Mods: Shaping a Generation exhibition
14 March 2019 – Beginning on Saturday 13th April a brand new free exhibition opens at Leicester’s New Walk Museum. Mods: Shaping a Generation explores the sub culture’s impact on society.
Mods: Shaping a Generation tells the story of the 1960’s Mod scene in Leicester and Nottingham, the exhibition focuses on the themes of social, financial and creative freedom via exclusive first-hand eye witness accounts and unpublished images.
Ahead of the Saturday 13th opening Radio Fox resident Mods Jonny Bance and Cliff Wheatcroft host a 2 hour show on Saturday 6th April from 10am. Jonny and Cliff will be spinning sounds from the era and interviewing Shaun Knapp, author and exhibition curator & designer, Joe Nixon co-founder of Arch Creative and musician Kenny Wilson who was a Leicester Mod at the time.
Plus on Wednesday 3rd April at 8pm Radio Fox cool faces Alan T and Paul Knight host 2 hours of the most excellent Mod tuneage from the sub culture. Levi Sta-Prest trousers, Ben Sherman or Brutus shirts, Brogues, and Harrington jackets are definitely not optional. On Sunday 14th April Andy Valentine presents a Pirate Dayz Mod Special. Tune in to Radio Fox at 8am to hear some of the finest Mod music.
The New Walk Museum exhibition also celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of The Who’s cult Mod film, Quadrophenia, and will include a screening of the film, Q&A sessions, plus ephemera and original 1960s clothing as seen in the film.
The exhibition also re-visits legendary hang-outs visited by the Leicester and Nottingham Mods including The Nite Owl, The Il Rondo and the Dungeon. Plus a look at the local Mod bands of the time.
13th April 2019 until 30 June 2019 at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
Free entry, open 7 days a week:
Monday – Friday 11:00 – 16:30
Saturday – Sunday 11:00 – 17:00