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Feeling that heavy bass 💥This Thursday Georgina Cook is joining us to celebrate her upcoming book Drumz of the South, do...
13/09/2021

Feeling that heavy bass 💥

This Thursday Georgina Cook is joining us to celebrate her upcoming book Drumz of the South, documenting the early years of Dubstep.

Take a deep dive into the origins of London's Dubstep scene, with some amazing photography and heavy tunes.

Grab your free ticket here: https://bit.ly/3hteTcy

Thursday September 16th, 7 - 10pm, 57 Carnaby Street.

"As the only long hairs on the vast Aylesbury Estate, we spent many a day dodging the skins and mods gangs that were all...
10/09/2021

"As the only long hairs on the vast Aylesbury Estate, we spent many a day dodging the skins and mods gangs that were all over the place at the time. Thank goodness for the sanctuary of abandoned graveyards!"

What's your weekend hangout spot? ☠️

We love this story and photos sent in by Steve, of growing up on the Aylesbury Estate.

Delving into the 20s and 30s 🔎We've got a growing collection of pre-WWII photographs and stories, submitted by family me...
09/09/2021

Delving into the 20s and 30s 🔎

We've got a growing collection of pre-WWII photographs and stories, submitted by family members delving through old photo albums.

We'd love to see your family photos from times gone by!

Photos submitted by Kevin, Florence, Malcolm, Laura and Christine.

Who is ready for some sweet tunes and a boogie? 💃🕺Join us tonight for an in-store broadcast with whynow, featuring DJs S...
09/09/2021

Who is ready for some sweet tunes and a boogie? 💃🕺

Join us tonight for an in-store broadcast with whynow, featuring DJs Scarlett O'Malley and Jamie Brett, and interviews with photographer Jennie Baptiste and rave flyer collector Chelsea Berlin.

7 - 10pm, 57 Carnaby Street - part of #LetsDoLondon

Ever wondered about the photographers that sit at the heart of the Museum? 🤔 We're excited to launch a new weekly featur...
08/09/2021
Aiyush Pachnanda | Museum of Youth Culture

Ever wondered about the photographers that sit at the heart of the Museum? 🤔 We're excited to launch a new weekly feature where we speak to photographers from the archive.

First up we spoke to Aiyush Pachnanda, who unexpectedly found himself at the heart of the Cardiff drum 'n' bass scene - "I kind of want them to wonder why everyone's a bit mental looking."

Moving to Cardiff to study, Aiyush documented the drum n bass raves he was going to, building an intimate portrait of the scene.

"In December 84, age 16 and four months after I left school I went to Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp. This was to ch...
07/09/2021

"In December 84, age 16 and four months after I left school I went to Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp. This was to change the course of and lay the foundations for the rest of my life. I came out as a le***an during this time. At Greenham I met a network of women activists who I remain friends with to this day, 35 years later."

Outreach Champion Chardine Taylor-Stone spoke to Atalanta about her activism and being part of Greenham.

This September marks the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp, protesting the US cruise missiles held on the base.

Listen to the full interview here: https://museumofyouthculture.com/chardine-taylor-stone/

Join us in-store for a first-ever whynow Radio x Museum of Youth Culture live broadcast. We'll be celebrating Britain's ...
07/09/2021

Join us in-store for a first-ever whynow Radio x Museum of Youth Culture live broadcast.

We'll be celebrating Britain's iconic youth culture history with tunes and interviews from our pop-up shop, with DJs Scarlett O'Malley from Whynow and Jamie Brett from the Museum of Youth Culture.

This Thursday September 9th, from 7-10pm at 57 Carnaby Street. Book your free ticket here: https://bit.ly/3tlaa1F

Photograph by Gavin Watson.

Join us in-store for a first-ever whynow Radio x Museum of Youth Culture live broadcast.

We'll be celebrating Britain's iconic youth culture history with tunes and interviews from our pop-up shop, with DJs Scarlett O'Malley from Whynow and Jamie Brett from the Museum of Youth Culture.

