Fan of the Fanzine (Pop up Punk)

We have recently helped Eastville Project Space with a Punk Fanzine inspired ‘pop-up’ exhibition in a shop in the Quedam Shopping Centre.

We helped by scanning original documents from the CHAC Collection to produce copies for display – including a poster for when The Cure visited Yeovil.

The main reason for visiting CHAC was the link to graphic artist, Stephen Willmott, or ‘Wilf’ as CHAC holds many of Stephen’s original letters and artworks. He often comments on the local music scene and together with fellow artists, created the artwork for local bands’ single and album covers and promotional material.

The pop up punk display is on for September 2018 on selected days.

Please contact: info@eastvilleproject.org.uk for more details of opening times or if you are passing by near H&M Yeovil – have a look!

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Christened “The Mob Table” from the CHAC Collection due to local band “The MOB” being inscribed on the top, along with “The Cure” and “The Fall.”

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For our recent visit from Frome Society for Local History, we created some new displays in our Welcome Room display cabinet, which was funded by the Small Grant Big Improvement Scheme (South West Museum Development Programme and Arts Council England).

One of the shelves focused on former glove manufacturer, C. Young & Co Ltd of Seaton Road, Yeovil. We understand one of ‘Young’s’ well-known products were driving gloves – hence we created the display with Graham Hill and Jim Clark – giving their gloves the ‘thumbs up!’ alongside designs for ladies driving gloves (Valerie Wilson Trower Collection); a pair of driving gloves from the CHAC Collection and a model of Graham Hill’s ‘Shadow-Ford’ Formula One racing car from a staff member’s collection.

Staff enjoyed creating the display for a specific visit and aim to change the objects on a monthly basis.

A poignant interpretation of our BLOG title is the bottom shelf – which now has a reference to the men that left Kelways Nursery at Langport for the First World War.