Free to full-time students – Doors open 8pm – TOKE’S Bar
Ed Vulliamy recounts his life of listening to music and thinking, grappling with music’s thorniest issues from the quandary of whether Dylan sold out, to how to rescue Wagner from the adoration of the Nazis. Stadium filled megastars, the starving musicians of besieged Leningrad, Hendrix at the Isle of Wight in 1970, the attack on the Bataclan in 2015: from such rich themes and iconic moments Ed draws together a symphonic exploration of music’s place in society, recalling the interviews and meetings he has had throughout his life as a journalist and fan, and his more recent world travels to interview Patti Smith, Carlos Santana, BB King, Daniel Barenboim and John Cale amongst others.
‘an ambitious exploration of the soundtrack of Vulliamy’s eventful life’ Irish Times
Ed Vulliamy has been a Guardian and Observer journalist for thirty-two years. He contributed the Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th anniversary liner notes. His other books are Amexica: The War Along the Borderline and The War is Dead, Long Live the War – Bosnia: the Reckoning.
This evening’s events are sponsored by Cotswold House Hotel and Spa Tel: 01386 840330 www.bespokehotels.com/cotswoldhouse