Check out the cool new British Music Experience exhibition at the O2!

Posted by Dean Piper On March 9th, 2009

interactive-timelineIf you are into British music in anyway at all then you must visit the British Musical Experience at the O2.
This new permanent interactive music exhibition is all set to be as big a fixture as the O2 Arena itself, if you ask me. I popped along to the museum last week and was overwhelmed by the collection of Memorabilia!
Over 100 artists feature in the exhibition from The Beatles to Iron Maiden, from Cilla Black to Elastica, from David Bowie to Motorhead with in depth looks at musical genres from Skiffle to Reggae, from Rock n Roll to Blues, from Punk to Urban.

Although the exhibition is predominantly interactive it also features tonnes of pieces of memorabilia including David Bowie’s Ashes to Ashes clown suit and Ziggy Stardust costume, Noel Gallagher’s Union Jack guitar, Roger Daltrey’s Woodstock outfit and a vintage Amy Winehouse dress.

It is definitely the exhibition I would advise people to pop along too. And if you are trekking all the way to the O2 anyhow, then why not go a bit earlier and check out the BME beforehand! I caught up with eighties star Betty Boo last week who also loved what she saw. She told me: “The BME exhibition was amazing. It celebrates everything about British music – all genres. It’s pretty amazing and definitely the hottest new tourist attraction to visit. I also loved the fact I was in it!”
For further information on the BME visit

One Response to “Check out the cool new British Music Experience exhibition at the O2!”

  1. Marie3298 Says:

    This looks kinda interesting!

    MUZIK KINDA SWEET BY POGUS CAESAR 1st – 30th October 2011 The British Music Experience at O2 presented by the Co-operative, in association with OOM Gallery will be showcasing an exclusive exhibition of 38 rare photographs celebrating legendary black musicians working in the UK.

    Using a simple camera photographer Pogus Caesar followed the musicians and singers around the famous venues producing a collection that celebrates a style of black music that brings together the UK, the US and the Caribbean.

    From Stevie Wonder in 1989, Grace Jones in 2009 and Big Youth in 2011, this unique exhibition documents how black music, in its Reggae, Soul, Jazz and R&B tributaries of sound, has changed and renewed itself over the decades.

    Journeying from Jimmy Cliff to Jay-Z via Mica Paris and Mary Wilson of The Supremes to David Bowie’s bass player Gail Ann Dorsey, these images conjure up an alphabet of the music of the Black Atlantic.
    The photographs selected from OOM Gallery Archive are also as much about the clubs and venues, as it is about the singers, producers and musicians. The Wailers at The Tower Ballroom, Sly Dunbar at The Hummingbird Club, Courtney Pine at Ronnie Scott’s, Cameo at the Odeon Cinema, Ben E. King at the Hippodrome and Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B at BBC Pebble Mill, many venues now lost to regeneration or renewal, and only recalled through memory and imagery.

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