Acoustician and studio designer Eddie Veale has been honoured with an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of West London.
The award recognises Veale’s contributions to the audio industry and his commitment to educating the next generation of acousticians and sound engineers.
Veale’s career started in 1960 working on noise control in passenger aircraft for De Havillandmoving to Advision.
A chance meeting with John Lennon resulted in Veale designing and building the UK’s first professional home recording studio at Tittenhurst Park where John recorded his legendary Imagine album, and which Eddie worked on.
As one of the UK’s most influential studio designers, Veale is responsible for the private studios of George Harrison, Gus Dudgeon, Eric Clapton, Mike Oldfield and many others.
Veale was a speaker at the most recent PSNPresents, which was held in central London on Tuesday 6 June.
Featuring the lyrics of John Lennon’s immortal song, Imagine, and created in collaboration with Amnesty International, this poignant book inspires a new generation to imagine a world at peace. Join one little pigeon as she sets out on a global journey to spread a message of peace and friendship among birds from around the world, of all shapes and sizes.
Yoko Ono Lennon has kindly allowed John Lennon’s wonderful words to be used in this beautiful book. The artist Jean Jullien has created the beautiful pictures in the book. The book will support Amnesty International’s work to help protect human rights all over the world. A royalty from every book sold will be donated to Amnesty International.
A message from
Yoko Ono Lennon
This book is very special to me. The words were written by my husband John and it makes me so happy to see them illustrated in this beautiful book. He wrote Imagine as a song calling for peace around the world. Today, we need peace more than ever, so I think his words are still very important.
Everybody wants to feel happy and to feel safe. And we can all help make the world a better place in our own way. We should always keep love in our hearts, and look after one another. We should always share what we have, and we should stand up for people who are not being treated fairly.
And it’s important that we treat everyone like that, not just our family and our friends. We should treat everybody the same, no matter where they are from or if they speak a different language. After all, the pigeon in this book welcomes all the other birds, whatever colour of feathers or shape of beak they have.
By doing this, we can all help to make a difference every day. Every small good thing that we do can help change the world for the better. You can do it, I can do it, we all can do it.
Imagine. Together we can make peace happen.
Then the world truly will live as one.
Foreword to Imagine, 2017
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The Media City Film Festival is embarking on their 23rd year of film screenings, live performances, exhibitions, and artist discussions this year from Wednesday, August 2 to Saturday, August 5 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Yoko Ono, and legendary composer Malcolm Goldstein will be headlining the opening night of the festival starting at 8 p.m.
Media City Film Festival since starting in Detroit and Windsor in 1994 has gained recognition as a leading platform for artistic film and video, attracting artists and their work from around the world. In this year’s festival, there will be more than 60 films to showcase coming from Iran, Brazil, Austria, Sri Lanka, Spain, England, and many other places.
This year the festival will feature six of Yoko. Ono’s 16mm film pieces that were all created between 1966 and 1971.
The films that will be featured are from the Fluxfilm catalog and include two of Ono’s first take-off films, Fly and Freedom (1971), Apotheosis (made with John Lennon in 1970), and three other shorts that showcase Ono’s talent to blend heavy emotions with soft imagery to create an intense experience for viewers. And, along with the fact that these films are rare, this will be the first time any Ono film is screened in Detroit.
The full catalog and schedule of events for the festival can be seen here.