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Freddie Mercury Exhibition In Nuneaton

Almost 100 images of legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury will be on show in Nuneaton next week as part of a national touring exhibition.

Freddie MercuryPictures of the flamboyant superstar, who died in 1991 from AIDS, will be displayed at the Museum and Art Gallery in Riversley Park from 21 October to 2 December.

The Freddie Mercury Photographic Exhibition, which is being toured by the Mercury Phoenix Trust, consists of 94 photographs showing Freddie's life.

It starts with him starting with him winning 'Baby of the Year' aged five months and culminating with the final photo taken shortly before his death and features contribution from many of the world’s leading photographers.

The exhibition is intended both as a tribute to a great entertainer and as a reminder for everyone that there is no cure for the AIDS infection that cost Freddie Mercury his life.

Queen guitarist Brian May said:

"The exhibition is a little history of someone very small who became someone very big.  Ultimately, we are all very small but Freddie was exceptional.

“Everywhere this exhibition goes it helps to remind people that there is still a huge problem with HIV/AIDS."

In addition to the photographic exhibition fans will be able to view many souvenirs and memorabilia on loan from local Queen fans.

Raffle tickets will also be available offering a prize of the newly released limited edition Freddie Mercury box set, which is released on 23 October.

Additional merchandise will be on sale in the Museum & Art Gallery shop.

There will also be a one day photographic masterclass linked to the exhibition, run by photographer Tony Bodinnir on 11 November.

After a morning of guidance and hints based around the photographic techniques used in the exhibition, participants will have a chance to shoot a reel of film using their new skills.

Films will be provided and will be developed by the Museum & Art Gallery joining the lunch-break. There will be a charge of £5 to cover the costs of film development.

Participants are required to bring their own 35mm camera. Places are limited so people should telephone to reserve a place on 024 7635 0720.
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