Review: The Besnard Lakes, London

The Besnard Lakes closed the UK leg of their tour with a triumphant, beautiful and emotional performance at The Assembly Hall, Islington. The space was a perfect fit for The Besnard Lakes. It’s a medium-sized venue with a grand feel, and the Besnard sound swirled around and filled the space, the mirrorball on the ceiling looking like an escapee from their last album…

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

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 60s Films of Anthony Stern. For lovers of 60s imagery and music, Anthony…

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