A Festival No.6 Primer: The Future’s Bright, The Future’s …

A week tomorrow (Friday 14th September) in the uniquely psychedelic environs of Portmeirion at the inaugural Festival Number 6, Caught by the River and Faber Social will curate The Estuary Stage. Rob Chapman, author of Syd Barrett: A Very Irregular Head, will be one of the first performers on that stage, when he talks us through his upcoming History of Psychedelia and hopefully sets the tone for the rest of the weekend. Here’s a taster of what Rob’s talking about…

There’s a magic moment in an early BBC investigation into LSD where the gruff bearded Fyfe Robertson asks a doe-eyed young thing how she’s feeling as she hurtles through time and space. “It’s all to do with colour. It’s all to do with round. With shape,” she says as she rolls an orange in her hand like its warm Play-Do. And in a way she’s right. It is all to do with colour and round and shape. But it’s all to do with a lot of other things too.

To continue reading, head to Caught By The River website.

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