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Bureau of Lost Culture: Tripping the Light Fantastic (06/11/2022)

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You couldn’t turn up at at any self respecting psychedelic hangout, countercultural club, happening, be-in or even disco in the late sixties and seventies without being immersed in a cosmic cloud of swirling dreamy liquid lights, images, shapes and images illuminating and enhancing the music.

Our counter-cultural companion in arms, Kevin Foakes, DJ Food, turntablist, graphic designer-par-excellence and now author, returns to the Bureau to talk about his wonderful new book ‘Wheels of Light’, just published by Four Corners Books – a visual voyage through the history of British light show from the 1970 to 1990.

And we are joined by Neil Rice, co-founder of Optikinetics, one of the main suppliers of the projectors and gizmos that created the psychedelic light shows of the 60s and 70s – and by Jenny Caldwell, practicing light jockey for many bands in the subsequent summers of love of the 80s and 90s, including those cosmic warriors on the edge of time, Hawkwind.

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