It’s a cliché, but probably true: if you can remember the 60s, you weren’t really there.
Woodstock, JFK’s assassination, The Beatles, the first Bond film, and of course England’s World Cup triumph – so much happened and emerged in that decade that we’re glad Twitter didn’t exist then, because it would surely have broken the internet for good.
If you want to re-live or discover for the first time the glamour and excitement of that time, you can travel with P&O Ferries to Belgium, where the Golden Sixties Expo starts next month.
It will take place in the pleasantly futuristic surroundings of the Liège-Guillemins TGV train station and will focus on the political, cultural and technical developments of that heady decade. Documents, artefacts, posters and multimedia will be used to convey the sense of adventure and revolution across the world.
Hippies, pop art, second-wave feminism, the space race – there is plenty to marvel at, so get your ferry tickets and hop across the channel for a look back at the Golden Sixties. Tickets cost €11 for adults and €8 for under 18s, the exhibition will open on June 16th.
Liège is a two-and-a-half-hour’s drive away inland from Zeebrugge, P&O Ferries’ Belgian port.