Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: Launch of a free photography exhibition on the street in Leeds

2022 marks the 70th year of his reign and Leeds City Council showcases some memorable British achievements from his time on the throne.

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The exhibition can be seen on large format panels in Victoria Gardens, the Art Gallery and the Henry Moore Institute and will include over 120 images.

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The exhibition is free to the public.

Viewers can reflect on successes in the world of sport and innovation as well as royal occasions, defining moments and Britain’s cultural diversity.

They can also reminisce about visits to Leeds by famous faces such as Princess Diana, the Beatles and the Queen herself.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councilor Robert W Gettings MBE JP, said: ‘I am delighted that Leeds is hosting the ‘Celebrating Britain’ exhibition to coincide with the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen – the longest serving monarch. of British history.

“It’s wonderful that we have this opportunity to showcase the city with a sign featuring famous local personalities. It’s clear Leeds is brimming with diverse talent, from world-class dance and musical theater performers to gold-medal Olympians.

“I hope you enjoy this exhibition which highlights the remarkable contributions made by so many people as well as defining moments, sporting successes and world-renowned inventions over the past 70 years.”

The panels present stories behind the images, as well as key dates, background information and interesting facts.

The exhibition is accessible 24 hours a day and free of charge.

It was sponsored by MirrorPix, who provided images from their archive, and was curated by street gallery experts Wecommunic8.

Chris Bridge, Exhibition Director for Wecommuni8, said: “We are delighted to be working again with Leeds City Council to bring to the city this special Leeds version of our ‘Celebrating Britain’ exhibition, which features some of the the most famous images taken during our lives.

“We hope this will remind visitors of the incredible achievements and special celebrations we have experienced or seen on the news or read about in the newspapers over the 70 years of Her Majesty’s reign.”

Michael E. Marquez