Ed Sheeran Promotes Early Days Photo Exhibit Curated by Father
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To run for nine months at Ipswich's Christchurch Mansion, 'Made in Suffolk' is described by John Sheeran as reflection of the 'Shape of You' hitmaker's deep affection for his hometown and its people.

AceShowbiz - Ed Sheeran's father is curating a new photo exhibit chronicling the early days of the pop superstar's career.

The "Shape of You" hitmaker reveals his dad recently dusted off a treasure trove of old pictures from the family archives, and now they are set to go on display in the singer's hometown in Suffolk, England.

"Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk" will also feature other memorabilia from the start of his road to fame, and tributes from local artists.

"I'm doing my homecoming shows end of August in Ipswich, the first proper headline shows I've ever done in my home town," he writes in a post on Instagram.

"My dad has unearthed a load of photos from my early days, I've lent a load of stuff too, for an exhibition that will run for 9 months at Ipswich's Christchurch Mansion from August 20 - until spring 2020. Go and see it. Lots of love."

The exhibition's opening will take place three days before Sheeran kicks off a run of shows at Chantry Park in Ipswich this summer, and his dad, John, is so proud of his son for not forgetting about the locals who first supported the musician as he embarked on his quest for stardom, reports BBC News.

"The choice of Ipswich shows just how important his Suffolk roots are to him," John Sheeran says. "Ed has a deep affection for the landscape and its people. This exhibition reflects that - its title is Made in Suffolk, which he was."

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