« BACK | HOME »
LATEST NEWS »
IRVINE WELSH PRESENTS...
IRVINE WELSH PRESENTS...
THE BOOK SLAM SUMMER BARBECUE
Best selling author of 'Trainspotting' Irvine Welsh has famously described Alabama 3 as 'the first band I could ever dance to in the daytime hours without chemical assistance...'.
To launch his latest novel Crime, Irvine Welsh has teamed up with Book Slam at 93 Feet East to present an evening of words, music and comedy, bringing together some of his favourite performers, including a set from Alabama 3 Acoustic and Unplugged.
Featuring: Irvine Welsh, Alabama 3 (acoustic set), Adam Buxton, Sophie Woolley, DJ Roaul Galloway (Faith Fanzine)
6.30pm till late
@ 93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Tickets £12 from: www.bookslam.com
Adam Buxton is best known as half of the Adam & Joe double act, whose cult Channel 4 comedy series, shot in their bedsit, ran from 1996 to 2001.
Sophie Woolley has won herself an army of fans with her DJ Bird diaries in Sleaze Nation and her hit show When to Run.
The evening will be sown seamlessly together by DJ Roaul Galloway (Faith) playing northern soul and disco, and food will be served at our outside barbecue. So pray for sunshine.
About Book Slam
Book Slam was conceived by Patrick Neate and Ben Watt. The idea was simple: to come up with a 'live literature' format that was as far removed from the rarefied 'book reading' as it was possible to be. Two years on, Book Slam has become a monthly West London staple, always attracting a packed and enthusiastic audience (400 people) to its eclectic mixture of words and music.
So far, Book Slam has attracted a wide range of storytellers from all disciplines ... novelists including Will Self, DBC Pierre, Kiran Desai, Irvine Welsh, Nick Hornby, Monica Ali, Hari Kunzru, Zadie Smith, Jonathan Safran-Foer, David Eggers, Gautam Malkani, Niall Griffiths and Jake Arnott; spoken word artists such as Luke Wright, Zena Edwards, Lemn Sissay, Polar Bear and Floetry; musical talent like Adele, Ty, Mr Hudson, Plan B, Mike Ladd, Kate Nash, Soweto Kinch, Mpho Skeef and Netsayi, performing alongside featured DJs like Charlie Dark (Blacktronica) and Scratch Professor.
The audience is similarly diverse: the next generation of media players rubbing shoulders with students, street politicos and the intellectually intrigued: it’s an exclusive club where everyone is welcome.
For further information please go to www.bookslam.com