Queen Elizabeth II has taken the throne. Rationing has come to an end. And there are these things called “teenagers” suddenly everywhere. Yes, the era of rock ‘n’ roll, and you’ve been invited to relive it all with this 1950s-themed night at the Black Country Living Museum this September.
This immersive, open-air museum, which offers visitors the chance to experience the sights and sounds of the Black Country’s past, has taken a leap into the future. Known for its Industrial Revolution-era activities and 1920s-themed nights, last month it launched its 1940s-60s high street. Full of brand-new shops, it explores the impact of post-war prosperity, migration and ‘the rise of the teenager’.
Capitalising on this ‘modern’ high street, the Black Country Living Museum is throwing a new Rockin’ And Rollin’: A 1950s Evening on September 9. Travel back to the birth of rock ‘n’ roll and jive down to live music. Enjoy the sounds of rock ‘n’ roll and skiffle, with headline acts including Whiskey Jean & the Chasers, The Firebirds, Aisha Khan & The Rajahs and the Junco Shakers.
Remember the decade was not just an era of change in culture and music, but also fashion too. Think bold colours and extravagant threads. So head to the back of your grandparents’ wardrobes and dust off your poodle skirts, leather jackets and blue suede shoes to dance the night away at this 1950s-themed night.
It’s not the only exciting themed evening taking place this September at the Black Country Living Museum. Peaky Blinders-themed evenings are back too. Fans of the popular TV series can enjoy a night of fun and revelry and become an adopted member of the Shelby family with this immersive experience.
Taking place 7.00pm to 10.30pm on Saturday, September 9 at the Black Country Living Museum, tickets for Rockin’ And Rollin’: A 1950s Evening cost £10.50 and can be purchased here.