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The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour inspires art exhibit, band shows

Mounted by Benilde students, it is open to the public July 1–5

Emerging talents from Benilde Production Design Program create scenic paintings for the ‘Mystery Magical Trip’ exhibition.

Mystery Magical Trip, a creative exhibition and musical performances, takes inspiration from the album and film Magical Mystery Tour of the legendary British rock group The Beatles.

The events will feature the psychedelic and whimsical journey depicted in the 1976 anthology and movie created by the icons of pop music John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

The display will feature hand-made colorful costumes, scenic paintings, video projections, black light corners, and high-contrast sensory stimulators.

The initiative will include a concert, featuring Filipino local artists MoonDream City and Friends. They will play the compilation songs of the Magical Mystery Tour, such as The Fool on the Hill, Flying, Blue Jay Way, Your Mother Should Know, I Am the Walrus, and Hello, Goodbye, among others.

Behind the scenes of the ‘Mystery Magical Trip’ exhibition

The production was organized and spearheaded by the students from the Production Design Program of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) School of Arts, Culture, and Performance (SACP).

The young talents expressed their desire to create an innovative space, where individuals of all ages can freely immerse and enjoy themselves in the iconic artworks and melodies.

“We came together to explore new concepts and challenge the existing methods of design using unconventional styles that mirror the vibrant spirit of the 1967 collection pieces,” they said.

Mystery Magical Trip is free and open to the public.

The installations will be on view starting Monday, July 1, 2024, from 6 pm to 8 pm; Tuesday, July 2, 2024 to Thursday, July 4, 2024 from 11 am to 5:30 pm; and Friday, July 5, 2024 from 11 am to 2 pm.

The live jam sessions will be on Monday, July 1, 2024 and Friday, July 5, 2024 from 6 to 7 pm.

It will be presented at the 6th Floor Blackbox Theater of the Design + Arts Campus, 950 Pablo Ocampo Street, Malate, Manila.

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