Culture Archive). PYMCA is the specialist image and research library for global youth culture, lifestyle and music.

This archive of over 55,000 photographs is sourced from all over the world, documenting the lifestyles, fashions, hairstyles, music and subcultures of young people from the 1940s to the present day.

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FREE THE NIGHT EXHIBITION AT WESTMINSTER STATION

FREE THE NIGHT @ WESTMINSTER STATION | UNTIL APRIL 12

We are excited to be part of Free the Night, the first ever photography exhibition in Westmister Station part of the Night Tube Firsts to celebrate 6 months from the start of 24hr tube service. We contributed 5 images from the PYMCA archive photographers; Ted Polhemus, John Phillips, Chris Stewart, Catherine Holmes and Naki. 

The pieces celebrate the capital's rich history of arts and culture and capture a range of perspectives on the night time and its possibilities for those passing through the station.

Delivered in partnership for the Night Tube Firsts with TFL and Annin Arts Gallery, the show features large-scale photographic works arranged in the station's alcoves. There are 24  images in total including Sam Taylor-Johnson OBE, Nick Knight OBE, Sir Cecil Beaton, and Juergen Teller. 

The works include a 1920s ballroom dance by Sir Cecil Beaton, American rock legend Bruce Springsteen captured outside Hammersmith Odeon in 1979 by Chalkie Davies, and a photograph of a Tube worker on his way home taken by iconic British fashion and portrait photographer Rankin.

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