We are delighted to present The Spirit Of 66: a group exhibition marking 50 years since 1966, celebrating the dynamism of this special year; Music, Fashion, Sport, Film & more.
“1966 was full of positivity and optimism, fun and creativity and a real feeling of being part of a generation that was changing popular culture.”
The exhibition features contributions from artists and photographers active during this seminal period including Gered Mankowitz, Dudley Edwards, Gerry Cranham and Peter Blake. These vintage pieces will be complemented by specially commissioned artwork by a host of contemporary artists and designers including Pete McKee, James Straffon, Rourke Van Dal, Morgan Howell, Peter O’Toole and Thomas James Butler.
The Spirit Of 66 launches on Saturday 30th July; fifty years to the day since the England football team lifted the World Cup at Wembley. To mark the occasion, a series of special events will take place across Harrogate...
As a precursor to the full opening on Saturday 30th July we will be hosting a special exhibition by the children of St Roberts Primary School. Working in partnership with The Sporting Memories Foundation, the pupils have captured memories of 1966 to create artwork and articles celebrating this special moment in history. The project has led to support from distinguished figures from the world of sport, including 1966 World Cup Winner George Cohen and chairman of the FA Greg Dyke.
The exhibition will be unveiled on Saturday 23rd July from 10am - 5pm.
One Night, Three Events
Taking place across Harrogate on Saturday 30th July
A day of creative events celebrating "The greatest year in rock’n’roll history"
4.30pm: THE SPIRIT OF 66 - EXHIBITION LAUNCH
5.30pm: BEATLES V STONES MUSIC PANEL
"CHRIS SALEWICZ IN CONVERSATION WITH DUDLEY EDWARDS"
Chris Saleswicz; distinguished music critic, broadcaster and author, was senior features writer for the NME during 1975 - 81 and has produced several celebrated biographies including: ‘Mick & Keith - Parallel Lines’; ‘Paul McCartney - The Definitive Biography’; ‘Redemption Song - The Ballad of Joe Strummer’ and ‘Bob Marley - The Untold Story’.
Pop artist Dudley Edwards; co-founder of legendary 1960s collective BEV (Binder, Edwards & Vaughan), famed for their groundbreaking psychedelic artworks across ‘Swinging London’. During the mid 1960s, Edwards lived with both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, witnessing the writing and recording of the Sgt Pepper’s album and notably designing McCartney’s ‘Magic Piano’.
“I remember the first time I first saw a photo of their painted car in the Sunday Times Magazine and I thought it was really cool. I told them “I’ve got a little piano I’d like you to decorate in that same style”... It became my psychedelic piano which I wrote a lot of songs on, including 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band', 'Fixing A Hole', and 'Hey Jude'. It’s in its rightful place in my music room in London.”
Venue: RedHouse Originals Gallery, 15 Cheltenham Mount, Harrogate HG1 1DW
Includes entry to two events: Exhibition Launch & Live Talk plus complementary can of ‘Pilsnear’ by Roosters Brewing Co.
8.30pm: THE CHESSMEN - LIVE GIG WITH PSYCHEDELIC LIGHT SHOW
Venue: The Club, 36 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate HG1 5PR - www.harrogateclub.co.uk
SPECIAL 'ALL EVENTS' TICKET: £8.00 - PLEASE CALL HARROGATE THEATRE BOX OFFICE ON +44 (0)1423 502116