MAC Retrospective open

Running until Sunday 6th of April the MAC’s Do You Remember The First Time? looks to be worth a visit.

This retrospective exhibition curated by Rob Hewitt and Simon Redgrave draws from reactions to more than 40 years of work at mac and explores memories from audiences, artists and staff, from past and present.

What began in 1962 as the Midlands Arts Centre for Young People, pioneering access to culture for thousands of families, mac has created decades of ‘first times’ which it’s now easy to take for granted. The form of mac has always been shifting; reflecting changes in society and in arts practice. As the building faces major redevelopment we invite you to consider mac’s legacy. This exhibition creates environments drawn from different periods of mac’s pioneering work. We pay tribute to unforgettable personalities and performances with unique archive images, unseen documents and film footage. Drink in some of the most memorable mac moments from thousands of plays, films, shows, concerts and exhibitions.

They’re still welcoming contributions of memories and memorabilia. Details here.

(I think my first time there was watching Leaving Las Vegas in the cinema and then heading straight for the bar afterwards.)

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