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"A great, and highly entertaining piece of social history. It throws light on the forgotten, underexplored ways in which the upheavals of the late 60s resonated far beyond the capital cities. Not just a fascinating book, but a necessary one." - Jonathan Coe, author
Flatpack Festival's book all about Birmingham in the 1960's is currently on sale. A beautifully mounted time-capsule, This Way To The Revolution sheds light on a host of untold stories about art, activism and survival in late 60s Birmingham.
A beautifully mounted time-capsule, This Way To The Revolution sheds light on a host of untold stories about art, activism and survival in late 60s Birmingham, including:
The birth of Black Sabbath
A Yoko Ono be-in at the Midlands Arts Centre
An anti-racism march in the wake of 'Rivers of Blood'
The eight-day occupation of the Great Hall at Birmingham University
A biker bar in a Digbeth church
A psychedelic club above a furniture shop in Erdington
A bizarre Cilla Black film shot in Ladywood
The book features over 100 images, among them photographs by Janet Mendelsohn and Nick Hedges which capture a specific moment when the city was coming to terms with a decade of sweeping redevelopment.