- 15 Jul 12
Thursday July 19 is the date to put in your diary! Following its highly successful London O2 run, Still In Love With You: The Philip Lynott Exhibition returns to the Stephen's Green Shopping Centre in Dublin later this week.
The highly acclaimed exhibition, which brought visitors to Dublin from all over the world last year, garnering rave reviews along the way, will now return to Dublin for the months of July, August and September 2012, with a programme of events being lined up to bring additional fun and entertainment to the run.
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As lead singer with the legendary Thin Lizzy, Philip Lynott's powerful music reverberated around the world. The Philip Lynott Exhibition attracted tens of thousands visitors to Dublin and London from Russia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Serbia, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, the USA, Canada and many more countries across the globe, as well as from all over the UK and Ireland.
Now, in "Still In Love With You – The Philip Lynott Exhibition", rock enthusiasts, music fans, families and visitors to Dublin alike can get another opportunity to take what is an emotional and inspiring journey through the life and times, the music and the memories of a phenomenal rock star and romantic.
Along with guitars, basses and other equipment used by Philip Lynott, tour jackets worn by the singer, flight cases, his personal diary, lyric books, school reports and Lynott's shares in Manchester United Football Club will all be on display – as well as personal letters, cards and dozens of other unique items.
The Philip Lynott Exhibition also features a huge amount of new material from the archives of Hot Press, as well as additional photographs, original paintings and other exclusive artwork. There are video installations and other audio-visual material, including tributes from Bono, Imelda May, Brian Downey of Thin Lizzy and many more.
The Exhibition features an additional treasure trove of items, which were added just before its last run ended. Chief among these is Lynott's personal diary for 1972, which was recently unearthed by former Lizzy tour manager Frank Murray, as well as personal material from Philip's childhood and hand-written song lyrics.
"There is something really special about this exhibition," Hot Press editor Niall Stokes said. "It is hugely entertaining and informative – but it also packs a real emotional impact, which is why the response to it has been so universally positive. It is an extraordinary story of an extraordinary Irishman.
"We extended the original run twice," Stokes added, "but there are still huge numbers of people that haven't been able to make it along yet, and who desperately want to see the exhibition – so it's great that we have been able to bring it back to where it all started.
"A lot of the interest has come from overseas, with people who've travelled to Dublin to see the exhibition spreading the word. We've got so many emails and letters that it was impossible to say 'no' when we were approached about giving it another run here in Dublin."
The Philip Lynott Exhibition returns to The Exhibition Space, Stephen's Green Shopping Centre in Dublin from the O2 in London from July 19 – September 30, 2012. The exhibition is home to the biggest ever collection of memorabilia, song lyrics, exhibits, paintings, tributes and photographs of the late rock legend. For more seehttp://www.philiplynottexhibition.com/
Presented by Hot Press, Still In Love With You: The Philip Lynott Exhibition is supported by the Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Dublin City Council and Dublin City BID
For more information: Liobhán O'Hora at Hot Press on +353 (0)1 241 1500 / +353 (0)86 4029969 or [email protected]
What They've Said...
“Fantastic... Made me recall memories I didn’t know I’d forgotten” – Scott Gorham, Thin Lizzy
"An evocative and charmingly personal insight into Ireland's great rock poet" – James McNair, Mojo / The Independent
"An impressive and reverential exhibition... it's almost as grand in its own way as the National Library of Ireland's exhibition on the life and works of W.B. Yeats." - Fintan O'Toole, The Irish Times
"Comprehensive, informative and pure rock n’ roll, this is the definitive Phil Lynott story." - Ryan Tubridy, RTE 2fm
"The best and most authentic rock exhibition I've been to" - Tony Fenton, Today FM
“An amazing collection, incredibly thorough” – Richard Fortus, Guns ‘n’ Roses
"Amazing. A great tribute to the greatest front man" – Ricky Warwick, Thin Lizzy
"This is the mother lode! It's amazing, I'm really impressed!" – Marco Mendoza, Thin Lizzy
"The Philip Lynott exhibition recently hosted at The BME London is a comprehensive, in depth and excellently displayed exhibition of an iconic front man, lyricist and trailblazer of Irish rock. A must see for all music lovers." -
Paul Lilley, The British Music Experience
"As a lifelong Lizzy fan I was in Rock N Roll heaven ! So many personal items on display from Phil's Diary, letters to his Mum, Tour receipt's, Clothing, Guitars.... the list is endless. " -
Paul Anthony, Planet Rock
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