Sunday, 13 November 2016

Definitely Maybe (Baby): Supersonic & Oasis Exhbition, Manchester


Being an enthusiastically adopted Mancunion, I was excited to get the chance to go to the Oasis: Chasing the Sun exhibition at Old Granada Studios where not only were rare and iconic photos and memorabilia from the early Oasis years (1993-1997) on display, but a full screening of the feature length documentary, Supersonic was held courtesy of Scotts Menswear.

Fedora Hat: Primark
'Maybe Baby' Jumper: Joanie
 Coat: vintage via charity shop
Jeans: New Look
Boots: Topshop

I'm wearing my new slogan jumper from Joanie Clothing which I'm loving for adding a pop of colour to my usually all-black outfits - it's so soft too!

The coat pictured above has had me pretty excited too. I found this in a charity shop for £14.99 and couldn't walk away. It's a beautiful bottle green with a black faux fur collar and is 100% wool (90% of which is lambswool). I'm so glad I didn't leave it on the rail.

I've been a fan of Oasis since I was young; they were, and still are, one of my mum's favourite bands. I have some great memories of uni, belting out entire Oasis albums with my northern housemates, drunk in the kitchen of our halls. I remember someone at the time saying that they thought Oasis lyrics must be innately embedded in the minds of northerners from birth - there's probably some truth to that!

The exhibition wasn't huge but there were some really cool pieces there. Tons of rare and unseen photographs mixed with other artifacts like various guitars that Noel played and the infamous white parka that Liam wore at Glastonbury in 1995. I was actually really taken aback to see Noel's hand-scrawled lyrics to iconic hits like Champagne Supernova and Wonderwall which were on display.

There was also a life-size replica set of Bonehead's West Didsbury living room with many of the original props so visitors could recreate the iconic cover of the album, Definitely Maybe. As you can imagine, that was a lot of fun...

Of course then there was the film. I'd wanted to see Supersonic but hadn't actually heard a great deal about it - other than that it was a documentary charting the band's success.

I didn't expect it to be SO good. With gig footage, unseen backstage antics and interviews and an obviously cracking soundtrack, it somehow managed to be authentic, heartwarming, extremely funny and sad in places all at once. 

For any fans who missed the exhibition at Old Granada Studios (which is now closed), I've heard that there's an Oasis photography exhibition from one of the band's longest-serving photographers being held at Manchester Central Library, which is also free and is running until January.

Did you visit the Chasing the Sun exhibition or have seen the documentary film? What did you think?



  1. Looks like a great exhibition. The Definitely Maybe cover room is so cool! Also love that coat - the perfect length! x

  2. I think i'll have to pop down to Manchester's Central Library and have a look! I'm not a huge fan of Oasis but these guys are a worldwide sensation and they're from Manchester, boom!

    You look lovely and there's some ace photos there.


  3. A colleague of mine went to see this exhibition and loved it - his Definitely Maybe pic was v cool.


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