Scarborough Art Gallery in rock’n’roll plea

Are you a rock’n’roller of a “certain age”? Did you see the big names in Scarborough in the 1950s and 1960s? If so, Scarborough Art Gallery would like to hear from you.

This spring, the gallery is playing host to Halfway To Paradise: The Birth Of British Rock, a touring exhibition of rock photographs from the Victoria and Albert, Museum.

The exhibition comprises more than 100 photographs by Harry Hammond from the V&A collection, capturing the emergence of British rock.

The gallery would like to enhance the collection with local memorabilia from the period and is asking for local rock’n’roll veterans to come forward and lend their treasures.

Karen Snowden, head of collections at Scarborough Museums Trust, said: “We’re looking for anything relating to the big artists of the period who played at Scarborough venues like the Futurist and the Spa.

“People might still have tickets, programmes, scrapbooks, or articles of clothing. We’d love to borrow them for gallery visitors to enjoy.”

Anyone who has items they would be willing to lend should phone Karen on 01723 384506 or email karen.snowden@smtrust.uk.com

The exhibition runs from Saturday, March 9, until Sunday, June 14.

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