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Dance of Words

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For much of the 1960s, students at the College of Technology (Polytechnic from 1969) and Art College pretty much ‘did their own thing’, separate from us kids from the city, but from late 1967 there was a variety of ‘experimental’ projects, that some of us enjoyed (and that I’ve written about in the new book) the most visible of which was the Dance of Words in May 1968.

I guess it’s Sod’s Law – but also very interesting – that just a week after the launch of Autumn of Love, Mick was contacted by Jeremy Ensor one of the two students who ran the Dance of Words and the Arts Workshop, to correct a couple of things I’ve written in the past and to offer more information.

I’ve also been in touch with Stefan who was involved in the Arts Workshop and I plan to publish updated accounts with more information – for example, I knew that poet/Cream lyricist Pete Brown appeared at the Dance of Words, indeed I saw him, but never realised that his guitarist was John McLaughlin (and there’s more).

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Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

One thought on “Dance of Words

  1. Reblogged this on Stefan Szczelkun's Agit Disco noticeboard and commented:
    In depth contributions to local musics to be welcomed! Autumn of Love great book!

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