The Spice Girls are set to be the subjects of their very own London retrospective this summer…
The Spice Girls were the epitome of female empowerment back in the day – and, against the backdrop of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, the band’s “girl power” slogan feels more relevant than ever before.
So it makes sense, then, that a special Spice Girls exhibition is set to spice up our lives this summer.
Fans of Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Mel C, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton will definitely want to pull on a pair of platform shoes and hotfoot it to #SpiceUpLondon – The Spice Girls Exhibition when it launches at the Business Design Centre in Angel Islington, London on 28 July.
Alan Smith-Allison, the event organiser and curator, explains: “I have joined together with other Spice Girls collectors and designers from around the world, including the Guinness World Record holder, Liz West. It’s been amazing to be able to share this passion with others, but above all it has allowed me to create this collection of iconic Spice Girls history.
“#SpiceUpLondon has been a long time in the making, but it has grown beyond even my hopes for it. The interest in the exhibition has been massive and I can’t wait to show off what we are achieving. The London exhibition looks set to be the biggest music exhibition ever and it continues to grow with new events and exhibits being added every day.”
The showcase will feature thousands of pieces of memorabilia and original Spice Girls merchandise from around the world, alongside hundreds of the fab five’s famous costumes. They are also hoping to display the Spice Bus (as driven by Posh Spice in Spice World: The Movie), although it is currently in sore need of restoration, as it has endured years of neglect since its starring turn in the blockbuster film.
In a bid to get the bus back to its former glory, the exhibition’s organisers have taken to Crowdfunder in a bid to encourage the public – and die-hard Spice Girls fans everywhere – to donate a few quid towards the project.
As well as the retrospective itself, there will be other activities and events taking place around Angel Islington and indeed the whole of London.
“From dance classes, bus tours and loads more in development, we plan to pay the biggest musical tribute to the biggest girl group phenomenon the world has ever seen,” reads the official website.
Tickets for the exhibit are currently on sale for just £10 each – and, as the Spice Girls recently confirmed that they’re getting the band back together again, it seems a safe bet that this exhibit is going to be very popular when it opens.
With this in mind, we recommend that all wannabe ticket holders stop right now and buy themselves one, stat.
We’ll see you there, yeah?
#SpiceUpLondon – The Spice Girls Exhibition will run from 28 July – 20 August. You can find out more about it here.