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PAST EVENTS AT THE BRITISH MUSIC EXPERIENCE 

Over the years we've hosted some great events at the BME.  Have a flick through our gallery and remember to always keep an eye out for What's On

 

  • Feb 2014. BRIT MASTERCLASS with Laura Mvula: For the last three years in the build-up to the BRIT Awards we have hosted a series of master classes with BRIT School Alumni, Award Winners and BRIT Nominees. Previous sessions have included Rudimental, Imogen Heap, Bashy and Emeli Sande.This year is no exception. Continuing to bring in the best of British talent in to take part in our Q&A sessions, we are delighted to welcome Laura Mvula to the museum. Find out more
  • In Conversation: Fish And Mark Wilkinson:Thee ex-Marillion singer, alongsidehis long  term collaborator Mark Wilkinson talked to us about his new release “A Feast Of Consequences”  and being back out on the road. More...
  • Daniel Kramer: Photographs of Bob Dylan An exclusive exhibition curated by the GRAMMY museum of LA, featuring Daniel Kramer's iconic photographs of the legendary Bob Dylan... more
  • Rip This Joint: The Rolling Stones 1972. Photographs by Jim Marshall
    An exhibition of the late, great Jim Marshall's never-before-seen material offering a sterling look at one of the most inspirational bands of all time...more
  • Frank Turner: In Conversation
    The British Music Experience welcomed Frank Turner to the museum for an intimate Q&A session ahead of his taking the stage with The Pogues... more
  • 'Hallo Sausages': Celebrating The Life And Lyrics Of Ian Dury
    In honour of what would have been Ian Dury’s 70th Birthday year, the British Music Experience hosted a special panel discussion... more
  • A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga Of The Smiths
    Widely regarded as one of the best British bands of all time, The Smiths' music defined the sound of the Thatcher years in Britain... more
  • Beyond Time And Place - The Art Of Paul Raymond Gregory
    At this special discussion and book launch, we brought together journalist Greg Mofitt, Biff Byford of legendary metal band Saxon, fellow fantasy artist Mark Wilkinson, art collector Peter Nahum, and ex chair of the Tolkien society Alex Lewis... more
  • Messenger: The Bob Marley Exhibition
    An exhibit to explore Marley's role as the catalyst to the reggae revolution, as well as his influence on music and culture over the past three decades... more
  • Word Sound Power - Reggae Changed My Life
    Launching in line with Jamaica Summer at The O2, this exhibition, produced by Chaser Productions, celebrated the impact of Jamaican music and culture on our lives in Britain... more
  • Bass Culture Clash
    This event looked at the impact of reggae on British Dance Halls, sound systems and contemporary pop, Bass Culture Clash was a panel discussion and showcase... more
  • The British Music Experience On Tour
    Thanks to The Co-Operative and a classic 1968 London Routemaster Bus, the British Music Experience brought the jaw-dropping history of British music... more
  • Seminal Albums: Catch A Fire
    A talk with: Tony Platt (Engineer on Catch A Fire), Gary Crosby OBE (Jazz Jamaica/Dune Music), Brinsley Forde (Aswad) and Kevin Le Gendre (Journalist)... more
  • The Practice Room
    A series of mentoring sessions that allow musicians to learn from professional players and songwriters.... more
  • June Half Term
    We celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at the British Music Experience with a Great British T-shirt Party... more
  • Metal Hammer Golden Gods
    On the day of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards Ceremony, the British Music Experience got ready for an afternoon of metal mayhem as we hosted three exclusive master classes with some of the UK’s loudest and hardest working bands... more
  • Seminal Albums: Jailbreak, Thin Lizzy
    Seminal albums set the standard for future work, provide a landmark for fans and artists, as well as forging a place in music history. This series at the British Music Experience explored the development and making of such albums, from art work to arrangement... more
  • The Philip Lynott Exhibition
    Following an astonishing eight-month run in Dublin, Still In Love With You: The Philip Lynott Exhibition headed to London! The acclaimed exhibition showed for a limited time only at the British Music Experience... more
  • The Ivors At The British Music Experience
    In the run up to the 57th Awards on Thursday 17 May 2012, and following their success in 2011, The Ivors - in association with the British Music Experience - were delighted to once again host a series of masterclasses... more
  • The Family That Rocked
    The British Music Experience was the setting for the debut of hundreds of family rock bands.... more
  • The BRIT Awards Exhibition 2012
    In the lead-up to most celebrated event in the British music calendar the British Music Experience, presented by The Co-operative, showcased... more
  • Gibson Through The Lens
    Following runs in Berlin, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sydney and Los Angeles, the British Music Experience was proud to be showcasing the world's premier guitar company, Gibson Guitar's exhibition... more
