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Hoppy Hopkins: Incredible String Band – U live at the Roundhouse + Q&A at Rio Cinema

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Time 15:00
Date 12/05/18
Price £11.5

A world premiere for a very rare film about one of the more unusual groups to come out of Britain in the 1960s, the Incredible String Band.

In the late Sixties, Dalston’s very own dance/performance group, The Exploding Galaxy, was based round the corner from The Rio at 99 Balls Pond Road. After founder David Medalla left, many of them became Stone Monkey. In 1970 they worked with Mike and Robin of the ISB on an ambitious multi-media show called ‘U’, which ran for 10 days at the Roundhouse.  Joe Boyd engaged ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins to document it for his Witchseason production company. Recently discovered in an archive, the original reel-to-reel video footage has been restored as much as possible but be warned, there are still glitches a-plenty.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with some of those involved in the original performance and with the video restoration project.