Looking for some reasons to come and see us here at the British Music Experience, this week? Here's a few special ones that we've put together as a day-by-day look at the coming week, just for you.
Every day you can journey through seventy years of British music, discovering amazing artefacts and getting involved with all of the interactives, but here's a few reasons to join us this week.
We are open from 9am until 7pm, every day. Last entry is 90 mins before closing and you can book tickets in advance to get a free interactive-guide HERE.
Monday is Glam Day!
Monday 5th June we have a very special guest popping by to say hi. Andy Scott of Glam Rock band The Sweet will be joining us. Come and see us over at our Glam Rock collection, where you can not only see Andy Scott's red Gibson 335 on display alongside his band-mate Mick Tucker's stage outfit, but also Marc Bolan from T. Rex's outfit and Gibson SG, Dave Hill from Slade's very sparkly cape and an outfit and guitar from the one and only Suzi Quatro. Mondays will never feel so glam again!
Wednesday Evening with Bido Lito!
Local music-monthly Bido Lito! recently started a membership scheme that enables their readers to subscribe to their publication and get to go to special events across the city of Liverpool for free as part of it. We will be opening our doors after-hours on Wednesday 7th June and giving them a special tour of the British Music Experience from our curatorial perspective. It's also the 40h anniversary of when the Sex Pistols interrupted Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee by performing Anarchy in The UK on a boat on the River Thames. We love a good punk anniversary. For more information on this event and how to join us, click here.
We're Open Until 9pm Every Thursday!
On Thursday 8th June Kanye West turns 40. He knows what's what when it comes to British music, having invited half the UK Grime Scene on stage with him at the 2015 BRIT Awards, including Skepta. We're open until 9pm every Thursday giving you longer to explore all of our interactives, including 'Hey DJ' which can fill you in on the significance of Skepta and how important he is for the UK music scene and industry. We love an evening wander through all of the exhibits and our Star Cafe is open to the public for an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage, allowing you to raise a glass to Kanye, or for any other excuse you can think of.
Friday 9th June marks the birth of guitar legend and luthier Les Paul, who was born in 1915. His legacy lives on over a hundred years later and we have a whole host of Gibson Les Paul guitars for you to pick up and play. whether you are a seasoned pro or you've just never had a chance to unleash that inner rockstar, we have on-screen tutorials in our Gibson Brands Interactive Studio to help you reach your potential. There's always some of our fantastic crew members dotted around for impromptu jamming sessions if the mood takes, too.
Positive Vibrations Everywhere
Saturday 10th June is the second day of Liverpool Reggae Festival, Positive Vibrations. Why not grab yourself a ticket, but stop by the British Music Festival first to explore the 2-Tone movement and also to see when punk joined forces with reggae to form Rock Against Racism. Positive Vibrations picked up the best new festival gong at last year's National Festival Awards, and that was it's first year! So it's bound to be amazing this year.
Lazy Sunday Afternoon
You've got no time to worry. On Sunday 11th June we suggest you spend your quality time with us and make a day of it. Your day of rest needn't be a stressful day out. Book your tickets online and get a free interactive-guide to really immerse yourself in the history of British music. Once you've got your British Music Experience wristband on you can come and go as you please, enjoying a stop off in the Star Cafe for a spot of lunch and some refreshments. Our home, the Cunard Building is such a beautiful setting to enjoy our exhibits. where else can you see David Bowie artefacts and Spice Girl outfits in such an opulent setting as the first class passenger lounge of the original home of the luxurious Cunard Line. We recommend ending your day at the Museum of Liverpool, a two minute walk away to find out more about the history of Liverpool and it's music.