Louder Than Words SATURDAY: EVENT BY EVENT tickets
Saturday, 16 November 2013 at 10:00 - Sunday, 17 November 2013 at 01:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
10 - 11:15am: Barney Hoskyns, one of the UKs most authoritative rock historians and an acclaimed biographer, in conversation with Simon Warner.
10 - 11:15am: The Club Culture Writing Panel will investigate how such a colourful and vibrant cultural movement as the 'rave' scene was captured in words. Club culture specialists will consider how writers attempted to describe and decode the music and mayhem of the dancefloor - both in magazines and also fiction forms - and discuss the resulting stories.
11.30 - 12:45: Have academics killed rock n roll? Has rock’s new found respectability rendered it impotent? Or is the fire of furious chord too rebellious to be so easily tamed? Join John Robb, Clinton Heylin, Lucy O'Brien and Simon Warner to hear the arguments and debates – and add your own thoughts to this lively discussion, chaired by the ever-fair and always insightful, performer, author and lecturer CP Lee
1:00 - 2:15pm: Getting Published: Join literary agent Simon Benham and friends for an interactive workshop that leads aspiring writers and authors on a journey through the often perceived dense and tangled jungle of how to get published
2.30 - 3.45pm: Hugh Cornwell one of the UKs finest singer-song writers, musican and author joins Dave Hepworth for a word in his ear
2.30 - 3.45pm: Northern Soul Elaine Constantine and Gareth Sweeney in conversation on the film, the book and the story of Northern Soul
4:00 - 5:15pm: Charlie Connelly, best selling author and award winning presenter, takes us on a humerous and informative literary trip In Search of Elvis: A Journey to Find the Man Behind the Jumpsuit
5:30 - 6:45pm: What a privilege to join one of rock's true legends Wilko Johnson as he takes a poignant look back at his life with friend and author Zoe Howe. 'Looking Back at Me' is surely a Festival must for all.
7:00 - 8:15pm: Long-time NME stalwart, Chris Salewicz provides the lowdown on Bob Marley and Jamaica's reggae scene, discusses his acclaimed coverage of the UK and US punk scene, recalls the legend of Joe Strummer and reflects on the Clash frontman's enduring legacy, and talks about the nature of collaboration with photographer Adrian Boot and film-maker/musician Don Letts
8:30 - 9:45pm: Alan McGee joins John Robb in conversation
10 - 11:15pm: Music obsession and the shaping of identity: Join Tony Fletcher, John Robb and others as they share amusing and insightful memoirs and anecdotes familiar to many and now committed to paper!
11.30 - 1am In 2002, John Osborne won a competition on John peel's Radio 1 show. His prize was a box of recrds that took 8 years to listen to. John Peel's Shed is an ode to radio, to those records and to anyone who's ever sought solace in the words of wireless and music. This critically acclaiemd show features a selection of recrds previously owned by the late John Peel. Many are very rare recordings by obscure and now defunct bands, and this is a unique opportunity for any fans of Peel, radio and music alike...
* Accurate at the time of publication.