With a ticket for the forthcoming Rolling Stones concert at the O2 costing an arm and a leg (and quite possibly a hand and a foot too, so expensive is it), it comes as a pleasant to surprise to learn of a Rolling Stones event that won't cost you a penny. And, for Stones fans, it promises to be something really rather special.
The Zebra Gallery in leafy Hampstead is celebrating the band's 50th anniversary by putting on an exhibition of Stones photos, many of which have never been seen.
A selection of images from among thousands of recently discovered pictures has been chosen for the free exhibition, showing the band not only strutting their stuff on stage in the familiar fashion but also spending quieter moments in more serene surroundings away from the craziness of a life lived in front of millions of adoring fans.
The line-up of prints includes images taken by photographer Peter Webb during a shoot for the band's Sticky Fingers album. Other photos on show include many by legendary snapper Dominique Tarlé taken during the six months he spent with the Stones in France in the early 70s during the recording of Exile on Main St.
This unique (and I'll mention it one more time – free!) Rolling Stones exhibition at the Zebra Gallery promises to thrill Stones fans with images few others have had a chance to enjoy.
The gallery is open from 10am to 5pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays. The Stones exhibition opens on 24th November and runs through till 24th January, 2013.