UPDATE: Ths venue is now closed.
The NEW retrospective exhibition celebrating Muhammad Ali
Private viewing on 20th June 2013, then open to the public until Sunday 30th June. At the Midland Hotel Bradford.
YORKSHIRE PREMIER OF RETROSPECTIVE CELEBRATING MUHAMMAD ALI
A major retrospective celebrating the past 71 years of Muhammad Ali’s life is making its northern debut
in Bradford. It features a unique collection of iconic images from the world’s greatest photographers
A private view of ‘In the Rings with Ali’ on 20 June at The Midland
Hotel launches the ten-day exhibition, open to the public until June
30. It offers a rare opportunity to buy some of the most famous
photographs of Muhammad Ali by some of the world’s most acclaimed
artists. Profits will go to Bradford based charity, QED-UK. Bradford
charity QED-UK and Yorkshire’s Cause UK, a specialist agency
for charities, arts and the Third Sector, are behind bringingthe London exhibition to the north.
About Muhammad Ali:
Three times world heavyweight champion, self-proclaimed “The Greatest”, Muhammad Ali
was never less than entertaining as a fighter. There were his pre-fight insults to opponents delivered in rhyming
couplets, his unorthodox fighting style – which he described as “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” – and his
homespun, inspirational views on life.
For the last 25 years, despite suffering increasing physical disability associated with Parkinson’s Syndrome,
Ali has worked tirelessly for the humanitarian causes he believes in, including relief of poverty, education,
adoption, race relations, and encouraging people of all races to understand and respect each other.
• Ali has helped to provide 232 million meals to those suffering food poverty, and has hand-delivered food and
medical supplies to needy communities in Asia, Africa and North and South America.
• He is the international ambassador of Jubilee 2000, a global organization dedicated to relieving debt
in developing nations.
• He has raised millions of dollars for research into Parkinson’s Disease.
• Ali has been a peace campaigner since the 1960s, when he refused to fight in Vietnam, and he continues to
fight for peace to this day.
• In the 1960s he worked alongside black activists to try to end race discrimination in the US, and he remains
an ambassador for race relations under Obama’s administration.
• Former President Jimmy Carter called Ali “Mr International Friendship” and in 2005 he was awarded the
Presidential Medal of Freedom.
• Amnesty International have given him their Lifetime Achievement Award and the Secretary-General of
the UN bestowed him with the citation United Nations Messenger of Peace.
No other sportsman has done so much, in so many areas, while fighting severe progressive illness, but as
'He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life'