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At Somerset House: The Jam - About the Young Idea

At Somerset House: The Jam – About the Young Idea

With unprecedented access to The Jam’s archive, Somerset House has curated the first comprehensive exhibition about the extraordinary band whose music immortalised life for Britain’s disenchanted youth during the late 70s and early 80s: The Jam: About the Young Idea.

Through unseen material and fan memorabilia, the exhibition charts the trio’s journey from Sheerwater Secondary Modern in Woking to superstardom, kick-started by the release of their debut hit single ‘In The City’, whose lyrics are referenced in the exhibition’s title, and ended six years later with 18 consecutive UK top 40 singles and over 14 million global album sales.

The Jam: About The Young Idea
26 June – 31 August 2015
Open daily 10.00 – 18.00 (last admission 17.15)
Late night Thursdays & Fridays until 21.00 (last admission 20.15) on the following dates 23, 30 & 31 July, 20, 21, 27 & 28 August

Somerset House
East Wing Galleries, East Wing
Exhibition Ticket £9.50, concessions £7.00
Tickets are currently available on the door on the day, subject to capacity.