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Holly Johnson Exhibition
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Holly Johnson Exhibition

Exploring the life and art of Holly Johnson and the heritage of LGBTQIA+ communities in Liverpool. We are made up
Exhibition: The City and the Self
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Exhibition: The City and the Self

An exhibition exploring Queer identity in Liverpool at The Royal Standard Opening night: Thursday 4 April, 5 – 7.30pm With
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ANNOUNCEMENT✨

🌈New Queer Exhibition 
 
Homotopia in association with @duovision_arts and @liverpoolmuseums presents:

THE HOLLY JOHNSON STORY 
14th September 2024 to
27th July 2025

1980s Britain. 

A cultural movement is born that is bold, unforgiving and soundtracked by synths. 
 
It’s a seismic change… creative, charismatic and unapologetically out and proud. At the forefront stands Holly Johnson.
 
A new exhibition, THE HOLLY JOHNSON STORY celebrates Holly’s creative genius marking the 40th anniversary of the release of the seminal Frankie Goes to Hollywood album, Welcome to the Pleasuredome, which featured hits Relax, Two Tribes and The Power of Love.
 
Starting from the very beginning, this vibrant exhibition takes audiences through Holly’s early life and career to the legendary artist he is today. From making it as a young musician to becoming an internationally renowned, openly gay star living in the public eye.
 
The Holly Johnson Story takes a deep dive into Holly’s world. Dealing with the price of fame, coping with an HIV+ diagnosis and the unwanted negative press, whilst going it alone as a monumental LGBTQ+ icon. 
 
Through polarising emotions of glamour and sexual liberation, alongside fear, loss and stigma, the exhibition will also showcase the stories and voices of people who experienced the gay scene in the 1980s and the devastating impact and legacy of HIV.
 
Frankie Goes to Hollywood in the ‘80s to Eurovision 2023. Holly Johnson the musician. Holly Johnson the artist. Welcome to the life and legacy of a global superstar.
 
The Holly Johnson Story has been produced in partnership with @duovision_arts & @liverpoolmuseums and made possible by funding from @heritagefunduk 

Tickets Now on Sale visit: 
liverpoolmuseums.org.uk 

Special thanks to: 
@jameslawler65 
@mrhollyjohnson 
@martin_green_sound
Exhibition launch at the Royal Standard 🍸 

Join us this Thursday for The City and The Self. An exhibition exploring queer identity in Liverpool. 

Opening night  4th April 5-7:30pm @theroyalstandard_ 

With music from @queensway____ DJs @bronwyn_andrews @the_danchan 

Featuring artists: @tishcoxphotos @clairebeerjeraz @garner.harry @elldoubledaze @monetonyourmind
@becks_art @pocketstudio.uk