OCT 00] NUNEATON & BEDWORTH BOROUGH COUNCIL NEWS
Freddie Mercury Exhibition In Nuneaton
100 images of legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury will be on show
in Nuneaton next week as part of a national touring exhibition.
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.
Freddie Mercury Photographic Exhibition, which is being toured by the
Mercury Phoenix Trust, consists of 94 photographs showing Freddie's
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
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.
guitarist Brian May said:
exhibition is a little history of someone very small who became
someone very big. Ultimately, we are all very small but Freddie was
this exhibition goes it helps to remind people that there is still a
huge problem with HIV/AIDS."
addition to the photographic exhibition fans will be able to view many
souvenirs and memorabilia on loan from local Queen fans.
tickets will also be available offering a prize of the newly released
limited edition Freddie Mercury box set, which is released on 23
merchandise will be on sale in the Museum & Art Gallery shop.
will also be a one day photographic masterclass linked to the
exhibition, run by photographer Tony Bodinnir on 11 November.
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.
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.
are required to bring their own 35mm camera.
Places are limited so people should telephone to reserve a
place on 024 7635 0720.