Monday, 6 June 2011

Refreshing the offer - Coming Of Age at the Ace Café

The Ace Cafe Exhibition - Coventry 

A good time was had by Attract at the launch of Coventry Transport Museum's new visiting exhibition - 'the story of the fashion, the bikes and the music that defined a generation' and (that) 'takes you on a journey through the history of the iconic Ace Café, its customers and what it meant to be a British teenager in the 1950s and 60s'.
It was opened by Dudley Sutton one of the stars of the film The Leather Boys and the evening featured live music from The Zodiacs Rock n Roll band, Rock n Roll dancing , the Antelope Motorcycle Club and the owner of the Ace Café Mark Wilsmore. We enjoyed Cafe-style dinner and drinks.
The exhibition is another simple example of how a museum can develop, target and appeal both to the older generation who may remember the Ace Café and tell a story that will appeal to a younger audience and bring in people who might otherwise not have visited the museum . There were certainly all sorts there on a June Thursday evening!
Coming of Age in Coventry

1 comment:

Janet said...

Coventry Transport Museum: Ghost Town? achieved a Highly Commended award at the Museums & Heritage Show recently, against stiff competition - in the 'Project on a limited budget' category. The gallery shows what happened to the Coventry car industry during the 1980s, and from 1990 to 2010. The decline of the industry is described using interactives, activity books and audio visuals.