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2013 - The Sixties Are Back!

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Join us in a celebration of the Swinging Sixties

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Beatles performing at the Candie Auditorium, Guernsey Museum celebrates the music, clothes, lifestyle and local stories from the swinging sixties.

In the foyer of the Museum visitors can see original photographs of the Beatles' Candie concert as well as experience the sights and sounds of the Beatles and their iconic music. Photographer Fiona Adams photographed the Beatles on several occasions during the 1960s and some of the original publications she contributed to are on display. An audio recording of her experiences photographing the Beatles is an intriguing insight that should not be missed. A small selection of Beatles-related objects completes this fascinating display.

In tandem with the Beatles' display a major exhibition has been created which chronicles the 1960s as a whole. At the heart of the exhibition is a 10-year timeline that features local, national and international events. This is coupled with displays on key aspects of the decade, like fashion, film, entertainment, cars, advertising, music and much more. The exhibition features some fascinating original objects including clothing, furniture, electrical goods and some items of 'iconic' '60s design. The whole exhibition is off-set by colourful backdrops inspired by the 'psychedelic' style of the '60s. Visitors will also be able to listen to selected music from the decade as well as from specific original albums. Original home cine-film from the Museum's archives has been used to create a fascinating insight into how the island looked during the decade. Visitors can also watch an original film-tour of the island which was shot in 1963.

A number of 60s and Beatles related events are planned, both by the museum and outside organisations - please see the downloads section below.

If you want to experience the 'psychedelic' '60s make a bee-line for the exhibition. It will be Groovy Baby - Yeah!!

Venue: Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery (Perry's Town Map H5) - Tel: 726518

Dates: Sat 25 MAY to Sun 3 November 2013

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