This Is The Modern World -Memorabilia For The Jam And Style Council
The biggest ever collection of memorabilia spanning two decades of Paul Weller’s career – ‘This Is The Modern World’, launches in its spiritual home of Brighton next year from 29th July and runs through until 2nd September 2022. Situated in Valley Gardens at the heart of a city which was the location featured on the cover artwork of seminal Jam album 'Setting Sons' and made legendary by the 1979 cult film Quadrophenia. A must see exhibition for fans of The Jam, The Style Council and of course Paul Weller, music aficionados and those curious of the lifestyle. This huge collection of rare, mainly unseen material and fan memorabilia, will be accompanied by performances from bands from the Mod revival era, film screenings, Q&A’s and guided tours.
In a pop-up location on Valley Gardens with a modernist bar and a selection of street and locally sourced food. This will create a month-long place of homage for Mod’s, fans of The Jam and The Style Council and lovers of UK culture in general. The personal archives of Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler, the Weller family, Mick Talbot and Steve White from The Style Council and those of devoted Weller fans worldwide, all have shared their extensive collections for this show.
Curated by Nicky Weller, Paul’s sister and former head of The Jam’s fan club, This Is The Modern World takes the visitor on a journey of underground youth culture moving into the mainstream. Discover hand-written lyrics, original stage outfits, personal photographs, rare footage, unreleased music videos, early scrapbooks, letters, postcards, post
Tickets - thisisthemodernworld.net
Valley Gardens, St Peter’s Place Brighton, East Sussex BN2 9QB
Fri 29 Jul to Tue 16 August