Pink Floyd related screenings/talks at Royal Albert Hall in May
Written by Matt   
Friday, 10 February 2017

Royal Albert Hall - Summer of Love: RevisitedCommencing at the start of May, the Royal Albert Hall's Summer of Love: Revisited is a programme of events looking back 50 years, to 'rediscover the freedom and rebellion of a pivotal moment in cultural history'. A series of talks, screenings and performances are being held in the venue's Elgar Room.

The first nine events have been announced, and two of these will be of interest to Pink Floyd fans.

May 1st, 2017 at 8pm (doors open 7:30pm)
Screening: Tonite Let's All Make Love in London and post-film discussion

This special evening will celebrate the Blu-Ray launch of the new HD restoration of Peter Whitehead's 1967 feature Tonite Lets All Make Love in London. The film, named after a poem recited at the Hall by Allen Ginsberg, is driven by the pulsing psychedelia of Pink Floyd and punctuated by interviews with the likes of Michael Caine, David Hockney, Mick Jagger and other Sixties 'faces'. It also captures the moment when the Rolling Stones' concert at the Hall in 1966 was interrupted by a rioting audience. The film will be introduced by distributor Tim Beddows and De Montfort University’s Professor Steve Chibnall, who will return for a post-film discussion hosted by music writer Jon Savage, also featuring co-curator of the Peter Whitehead Archive, Dr. Alissa Clarke.

May 2nd, 2017 at 8pm (doors open 7:30pm)
Screening: Pink Floyd: London '66-'67 and talks from Joe Boyd, Jenny Spires and more

This evening will see a screening of London '66–'67, Whitehead's film based on the early Pink Floyd EP of the same name. The 30-minute film shows Pink Floyd recording at Sound Techniques London and performing at the legendary UFO Club, a key venue of the counterculture movement which defined the city in the late 1960s. The screening will be accompanied by talks from early Floyd producer Joe Boyd and key counterculture figure Jenny Spires, alongside further discussion, chaired by music writer Jon Savage, from Peter Whitehead's Assistant Director Anthony Stern, and the Royal Albert Hall's Richard Dacre.

Tickets for the events are now available via the above links, and are for unreserved seating.