Author (and deeply beloved Caught by the River contributor) Emma Warren is heading to Todmorden’s Golden Lion on 5th July for an event that celebrates local people who’ve made space for culture – and communities – to come alive.
Her book Make Some Space (now available from the Caught by the River shop) uses London venue Total Refreshment Centre to explain why we need grassroots, people-first venues. It also contains a section on The Golden Lion and Hebden venue The Trades Club, as well as a section on the author’s time in 1990s Manchester working on cult music magazine Jockey Slut.
The event at the Golden Lion includes Trades promoter Mal Campbell and Golden Lion landlady Matthanee Nilavongse talking with Emma Warren about how they’ve made space in the Calder Valley and the experiences that shaped them. Emma Warren will be reading from her book. Syd from Working Men’s Club will be DJing after.
The event runs 7-10pm, Friday 5th July at The Golden Lion Todmorden. Free, donations on the door. Facebook event here.
Emma will also be running a free How To Document Your Culture workshop, aimed at people who want to document their stories, from the current Calder music scene to the other cultural stories they have within their friends or families. This runs from 4-6pm, eventbrite link here.
Emma’s event takes place the day before our next scheduled Trades Club shindig in nearby Hebden Bridge.