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Brian and Sharif at the 2018 Felixstowe Book Festival

Brian and Sharif will be appearing at the Felixstowe Book Festival, 27 June to 1st July 2018. Full details will appear on the festival website in due course. https://felixstowebookfestival.co.uk/ Continue reading

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Another Book Launch event

We’ve organised a second book launch for those who live locally and can’t make it to the London book launch. Details below. All welcome. Friday 12 January 2018, 7.30pm Cwtsh Community Centre, 226 Stow Hill, Newport NP20 4HA Continue reading

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Book Launch

We’ve organised an informal book launch at 7pm on Wed 6th December at: Housmans Bookshop 5 Caledonian Road King’s Cross London N1 9DX Sharif and Brian will be reading passages from the book, and copies will be available to buy. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Updated book cover and new video

Manchester University Press have decided to release the book with a full dust jacket instead of a simple image printed onto the book cover. See pic. They’ve also released a promotional video on YouTube [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S-5G2VKy74&feature=youtu.be ].   Continue reading

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The Hippie Trail: now available to pre-order on Amazon UK

The Hippie Trail: a history, 1957-78
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Easy Jet in-flight magazine article on the Hippy Trail

Sharif provided some help and info for Andy Hill’s Easy Jet in-flight magazine article on the Hippy Trail (click link for pdf file) Hippytrail Continue reading

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Ain’t Going to Goa by Alabama Three

This song has been around for a while but it has only just been brought to my attention. It’s an anti-hippie song which reflects a more conservative approach to the 1960s, to spirituality etc. Posted here for info only. I … Continue reading Continue reading

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Book Cover

It looks very much like this will be the cover of our book! 🙂 Continue reading

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British Academy workshop on interdisciplinary research

History researcher Dr Maria Nita (left) displays our poster at yesterday’s British Academy workshop on interdisciplinary research. We’ve achieved much of what we set out to do on the Hippy Trail. We interviewed dozens of really interesting and lovely people. … Continue reading Continue reading

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You Say You Want a Revolution? (exhibition at the V&A)

You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966 – 1970 What : Exhibitions When : 10 September 2016- 26 February 2017 Where :  Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL EXHIBITION: This major exhibition will explore the era-defining … Continue reading Continue reading

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