This is a weekend of events so you may want to get your money's worth! If so, I could join you earlier; otherwise my plan is just to go hear Angela Davis speak at 6.30pm. I was told to get there at 5.30pm to guarantee myself a seat at that discussion so that's where I'll be at 5.30pm... in that line... :)
SATURDAY 26 – SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER
Weekend events from 10am
The Pill. Rebellion. Experimentation. Protest. Civil Rights.
This weekend we look at the Vietnam protests, pop art, social change, the anti-nuclear movement, civil rights, the Profumo affair, Skiffle, the Beatles and maverick composers including Frank Zappa, Stockhausen and Bernstein.
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Activist, scholar and revolutionary Angela Davis looks back on the enormous gains made during this decade of revolution.
Zappa on Zappa. Gail Zappa speaks on her husband Frank, who was a composer, solo artist, band member and much more.
The Profumo Affair – was it extraordinary or symptomatic of the eroded social mores of the ‘60s? Historian and biographer Richard Davenport-Hines investigates.
Tariq Ali, a leading figure of the international Left, gives an eye-witness account of this eventful decade.
Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock talks us through the race that put a man on the moon.
BITES: YOUR WHISTLE-STOP TOUR
15 minutes on each of the need-to-know topics of the era including:
Intoxicating, stimulating, harmless? The rise and fall of LSD.
Coronation Street was first broadcast in December 1960 and within six months was the most watched show on British TV. Why?
500,000 people in a field with Jimmy Hendrix? It can only be Woodstock, one of the defining moments of the ‘60s.
Did the founding of the Open University in 1969 usher in a new era of openness in academia?
BREAKFAST WITH BERIO
Grab a coffee and delve inside the music of The Rest Is Noise festival. Composer and presenter Rachel Leach leads a fun and informal workshop on Berio’s Sinfonia on Sunday.
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Don’t know where to start? Let our music experts bring the music of the 1960s to life in these beginner’s guides.
Stockhausen’s Stimmung – Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance perform this quintessential piece of 1960s music based on intonation and Stockhausen’s own poetry.
Peter Maxwell-Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King, based on the words of George III.
These include the iconic Yellow Submarine and Heimat.
DAY PASS £15*
WEEKEND PASS £25*
*concerts are not included in the Day or Weekend Passes