A major exhibition at Leicester’s New Walk Museum and Art Gallery (April 12th – June 30th) will include ephemera, costumes and art from the Mod scene. The exhibition is curated and designed by social history author Shaun Knapp based around his latest book, Mods: Two City Connection, and Joe Nixon, co-founder of Arch Creative. It includes eyewitness accounts and photographs from Leicester and Nottingham Mods, which have never been seen or heard before.
The costumes – as well as original 1960s clothing – will be provided by designer Roger K Burton. One of the most established and well-known costume designers in the UK, Roger K Burton has worked in music videos, television, films and commercials since the late 1970s: he has dressed hundreds of influential artists and bands, from David Bowie to The Rolling Stones. With over 50 years’ experience of collecting vintage street fashion, Roger, an author and former Leicester Mod, started out supplying original clothing to cult films such as Quadrophenia and Absolute Beginners, and now hires original street fashion to TV and film.
The exhibition will also feature input from Alan Fletcher, the author who wrote Quadrophenia (the novel) and was a story consultant on Quadrophenia (the film). Alan also wrote The Mod Crop Trilogy, a trio of books based on his life as a Mod in Nottinghamshire during the 1960s.
New Walk Museum
53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA
April 13th – June 30th 2019