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10 Oct 2017

Relive the ‘Summer of Love’ and memorable music festivals on a visit to Portsmouth

An exhibition at Portsmouth’s Guildhall takes visitors back 50 years to the infamous ‘Summer of Love’ in 1967 - a perfect diversion for passengers heading off for a short break from Portsmouth International Port. 

With a particular focus on Portsmouth in the late 1960s the exhibition features people and events in the city, and the legacy of peace and love movement that shaped popular culture then and now.  

“The Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition” is also open and looks back at the famous music festival dubbed ‘Europe’s Woodstock’ between 1968 and 1970.

Described as Europe’s Woodstock, the Isle of Wight Festival attracted a dazzling constellation of stars including Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, the Who, Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Joni Mitchell, Procol Harum, the Doors, Leonard Cohen, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and the Moody Blues. 

The “Spirit of 67” exhibition is open between 10AM and 4PM on weekdays. Entrance is free. “The Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition” is open between 9AM and 5PM on weekdays and 10AM-4PM on Saturdays.

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