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Willliam Burroughs's The Final Academy resurrected in London

William Burroughs's The Final Academy is being resurrected at a night at London's Horse Hospital this October. The original event was organised by David Dawson, Roger Ely and Genesis P Orridge, and took place in October 1982, with Burroughs in attendance, plus Brion Gysin, 23 Skidoo and Psychic TV.

The Horse Hospital night will include a screening of the Burroughs film Words Of Advice: William S Burroughs On The Road, Raymond Salvatore Harmon's multi channel video installation Language Virus with sound by Philippe Petit, photography by Gerard Malanga, plus spoken word pieces by Scanner (Robin Rimbaud) and others.

An anthology will also be published to mark the event, which includes interviews with Burroughs and Terry Wilson, Coil's Jhonn Balance, 23 Skidoo's Fritz Catlin, former Psychic TV associate Bee and others. More details here. London Horse Hospital, 27 October.