The Exchange Twickenham is delighted to give users of the St Mary’s University website the chance to win two tickets to the launch of the Beatles in Twickenham Exhibition on 1st May 2019.
The Exhibition will open at The Exchange Twickenham at a private viewing on 1st May 2019, before being open to the public until July. The Exchange is an arts and community centre located in the heart of Twickenham and is operated by St Mary’s University.
Since the plans for the Exhibition were announced in November, local residents and fans have been sending in their photographs, memorabilia, and sharing their memories of The Beatles filming in the Twickenham area.
The Beatles in Twickenham, is a project developed by The Exchange and St Mary’s University, supported by Richmond Borough Council’s Civic Pride Fund and Twickenham Studios. The project focuses on and celebrates a unique period in the 1960’s when ‘Swinging’ London was at the heart of the pop, film, art and fashion worlds, and the Twickenham area developed a long association with the most famous pop group in the world.
The project is timed to mark the 50th anniversaries of both the historic Hey Jude TV broadcast and the subsequent Let It Be sessions in January 1969, both filmed at Twickenham Studios. Before this, The Beatles had already formed a strong connection with the area, making a number of their ground-breaking feature and promotional films in part at least, at the St Margaret’s-based studios. Famous filming locations included a key sequence in Help! filmed on Ailsa Avenue, and Ringo’s famous pub scene in A Hard Day’s Night filmed in the Turks Head on Winchester Rd.
Stuart Hobday, Creative Director of The Exchange, said: “We weren’t sure what response we would have as The Beatles history and association with Twickenham is relatively undocumented.
“However, we have been delighted with the amazing photographs, memorabilia and memories that local residents and fans have shared with us and very kindly donated for the exhibition.
“Some of the photographs have rarely been seen and we have even had a rare Beatles acetate recording loaned to us from a local resident, whose father worked as a sound engineer at Twickenham Film Studio’s on the ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and ‘Help’ films”
The Exhibition officially opens on Wednesday May 1st with a private viewing. Thereafter, entry to the exhibition is free for all members of the public and it will run until the end of July.
There will be 5 accompanying Beatles related events at The Exchange including a showing the ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ film on May 7th and a talk with Beatles expert Mark Lewisohn on May 17th.
For your chance to win the two free tickets to the launch event, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the answer to the following question:
Which of the following was not filmed at Twickenham Studios?
- A Hard Day’s Night
- The Wall
Answers must be submitted before 5pm on Monday 29th April with the subject ‘St Mary’s Website Beatles Competition’, and include your name and a contact number. Winners will be selected from a random draw of the correct answers and will be contacted on Tuesday 30th April.