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Talk Brett Anderson: Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn

Brett Anderson: Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn

Southbank Centre

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Genre: Event with live subtitles

Synopsis

Here they come, the beautiful ones: the Suede frontman’s vivid second volume of memoirs traces the ascent of the dark stars of Britpop.

Join Brett Anderson in conversation with Miranda Sawyer about Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn, which swings seamlessly between the tender, witty, turbulent, euphoric and bittersweet.

Follow Suede’s route as an emerging band in 1990s London – gigs at ULU, the Camden Powerhaus and the Old Trout in Windsor – and relive the dispiriting experience of playing a set to an audience of one.

In those halcyon days, Suede’s potential was undeniable. Anderson’s creative partnership with guitarist Bernard Butler unified lyric and sound; together they were a luminescent team, burning brightly and creating some of the era’s most enduring music.

In this memoir, Anderson unflinchingly explores his relationship with addiction, heartfelt in the regret that early musical bonds were severed and clear-eyed on his youthful persona.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext working with MyClearText.

 

Event details

Wed 23 Oct 2019, 7:30pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX

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