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Ikon Gallery: Those Were The Decades

Ikon Gallery
March 2014

As part of Ikon’s 50th year we present a series of events focusing on the five decades of Ikon’s history and the social, political and cultural context.

1960s: The rise of counterculture

Saturday 29 March, 11am-8pm
The Library of Birmingham

Our first event in this series celebrates the 1960s. A full day of talks, screenings and discussions includes:

  • Illustrated talk by Dr Kieran Connell, University of Birmingham exploring the influence of the student protests and popular culture of the late 1960s
  • Panel discussion on Ikon in the 1960s with artists John Salt and Jesse Bruton
  • Exploring the Library archives with Dr Chris Upton
  • Film screening of Motorcity Music Years: Second City Sinners (1992), plus Q & A with filmmakers Jonnie Turpie and Roger Shannon
  • Flatpack Film Festival screening of Medium Cool (1969), Cert. 15

Click here for more information

Tickets:
Day Passes: £15 / £12 concs
Evening Film Screening only (Medium Cool): £7.50 / £5.50
Season Ticket (all five days): £60 / £48 (limited availability)

Click here to book online or call Ikon Shop on 0121 248  0711. Tickets also available on the day (cash only)

Image: Medium Cool (1969), Dir. Haskell Wexler



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