UPCOMING EVENTS

Get involved with YOUTH CLUB Archive and the Museum of Youth Culture through exhibitions, events, workshops and education opportunities!


Celebrating Youth at Bermondsey Carnival
Saturday July 6th, 12-5pm,
Southwark Park

A day-symposium of talks and workshops exploring DIY culture, its legacy and how to get involved. Hear from music photographers, create a zine and learn why we need a museum of youth culture.You can also bring along your photographs to be scanned in for the museum of youth culture.

All Day: Make a zine using photographs from the museum’s archive to show what you think youth culture will look like in the future. Don’t forget to bring your own photos along to include in your zine!
All Day: Do you have photographs of your youth? The museum would love to add them to the collection to help tell the story of growing up. Bring them along and the team will scan them while you wait.

2pm to 2.30pm:
How to be a music photographer with Sanna Charles
3pm to 3.30pm:
How to get involved with the Museum of Youth Culture
4pm to 4.30pm:
London's Lost clubs


Our Place in History: Subculture as Heritage Symposium
Thursday July 18th, 10:00 - 17:00
London location TBC

How can we preserve the rich story of subcultural movements, when often they’ve been overlooked in the history books? This one-day symposium will bring together archives, organisations and academics working to tell the story of British youth culture movements and champion them as an important part of our heritage.

Full day will include talks by heritage professionals and academics working with youth and subculture history and time to network over food and refreshments.

A collaboration between YOUTH CLUB Archive | Museum of Youth Culture and The Subcultures Network. Part of building an Online Museum of Youth Culture, a Heritage Fund Project.


Losers MCC V Underdogs Bike Show
July 19-21st

Underdog Gallery

Losers MCC  V Underdogs Bike Show weekender, celebrates the culture of motorbikes with specially curated art, a drop in art class, motorcycles, live music, classic biker film screenings, and of course, the Losers MCC Tea stall.

Losers MCC – mild mannered bikers from The Old Kent Road have this year teamed up with The Museum of Youth Culture, who will be exhibiting photography from the newly discovered archive of The 59 Club, a renowned motorcycle club formed in 1959 in East London. The images taken between 1959-1970s reveals how this youth club based in a church in Hackney Wick founded by Reverend John Oates, helped young people from the underprivileged area suffering post-war deprivations. On the club’s opening night, Cliff Richard performed securing the club as an instant success and helping its members come together and reimagine their lives.

The Underdog Gallery has  also carefully curated a range of art that includes exclusive work from Soave, Ryan Roadkill, Matt Sabbath, and  Luciano Custom Art alongside the Museum of Youth Culture photography.