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The Charlatans Exhibition


Oct 2018-Jan 2019

The band's 30-year success story was told through items on display including the band's instruments, Tim's scrapbooks dating back to the early days, gold discs, Charlatans TV and rarely seen Charlatans memorabilia.

The Charlatans' Tim Burgess and Mark Collins will be visiting Liverpool for a signing session and live set to launch an exhibition at the British Music Experience.


The exhibition drew more than 5,000 visitors from as far Tokyo, Utah, Dallas and all over Europe when it was shown at the band's North by Northwich homecoming festival in Cheshire last May.


Exclusive to Liverpool will be some of Tim's handwritten lyrics, interactive screens where you can play on the Charlatans app and watch videos and interviews through the ages, plus big screen live footage and "very special effects" which are currently top secret.


Many of the exhibits, posters and gold discs will be free to view BME's foyer and Star Café, with the rest being housed in the attraction's ticketed main space.


Tickets for the launch event, which includes a live set and a Twitter listening part celebrating the Wonderland album's 17th birthday, sold out in minutes.


To bring our Charlatans exhibition to a close, we organised an evening with Martin Blunt (Charlatans bass player and founding member).  Martin will be showing a couple of short films (‘You are Here’ is a film about Charlatans keyboard player Tony Rogers) before holding a Q&A about his career in and out of the band.  He will be interviewed by Carl Hunter (bass player with The Farm).  The evening finishes with a DJ set, where Martin will be playing music that influenced the band. 

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