26th Apr, 2017

Snapshots of an era

AN EXHIBITION which will showcase ‘never before seen images’ of rock band Queen is set to go on display in Worcester.

It will feature photos taken by legendary photographer, Denis O’Regan, of Queen’s last ever tour in 1986 and is the UK’s biggest ever exhibition tour to feature the original band.

The exhibition, organised by Off Beat Lounge, will see more than 60 images, taken between 1975 and 1986, put on display – more than half having never been published before.

The Rybrook BMW Showroom on Wainwright Road will be transformed into an art gallery for the vent which is taking place on Thursday, September 28.

Off Beat Lounge founder, Mark Overton, said: “Some bands provide more than music. They document a period of time for an entire generation, and Queen were such a band.

Although I’ve worked with Denis for a number of years now, I’m still in awe of his talent, and this carefully selected body of work illustrates that talent in an amazing way.

Denis O’Regan said: “I’m delighted to be able to tour this collection of photographs with Off Beat Lounge.

“Selecting the shots has been an evocative experience. It was a special time for me, and I’m reminded of the trust that Freddie, Brian, Roger and John placed in me.

“All these years later, they remain one of the most famous and charismatic bands in history.”

The event will run from 7.30pm to 9pm for standard admission tickets, with VIP ticket holders gaining access from 6.30pm for a ‘Question and Answer’ session with Denis O’Regan and private viewing.

Tickets are available from www.offbeatlounge.co.uk/events.