This Thursday September 9th, from 7-10pm at 57 Carnaby Street. Book your free ticket here: https://bit.ly/3tlaa1F

Photograph by Gavin Watson.

Who is back in school today? 🎒We'd love to hear your school stories and photographs, send them in for our Grown up in Br...
06/09/2021

Who is back in school today? 🎒

We'd love to hear your school stories and photographs, send them in for our Grown up in Britain campaign!

Photos submitted by: Ansar, Paul, Maria, Julia and Warren

"From S*x Pistols to Blondie, Talking Heads, Human S*xual Response, Elvis Costello, Joan Jett, The Ramones, and many oth...
03/09/2021

"From S*x Pistols to Blondie, Talking Heads, Human S*xual Response, Elvis Costello, Joan Jett, The Ramones, and many others, Grecco captured in black and white and color the raw energy, sweat, and antics that characterized the alternative music of the time."

Tomorrow NYC photographer Michael Grecco is joining us for a signing of his book Punk, Post Punk, New Wave!

This Saturday, 4-6pm, Museum of Youth Culture Carnaby Street.

Building a nationwide photo album 📸We've been playing about with the design of our Grown up in Britain book, creating a ...
02/09/2021

Building a nationwide photo album 📸

We've been playing about with the design of our Grown up in Britain book, creating a scrapbook of all the incredible submissions we've had! Here is a little sneak peak of what we've been trying.

Pre-order your copy now: http://shop.museumofyouthculture.com/grown-up-in-britain-book/

"Walking home all danced out, tired and happy at day break through Trafalgar Square, St. James Park and down to Pimlico....
31/08/2021

"Walking home all danced out, tired and happy at day break through Trafalgar Square, St. James Park and down to Pimlico."

How was your bank holiday weekend? 🔥

We love how Shirley described the journey home after a night out!

🚨EVENT ALERT: THIS THURSDAY 7-10PM🚨For the month of September we're excited to launch Museum of Youth Culture: Carnaby L...
30/08/2021

🚨EVENT ALERT: THIS THURSDAY 7-10PM🚨

For the month of September we're excited to launch Museum of Youth Culture: Carnaby Lates every Thursday night 7-10pm at our pop-up in 57 Carnaby St in partnership with Let's Do London & the Mayor of London. All events include a talk or live radio show plus live scrapbooking workshops for the chance to get published in our upcoming book, music and free drinks! Kicking us off we're starting with long-withstanding Museum of Youth Culture photographer John Ingledew discussing his work documenting youth culture in Soho!

Remember to book your free ticket for THIS THURSDAY on Eventbrite here https://tinyurl.com/3wjpsv3x! See you there!

John Ingledew has photographed Soho since the late 1970’s beginning as a student at St Martin’s School of Art on Charing Cross Road and continuing from his studio in Archer Street. His pictures of Soho were recently shown at the legendary FRENCH HOUSE pub on Dean Street in an exhibition SOHO STREETS OF LIGHT, which is also the title of his short film - a black and white love letter to London’s greatest neighbourhood - made in the 1990s. Two books of John’s photographs have been published, his books written for Art and Design students are available in numerous foreign editions and he has work is in the collection of The National Portrait Gallery.

Grown Up In Britain Comes To Life 💫With Grown Up In Britain getting extended to 90 pages we brought together 9 icons fro...
28/08/2021

Grown Up In Britain Comes To Life 💫

With Grown Up In Britain getting extended to 90 pages we brought together 9 icons from British subcultures past and present to share their photos and memories and see some of the amazing spreads we've put together for our upcoming scrapbook!

There's still time to secure your copy! Head to link in bio to submit your photography and grab a pre-order copy for £20 - orders shipped in December for Xmas.

Head to: http://shop.museumofyouthculture.com/grown-up-in-britain-book/

Whether you're going to a party, heading to the beach or hanging out with your family - have a lovely Bank Holiday weeke...
27/08/2021

Whether you're going to a party, heading to the beach or hanging out with your family - have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend!

Photos submitted by: Philip, Amanda, Jules, Ansar and Ed & John.

