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Interactive exhibition on legendary rock club opens in Erdington

Music fans in Birmingham will be able to relive memories of the world-renowned Mothers Club with the launch of a free new interactive exhibition from Café Arts Forum Erdington and Town Hall & Symphony Hall.

Recordings of stories and anecdotes from the days of the legendary rock haunt, contributed by Birmingham residents and made by audio artist Sarah Wilson in conjunction with work produced by photographer Ming De Nasty, will be available
to view at St. Barnabas Church Centre, Erdington will follow, from Thursday 13 – Saturday 22 February 2014.

Mothers Club regularly hosted the likes of Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, T.Rex and many others during its heyday between 1968 and 1971, was voted ‘World’s Best Rock Venue in 1969 and 1970’ by music industry bible Billboard and counted John Peel and Roy Harper amongst regular visitors.

A final celebration event around the Mothers Club project will take place between 11am – 1pm on Saturday 22 February at St. Barnabas Church Centre, featuring visual art exhibitions created by members of Café Arts Forum Erdington. There will also be the opportunity to hear stories about Mothers Club from local people and enjoy live music hosted by Mubu Music, featuring Vo Fletcher formerly of Fairport Convention with a repertoire of songs that includes The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and Bob Dylan.

THSH are Birmingham City Council’s Arts Champions for Erdington until 2014, connecting people to music through audience development work and community arts support.