Tag : 1960s

50 Years of Summer: the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

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In San Francisco, 1967, a cultural revolution was taking place. Teenagers were questioning and challenging the values of the previous generation; conservatism, monogamy and tradition were rejected in favour of vibrant music, sexual liberation and psychedelia. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. In light of … Read More

Film | Inside Llewyn Davis – bleak but hugely enjoyable

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Image: Studio Canal Here is the Coen brothers’ first film since the 2010 remake of True Grit, and perhaps again that title would be appropriate. There is an almost bleary, ghostly hue to the screen throughout the duration of the film, the lighting ever so slightly blurring the image. It … Read More

Film | The Witches – digitally remastered

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‘The Witches’, released for the first time in 1966, is the story of Gwen Mayfield (Joan Fontaine) as she struggles to deal with haunting memories from her past. The film has recently been digitally restored, and the result is a crisp and pleasantly surprising renovation of 1960s footage. It is always … Read More

Leeds College of Art | Psychedelic Posters from the 1960's – Expand Your Mind

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Known as the “turbulent sixties”, 1960s America saw the rise of civil unrest, driven by the youth culture that were newly intoxicated by sex, drugs, rock and roll. The artists of this time toyed around with the newly developing artistic techniques of surrealism. Barry Schwartz in “Psychedelic Art” (1968) believes that … Read More

News | Cheesy reunion for history couple

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A budding romance started 50 years ago was celebrated this week in a suprise celebration set up by the History department. Margaret and John Davidson, who studied History and graduated from the University in 1966, met at a cheese and wine event on October 8, during the Freshers’ Week of 1963. … Read More