Every Cover Tells A Story
The exhibition will be more than just framed covers, hung on a wall. There is a story behind every cover of the magazine – and every issue of the magazine.
These stories will be told through information panels, slide shows, video interviews, multi media exhibits and more. The Hot Press Covers Exhibition will give a fascinating insight into the life of a magazine; into what being on the cover meant to the artists; into the crucial covers and stories that went on to make headlines – and lots more besides.
It will be educational, informative, whimsical, amusing and revealing.
It will have a huge appeal to the millions of Irish people who have been readers of Hot Press over the past 40 years, or who are interested in Irish popular culture. And it will have huge appeal to the music fans and fans of popular culture who pack Croke Park, Electric Picnic and events like the Dublin Film Festival every year.
Hot Press is internationally recognized as the magazine that helped to inspire U2, Sinéad O’Connor, The Corrs, Glen Hansard, The Script, Imelda May, Hozier, Kodaline – and many more and fans will come to Dublin from all over Ireland, to see an exhibition that will attract interest, coverage and attention from media all over the world.
Hot Press has played a huge part in the way Ireland has changed. Through the covers of Hot Press we can observe these changes as they happened, while also doffing our collective caps to the people – the artists, bands, movie stars and leading Irish cultural and political lights – who were honoured over the years with Hot Press front cover status...