The Beatles Bournermouth
February 13, 2012
Rare Beatles photos on display in Poole
Poole, England -- An exhibition of rare previously unpublished photographs of The Beatles in Bournemouth and Poole are on display on the top floor foyer at Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts, now through March 10th.The exhibition features photographs, posters and stories from author Nick Churchill's recent publication Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Beatles & Bournemouth, the definitive account of the connections between the greatest rock 'n' roll group that ever was and a small town on the south coast of England. Did you know that the band played more shows at Bournemouth Gaumont than any other UK theatre outside London?With stunning images of The Beatles taken in and around Bournemouth, photos licensed from Beatles Monthly and never-before-seen images of John Lennon's aunt Mimi at home in Sandbanks, the story is told using first-hand accounts from the people who were there, the fans, reporters, photographers, venue staff and musicians.
The exhibition features more than 40 photographs taken of the Fab Four when they appeared in Bournemouth in the 1960s, including Robert Freeman's iconic half-shadow photo that adorned the With The Beatles album sleeve which was taken in the restaurant at the Palace Court Hotel in Westover Road (now a Premier Inn) during the Beatles' week-long summer residency at the Gaumont in August 1963.Other exhibition highlights include posters from Beatles shows at the Bournemouth Gaumont and Winter Gardens, plus a remarkable colour photograph of John Lennon by the Sandbanks Ferry in Poole with his Aunt Mimi and four-year-old son Julian.Lighthouse are also hosting a Beatles Film Special on February 28th, with a screening of Richard Lester's classic A Hard Day's Night, which perfectly captures The Beatles in all their irreverent glory on the road to mega-stardom, while giving a real sense of Sixties London.http://www.beatlesandbournemouth.com/