Thank you for all your support and love for ‘You, Me & Cold War Steve’. Sadly all exhibitions around the world are on hold until we can all get back outside again. Please note that there is now no set end date for the exhibition, so once all the venues are back up and running, when the time is right and when is all is safe and well locally within your community, then the exhibitions will hopefully all run as previously planned. No rush.

Stay safe until then, support each other, love your NHS, all the care workers and other people keeping the country running out there. They are absolute heroes.

In the meantime we’ll be launching an online version of the exhibition on

‘You, Me & Cold War Steve – The International Interactive Pandemic-Proofed Exhibition of the People’

Launches April 1st for the duration. Join us then.


In the spring of 2020 Cold War Steve is launching his new exhibition project and this time it’s hopefully going to be worldwide, with your help. 

The follow up to the hit debut ’A Brief History of the World (1953-2018)’ is a high resolution, free to download and display exhibition for the people. The entire exhibition will be hosted on a public link for anyone to download and put up anywhere they choose. The exhibition could run in your local library, a pub, front room, back garden, doctors surgery, music venue . . or even a gallery. 

23 CWS classics and future classics will be available via from 12:04pm on Feb 1 2020. The exhibition pack will include a poster template to promote your exhibition, some basic guidelines for print but no set rules. Curate your own exhibition in any order and any size, print locally and spread the word!



We encourage the use of local places where people can gather safely to see the work together, ideally social and creative spaces but anywhere that people can enjoy and discuss the artwork, explain who Alan Brazil is to the younger viewers, debate the inclusion of Shipman and West, and of course spot Cilla. Adequate fun for the whole community. 

We have announced a CWS fund-raising exhibition poster edition – find out more here and request some to be sent to your location!

‘You, Me and Cold War Steve – The International Exhibition of the People’ will run from April 1st to May 1st 2020 in as yet to be decided locations! 

To get involved all you need to do is download the files, find a space, promote the exhibition and let us know so we can help and maybe even visit!  

Confirmed locations so far A-Z . .

Aberdeen – The Bonnymuir Green

Battersea – Eagle Ale House

Bedford – The Place Theatre


Birmingham – Fircroft College

Bourne End

Bradford – Everywhen the school of

Brighton – Lock In

Bristol – Friendly Records

Brussels, Belgium

Coventry – Fargo Village

Cricklewood – Ashford Place

Derby – University Hospital Library

Doncaster – Doncaster Brewery & Tap


Exeter – Artwork Exeter

Falklands – Falkland College

Fulbeck – Mannakin HQ

Glasgow – Outwith

Hangzhou, China


Hastings – The Marina Fountain

Hayfield – The Packhorse

Hebden Bridge – Trades Club

Hinckley – Hinckley College

Issaquah, Washington State, USA

Kinghorn – Kinghorn Library Renewed


Leeds – Headrow House

Liverpool – Cunard Building, Liverpool sounds City

Liverpool – Smithdown Social Club

Liverpool – Threshold Festival

Livingston, Scotland

London – University of Westminster

London – The Social

Los Angeles, USA – Cock N Bull Pub

Madrid, Spain – Madrid Complutense University

Manchester – Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester – Electrik

Manchester – The Miners

Margate – Resort Studios

Norwich – Open Norwich

Penzance – Jupiter Gallery

Peterborough – The Bumble Inn

Preston – The Larder

Preston – The Palace cinema

Reading – Tutu’s Ethiopian Table

Rees, Germany

Shewsbury – Oil and Dough

Sri Lanka – Sion Surf

Stiges, Spain

St Neots – Art & Soul Cafe

Upper Beeding, West Sussex

Warrington – Pyramid Arts Centre


Weston-super-mare – University Centre Weston

Weston Super Mare – Loves Cafe

Widemouth Bay – Beach House Hotel

Widnes – The Studio Loose

Ynyshir, Wales – The Workers Gallery

York – The Crooked Tap

York – Holgate Gallery

Cold War Steve aka Christopher Spencer is an artist from Birmingham, England who specialises in surreal, satirical and hilarious collages originally made on his phone and iPad. Since 2016 Cold War Steve’s Twitter account with almost daily posts has been a lifeline to many in these dark times with his following increasing by the day. Three solo exhibitions, two books with Thames & Hudson, commissions for the National Galleries of Scotland and the Whitworth in Manchester, a giant billboard installation at Glastonbury Festival and an international TIME magazine cover have all followed in the last year. 

Message ends. 

The Cold War Steve Office