If you're a '90s kid or older, you'll probably remember those sweet, sweet years of your life where the Spice Girls were a thing. For a lot of us, not even just a thing, but our everything. I was one of the millions of broken hearted kids when they announced their split, but my dreams came true all over again when they reunited and toured back in 2007, followed by their performance at London 2012, and the constant bubbling of rumours this year (honestly, stop playing with my emotions). So when I found out that there was an exhibition hitting London as of this week, dedicated to my favourite five-some, there was no way I was missing it.
SPICEUP is the world's largest touring exhibition of Spice Girls memorabilia, and it's coming to London and Manchester this summer. There are over 7,000 pieces featured in the exhibition, everything from some of the band's most iconic outfits to the Spice Bus — yes, the exact bus that we knew and loved from their movie, Spice World. Although separate from the Spice Girls themselves, the exhibition has been put together by a group of Spice Girls collectors and superfans, who have worked to bring UK fans an afternoon of feel good fun. There's so much to see, and everything is guaranteed to take you all the way back to a time where Scary, Sporty, Baby, Ginger, and Posh dominated the global music charts.
Starting off in London this Saturday, its launch is already well and truly sold out (no surprise there), SPICEUP will be held at the Business Design Centre in Angel until August 20. Not only is there the exhibition to walk around and enjoy, but there's even a bus tour which you can hop on and soak up all the Spice Girls sites (think My Boy Lollipop on the Thames, and scaring the pigeons on the steps of the Royal Albert Hall), offering you the ultimate experience.
Not near to London? Maybe Manchester will serve you better. Heading up north after taking over the capital, SPICEUP will be open from August 24 through to September 4. Tickets are available for both locations here.
Trust us when we say, this is one exhibition you'll Wannabe at. (Sorry, couldn't' resist.)