One Day, Four Events....
The Spirit of 67 is a one-day multi-media Arts Event across four venues in Harrogate, taking place on Saturday 22 July between 2pm and 10pm.
Celebrating 50 years since 1967, Sgt Pepper and the Summer Of Love, this one-off event includes live performances, exhibition and mural, gallery talks, a book signing, plus various ‘happenings’ throughout the course of one day.
Guests will be taken on a trip around four venues with highlights including…:
'A Happening’ with Harrogate Symphony Orchestra and The Birdman Rallies'
From 2pm at at 108 Fine Art gallery, 16 Cold Bath Road, HG2 0NA.
“When I first arrived at Paul’s house I had to run the gauntlet of screaming girls who seemed to congregate on a permanent basis. Paul couldn’t have been more welcoming or generous; when I mentioned that I only had the clothes I was wearing he opened his wardrobe and said ‘Help yourself.’”
McInnerney and Edwards were key players at the heart of the Summer Of Love in Swinging London. Pop artist Edwards lived with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, creating artwork for The Beatles’ London homes and painting McCartney’s ‘Magic Piano’. He was also present during much of the writing and recording of the seminal Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album.
Artist and writer McInnerney was also at the epicentre of Sixties counterculture, at the time Arts Editor for the influential International Times. McInnerney organised a succession of ground-breaking events and ‘happenings’ including the legendary ’14 Hour Technicolour Dream’; a fund-raising concert for the International Times, referred to as "One of the most infamous acid freak-outs ever to take place in London" and featuring performances from Syd Barrett & Pink Floyd, Pete Townsend and Yoko Ono amongst others.
Including Exhibition Launch and premiere of new Beatles remix by DJ Rory Hoy.
From 4pm at RedHouse Originals Gallery, 15 Cheltenham Mount, HG1 1DW.
Heath Common ‘A Day In The Life’ & Beatnik Poetry + 8 Hour Technicolour Dream premiere by pianist Paul Taylor + 1967 classic film show
From 6pm upstairs at North Bar, Cheltenham Parade, HG1 1DA.
‘The Spirit Of 67’ by Morgan Howell Mural Unveiling + Live Performances and Light Show by psychedelic rock band The Strawberries & singer-songwriter Nick Ellis.
Bar by Roosters Brewery.
From 8pm At The Factory, Poliform North, Victoria Avenue, HG1 1AE.