The death of David Bowie prompted a wave of national mourning and raised the question of what role pop music now plays in our lives. Will there ever be pop stars again with Bowie’s influence? Is music now a spent force locked in competition with mobile phones, games, television and the internet? Or does the enduring appeal of rock festivals, the popularity of stars like Adele and Ed Sheeran, and the originality of grime prove music still has the power to excite and inspire us? Does music still matter? Join music writer Pete Paphides, songwriter Crispin Hunt and British broadcaster and DJ Zezi Ifore in a debate chaired by Stephen Armstrong.
‘Does Music Still Matter?’ takes place on Wednesday 16th March 2016 in the beautiful chapel at The House of St Barnabas. Doors open at 6:30pm, the event will start at 7:30pm. Guests are invited to stay afterwards at the not-for-profit private members’ club to socialise in the bar and continue the discussion.
This will be the 14th event in the ongoing series, 37 Things You Need To Know About Modern Britain, which is a partnership between BUG and The House of St Barnabas, forged from a mutual desire to affect positive social change by asking provocative, open-ended questions about life as we live it today.
Talks take place in the beautiful chapel at The House of St Barnabas, a charity that helps those affected by homelessness back into lasting employment. Participants are given work placements throughout the club, enabling them to gain valuable work experience and City & Guilds awards in Hospitality and Employability.
Bug is a group of writers and thinkers, who investigate popular culture through writing, talks and reports. www.buglondon.co.uk
Our business operating model is a not-for-proﬁt and all surpluses generated by the Charity’s trading enterprise The House of St Barnabas Events Ltd Company No: 06845128 are donated directly to The House of St Barnabas charity reg no 207242. More information about our work can be found www.hosb.org.uk/our-work/.
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The House of St Barnabas is a charity pledging to break the cycle of homelessness and social exclusion in London. They run a social enterprise, a not-for-profit members’ club, to help the people they support back into lasting paid work. Their Employment Academy offers accredited qualifications, on-site work experience, real job opportunities and mentoring. The House of St Barnabas are seeking to redefine the notion of a members’ club, to challenge stereotypes around the idea of exclusivity and to create a different kind of membership. The club is a creative, socially conscious and vibrant space.
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