16:00 / Two documentaries following The Incredible String Band and Nick Drake’s work
19 July 2009
Frobisher Auditorium 2
Tickets: Standard - £7.50 online (£9.50 full price) / Barbican Members - £6.50 online (£7.50 full price) / Concessions £7.50
subject to availability
Witchseason Weekend (18-19 Jun 09)
Celebrating the music and mavericks of the legendary label
Joe Boyd may have been born in Boston and raised in New Jersey, but his influence on English music is incalculable, co-founding the UFO Club, the hangout that witnessed the emergence of Pink Floyd and The Soft Machine, and creating the Witchseason label that launched the careers of Fairport Convention, The Incredible String Band and Nick Drake.
To complement contemporary music’s weekend of concerts, this is a chance to see rare screenings of films that capture the spirit of a unique moment in time.
Be Glad For The Song Has No Ending (PG*) Seminal doc capturing The Incredible String Band at the height of their powers in the 1960's. UK 2002 Dir. Peter Neal 50 min.
A Skin Too Few (PG*) Nick Drake’s work and tragically short life documented in this fittingly haunting tribute from veteran filmmaker Berkven. Netherlands 2002 Dir. Jeroen Berkven 48 min. + Q&A with director Peter Neal and label producer Joe Boyd
* Local Classification
Arthouse, Blockbusters, Festivals and Seasons
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