The Jam memorabilia exhibition gets new home in Liverpool this summer

‘About The Young Idea’ will run at the city's Cunard Building from July

A memorabilia exhibition charting the career of The Jam is to open in Liverpool in July 1.

Co-curated by Paul Weller‘s sister Nicky Weller, ‘About The Young Idea’ will be staged at The Cunard Building in Liverpool from July 1 to September 25. Tickets go on sale on Friday (May 27).

‘About The Young Idea’ first ran over summer 2015 at London’s Somerset House. Its opening night was attended by both Weller and bassist Bruce Foxton, though drummer Rick Buckler was absent from the ceremony.


The Liverpool version of the exhibition has been updated to include an interactive app which allows visitors to scan details of their five favourite exhibits so they can look at them again later, after they have left.

Exhibits on show include musical instruments, stage clothes and demo tapes plus Weller’s childhood drawings and school reports. As well as his sister Nicky – who ran The Jam’s fanclub until the band split in 1982 – ‘About The Young Idea’ is curated by Russell Reader and Den Davis.

A book, ‘Growing Up With The Jam’, featuring interviews with famous fans including Noel Gallagher and Martin Freeman, is available at the exhibition.


Music photographer Tom Sheehan’s new Paul Weller book ‘Aim High’ launches on May 30 with an event at London gallery The Flood Gallery.

Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that Weller and Noel Gallagher have written their first song together. The song, whose title isn’t yet known, features on The Monkees’ new album ‘Good Times!’. Marking the band’s 50th anniversary, it’s released on June 10 and also features songs written by Death Cab For Cutie singer Ben Gibbard and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer.

Weller is currently writing his first film soundtrack, for boxing drama Jawbone, which stars Ray Winstone, Johnny Harris and Michael Smiley.


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