Back in February Mick & I went to a provisional meeting at the Guildhall which is now run by a Community Trust. They had some very interesting plans but I kept quiet in case nothing developed.
Well now it has developed!
Mick and I have been again today and we can share the plans with you
There is an exhibition of the album designs of Storm Thorgersen there at present and that’s an ‘opening gambit’. Now they are planning a number of specific exhibitions and two in particular concern us:
1. There will be a further series of ‘bought in’ exhibitions and the first will feature photos of the Rolling Stones. I’ll let you know what’s coming later but that show starts in about six weeks (July)
2. There will also be a mainly permanent show of Pompey Pop – in a sense along the lines of the 2010 show at the City Museum. We hope that it will have a flexible element so that, for example, we are going to launch it with a show that links to the Rolling Stones show
It will consist of photos, posters, tickets, album covers etc but also crucially memories from local people both specific to the featured show.
SO, here we go – Pompey Pop, 60s/70s Rolling Stones – six weeks to get it all finished! I’m listening ….