1 June 2023 | Admin
The Queen guitarist and songwriter, singer and arranger was awarded a Knighthood in the 2023 New Year Honours list for his services to music and charity. In 2009 he set up his animal welfare charity, The Save Me Trust, to protect and care for wildlife and in particular the species native to Great Britain.
However, he is equally well-known and highly regarded in the stereoscopic community and his Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy, also a charity, houses the world's largest collection of stereoscopic images. He is also an accomplished astrophysicist and has worked with NASA to produce 3-D images of asteroids and planets.
The Stereoscopic Society is the world's oldest stereoscopic club, being founded in 1893, so this year marks its 130th anniversary. Sir Brian's passion for stereoscopy dates back to his childhood and his association with the Society goes back many years, to the 1970s, when his neighbour, who was the Society's president at the time, invited him to one of the society's London meetings.
What better way of acknowledging this long association, and the work he does to raise the profile of all things 3-D, than to invite him to become The Stereoscopic Society's first-ever patron? Welcome back Sir Brian!
20 April 2023 | Admin
Following on from the success of Stereoscopy Is Good For You
PROUD GALLERIES IN COLLABORATION WITH BRIAN MAY AND THE LONDON STEREOSCOPIC COMPANY PRESENT
QUEEN WILL ROCK YOU IN 3-D
A new exhibition capturing the history of Queen through Brian May's own stereoscopic (3-D) camera lenses.
From an early age Brian travelled with a stereo (3-D) camera in hand, so on Queen tours and during recordings he was able to capture rare behind-the-scenes moments of one of the world’s greatest rock bands. Decades later these are now being shared for the first time to the public in an extensive exhibition.
Some of the pictures were taken on stage; others behind the scenes, including informal shots taken on the road and during leisure time, giving close-up glimpses of the band as never seen before. Freddie, an enigmatic character, fiercely protective of his privacy, usually shied away from being photographed off stage. However here we see how he interacted playfully and unselfconsciously with Brian’s camera, and we catch rare glimpses of this consummate showman as viewed by his band mate and close friend.
The exhibition also includes stereoscopic photos taken by fans of modern day Queen with the fantastic, flamboyant Adam Lambert as the frontman and captures the wonders of the hit musical We Will Rock You.
The magic of Queen Will Rock You in 3-D is that the images will be brought to life in three dimension with the ingenious OWL Stereoscopic Viewer designed by Brian himself.
THE EXHIBITION: Queen Will Rock You In 3-D, curated by Proud Galleries and Brian May, runs from 2 June to 23 September 2023, entry £5. Book via www.proudgalleries.com / drop by and purchase a ticket on the door.
Or WHY NOT MAKE IT A QUEEN DAY - visit the exhibition before you hit We Will Rock You, a five minute walk down the road. Show
Proud your We Will Rock You musical ticket and receive a 50% discount off the entry fee to Queen Will Rock You In 3-D!
THE BOOK: Queen in 3-D, by Brian May, published by The London Stereoscopic Company is available to buy from the the merchandise stands at We Will Rock You, the LSC store at Proud Galleries or https://shop.londonstereo.com
About We Will Rock You
It has been 21 years since ‘We Will Rock You’ premiered at London’s Dominion Theatre in 2002, where it was seen by six million people over 4600 performances during an astonishing 12-year run, becoming one of the most successful musicals in West End history and the longest runner at the Dominion by a margin of nine years. It also found unprecedented popularity around the world, playing to a global audience of 20 million across 28 countries. Featuring 24 of Queen’s greatest hits and a hilarious script by Ben Elton, We Will Rock You succeeds in its promise of delivering a rocking good night revisiting one of the greatest songbooks in history. Now Queen and Ben Elton’s sensational smash hit show ‘returns to London for an historic, strictly limited 12-week residency at the London Coliseum from 2 June – 27 August.
Brian May said: “I’m thrilled we finally have this opportunity to put We Will Rock You back on stage in London, where it was born. It will be a completely new production that will burst on to the prestigious London Coliseum stage. We WILL Rock You – again!!”
7 April 2023 | Admin
Tonight Alex Proud, Founder of Proud Galleries, presented Sir Brian May and Anne Brummer with a £5000 cheque for THE SAVE ME TRUST. The donation was generated from proceeds of ticket sales and book signings so far for the Stereoscopy Is Good For You Exhibition, which the Proud Galleries have hosted for the past five months in Charing Cross.
The Save Me charity was launched by Brian May and Anne Brummer in 2009, an animal welfare organisation dedicated to giving wild animals a voice. Appropriately, the London Stereoscopic Company's book Stereoscopy Is Good For You celebrates the joy and wonder that nature and wildlife brought to so many people during lockdown, through the power of 3-D photography.
The exhibition, curated by Alex Proud and Sir Brian, features beautiful 3-D photos taken by people around the world to lift their spirits during uncertain times. It has been a great success over, and officially ends on Saturday 8th April. If you haven’t made it yet, there is still time ! You can book a ticket for Friday or Saturday here www.proudgalleries.com
Watch out for an announcement next week about the future of the exhibition !
