Kingston RPM: Records, People and Music


  • Fri 16 Jun - Sat 09 Sep
  • To Make a Record

A unique free entry exhibition showcasing stories, objects, records, photos and music memorabilia from the 1940s - 1970s in Kingston. Come and explore  this interactive exhibition that will illuminate Kingston’s musical past covering everything from Bowie’s first performance as Ziggy Stardust, the Decca Record Factory in New Malden and the arrival of Jazz music with the American Army in Bushy Park.

Kingston RPM has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and the Royal Borough of Kingston. The project delivery partners also include, Kingston Music Service, Kingston History Centre, Kingston University and the Rose Theatre.

View our blog post on how to identify a record produced at the Decca Records pressing plant in New Malden.