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Ten heads thinking as one

21 September 2007 by Sam

two people in exhibition

Artist Anthony Brown gives museum volunteer Charlene Ugbode a preview of his exhibition

You may have seen some of Anthony Brown’s distinctive portraits already, as they have been appearing in venues all over the city as part of the 100 heads thinking as one exhibition. As the title suggests, there are 100 portraits in the collection which together form one very personal portrait of the characters who make Liverpool the city it is today. From tomorrow ten of these portraits will be on display at the Maritime Museum, including three (of George Melly, Gareth Abbott and Bill Citrine) that have not been on show before. 

Now the prospect of seeing this display, the Magical History Tour exhibition and the International Slavery Museum all in one building would surely be enough to tempt anyone down to the Albert Dock this weekend. Add to this the return of the popular Hello Sailor! exhibition, which returns tomorrow after a successful visit to Southampton, and I think you’ve got a winner.

It’s almost enough to make the people visiting on the QE2 today want to jump ship and stay in the city for the weekend. Well, they wouldn’t want to stay for the weather, would they?

Update: sorry for any confusion – I did say that there were nine heads but I can’t count – there’s actually ten including a last minute addition. Thanks to the ever vigilant and sharp eyed Ian Jackson for spotting that!

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