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Celebrity Immortality


A Public Photographic Exhibition in the Restored Anglican Chapel

Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, SE15 3LP

Weekend opening times in September 2016:
12am - 5pm, 17th & 18th
11am - 6pm, 24th & 25th

Immortalising celebrities commemorated around the world in bronze life-size sculptures, this exhibition captures their famous silhouettes on steel plate using plasma-cutting techniques. The Golden Age of Hollywood is celebrated with the slapstick comedy antics of Stan Laurel (1890-1965) and Oliver Hardy (1892-1957), the famous Blonde Bombshell Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), John Wayne (1907-1979) famous for his Westerns, and Bruce Lee (1940-1973) the greatest martial arts fighter on film.

Not forgetting legendary singers and performers, 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson (1958-2009), the electrifying guitarist Jimi Hendrix (1940-1972), and the very much alive country musician and activist Willie Neilson (1933 -) who is a commemorated in a bronze sculpture 'but ain't dead yet ...' to the home grown talent of Billy Fury (1940-1983) Britain's answer to Elvis Presley, Freddie Mercury (1946-1991) lead singer and showman of Queen, and the iconic Jazz singer-songwriter with her famous beehive Amy Winehouse (1983-2011).

The Great British Comedians of the 1980s are remembered, Eric Morecambe (1926-1984) "Bring me Sunshine", Benny Hill (1924-1992) slapstick seaside humour , and Jim Henson (1936-1990) creator of the world's most famous Muppet 'Kermit the Frog', and Tommy Cooper (1921-1984) who famously died performing magic tricks.

The exhibition supports the National Federation of Cemetery Friends inaugural National Cemeteries Week 10-18 September 2016 and is curated by Jolanta Jagiello (www.artgoingplaces.com) on behalf of the Friends of Nunhead Cemetery (FONC). All artworks are for sale.

 

The Friends of Nunhead Cemetery

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