Pink Floyd, flower children, swinging London: the 60s films of Anthony Stern

13th December 2017: so sorry to hear about the death of Iggy Rose. Over the summer of 2014, London’s Southbank Centre held a “Festival of Love”, exhibiting pieces of hippy iconography which remained dotted around the complex long after. They created a suitably fitting portal to one particular event: an evening of psychedelic films at the BFI called Flower Children in the Blinding Light: the…

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Event: The Second Breath. Take to the streets for a mystery tour

The Second Breath will be happening for one day in May, bringing together clubbing culture, circus skills, a mystery tour and climate change stories. The Second Breath is a walking mystery tour of Leeds, with dazzling circus acts and daring stunts, projections, stories and psychedelic dance music. The soundtrack was especially written for the performances by local DJ, KWAH and the projections are by…

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Focus on folk music: Pete Seeger; Inside Llewyn Davis

There is a certain poignancy to the death this week of the great folk hero Pete Seeger, the singer and songwriter of protest songs who helped define the folk music landscape of the last century. There are several of his compositions that I remember from my childhood and they feel like traditional songs passed down through…

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