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The Summer of Love Concert

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From the Producers of the Simon & Garfunkel Story

THE SUMMER OF LOVE

Take a journey over fifty years through time to one of the most important cultural events in history. The summer that changed the world is back.

Take a nostalgic journey to the incredible summer of 1967, over fifty years ago when the producers of the Simon & Garfunkel Story present The Summer of Love tribute concert at the Regent in Christchurch on Sunday 12 May 7.30pm.  This is a celebration of the flowers, psychedelia, freedom, peace, love and a whole host of unforgettable music that inspired an entire generation.

Featuring original video footage captured during the era, The Summer of Love blends film from the defining decade of the 60s with a full live band and vocalists to create a phenomenal performance of iconic hits, such as ‘California Dreaming’, ‘San Francisco’, ‘Turn Turn Turn’, ‘Somebody To Love’, ‘Happy Together’, ‘Brown Eyed Girl’, All Along the Watchtower and over forty more classics from the sensational Summer of Love in 1967.

The 1960s proved to be a turbulent, political decade and one of many changes. These struggles had a lasting impact on the decade and are an important part of the show. Events such as Haight Ashbury, Vietnam, race tensions in the States, experimentations with drugs, youth culture and the draft are respectfully covered within the show.

Director Stuart Price says: “It’s a celebration of the culture of the era and it’s a celebration of the freedom and the love of the era. 1967 was a time of real change - artists such as The Doors and Jimmy Hendrix were pushing musical boundaries that inspired generations to come. There was a real energy about the recordings back then and we want to make sure that this concert captures that energy - taking the audience right back in time.”

Musical Director Jake Field leads a world class live band featuring many West End musicians and vocalists in this dynamic concert performance. He adds “This show brings together all the elements that made The Summer of Love in 1967 so special and iconic. The music is set against a backdrop of original and nostalgic 1960’s film footage that documents the key political and cultural at that time.”

The tour, produced by Maple Tree Entertainment Ltd, opens in early May and takes in over 30 major theatres in towns and cities across the UK including the Regent at Christchurch on Sunday 12 May 7.30pm.

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Concessions£20.50 per ticket
Per Person£22.50 per ticket

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  • The Summer of Love
The Regent Centre
51 High Street
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 1AS
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Public Transport Directions

By Train 

The Regent Centre is easily accessible by train with Christchurch Train Station only half a mile away and a 10 minute walk from the venue. Regular trains from London and Weymouth/Dorchester mean the venue is ideal if you wish to visit us by train. South West Trains are the main operator from the station and full time-tables can be found on their website.

By Bus

Situated on the High Street, there are regular buses from both the east and west that stop a few metres from the entrance to the venue. The main providers are More Buses and Yellow Buses, details of time tables can be found on their respective websites.

By Bike 

Although we have no designated Bike racks at the Regent Centre, there are a number situated along the high street that bikes can be padlocked to. 

By Foot

The Historic town of Christchurch has a number of scenic walks coming into the town, including the Avon Valley Path from Salisbury, Mude Valley Greenway and the Stour Valley Way. Christchurch is situated between both the Avon and Stour rivers, as well as coastline stretching on towards Southampton and to the West, joining the South Coast Path at Studland just outside of Poole. There are a number of local routes, with access to The Regent Centre by foot from a number of areas. 

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