Carnaby is excited to announce the launch of an exclusive exhibition in celebration of the forthcoming film My Generation, The free-entry exhibition runs from 8 – 21 March at 3 Carnaby and is curated by Zelda Cheatle. The stunning showcase includes photographs, prints and previously unseen archive footage. Many of the iconic contributors from the film are featured including; Twiggy, Roger Daltrey and The Who, Marianne Faithfull, Vidal Sassoon, Jean Shrimpton, Lulu, Paul McCartney and The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bailey, Sandie Shaw and Mary Quant alongside Michael Caine.
Well-renowned curator, Zelda Cheatle, has worked closely with photographers integral to the 60s cultural revolution including; Terry O’Neill, Brian Duffy and Barry Lategan to showcase their work in this one off Carnaby exhibition. Pieces include the infamous portrait of Christine Keeler, taken by Lewis Morley, mass crowd photographs highlighting the peak of Beatlemania as well as the first professional photo taken of Twiggy. Visitors can expect an immersive experience full of the ambience of this revolutionary period.
Two Q&A talks hosted by broadcaster Edith Bowman will take place at the exhibition. On Monday 12th March Director David Batty will be in conversation and on Monday 19th March renowned photographer Terry O’Neill will talk. Tickets are free via a ballot hosted on Carnaby.co.uk.
Carnaby was the birthplace of Swinging London and the epicentre for revolutionary creativity, where the youth flocked to buy and see new, daring, colourful garments. It was home to pioneering fashion shops such as Lord John, owned by style entrepreneurs the Gold brothers, who dressed the likes of Jimmi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Small Faces and The Kinks, all who came to Carnaby for their clobber. The outside of the shop was covered in a psychedelic mural, which features in the film.
Today the Carnaby area is home to global fashion brands that sit alongside independent stores and concept shops. It has a thriving food scene and is also home to live music venues and bars. It is a place to find experiential retail and many creative industries that give a nod to the spirit of the 60s generation.
My Generation Exhibition
3 Carnaby, London, W1
Thursday 8 – Wednesday 21 March
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm