Brian and Roger have filmed video tributes to Nelson Mandela as part of a new exhibition that is is being displayed in London from February 8th.
Queen contributed to the 46664 AIDS Awareness shows in Mandela’s name in 2003, 2005 (South Africa) and 2008 (London) and contribute new tracks to the initiative including ‘Say It’s Not True’, ‘Invincible Hope’ and ‘The Call’. Brian also played the 46664 in Tromso in 2005. You can watch their clips here on the Mandela Exhibition Facebook Page.
MANDELA: THE OFFICIAL EXHIBITION
TAKE A ‘FIRST LOOK’ AT A SAMPLE OF OBJECTS REVEALED TODAY AS MANDELA:
THE OFFICIAL EXHIBITION MAKES ITS WORLD PREMIERE IN LONDON FROM FEB 8TH
EXHIBITION TO INCLUDE A SPECIALLY CURATED SECTION FOCUSSING ON
LONDON’S SUPPORT OF THE ANTI-APARTHIED MOVEMENT
MANDELA’S LONG-TERM PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY ZELDA LA GRANGE GUEST
CURATES ‘HEALING A NATION’ ZONE
Mandela: The Official Exhibition is the major new global touring exhibition that takes visitors on a personal journey through the life of the world’s most iconic freedom fighter and political leader. A revolutionary experience that celebrates his life and legacy, the exhibition makes its World Premiere at 26 Leake Street Gallery at Waterloo’s Graffiti Tunnels – the perfect home for this one-of-a-kind exhibition from February 8th, 2019.
Through a series of immersive zones (detailed below) – each one a dramatically different experience – the narrative of the takes us on a journey through a remarkable life. An interactive experience covering 750 square meters, the exhibition features previously unseen film, photos and the display of over 150 historical artifacts and personal effects on loan from the Mandela family, museums and archives worldwide.
The Early Years features a replica of a traditional rondavel set among the rolling hills of the Transkei. This section examines both the traditional Thembu culture and the life of a rural farm boy via a variety of traditional artifacts.
The Struggle is My Life uses participatory media to enable visitors to feel the hardships of apartheid exploring themes that include the degradation of segregation, the pass burning movement of the Defiance campaign and the harshness of police brutality.
Prison Years recreates the tall stone tower and sounds of Robben Island and uses Nelson Mandela’s words and letters in a powerful AV experience of life in his prison cell. Anti-Apartheid in Britain celebrates the contributions of British trade unions, celebrities, and individuals that helped bring about the end of the apartheid government.
Freedom? presents the violence of the early 1990s through original news footage of the day and celebrates the miracle of the first democratic election.
Healing a Nation shares iconic objects and video contributions by family members, former staff and famous names including Neneh Cherry, Peter Gabriel, Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen and Lewis Hamilton, to show how Nelson Mandela united South Africa and inspired the world. A Moment with Mandela gives each visitor the opportunity to hear directly from Madiba inspiring the next generation to pick up the torch and carry on the legacy
For a full breakdown of each exhibition zone and a note of key artifacts contained within each, please visit www.mandelaexhibition.com