Friday, 13 July 2012

I will be giving a talk on my Bamboo Club research at the Victoria & Albert Museum on  Saturday the 14th July as part of a day long seminar entitled 'Hanging Out - Youth Culture Then and Now'.


Ticket holders will receive a free copy of the Hanging Out Publication.

Where Did You Hang Out?

Saturday 14 July 2012, 12:30 – 17:00

Explore the London scene and popular culture during the 50s and 60s with Golden
Globe and BAFTA Award winning actress Rita Tushingham (‘A Taste of Honey, ‘The
Leather Boys’), Ace Cafe's Managing Director Mark Wilsmore and Cue Club performer
Fred Peters (formally of Freddie Notes and the Rudies), as they share their accounts of
growing up and hanging out during this era with Royal College of Art Cultural
Historian Barry Curtis.

Avril Horsford former Head of Academic Diversity at the London College of Fashion will
take you on a whistle stop tour of all things popular during the 50s and 60s.

Gavin Maitland Curator, Archivist and Photo-historian offers a regional perspective and
a rare account of The Bamboo Club, Bristol’s first West-Indian social club that was
active in the St Paul’s area between 1966 – 1977.

Take a self-guided tour of the Hanging Out display, watch the Hanging Out
documentary and enjoy live monologues with young actors, based on the oral histories
of elders today, who were the teenagers of yesterday.