We want your memories of the 1980s
What do the 80s mean to you?
There is an opportunity for your thoughts and memories about the 1980s to become part of an exhibition at Bishopsgate Institute.
Exploring history and bringing it to life is the aim of the Schools and Community Learning team here at Bishopsgate Institute. To tie in with our Back to the 80s series of events we want to gather together your memories, thoughts and memorabilia from this time to create an exhibition of some of the things, from the public to the personal, that made this an iconic decade.
You can read what our Schools and Community Learning Manager recollects from the 80s in our latest blog
We are holding two ‘Remembering the 80s’ events where you can share your memories. To help prompt your memory you can explore relevant items from our library and archive collections or speak to one of our oral history volunteers.
Remembering the 80s:
Friday 19 October, 2.30pm – 4.30pm, Library
Tuesday 23 October, 6.30pm – 7.15pm, Rear Library
If you have any memorabilia and mementoes we could use in the exhibition – this could be photographs, badges, certificates, fan ’zines, concert tickets, election leaflets, alternative lifestyle pamphlets, anything that reflects your activities and interests in the 80s – please bring it along!
The resulting exhibition, a collage of images and words about the 1980s, will be on display December 2012 – January 2013.
If you’re not able to attend one of the events but would like to contribute, please email us your images and memories