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The Hippie Trail: now available to pre-order on Amazon UK

The Hippie Trail: a history, 1957-78

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Easy Jet in-flight magazine article on the Hippy Trail

Sharif provided some help and info for Andy Hill’s Easy Jet in-flight magazine article on the Hippy Trail (click link for pdf file) Hippytrail

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Ain’t Going to Goa by Alabama Three

This song has been around for a while but it has only just been brought to my attention. It’s an anti-hippie song which reflects a more conservative approach to the 1960s, to spirituality etc. Posted here for info only. I … Continue reading

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Book Cover

It looks very much like this will be the cover of our book! 🙂

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British Academy workshop on interdisciplinary research

History researcher Dr Maria Nita (left) displays our poster at yesterday’s British Academy workshop on interdisciplinary research. We’ve achieved much of what we set out to do on the Hippy Trail. We interviewed dozens of really interesting and lovely people. … Continue reading

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You Say You Want a Revolution? (exhibition at the V&A)

You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966 – 1970 What : Exhibitions When : 10 September 2016- 26 February 2017 Where :  Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL EXHIBITION: This major exhibition will explore the era-defining … Continue reading

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New book forthcoming

Good news! Manchester University Press have offered Sharif and I a contract to publish our hippy trail book in HC with a follow-up PB version. It’s likely the HC will be published late this year or early next year. The … Continue reading

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Tourists, travellers and the hippy trail — a talk by Prof Sharif Gemie

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Former drug smuggler turned author Howard Marks dies (BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36012026 Former drug smuggler turned author Howard Marks has died at the age of 70. Marks, from Kenfig Hill, Bridgend county, announced last year he had been diagnosed with inoperable bowel cancer. Jailed in the US in 1990 after being … Continue reading

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New documentary

Clare Handford is making a feature length documentary for the BBC about the hippy trail. It will be told entirely using archive from the time and master interviews with those who did it as well as local people in key … Continue reading

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