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Louder Than Words 2017: SUNDAY Pass (12th November)

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The link on this page takes you to our DISCOUNTED FULL DAY PASS for SUNDAY 12th NOVEMBER. We also have event-by-event tickets for each day and discounted full weekend and individual day passes available. Please see the relevant sections of this site or use our links at: http://louderthanwordsfest.com/tickets/

Our programme for Sunday 12th November includes access to all of the following as you prefer!

10am TRAVIS ELBOROUGH: The Vinyl Countdown: The Vinyl Countdown - The story of the album - a talk with records by author Travis Elborough

In 1948 an invention was launched that was to change the world forever – the Long Playing vinyl record. Before then music came on 78s which were restricted to 4 minutes of scratchy sound per side. Artists suddenly had over 40 minutes to play with. The listener was able to kick back with the sleeve, and possibly a large martini in hand, and listen with uninterrupted pleasure.

Join Travis Elborough, author of The Long-Player Goodbye, as he explains how artists and record companies responded to vinyl records and charts their life and times, with the aid of a few discs from his own collection.

10.15am Announcement coming soon - watch this space!

10.15am LOUDER THAN WORDSMITH annual poetry slam competition

12noon MICKEY BRADLEY in conversation: TEENAGE KICKS: My Life As An Undertone. Michael Bradley joined his school friend's group in Derry, Northern Ireland in the summer of 1974. They had 2 guitars and no singer. Four years later the Undertones recorded 'Teenage Kicks', John Peel's favourite record, and became one of the most fondly remembered UK bands of the post punk era.

Sticking to their punk principles, they signed terrible deals, made great records and had a wonderful time. They broke up in 1983 when they realised there was no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Mickey Bradley's story is a bitter-sweet, heart-warming and occsionally droll tale of unlikely success, petty feuding and playful mischief during 5 years of growing up in the music industry. Join this brilliant, natural raconteur to find out more!

12.15pm THE UNSUNG: a funeral party for the forgotten fallen heroes of music – not the famous dead rock stars, but the people whose story has never been told. A journey in poetry and sound from Sheffield poet Genevieve Carver and her live band Sarah Sharp, Tim Knowles and Brian Bestall, The Unsung takes you on a whirlwind tour around the world exploring how music has shattered the lives of those who’ve loved it most.

2pm PAUL HANLEY in conversation: LEAVE THE CAPITAL. Paul Hanley was the drummer in Manchester legends The Fall from 1980-85 and now plays with Brix & The Extricated. He’s currently completing his English degree with the Open University and occasionally writes for Louder Than War. He’s married with three children and once got 21 on Ken Bruce’s ‘Popmaster’.

Paul’s book ‘Leave The Capital’ tells the story of Manchester music through the prism of the two studio’s key recordings. Of course that story inevitably takes in The Smiths, Joy Division, The Fall and The Stone Roses. But it’s equally the story of ‘Bus Stop’ and ‘East West’ and ‘I’m Not in Love’. It’s the story of the Manchester attitude of L.S. Lowry, by way of Brian and Michael, and how that attitude rubbed off on The Clash and Neil Sedaka. Above all, it’s the story of music that couldn’t have been made anywhere else but Manchester.

2.15pm DAVID KEENAN in conversation THIS IS MEMORIAL DEVICE: The place is Airdrie. The year is 1983. Memorial Device, the best band that never existed, are about to change everyone's lives forever. The story of a cast of misfits, drop-outs, small town visionaries and would-be artists and musicians through a period of time where anything seemed possible. This Is Memorial Device, the debut novel by David Keenan, is a love letter to the small working class towns in western Scotland in the late 1970s and early 80s as they were temporarily transformed by the endless possibilities that came out of the freefall from punk rock. At its core is the story of Memorial Device, a mythic post-punk group that could have gone all the way were it not for the visionary excess and uncompromising bloody-minded belief that served to confirm them as underground legends. Written in a series of hallucinatory first-person eye-witness accounts that capture the prosaic madness of the time and place, heady with the magic of youth recalled, This Is Memorial Device combines the formal experimentation of David Foster Wallace at his peak circa Brief Interviews With Hideous Men with moments of delirious psychedelic modernism, laugh out loud bathos, and tender poignancy.

2.15pm. MILES HUNT in conversation: A very special in conversation with Miles Hunt of The Wonder Stuff - join us to hear the stories and insights first-hand.

In his first book, 'The Wonder StuffDiaries 86 - 89', Miles Hunt gave an insight into The Wonder Stuff’s fast moving and chaotic early years. The narrative drawn from Hunt's own personal diaries, meticulously kept as the band began it's rise to fame.

Now in these two follow up books, 'The Wonder Stuff Diaries 90 - 91' and 'The Wonder Stuff Diaries 92 - 94', Hunt picks up right where he left off.
Having lost an original member, Rob 'The Bass Thing' Jones, at the end of 1989 Hunt recalls the subsequent months pondering how the band might recover from such a blow. Once having done so Hunt's diaries share with us the highs and lows that followed during the next turbulent four years; of marriage, of death, of a Number One hit single and eventually of the band's break up.
Hunt says of his trio of books "If my diaries of 1986 through to 1989 represent The Wonder Stuff's ascent, then the diaries of 1990 to 1994 very much represent the band's descent."
Brutally honest about all that was happening in his world at the time both Miles Hunt's 'The Wonder StuffDiaries 90 - 91' and 'The Wonder Stuff Diaries 92 - 94' are packed full of previously unseen images and ephemera, a must for any fan of the band or indeed anyone with an interest in the pre-Brit Pop era of the UK music scene.

4.15pm Announcement coming soon - watch this space!

4.15pm Announcement coming soon - watch this space!

4.30pm ROBERT FORSTER in conversation GRANT & I - Inside and Outside the GO-BETWEENS.
Grant McLennan didn't want to be in a band. He couldn't play an instrument; Charlie chaplin was his hero du jour. And yet, when Robert Fortser wrote Hemingway, Genet, Chandler & Joyce into his lyrics, McLennan couldn't resist a second invitation to become 80s sensation The Go-Betwens. The friends would collaborate for three decades, until Grant's premature death in 2006. Join Robert Forster for an intimate in conversation, intertwined with insights and ancedotes and a special acoustic set - a treat in store for sure!

Louder Than Words 2017 includes 'in conversation with...' sessions, panel discussions, interviews, workshops, performances and casual opportunities for engaging with like-minded individuals; each encouraging interaction and engagement with performers, authors, editors, publicists, reviewers, press, artists and aficionados.

From Rock to Pop and Punk to Folk, from Poetry to Publishing, Art and Performance and all things in between, Louder Than Words Festival has something for everyone - engagement and involvement are central to all we do. Join us and enjoy a taste of something different!

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