Expert to talk about the positive contribution made by Annie Lennox in the fight against HIV

23 July 2012

The second in a series of four discussions inspired by Aberdeen Art Gallery's major summer exhibition the House of Annie Lennox will take place on Thursday 26 July.

The talk by Dr Hilary Homans, of the Centre for International Sustainable Development at the University of Aberdeen, will focus on global efforts to achieve Zero HIV especially amongst young people.

Dr Homans, who has been a fan of Annie Lennox since the 1980s, will draw on the contribution of Annie Lennox as Goodwill Ambassador to UNAIDS and also highlight the challenges that remain through examples from her own work with socially excluded young people and with reference to Annie's songs.

The House of Annie Lennox exhibition celebrates one of the world's most renowned performers and pays tribute to the creativity, style and passion for life of the Aberdeen-born artist.

This touring exhibition from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, features costumes and accessories worn by Lennox together with photographs, personal treasures and awards, ephemera from the political campaigns she has championed, music videos and a specially commissioned video of Lennox in conversation.

Aberdeen Art Gallery is the first Scottish venue for this major exhibition and will feature exclusive new content curated by Annie Lennox in partnership with gallery staff including memorabilia from her musical beginnings in the city, family photographs and a piece specially written by her for the exhibition.

The series of discussions are part of the Discovery Gallery partnership with the University of Aberdeen.

7pm - exhibition viewing and refreshments served; 7.30pm - presentation from the guest speaker followed by audience discussion; 8.45pm close. Advance booking is essential. Tickets priced £4 (£3 concessionary) can be booked in person at the Art Gallery shop or telephone (01224) 523695.

For details of other science discussion events coordinated by the University of Aberdeen please visit www.cafescienceaberdeen

The House of Annie Lennox exhibition runs until Saturday 29 September 2012.