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The Broadway Barking Theatre present Neil Young Day

THE Broadway Theatre Barking is delighted to announce its first ever Neil Young Day on Saturday 3 June 2023. This celebrates the recording in 1971 at the theatre which was then known as The Barking Assembly Hall, of two tracks on Young’s biggest selling album, Harvest.

2022 marked the 50th anniversary of the release of Harvest. It was marked with new DVD/CD and DVD/Vinyl box sets which included a previously unseen documentary film of the making of the album. The Barking Assembly Hall can clearly be seen in footage recorded during Neil’s time working with the London Symphony Orchestra. The film, Harvest Time, has had a limited cinema release and we are delighted to be able to screen it as part of our Neil Young Day. The film is 125 minutes long and will be shown in the theatre’s main auditorium. Tickets £6.

During the day, the Broadway’s first Record Fair will be held in the foyer spaces. Whether a record collector or a casual browser, everyone is welcome to come and dig in the crates for some rare vinyl or much-loved classics. Entry from 10am, entry fee £2.

Making a very special guest appearance will be Barking’s very own Billy Bragg, who will unveil a plaque to mark Neil Young’s association with the venue. 

Acclaimed author and editor of the Rare Record Price Guide, Daryl Easlea will deliver a special edition of his popular Fast Forward talks: Fast Forward: A Complete History of Neil Young in Six Records. Always entertaining and very popular, Daryl’s talks such as those on Decca at the British Library and V&A, always sell out. Tickets £12.

To round off the day, the Neil Young tribute band, Rust for Glory make their first appearance in Barking. Playing Harvest in its entirety and then an array of other Neil Young classics, the band are the perfect full stop at the end of a day of music and reminiscence. Tickets £22

Ian Knowles, Creative Director of the Broadway said “To discover that such an iconic musician as Neil Young had recorded in our venue was absolutely amazing. To see the footage of him working with the orchestra and to recognize the interior of the building delighted us all. We hope that all Neil Young fans will want to visit to see the venue where tracks for Harvest were recorded to celebrate the album and the artist and enjoy a really fantastic line-up of events. 

Tickets are on sale now for Neil Young Day. Each event can be booked separately or a package of all events plus free entry to the Record Fair can be bought for £36.50. Got to to purchase or call 0208 507 5607.

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