Kingston Art, Music, Pop Fashion – 1960s–1990s Exhibition

2 February - 23 March 2024

Exhibitions & Events

Date & time
2 February - 23 March 2024
11:00 - 18:00 (last entry 17:30)

Location
FUSEBOX
2 Buckland’s Wharf, Thames Side, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1TF
Getting here

Recommended age
All ages

Price
Free

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Overview

AMP Kingston is a National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) supported project, exploring and celebrating Kingston’s musical heritage from the 1960s - present day.

Through a mix of oral histories, archive material and intergenerational community responses, this range of displays aims to connect the community to the rich cultural legacy of the area, and inspire and support the next generation of creatives.

What to expect

Here at FUSEBOX, you can watch a ‘Gogglebox’ style film capturing the reactions of young people to some ground-breaking music performances across the decades, browse through and listen to seminal albums linked to Kingston on our record player and read the intergenerational reviews, walk through our ‘lyric forest’ to connect more closely with the song-writing of the times, and learn about the evolution of street styles across the decades in our fashion display.

You can also listen to oral history testimonies of some of Kingston’s legendary music venues and conversations about the future of the live music scene in the wake of national venue closures.

The exhibition is part of a wider Heritage Trail across Kingston and neighbouring areas from 2nd February 2024, including Fusebox, Kingston Museum, Kingston University, The Fighting Cocks, The Grey Horse, The Lamb, The Stanley Picker Gallery and the Eel Pie Island Museum.

A heritage map will be available from FUSEBOX from 2 February with information on how to visit the trail, and you can access a digital version of the trail here.

Exhibition details

Dates: Friday 2 February – Saturday 23 March 2024

Entry Times: 11am – 6pm (last entry 5.30pm), Wednesday – Saturday each week

Ticket: Free entry