AboutAs part of the Hoppy: Against Tyranny exhibition, Idea Generation Gallery hosts the launch of
The International Times Archive.
The International Times was Europe's first counter-cultural newspaper. Founded by Hoppy,
Barry Miles and others, and part-funded by The Beatles, it was the voice of the underground
and sold at every rave, gig and protest. The paper rapidly became a vital line of communication
for a disparate counter-cultural network at a time when the media was run by traditionalist Fleet
Street editors. Radical formats, illustrations and cut-up photography express the energy and
radicalism of the 60s and pre-figure the Punk zines of the 80s.
The IT fearlessly published ground breaking articles by William Burroughs, John Peel, Yoko Ono
and Germaine Greer. However many of the contributing writers were unable to use their real
names as the paper was subject to sustained police intimidation. The night will also act as an
appeal for writers to step forward and claim the admiration their journalistic bravery deserves.
The Launch Night is set to include:
~ Rare original copies of the International Times
~ Original films by Hoppy and Sue Hall / Fantasy Factory
~ âAgainst Tyranny' Documentary Screening
~ Restaging of the legendary oil projections made famous at UFO club and Pink Floyd gigs