A reminder of the in-person events we have coming up in the next few weeks and months, handily condensed into one post!
Next Wednesday and Thursday, 6th and 7th July, we take to our spiritual treehouse on Little Portland Street, London to welcome Michael Pedersen’s Boy Friends — ‘a hymn to the alchemy of friendship’ (Helen Mort) — into the world. The Thursday, with contributions from Hollie McNish, Daljit Nagra and Bill Drummond, is sold out, but a few tickets remain for the Wednesday, which sees Michael in conversation with Bill Drummond, and music from Eyes of Others and Withered Hand. Bag a ticket here. Boy Friends is our current Book of the Month, and you can read an extract here / review here.
On Saturday 10th September, we’re descending on the pub and Parish Hall of Kingston near Lewes, Sussex, for A Caught by the River Day Out. Ticketed talks come from Lucy Cooke, Matthew Herbert, Rupert Calendar and John Higgs, with additional, free goings-on courtesy of Richard Norris, Will Burns, Martha Sprackland, Olly Todd, Justin Hopper, Danny Champ and friends, and all-female Morris Dancing side The Knots of May. There’ll also be a screening of Danny Hammond’s short film Downriver. Ticketing information can be found here, along with more information about each of the day’s acts.
Over the weekend of the 16th-18th September, we’re returning to the Hawarden Estate, Flintshire, Wales, for Camp Good Life (previously known as The Good Life Experience) — this time with the whole of the festival’s literary and musical offerings hand-picked by us, with chef talks and cooking demonstrations selected by the Good Life crew. Information and tickets available here.
Last but not least, we’re back at The Social on Monday 26th September to launch punk undertaker Rupert Callender’s What Remains? Life, Death and the Human Art of Undertaking. Rupert will be interviewed by Bill Drummond, plus there’ll be a reading from special guest Salena Godden. Information and tickets here.