26/08/2021
Museum of Youth Culture x You Must Create

💥 Announcing our latest collaboration Museum of Youth Culture x YMC - You Must Create 💥

Celebrating 25 years of YMC, we've co-curated an exclusive edit of iconic shots by some of our key photographers, launching a collaborative t-shirt range exploring the subcultural DNA of the You Must Create brand and telling that story through the lens of the Museum of Youth Culture's archives 💪🏼

"My mate Alan and I travelled to the Isle Wight on my BSA B25. We had a tent and no ticket but joined thousands of young...
26/08/2021

"My mate Alan and I travelled to the Isle Wight on my BSA B25. We had a tent and no ticket but joined thousands of young people who spent the Bank Holiday weekend on the hill watching the concert for free."

On this day in 1970, thousands descended on Isle of Wight for the infamous festival! Those who didn't have a ticket, like Brian, spent the weekend on the surrounding hills watching!

"I was just a school girl, but I was able to control the crowd. Like ‘make some noise’ and they would, and ‘blow your wh...
25/08/2021

"I was just a school girl, but I was able to control the crowd. Like ‘make some noise’ and they would, and ‘blow your whistle’, ‘where are you from’, ‘what part of London’ and all of this!"

We love this story from Linett aka DJ Thunderbird playing the Disya Jeneration Sound System at Carnival for the first time!

Who else is gutted about it being cancelled for the second year in a row? We'd love to see and hear your Carnival stories!

Photos submitted by Linett, Jennifer and Princess as part of Grown up in Brent.

It's all about the student railcard 🚃We've been enjoying the student railcards and bus passes you have been sending in! ...
24/08/2021

It's all about the student railcard 🚃

We've been enjoying the student railcards and bus passes you have been sending in! So of course we used some for our Getting About spread in the book!

Do you still have yours?

FINAL WEEK: Grown up in Brent closes this week!The exhibition explores the everyday stories of being young in Brent, tol...
23/08/2021

FINAL WEEK: Grown up in Brent closes this week!

The exhibition explores the everyday stories of being young in Brent, told through photographs, stories and objects submitted by the public and collected during the national lockdown.

See it before it closes at Kilburn Library, Salusbury Road.

Part of Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture supported by Brent Museum and Archives

"My bed for the weekend was a rubber dinghy..."Can't go wrong with a camping trip - have you been camping this summer? 🏕...
20/08/2021

"My bed for the weekend was a rubber dinghy..."

Can't go wrong with a camping trip - have you been camping this summer? 🏕️

Rich shared these brilliant photographs of a mates camping trip to Great Yarmouth in 1980, although he ended up in the dinghy!

"From Teds to Punks, Rude Boys to Ravers, no one commits to musical subcultures quite like the youth of the UK. Our good...
19/08/2021
A Nationwide Photo Album | Fred Perry UK

"From Teds to Punks, Rude Boys to Ravers, no one commits to musical subcultures quite like the youth of the UK. Our good friends at the Museum of Youth Culture have been charting the immense contribution to society British youth subcultures have made for the last few years, with thousands of treasured photographs and pieces of ephemera submitted online."

Thank you Fred Perry for the brilliant feature on Grown up in Britain: A Nationwide Photo Album!

A new book from Museum of Youth Culture journeys the unique subcultures of Great Britain through the last century. Make a memory a legacy, and pre-order the book now.

18/08/2021

The Grown up in Britain Book Gets Bigger 💪

We've been blown away by the incredible response that we've had to the crowdfunder to bring the Grown up in Britain Book to print!

You've sent us some incredible photographs and stories for the book, it only felt right that we go bigger and better - so we are extending our nationwide photo album to 90 pages filled with your youth culture stories.

As this is a crowdfunder every order gets Grown up in Britain to the printers quicker - grab your copy today!

http://shop.museumofyouthculture.com/grown-up-in-britain-book/

We talk about first loves and first jobs - but what about your first car? 🚗We're definitely going to be doing a first ca...
17/08/2021

We talk about first loves and first jobs - but what about your first car? 🚗

We're definitely going to be doing a first cars spread in the book, so we'd love to hear your first car stories!

