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In honour of our December bloggers, UEA gigs presents memorabilia from it's own and other archives, including Trevor Benbrook, Kevin Offer and Susan Hart-Davies 

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Psychedelic Arena Psychedelic Arena

For a summertime Festival Focus we gathered the grooviest posters we could find from our archives and sneaked in a beautiful poster from the Peaceful Green Fair which took place in 1983 on nearby Earlham Park which we borrowed from the Alternative NR23 website. We also thought we'd throw in a poster from UEA's 50th Anniversary Festival which took place on 28th September in 2012 - just to generally join in.


The three particularly beautiful posters above were sent through by UEA alumnus Phillip Simons. They're by artist Al Schmidt.

"Al Schmidt was a student at UEA - probably from 1967-1970 and I think he did fine arts. He did a lot of silk screen posters for gigs and also played blues harmonica. You probably know that posters were the main way of advertising events at UEA in the old days. Trouble was that they were so good that they were constantly being stolen from the noticeboards. To prevent this, the posters were stapled down and then slashed to make them useless to art thieves. So you may not find many pristine examples around." 

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Oh what fun we've had...for a DECEMBER one-year anniversary special we present a tiny selection of Twitter snapshots from memorable moments from the past year. We could introduce them but perhaps they should speak for themselves...




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Anarchy in the UK tour poster Sex Pistols contract with UEA













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A Brief History of Concrete

There have been a number of student publications produced since 1963...

Concrete celebrates 25 years in its current incarnation in April 2017. The paper was in fact created in 1973 but was replaced by Phoenix in the 1980s – with copies currently carefully preserved in the UEA archive. But there have been other titles over the years. See the timeline below which attempts to put things in order and take a look at the online archive here


1973 Concrete created

1980s Phoenix 

1992/93 Happenings 

1992 - present Concrete relaunched 

1993 - 2010 The Event – entertainments magazine

2010 - present Venue – cultural pull-out magazine 

Other titles include:

Skop, Decanter, Chips, Can Opener, Mustard Magazine and Kett

Do you remember them? Still have your copies?

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Enjoy the ticket stub collection kindly supplied by UEA alumnus Bill Grisdale

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