Music Book Festival Line up
Featuring: Looking Through You: The Beatles’, ‘Visions Dreams and Rumours’ the Stevie Nicks biography, and ‘Peter Gabriel - Without Frontiers’
Chris Charlesworth, editor of new book of never seen before Beatles photographs. Zoë Howe, biographer of Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, Daryl Easlea, biographer of Peter Gabriel, Gracie Wright, singer and author of children’s book ‘Silly Eric’ and Suffolk story teller Justine de Mierre.
The Old Mariner, 26 New St, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DX.
Sunday 9 August 1:30pm - Close
Entry with festival wristband. Discount advance tickets are currently on sale for limited period from the Riverside Box Office and on line at www.woodbridgeartandmusic.weebly.com
Woodbridge Art and Music Event will be holding its debut literary strand on the Sunday of this year’s festival weekend.
The Literary strand will feature books about music, including a yet to be released special edition book of new Beatles photographs, and the biographies of Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks and Peter Gabriel plus a book at bedtime session for younger festival goers between 4:30 and 6pm.
Taken between 1962 and 1966, the Beatles photographs are part of a never-seen-before collection that was originally shot for the Beatles Monthly magazine. The photos, which are published for the first time in a limited edition cased hardback book, capture the Beatles in their private moments.
The book’s edited by Chris Charlesoworth, a friend of John Lennon’s, who will give a talk on how the photographs were discovered, as well as recalling his own experiences with John Lennon and Yoko.
Other books being discussed include Zoë Howe’s biography of Stevie Nicks, following the highs and lows of her epic rock and roll lifestyle as pin-up front women for Fleetwood Mac. Daryl Easlea will also be discussing his biography of the pioneering artist Peter Gabriel.
Art Exhibitions at Woodbridge Art and Music Event
Friday 24 July - Sunday 9 August, Suffolk Students WAME designs, The Old Mariner 26 New St, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DX.
Earlier this year design students at University Campus, Suffolk, were asked to create visions of what future Woodbridge Art and Music Event posters, flyers, leaflets, T-shirts and bags might look like. These visions are being displayed at a pop-up gallery at the Old Mariner. Students being exhibited include:
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August, Planet Patrol WAME exhibition, The Fire Station, 21 A The Thoroughfare, Woodbridge IP12
Screen print specialists Planet Patrol will be holding a special Woodbridge Art and Music exhibition at The Fire Station, sister cafe to Woodbridge’s award winning ‘Cake Shop’.
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August, Woodbridge Art Club, 15 Tide Mill Way, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1BY
Alongside their Summer exhibition, Woodbridge Arts Club will be holding a “Creating Art” event over the festival weekend, with potters, painters and lace makers working live in the studio next to the Tide Mill between 11am and 5pm. All festival goers are welcome to come and see them at work and talk to them, or simply wander around the gallery.
About the authors.
Zoë Howe (Picture attached)
Zoë Howe’s books include the highly acclaimed ‘Barbed Wire Kisses – The Jesus and Mary Chain Story’, ‘Typical Girls? The Story Of The Slits’, ’Stevie Nicks - Visions, Dreams & Rumours’ and ‘Wilko Johnson – Looking Back At Me’. Her ninth book, Lee Brilleaux: Rock ’n’ Roll Gentleman - The Adventures of Dr Feelgood’s Iconic Frontman (Polygon) will be published in October 2015.
Daryl Easlea is a DJ, compere, and consultant to record companies. His books explore great pop eccentrics, populist African-American music and prog rock. His essay, The Story Of The Supremes, accompanied the V&A exhibition of the same name. His writing can be found in Mojo, Record Collector, bbc.co.uk and many other places.
Justine de Mierre
Justine celebrates her 20th year as a professional performing artist this year – from a background in community and street theatre she moved over to storytelling seven years ago. Her multi-faceted storytelling practice ranges from the Storyplaytime and Adventure Tots sessions she creates for under 5s, to adults-only pub story nights and the rock ‘n’ roll and storytelling duo Darklove.
Gracie is a singer songwriter and the author of the recently published children’s story, Silly Eric, based on her experiences while working with toddlers.
Chris Charlesoworth is in-house editor for Omnibus Books, the worlds largest publisher of music books.
More info to come...