Photos submitted by Rob, Amanda and Angela.

This weekend, secure your exclusive copy of the "Grown up in Britain: A Nationwide Photo Album"! 🔥We need your help to m...
14/08/2021

This weekend, secure your exclusive copy of the "Grown up in Britain: A Nationwide Photo Album"! 🔥

We need your help to make the book happen! For just £20 pre-order you'll receive a copy of our inaugural Museum of Youth Culture book in time for Christmas, PLUS a 50% discount on extra copies for friends and family, if placed during the same order.

We're SO excited to bring together all your stories into our first ever MYC book - submit your photo and grab your copy at shop.museumofyouthculture.com now ☝️☝️

This weekend, secure your exclusive copy of the "Grown up in Britain: A Nationwide Photo Album"! 🔥

We need your help to make the book happen! For just £20 pre-order you'll receive a copy of our inaugural Museum of Youth Culture book in time for Christmas, PLUS a 50% discount on extra copies for friends and family, if placed during the same order.

We're SO excited to bring together all your stories into our first ever MYC book - submit your photo and grab your copy at shop.museumofyouthculture.com now ☝️☝️

Results are in - who's going out? 🤓We're hoping everyone got the GCSE results they wanted this week, here's Rachel and h...
13/08/2021

Results are in - who's going out? 🤓

We're hoping everyone got the GCSE results they wanted this week, here's Rachel and her friends partying in style at her 16th birthday party in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, UK, 1986.

“We had hired a room in a pub, The Globe, pretending it was my 18th so we could all have a drink!"

Results are in - who's going out? 🤓

We're hoping everyone got the GCSE results they wanted this week, here's Rachel and her friends partying in style at her 16th birthday party in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, UK, 1986.

“We had hired a room in a pub, The Globe, pretending it was my 18th so we could all have a drink!"

Two years ago today we began embarking on the groundwork for our first ever Grown Up in Britain pilot project in Clacton...
12/08/2021

Two years ago today we began embarking on the groundwork for our first ever Grown Up in Britain pilot project in Clacton-on-Sea, which paved the way for our public call-out for submissions that's seen thousands of evocative, everyday photographs of growing up enter the Museum collections.

The people of Clacton really stepped up, and we heard stories of first jobs, holiday camps, and jet-skiing around Radio Caroline!

For #tbt we're looking back at the first ever Grown Up in Britain exhibition with thanks to the incredible efforts of the people of Clacton-on-Sea, and support from Arts Council England

📸 Martin & Lesley Croxford, Angela Barnes, Richard Parsons, Nicky Freeman

Children have fun on luges, Thamesmead, 1970s.There is still time to catch Journey to Thamesmead at 4 Dawson Way. Runnin...
11/08/2021

Children have fun on luges, Thamesmead, 1970s.

There is still time to catch Journey to Thamesmead at 4 Dawson Way. Running until September 12th Friday-Sunday. And join us on Friday August 13th and 20th at the Thamesmead Community Archive exhibition to get your photographs scanned! 🎥
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Children have fun on luges, Thamesmead, 1970s.

There is still time to catch Journey to Thamesmead at 4 Dawson Way. Running until September 12th Friday-Sunday. And join us on Friday August 13th and 20th at the Thamesmead Community Archive exhibition to get your photographs scanned! 🎥
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@museumofyouthculture @youthclubsocial @thamesmeadnow @tmcarchive @peabodyldn @heritagefunduk
#scanning #scanningsocial #familyphotos #familyalbum #growingup #youthculture #thamesmead

We love a teen bedroom photo, so of course that was one of the first spreads we did for the Grown up in Britain book! Th...
10/08/2021

We love a teen bedroom photo, so of course that was one of the first spreads we did for the Grown up in Britain book!

These amazing submissions are from Salil, Cathy, Lucy and Princess.

