Sunday, November 9, 2008

PINK FLOYD - Syd Barrett's Life Celebrated At The City Wakes Festival

PINK FLOYD fan-site is reporting:

Last weekend (November 1st) saw the conclusion of The City Wakes, the ten-day, multi-activity celebration of PINK FLOYD legend Syd Barrett's life which had people travel from all over the world to attend.Held in Cambridge, UK the town of Syd's birth, and, ultimately, where he spent his final days, the festival took in concert performances, a pair of exhibitions, talks, a happening, and guided tours of Cambridge and the surrounding area, and other, one-off performances, all in aid of Escape Artists, a mental health charity.

The first and most easily accessible event to see for most visitors arriving in Cambridge (and clearly drawing in many non-Floyd fans) was Storm Thorgerson's Mind Over Matter exhibition, held on the top floor of the newly-opened enclosed shopping mall, Grand Arcade.