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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Events - London '60s Week

London '60s Week is London’s only celebration of the decade which rocketed the capital to the forefront of music, fashion, film & design, and coined the phrase “Swinging London”. This year it will run from the 22 – 31 July.

Supporters of London '60s Week make this possible by getting back to the basics and creating their own grass roots happenings. We are a non-profit organisation and no one gets paid. People get involved because they are passionate about the '60s and celebrating its legacy with London’s new generation of bands, designers and fashion leaders.

The '60s was the decade when the youth successfully forged change. For the first time the youth of the day achieved freedom to play the music they wanted and break free from a class system which had total control over all the creative industries.

London 60s Week is the only celebration which acknowledges the power of generations to forge change. We tip our hats to those pioneers of the 60s and give the stage to the creative force of today’s new bands, designers & thinkers.

Things to watch out for during this year’s London '60s week include: Duffy “ A visual record of photographic genius” at The Idea Generation Gallery; John’s Children live at The Barfly; Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 classic The Birds” screening at The BFI Southbank; Roger Daltrey live at Indigo; Supreme Summer at the The Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch; 20th Century Icons Exhibition at Proud, Chelsea ; The Drifters live at Fairfield Halls; Back In The day '60s Walk; '60s Shake’N’ at The Garage, Islington and as always we end with The Eel Pie All Stars live at The Barmy Arms on Sunday July 31st, drawing the best vintage scooters and sharpest dressed mods.

All London '60s Week partners pledge there support to affordable groovy fun. In short all happenings are free or at reduced entry prices, as we honour the work of the '60s generation in smashing down the class barrier and allowing creativity to flourish.

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