The event was a rare opportunity for old friends to gather and new friends to form acquaintances in the spirit of and in homage to the artists, thinkers and practitioners who inhabited the hotel which lodged the seminal thinkers who have inspired the the 60s counter-culture, punk rock, the Internet age and so much more during the 1950s and until 1963 when the hotel ws changed forever.
We are all indebted to the organisers Ian McFayden and Oliver Harris and all those who participated in the conference organised in conjunction with University College London and Keale University which took place at the British Council building at Invalides.
invocation at the Beat Hotal 1 July 2009. Pic Frank Rynne
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