Poster for a Students Union Rock 'n' Roll Evening at Lakeside

April 9, 2014, by S Colborne

Rock ‘n’ Roll at the Students’ Union

Originally posted October 14th, 2011

Manuscripts and Special Collections have recently finished digitising a series of Nottingham Students’ Union posters advertising gigs and events in the 1970s. The posters were carefully preserved for posterity by alumni John Bailey (Agriculture/Horticulture 1972) and Richard Stark (Chemical Engineering 1971), who were involved in booking bands for the Students Union.

Poster for a Students Union Rock 'n' Roll Evening at Lakeside

Poster for a Rock ‘n’ Roll Evening with Shakin’ Stevens at Lakeside Pavilion, 1970s

 

 

Poster for members of Monty Python's Flying Circus in concert at Nottingham University, 1971

Poster for members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus in concert at Nottingham University, 1971

 

Poster for a T Rex gig at the Nottingham University Sports Centre

Poster for a T Rex gig at the Nottingham University Sports Centre

It is impressive to see some of the big names that the University was able to attract, including members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus and T Rex. With their vivid colours and striking designs (many were too racy to include here!), they are wonderfully evocative and we hope they will bring back some great memories. If you have photographs or material you think would be of interest to the University archive, relating to all aspects of student experience at Nottingham, do contact Manuscripts and Special Collections. To track down old friends, visit the Alumni website.

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