Bob Hyde (1927-73) studied and then taught at St. Martin’s; from the mid-sixties until his death he was a senior lecturer at Wimbledon School of Art and lecturer at the Royal … Continue reading 1960s: Fragments of London in colour — Bob Hyde
This is a brilliant blog post about the Heaven and Hell Coffee Bar in Soho written by it’s founder Eric Lindsay (link at end). Sadly not with us anymore. Check … Continue reading Heaven and Hell Coffee Lounge in Soho, W1 |Eric Lindsay
This is an account of the Harmony which was an all night cafe in Soho. It is famous for being the meeting place of the earliest modern jazz musicians in … Continue reading The Cy Laurie Club and The Harmony Inn, Soho (1950s Greasy Spoon)
Introduction by Colin Vaines: My sister was working for Paramount Pictures when I first visited Soho as a wide-eyed teenager. The place had been a home for the … Continue reading Soho stories: celebrating six decades of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll
This is a video of my talk at BRLSI in July. It’s not great quality but you get the whole thing! I originally put it on YouTube but it got … Continue reading Kenny Wilson at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution 12th July 2017
I am doing a talk at The Secular Hall, Humberstone Gate, Leicester on the 6th October 7.00 p.m. Hope you can make it. It should last about an hour including … Continue reading The 1960s Counterculture in Britain and America – a talk by Kenny Wilson at Secular Hall, Leicester on October 6th 7.00 p.m.
Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th of March 2017 I attended a conference at DMU, Leicester about film maker Peter Whitehead, and celebrating the donation of his archive to the University. … Continue reading Tonite Let’s All Make Love in Leicester: Peter Whitehead and the Long 1960s (March 2017 De Montfort University)