Spend ‘An Evening with the Beatles in India’ during Family Weekend

October 21, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University’s Beatles-themed Family Weekend, “Come Together,” will kickoff with an event showcasing the work of Paul Saltzman, noted Beatles photographer and author, as presented by Annie Wegener, U.S. outreach team coordinator for The Beatles in India. ‘An Evening with the Beatles’ will take place on Friday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center (300 E. Beecher St., Bloomington).

The event is free and open to the public, however, seating is limited and will be available on a first-come basis.

The evening will consist of Wegener giving a brief talk and showing a DVD presentation about Saltzman’s time with the Beatles and the knowledge he gained about leading a more peaceful and thoughtful life. Saltzman’s photographs of the Beatles will also be on display, and copies of his limited edition book will be available to order.

Saltzman’s photographs document the Beatle’s time in the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh, India. They provide a candid insight into the life of the Beatles during their eight-week stay at the ashram, which was the “single most creative period of time in their illustrious careers,” according to The Beatles in India. These photographs are said to be a rare look behind the gates that neither the public nor the press could pass.

For additional information, contact the Office of Student Activities at (309) 556-3850. To learn more about The Beatles in India, visit their website at www.thebeatlesinindia.com.

Contact: Kasey Evans ’12, (309) 556-3181