Here's details of two events, that while am sure that there's a chance that they may not get all the lips licking as stand alone events, they may be of interest if you do get caught up in any spend time with your family moments over the upcoming bank holidays. The Tate in Liverpool is celebrating its 20th Birthday, as part of the celebrations they have a Northern Night lined up which includes the showing of the northern related film that won the highly regarded Becks annual contemporary arts award. Not to sure on the blurb below but does seems a lot of other things going on during the day. On Saturday 3 May from 19.00 - 23.00 Tate Liverpool will be hosting its very own Northern Soul night with a rich line-up of well-known Northern Soul DJs including Phil Saxe, Ste Hodge and other DJs from the Vertigo club night in Manchester. Long After Tonight, a mesmerising film by Beck's Futures award-winning Matt Stokes of a Northern Soul reunion, will be screened as revellers demonstrate their dancefloor prowess. Tickets for this event are free, but booking is essential. For more information on the birthday weekend activities visit http://www.tate.org.uk/liverpool.
The Story of the Supremes from the Mary Wilson Collection 13 May - 19 October 2008
The V&A Museum has the The Story of the Supremes from the Mary Wilson Collection' is at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London SW1, May 13 to October 19 The display will show the changing image of The Supremes from the early days when they were known as The Primettes to the glamorous Hollywood designs they wore at the height of their fame, and look at their continuing stylistic influence on performers such as BeyoncÃÆ’©. The display will include dresses worn by Mary Wilson, Diana Ross and Florence Ballard for live performances, television appearances and on album covers. Original television footage, photographs and magazine spreads will examine The Supremes as the stars of Motown Records whose highly visible success story helped change racial perceptions during the time of the American Civil Rights movement. http://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/future_exhibs/supremes/index.html