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Counterculture in Fitzrovia - Past and Present

Barry Miles and Hannah Watson in conversation

Wednesday 25th October, 6.30pm


Since the Bohemians in the 1920s settled in the area and named it after their favourite pub ‘The Fitzroy Tavern’, Fitzrovia has long held a burgeoning history of counterculture through its resident writers, artists and musicians. Join cultural historian and Fitzrovia resident since the 1960s Barry Miles and more recent resident publisher of Trolley Books and gallerist Hannah Watson, as they discuss the role of counterculture in Fitzrovia past and present. In the late 1960s Miles was the founder of Indica Gallery, who showed artists such as Yoko Ono and was where she met John Lennon. He was also co founder of Europe’s first underground newspaper International Times in 1966. More recently Miles is known for his biographies of literary and musical luminaries such as William Burroughs and Paul McCartney. He has also written biographies of Frank Zappa, John Lennon, Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski and Allen Ginsberg, in addition to books on The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The Clash, and a definitive history of London’s counterculture since 1945, London Calling and his recent memoir In The Sixties. He has lived in Hansen Street, Fitzrovia, since 1965. Hannah Watson is the publisher of Trolley Books, who came to Fitzrovia in 2011 with Trolley’s founder Gigi Giannuzzi, a maverick in independent arts publishing who passed away in 2012. Together they established the gallery TJ Boulting in the splendid Arts and Crafts building on Riding House Street which still houses both gallery and publisher today.


Our historic Grade II* listed secular chapel, originally part of the former Middlesex Hospital, was, for nearly a century, a place of quiet contemplation for staff, patients and visitors alike. It was restored in 2015 after years in darkness.

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