Spice Girls exhibition extends Manchester stay

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It’s official! The Spice Girls exhibition has decided to stay parked up at the Great Northern in Manchester until the end of the month.

In case you missed it, #SpiceUpManchester An Exhibition About The Spice Girls includes some of the most treasured memorabilia from the days of Spice Mania. Included are iconic costumes from the popular fivesome – Scary, Sporty, Baby, Posh and Ginger – and some rare items that will pull in any ‘Wannabe’ superfans.

A new addition to the exhibition, though, comes in the form of the Spice Bus with its iconic Union Jack design. The bus was the Tardis-like setting of the Spice World movie (which improbably included a swing, five different stations for each Spice Girl, a balcony, and plenty of wardrobe space).

Curator Alan Smith-Allison said, ‘After the phenomenal reaction to #SpiceUpLondon and #SpiceUpManchester we wanted to give Manchester the chance to see more of the world-famous girl band. The biggest touring music exhibition is about to get a whole lot bigger! Hold on to your knickers Manchester, Girl Power is coming at ya!’

Smith-Allison teamed up with collectors from around the world, including Manchester’s own Guinness World Record holder, artist Liz West. West owns over 5,000 individual items ranging from branded crisp packets and clocks, to the jacket Mel B herself wore to meet Nelson Mandela.

Great Northern Centre Director Mark Schofield said, ‘Manchester is famous for its music scene, past and present. We want to support this here at the Great Northern, as well as give people the opportunity to relive the best of 90’s pop culture.’

Tickets to the exhibition are available from the exhibition website from £10, with under 12’s going completely free.

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