Do you remember Luton in the 1970s?

Do you remember Luton in the 1970s? Yes? 

Do you have Luton memorabilia, postcards, photographs or objects from the 1970s that you would like to share? You do?

We invite you to be part of our exhibition, The 1970s Were Here and celebrate the best decade of art, music, fashion and film.

The 1970s both sounded and looked strange. To modern eyes the clothes, cars, and domestic interiors are at turns remarkably old fashioned but always out of this world. Throughout March and April the Storefront will become a showcase for the bold, garish, misaligned culture of the 1970s.

We are looking for photographs, postcards or object that represent Luton in the 1970s. A decade of enormous changes to a town that, until then had grown according to the needs of industry and had been patterned by waves of immigration, the decade saw the dismantling and reconstruction of the town centre with the arrival of the Arndale Centre, Luton’s victory on the comedy game show It’s a Knockout and a brief second spell in football’s top-flight for Luton Town FC.


St. George's Square in 1970s
What do you remember when you think Luton in the 1970s? Your 1979 Vauxhall Viva? The flared jeans you bought in the Arndale and wore to death? Or your ticket for Star Wars: A New Hope at the ABC Cinema?

How to get involved

We invite you to collect your treasure and join us in the Storefront, Bute Street, Luton for The 1970s Were Here. Objects will be photographed and curated to form this ever-changing and ever-growing exhibition.

Opening hours for show and submissions:

Thursday 2 March – Saturday 29 April 2017

Thursday to Saturday 1pm – 6pm

We also accept submissions of scanned photographs and postcards via email and on social media. Email or visit @AsYouChange on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Please download and fill in the submission form when sending via email or social media.

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