Carnaby Echoes celebrates 10 decades of music in the famous West End hub.
Carnaby will unveil hidden layers of music heritage via a series of plaques on key buildings in a new commission by artist Lucy Harrison.
From the opening of Jazz Club Murray’s on Beak Street in 1913 through to the present day, you can trace the area’s vibrant musical history by downloading an audio walking app which will guide you around the plaque locations.
App contributors include Boy George, Dynamo and Pete Townshend who speak about their Carnaby memories.
An exhibition at 20 Foubert’s Place will show archive material related to many of the locations, including original clothing from The Foundry store, club signs and vintage vinyl. Visitors can pick up a free copy of a limited edition publication and listen to music relating to the project via two bespoke retro listening booths. Films will be screened on a daily basis.
EXHIBITION: 20 Foubert's Place, London W1. 5 September – 20 October 2013. Free entry and free headphones for each visitor.
APP: Download the free app via carnabyechoes.com, the App Store or Google play for Android phones from 2 September.