  • Half Term Family Workshop
    Our very special family workshop, created to co-inside with this year's BRIT Awards at The O2, gives you and your family... more
  • Neal Preston Masterclass
    The British Music Experience was delighted to welcome music industry photographer Neal Preston for an afternoon masterclass... more
  • Rihanna - Rated 'R'
    The British Music Experience was delighted to host a special exhibition of Rihanna's incredible costumes, in celebration of her three month residency at The O2... more
  • Glam Rock Christmas
    The British Music Experience invited everyone to relive the forgotten days of 1973 and chill out in our Glam Rock 70’s lounge... more
  • Trudy Bellinger: Pop Palette
    Through 10 years of working creatively with directors and artists at EMI, and helping to shape some of the most amazing talent around, Trudy Bellinger has learnt from the best... more
  • Baron Wolman Masterclass & Gibson Through The Lens Exhibition Launch
    The British Music Experience launched the Gibson Through The Lens exhibition with a special, one night only masterclass with Baron Wolman - Rolling Stone magazine's chief photographer... more
  • The Vaccines: In Conversation
    Arni, Freddie, Pete & Justin took time out of their busy schedule to give fans the chance to get up close and personal with a pre-gig, Q&A session, at the British Music Experience.... more
  • The Buggles: Reunited Plus special guest Alison Moyet
    Original founders Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes and Paul Robinson were joined by Steve Lipson and Lol Creme to take part in a Q&A followed by a rare live performance from the band... more
  • October Half-Term fun
    As part of the national Big Draw campaign, and our own See The Music season, we investigated the story of poster design with hands on family workshops for half term.... more
  • The Ultimate Seminar
    Five inspirational panels gave anyone the chance to come and hear from a wide range of speakers on how to get ahead in the industry... more
  • Muzik Kinda Sweet: The work of Pogus Caesar
    From Stevie Wonder in 1989, Grace Jones in 2009 and Big Youth in 2011, this unique exhibition documented how black music in its Reggae, Soul, Jazz and R&B tributaries of sound, has changed and renewed itself over the decades.... more
  • Kramer Guitar Presents: The Sylosis Metal Master Class
    Every generation of Metal bands has its pioneers – groups that re–define the genre musically and take it to a new level... more
  • Celebrating 40 years of Hard Rock
    Founded in London in 1971, Hard Rock Cafe has expanded over the past 40 years to a worldwide audience and currently includes over 170 venues... more
  • Jazz Blues and Beyond: The Birth of the British Festival
    Unseen photographic archive featuring images of legendary artists including the Who, Rolling Stones, Cream and the Yardbirds... more
  • Exclusive Pictorial Preview Of The Forthcoming Book Iron Maiden 'On Board Flight 666'
    Maiden’s official Photographer John McMurtrie travelled with the band on board their Boeing 757 jet named Ed Force One... more
  • The Ultimate Seminar
    A no nonsense look into the music industry... more
  • Rocktober
    Kids unleashed their inner rock star with some amazing workshops run throughout half term... more
  • The Art of Roxy Music
    The British Music Experience was very excited to welcome Nick de Ville for the second in our series... more
  • Glen Matlock Masterclass
    Glen offered insight into his skills as a bass player and songwriter, and into his life as one of Britain's most respected musicians... more
  • Pete Brown
    A special one-off event with the cult performance poet, record producer and movie screenwriter and lyricist Pete Brown... more
  • William Orbit
    We were delighted to welcome William Orbit for our Producer Masterclass series... more
  • Family Workshops
    Families created their own rocking family portraits, all summer at the British Music Experience.... more
  • Faces at the British Music Experience
    The legendary Faces returned after an eventful hiatus, with original members Ronnie Wood on guitar, Kenney Jones on drums and the glorious keyboards of Ian McLagan... more
  • Radio Caroline
    Infamous offshore pirate radio station Radio Caroline came ashore and broadcast live and loud from the British Music Experience... more
  • Bon Jovi 'When We Were Beautiful' Exhibition
    To coincide with Bon Jovi's 12 night residency at The O2, we're were thrilled to host an exclusive photography exhibition featuring never seen before images... more
  • Soundstage Showcase 2010
    The Soundstage crew present an evening of fun, frantic, musical madness... more
  • The Art of Heavy Rock
    The start of a series of events looking at iconic album artwork and how each artist defines themselves visually.... more
  • Producer Series: Greg Haver Masterclass
    Greg Haver initially built up a reputation within the Welsh music community for his diverse production skills and innovative arrangements with artists such as Super Furry Animals and Bullet For My Valentine... more
