September 2011 marks 20 years since the release of Nirvana’s seminal album Nevermind, the record that forever changed the course of music history. To celebrate this landmark occasion, London is to host a major exhibition, In Bloom: The Nirvana Nevermind Exhibition, celebrating the music and history of the Seattle grunge luminaries and highlighting the unique relationship this most influential of bands enjoyed with their UK fans.
In Bloom: The Nirvana Nevermind Exhibition will display an abundance of band memorabilia and other treasured artifacts, including a hoody worn by Kurt for a Melody Maker photoshoot, a piece of fret board from one of his guitars, rarely seen photographs from the likes of Steve Gullick, Steven Double and Martyn Goodacre, and a replica of the Paramount Stage set up, including a replicas of Kurt’s Fender guitar from Fender, and replica Krist’s Gibson bass, drums and t-shirts. There are also Nirvana lyrics, tour posters and an array of fan memorabilia and interactive displays, all capturing the teen spirit of the band and their classic album.
The exhibition will run for 2 weeks only from Tuesday 13th September to Sunday 25th September and will be held at The Loading Bay Gallery, Unit 4- 5, Dray Walk, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL.
On the 22nd September, there will be a special evening for Nirvana fans, limited to 100 people, featuring an album playback and Q&A session with a special guest panel. Tickets are £15.
Entry to In Bloom: The Nirvana Nevermind Exhibition is free of charge and open from 1.00pm until 7.00pm daily.
If you would like to see a photo of yourself in the Nirvana exhibition the organisers have set up an opportunity for fans to submit Nirvana related photos to Instagr.am. All you have to do is tag #Nirvana for possible inclusion in the exhibition. Click through to http://www.nirvanaexhibition.com/instagram/?page_id=75 for all the details.
Nirvana fans can also be part of a special #Hashtag Mosaic that has been launched online this week. The mosaic will be completed with thousands of fans photos soon. Add your profile pic from Facebook or Twitter to complete the iconic Nevermind album artwork by visiting https://apps.facebook.com/nevermindmosaic/
Check out the new video trailer for the Nevermind boxset which is released on 26th September