When the World Came to the Isle of Wight
For a time, the Isle of Wight Festivals transformed a sleepy English island into the rock‘n’roll capital of the world. What started in 1968 as a parochial one-nighter in a stubble field to raise funds for a local swimming pool, a year later ballooned into a massive outdoor gathering. Numbers skyrocketed as devotees flocked to the Island from mainland Britain, Europe, the Americas and as far away as Australia, to pay homage to rock’s poet laureate, Bob Dylan.
“and here we are, 200,000 of us – all together in peace”
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Confirmed Author Events
||Oxford: Blackwell’s Bookshop: Isle of Wight Festival photographic exhibition
||Isle of Wight Literary Festival
|Fri, 23 Oct
||London: Waterstones Piccadilly: The Stealing Dylan From Woodstock event will run twice: 4pm-5.30pm and 7pm-8.30pm
Film, live performance, original photographs and recordings, talk by festival organiser and author Ray Foulk, readings and Q&As, special guest tbc.
|Tue, 27 Oct – 7pm
||London: Waterstones Manchester, 91 Deansgate: (afternoon event is to be confirmed)
The Stealing Dylan From Woodstock event: Film, live performance, original photographs and recordings, talk by festival organiser and author Ray Foulk, readings and Q&As, special guest tbc.
||Oxford: Kennington Library: Sixties Gala Night featuring talk and readings by Ray and Caroline Foulk, film and live music. Special guest Legs Larry Smith of the Bonzo Dog Band. Dinner and Sixties fancy dress competition.
||Oxford: Blackwell’s Bookshop: book signing and launch of Isle of Wight Festival photographic exhibition
|Aug 13 – 7.30pm
||Isle of Wight: Ventnor Arts Club, Ventnor Fringe: author talk, reading, film and music.
||Isle of Wight: Waterstone’s Bookshop, 118 High Street, Newport: author talk, reading, film and music.
|11 Jul – 5pm
||Oxford: The Cornbury Music Festival, the Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire
|19 Jun – 6.30pm
||Isle of Wight Literary Festival: Book signing and author talk
Havenstreet Station: Arts Event in association with Lit Fest
|18 Jun – 7.30pm
||Oxford: Albion Beatnik Bookstore, Walton Street: book signing / talk
|9 Jun – 7pm
||Oxford: Blackwell’s Bookshop: book signing / film / talk
|6 June – 8pm
||Isle of Wight: Ventnor Exchange: book signing and author talk
|6 June – 10-12am
||Isle of Wight County Press: book signing
|5 Jun – 6pm
||Isle of Wight: Dimbola Galleries, Freshwater Bay — Isle of Wight launch evening with live music, photographic exhibition and book signing
||London: Medina Publishing book launch
||Southampton: Touring Exhibition Group’s annual Marketplace
Ray Foulk, now based in Oxford, has fostered many passions since his early days as a promoter. After the dizzy heights of the Isle of Wight Festivals and stadium events in London, the Foulk brothers were head-hunted by the Milton Keynes Development Corporation to help plan the leisure content of their new city. Through this Ray brought the inventor/scientist/designer Buckminster Fuller, to the project, embraced his environmentalism, and eventually trained as an architect himself at the University of Cambridge. Combining design, education and promotion he spent much of the nineties and noughties as an environmental campaigner, and led the ambitious in-schools project, Blue Planet Day, rekindling the satisfaction, and more, that the festivals had brought to his youth. Recent years have been dominated by environmental architecture and writing.
Caroline Foulk has worked with her father, Ray, for many years, researching, writing, and co-promoting the schools environmental project, Blue Planet Day. Recently, together they have completed a screenplay for the cinema about the invention of modern art. Caroline trained and worked as a teacher and lives in Oxford with her husband and three children.