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Friday, 10 May 2019

Beatles in Twickenham exhibition

"The Beatles in Twickenham" exhibition at The Exchange, local arts and community centre.
May 2nd saw another Beatles exhibition open, "The Beatles in Twickenham", exploring the connections The Beatles had with this area back in the swinging sixties. Of course, Twickenham Studios is where most indoor scenes in The Beatles films "A Hard day's Night" and "Help!" took place, but also outdoor scenes for such places as the Beatles' mutual apartment with four entrance doors in Ailsa Avenue and the local pub "The Turk's Head" where Ringo went parading in "A Hard Day's Night".

A familiar face at the opening of the exhibition, London Beatles guide Richard Porter.
The exhibition is free and will stay up until August 16th, 2019. It was intended to be sort of a fiftieth anniversary thing for the filming of the "Hey Jude" promo film as well as half of the "Let It Be" filming sessions, but opened a bit late to mark both those occasions. The Exchange, a local arts and community centre hosts the exhibition, and is operated by St Mary’s University.

Showing off an acetate...
In conjunction with the exhibition, a number of events are expected, with film screenings of "A Hard day's Night" and "Eight Days A Week", and on May 17th, Beatles expert Mark Lewisohn will have a conversation with Dr Richard Mills from St Mary’s University where he will analyse all the Beatles film activity in Twickenham and other connections with the area.

A local resident, Robin Hunter, whose father was a sound engineer on both the "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help!" films has lent to the exhibition an acetate of the Beatles, which he has inherited. The contents of which seems to be a guide-track for "You're Going To Lose That Girl".

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