  • The Co-operative presents British Music Experience launch and Alex Kapranos Songwriting Masterclass
    We welcomed on board our amazing new sponsor AND we were treated to a very special Masterclass by one of the most charismatic men in pop... more
  • Producer Series: John Leckie Master Class
    We were thrilled to host a special evening with the one and only John Leckie, producer of the Stone Roses, Radiohead, Verve, John Lennon and more... more
  • Steve Lyon Producer Masterclass
    Steve Lyon shared his unique experiences, techniques and stories working with some amazing artists... more
  • TY Q&A and Album Showcase
    Acclaimed international Hip Hop artist TY invited fans to join him for an exclusive evening at the British Music Experience to mark the release of his single Heart is Breaking featuring Sway... more
  • The Great Music Debate
    An informative and insightful evening with many different expert opinions and some impassioned exchanges... more
  • Book Reading and Q&A with Tony Fletcher
    For our first book launch event we welcomed author Tony Fletcher, who read extracts from his fantastic book All Hopped Up And Ready To Go... more
  • Ross Halfin Photography Masterclass
    Ross Halfin's cameras have shot definitive moments in the Punk era of the 70's including The Jam and The Sex Pistols and spent most of the 80's touring with bands like Iron Maiden and Def Leppard... more
  • Producer Series: Steve Levine Master Class
    Acclaimed Steve Levine kicked off our Producer Series in true style.... more
  • Hospital presents Q+A+E - Part 2
    Hospital Records returned for another Dance Masterclass this time with Danny Byrd, John B and Emalkay.... more
  • Hugh Cornwell Songwriting Masterclass
    Rolling on with our Songwriting Masterclass series, we were thrilled to welcome Hugh Cornwell to the British Music Experience... more
  • Chris Difford Songwriting Masterclass
    The British Music Experience presented an exclusive Songwriting Masterclass and Workshop with double Ivor Novello Award winner Chris Difford... more
  • Freemasons Music Masterclass
    A dance music masterclass with DJ James Wiltshire of Freemasons... more
  • Secret Bon Jovi Gig
    Stadium fillers Bon Jovi performed a secret gig especially for a handful of their British fans... more
  • Halfway to Paradise: The Birth of British Rock Photography Exhibition
    The British Music Experience premiered a unique exhibition of photographs of Britain's biggest musical icons... more
  • Howard Jones Songwriting Masterclass
    Howard Jones, one of the defining figures of mid-'80s synth-pop, was our honored guest for a very special Songwriting Masterclass... more
  • Rock Photography Masterclass
    During our Halfway to Paradise: The Birth of British Rock photographic exhibition, we hosted a very special evening with three of the nation’s leading music photographers.... more
  • Sensescapes
    We hosted a unique day of talks, workshops and live demonstrations exploring the relationship between sound, light, space and experience.... more
  • Jeff Beck Guitar Masterclass
    Guitar legend Jeff Beck along with fellow musician Jason Rebello hosted an intimate, money-can't-buy performance and Q&A session.... more
  • Hospitality Q+A+E
    Pre Hospitality at Matter we put on Hospitality Q+A+E at the British Music Experience to give fans, ravers and budding producers a chance to hear how Hopsital Record's finest: London Elektricity, High Contrast and Logistics make their tracks... more
  • Street Dance Masterclass with Hypnotik
    We were graced by the presence of professional dance outfit Hypnotik to teach us the art and fun of Hip Hop dancing... more
  • Andy Warhol's Michael Jackson portrait on display
    For three days only, Andy Warhol's famous 1984 portrait of Michael Jackson arrived from the U.S. for exclusive display in the British Music Experience... more
 

Bob Marley and The Wailers: Catch A Fire

Bob Marley and The Wailers: Catch A Fire

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The Great British T-Shirt Party

The Great British T-Shirt Party

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Metal Hammer Golden Gods

Metal Hammer Golden Gods

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The Family That Rocked

The Family That Rocked

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Jailbreak

Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak

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The BRIT Awards Exhibition 2012

The BRIT Awards 2012

 

Rihanna - Rated 'R'

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Glam Rock Christmas

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The Buggles

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The Sylosis Metal Masterclass

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Roxy Music

The Art of Roxy Music

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Faces

Faces

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Greg Haver

Greg Haver

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Mon to Sun from 11am to 7.30pm
(Last entry is at 6.30pm)

We're open everyday except 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec and 1 Jan.

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