Poet, performer, social critic and cultural phenomenon, Allen Ginsberg is undoubtedly the quintessential figure of the Beat Generation and the countercultural revolution of the 1960s. This selection features glimpses into the changing scene in 1960s London alongside more contemporary reflections on Ginsberg’s legacy.
The 1967 Granada programme Underground documents the underground newspaper International Times and its launch at Camden’s Roundhouse, featuring appearances by Paul McCartney, Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti as well as an early performance by Pink Floyd. Ginsberg also appears in conversation with Jeremy Isaacs in 1995 in Face to Face, and is the focus of 1998’s The Windows of the Skull from Channel 4’s Modern American Poets series.
This event follows Ginsberg and 60s Counterculture 1, which takes place at Watershed Media Centre on 3 May.
Official Website: http://www.ideasfestival.co.uk/ginsberg_and_counterculture_2.html
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