Pop Up Festival Stroud March ’23

Happy to be hosting not one but THREE events at the Pop Up Subculture festival in Stroud, weekend of 25/26th March 2023. Come down! It will be fun. Am talking to Nige Tassell re the shambling world of C86 and the life thereafter. Plus Lucy O’ Brien on her wonderful book about Karen Carpenter and […]

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Artists Talk! 20 December in London

Picture the scene. It’s the last night of Grrrr! co-conspirator Pandora Vaughan’s show Total Non-Stop Action! We’re in super cool art space the Horse Hospital, a warm bottle of beer (it might be cold though) nestling in the crook of our arm. We’re listening not just to Pandora Vaughan, but to artist and writer Stewart […]

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Bez at Rock n Roll Bookclub

Another cool event coming up… November 28th at the Walthamstow Trades. It’s Bez! Delighted to be hosting what will no-doubt be a fascinating and riotous evening…. From the blurb: “At the height of his initial, turn-of-the-1990’s infamy as the maraca-wielding dancer with ‘Madchester’ giants Happy Mondays, the pop-eyed Mark Berry, forever known to the world […]

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Trevor Horn at Rock n Roll Bookclub

Another great event coming up… November 1st in Soho, London W1 in conjunction with the excellent E17 Rock N Roll bookclub. Am so excited to be speaking to him. From the blurb: “Walthamstow Rock ‘n’ Roll Book Club and 21 Soho are thrilled to present an evening with TREVOR HORN to mark publication of Adventures […]

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Miki Berenyi book launch

On 29th September Miki Berenyi, formerly of Lush and now Piroshka, launches her incredible memoir Fingers Crossed, at Rough Trade East in London. I am delighted to be hosting the Q&A for the event – Miki is also playing and signing books. Tickets can be bought here and the book can be ordered via Rough […]

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Culture Bunker Podcast

UPDATE: The Culture Bunker is no more! Due to resources, as it was a labour-intensive show, we went out on a high with an interview with David Keenan on 23 September 2022. We will miss doing the show. Hello. If you like popular culture – and you like weekly podcasts – the Culture Bunker podcast, […]

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Rock n Roll Bookclub E17

I sometimes host QnAs for the Rock n Roll Bookclub E17, organised by the lovely Mark. Most recently was for Whatever Happened to the C86 Kids? by Nige Tassel – with musical accompaniment by Dave Lance Callahan from the Wolfhounds (photo below). It was great fun, I say that without fear of rebuke. Previous RnR […]

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