Spice Girls show may make a record

An exhibition devoted to the Spice Girls which is on display at Leeds City Museum may soon find itself in the record books.

The collection of almost 4,000 items of memorabilia and merchandise will be officially counted on Saturday in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record.

The current record for the number of Spice Girls items in a collection anywhere in the world is approximately 1,000 so museum staff and collector Liz West are confident that when the independent adjudicators have completed the count they will have taken the title.

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To coincide with the record attempt, Leeds City Museum will be hosting a free karaoke session around the Spice Girls’ hit songs in the Leeds Arena from 2pm.

Fans are being encouraged to go dressed as their favourite Spice Girl to take part.

Since the free exhibition, called Spiceworld: The exhibition opened at the Leeds Council-managed museum off Millennium Square at the end of January, over 25,000 people have visited to see the range of outfits which was worn by the members of the band as well as promotional items, accessories, platinum discs, books, magazines and dolls.