Pre-order your copy or submit a photo for the book here: https://bit.ly/GrownUpInBritainBook

Today’s IPCC report laid out the major and irreversible impact of climate change. It covered many areas that environment...
09/08/2021

Today’s IPCC report laid out the major and irreversible impact of climate change. It covered many areas that environmental campaigners have been shouting about for decades.

In an oral history interview Sheila 👇 spoke about becoming involved with Friends in the Earth in 1977, and taking part in the Reclaim the Streets and Road Protest movement in the 90s.

These photos are from the Claremont Road protest camp.

Listen to the full interview here: https://museumofyouthculture.com/esther-freeman/

All about the books 📚 What can we say, we bloody love a good book at the Museum of Youth Culture! So out together The Su...
07/08/2021

All about the books 📚

What can we say, we bloody love a good book at the Museum of Youth Culture! So out together The Subculture Bookshop!

Check out some of our latest additions, from modern Fangirls to the Grown up in Britain book.

Shop now at: https://shop.museumofyouthculture.com/product-category/book-zine/

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Celebrating 100 years of young people.

A new museum to house your stories of youth. Honestly, authentically, without fuss. A museum you can join today. Help us launch our first inaugural exhibition in 2019.

Originally formed from the archives of London based club culture and lifestyle magazine Sleazenation, the Museum of Youth Culture has been quietly collecting photographs, clothing and ephemera documenting our rich youth culture movements, scenes, fashions and nightlife over the last 22 years.

The archive brings together over 100,000 precious photographs, slides and objects celebrating the diversity and boldness of youth culture movements in the UK from the birth of the teenager in post-war Britain to the modern Grime scene of East London. It's now time to share this collection with the world.

Since 2015 the Museum of Youth Culture has evolved from a small youth culture photo archive into a fully fledged heritage team of youth culture specialists, working together to reinvent the modern museum for the purpose of preserving, sharing and celebrating youth culture history. The Museum is a response to an increasing public demand for a central go-to hub for the celebration and preservation of British youth culture including music, fashion and social movements.

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I reisantaly posted photographs from the Klub Foot Hammersmith London. another Psychobilly venue of the late eighties was the LMS pub Hendon North London. Bands here, Lost souls, GuanaBatz, Restless, Rattlers, Klingonz, Surfin Wombatz, Griswalds, Nitros.
So in My youth I went to The Klub Foot at The Clarendon Hotel Ballroom. 1981-1988. I took photographs of as many gigs as I went too. See my previous Psychobilly upload.
Young punks getting harassed off the cops bottom of High west st Gateshead 1982 on was to Exhibition Park Newcastle , think is was Young people or Youth culture week , first band is Total Chaos second unknown , George Curry (long hair) was a very good friend asked me to go across and take some pictures but never got handed over , he has sadly passed he was a youth leader at a youth club also in a local folkish type band Hogshead he was a big influence on a lot of young people in the area , young lads sitting on wall way to long ago to remember their names . Traced Total Chaos gave the lead singer the pictures , one of the band has passed thing possibly the drummer .
Soulie aged 15yrs........
Numan fans in 1982. My friends from Liverpool would dye their hair and wear makeup, then go to Numan concerts and discos all dressed up and we would meet up. Happy days!
Forget the European Cup - this is one handed, four legged, double-visioned football in para boots and matching ammo belt. Even the sound is skew. The unedited rushes from the punks picnic 1997, which happened once a year, roughly this time, in Stoke Newington. It formed a key part of a few days of events and gigs, and attracted punks from all over Europe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=385TXNImHBg&t=18s
Peppermint Place Blackburn 1983. We married in 1991 & it's our 30 years this July 👩‍❤️‍👨🥂🍾
1985 Butlins I’m in the FGTH T-shirt 🤦🏻‍♀️😂
Start of my raving days 🤦🏻‍♀️❤️ 1988 I’m on the right 😁
The Museum of Youth Culture; a small but perfectly formed space on the once legendary Carnaby Street. Not only is Manchester; It Never Rains... on sale here, but I also made it onto the ‘teenager’s bedroom wall’ installation! Lots of photos and badges, but it needs more to help it grow bigger and better. museumofyouthculture.com