Brian May says - "In our ongoing collaboration with Alex Proud, he has kindly given us home for the London Stereoscopic Company which we hope will continue to flourish. His generosity in helping Save-Me work has made the partnership even more fruitful. Stereoscopy Rocks ! "
Anne Brummer says - "It's lovely to see how Brian's passions interconnect - the pictures displayed are beautiful and it's no surprise that so many people took pleasure from the natural world. The Proud Gallery has been so generous in its support of Save Me and the work that we do and it's so lovely to see this unique exhibition showcased in this intimate gallery. Can't wait for the next"
Alex Proud says - “It has been such an honour to collaborate with Sir Brian May and The London Stereoscopic Company, introducing the magic of 3-D photography to the UK. Tonight I am thrilled to present this cheque to an incredibly important cause, The Save Me Trust.”
About The Save Me Trust
The Save Me Trust was founded by Sir Brian May and Anne Brummer in 2009. The trust is an animal welfare organisation that exists to proactively protect wild animals through campaigning, lobbying to change laws, as well as ongoing active animal rehabilitation at the Rescue in Windlesham. The team specialise in collaborating with experts by working on the ground to find effective sustainable solutions based on science and common sense.
8 March 2023 | Admin
Stereoscopy Is Good For You / Ends 8 April 2023 / Tuesday to Sunday / Tickets proudgalleries.com / London WC2N 6BP / email@example.com
Proud Galleries, Sir Brian's The London Stereoscopic Company are pleased to extend gratitude to those who came to view the show. They are happy to share the news that, due to popular demand, the stereo exhibition will be extended until Saturday 8 April 2023. Proud and the LSC want to thank the public and press for your extraordinary response, and for helping spread the wonders of stereoscopic (3-D) photography to a worldwide audience. We highly recommend experiencing the magic of stereoscopy if you have not had the opportunity to visit us yet.
This show exhibits 3-D photography from Brian May’s latest publication ‘Stereoscopy Is Good For You: Life in 3-D’, capturing life, beauty and joy from 3-D photographers across the world, during our challenging times on Earth. It also includes a dazzling array of historical images communicating the excitement of stereoscopy in Victorian times, and a selection of Brian May’s own stereoscopic work depicting Queen from the inside.
Proud Galleries exclusively houses the first ever modern London Stereoscopic Company shop, stocked with all the unique books and treasures they have created over the past 16 years, including the stereoscopic OWL viewer designed by Sir Brian May himself!
4 March 2023 | Admin
Today we will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir Patrick Moore.
We have a range of special offers on all astronomy related titles.
For one week only or whilst stocks last!
31 January 2023 | Admin
This Saturday 4 February 2023 1.20pm, London's Kensington Town Hall
For one hour only Brian shall be at the UK’s leading astronomy festival, ASTROFEST, signing his astronomy books - from International bestseller BANG! to acclaimed stereoscopic titles Mission Moon 3-D and Cosmic Clouds 3-D - as well as popular titles such as Queen in 3-D and new release, Stereoscopic Is Good For You. Other gadgets designed by Brian himself will also be on sale.
To see Brian May and get your space fix book tickets here: https://shop.astronomynow.com/product-category/astrofest/
12 December 2022 | Admin
On Friday Brian made dreams come true just in time for Christmas meeting and greeting his fans signing as many copies of Stereoscopy Is Good For You as he possibly could
And if you missed out he has left plenty of signed copies @proudgalleries so head on over there, explore the magical exhibition and pick up a copy!
8 December 2022 | Admin
Ahead of Brian’s first book signing since the pandemic @proudgalleries , he will be on Radio 2 The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show bright and early tomorrow
morning from 8.10am ….. to discuss all things Stereoscopy Is Good For You. Be sure to set your alarm for a great chat to wake up to!
And hope to see
you at the signing at midday
1 December 2022 | Admin
The London Stereoscopic Company Shop
32 John Adam St, London WC2N 6BP
9th December 2022
12PM - 1PM
Brian May will make an appearance at his London Stereoscopic Company shop located in the prestigious PROUD photography gallery, Charing Cross, to do his first book signing since the Covid pandemic.
Not only is the rockstar and stereo photographer celebrating the publication of Stereoscopy Is Good For You: Life in 3-D - a publication he deems to be one of the most important photography projects of his career - but the signing also marks the first opening of a dedicated stereoscopic outlet in London since 1854. The London Stereoscopic Company shop will offer for sale the entire LSC published range of 3-D books, cards and treasures.
While getting books signed by Brian May, visitors will also have the opportunity to explore the wonders of the exhibition - Stereoscopy Is Good For You: Life in 3-D. For the next 5 months, the exhibition will offer visitors the chance to experience 3-D first-hand, using May’s patent OWL viewers, in three areas channeling the new SIGFY book, the Birth of Stereoscopy, and QUEEN in 3-D.
Brian May says : This is a thrill, and a first, to do a book signing session in my own store. I’m hoping this will lead to stereoscopy having a permanent home in London for the first time since the 19th century.
Please be mindful that Brian has limited time and will only be signing copies of Stereoscopy Is Good For You that have been purchased at the gallery.
£10 from each book sale will be donated to a charitable cause -
The Save Me Trust - an animal welfare organisation that proactively protects wild animals.