Guests are invited to swing back in time to the 1960s at an evening of games, songs and film organised by the University of Stirling.
The University is taking part in the Scotland-wide Festival of Museums weekend – an annual three-day celebration of history, culture and arts organised by Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS).
The Art Collection is celebrating 50 years of the University of Stirling and all things 1960s, with a tour of its 1967 exhibition, the opportunity to listen to songs and play board games from the sixties, and a free screening of the 1969 film 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie'.
Curator Jane Cameron said: “We are delighted to be taking part in Festival of Museums this year to celebrate 1967 and 50 years of the University.
“In 1967, the students and staff arriving on campus would have felt themselves part of a young, modern movement. Youth was in the news as never before thanks to the year's Summer of Love, the hippy counterculture, civil rights marches and protests, and above all the revolution in popular music, with its pervading influence on media, fashion and youth lifestyles.
“We want to reflect this history and inspire the same kind of feeling in our students now. We are particularly pleased that as part of the event, current Creative Writing students will be delivering a public reading of work inspired by our 1967 exhibition.”
The 1967 exhibition highlights the Pathfoot building's role in the first year of the University and examines the life of its first students, looking at what they were wearing, listening to and reading as they lounged on Harry Bertoia-designed chairs in this modernist paradise.
Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to listen to the songs of the ‘60s and play board games such as Twister, which was released in 1967. Creative Writing students will also read from their work inspired by the 1967 exhibition.
The event will end with a screening of the 1969 film The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, based on a novel by Muriel Spark.
The University of Stirling event, which is being held in the Pathfoot Building between 6-10pm, is free of charge, but tickets must be booked in advance.
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