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Talk Ilkley Literature Festival - Mark Radcliffe: Crossroads

Ilkley Literature Festival - Mark Radcliffe: Crossroads

Ilkley Literature Festival

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Genre: Event with live subtitles

Author: Mark Radcliffe


Ilkley Literature Festival presents Mark Radcliffe: Crossroads

Standing at a Mississippi crossroads, BBC broadcaster and musician Mark Radcliffe found himself facing his own personal crunch point. At the age of 60, Radcliffe had just mourned the death of his father only to be confronted by his own mortality with a shock diagnosis of mouth and throat cancer. In the midst of this momentous time in his life, he found himself standing at the most infamous junction in music history – the crossroads immortalised in legendary bluesman Robert Johnson’s most famous song. This moment led him to think about pivotal tracks in music history and how the musicians who wrote and performed them – from Woody Guthrie to Gloria Gaynor, Kurt Cobain to Bob Marley – came to their own crossroads in the creation of such epoch-changing music.

This event will have live subtitles presented by Stagetext.

Tickets on general sale from 27h August 2019.


Event details

Sat 5 Oct 2019, 5:00pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

King’s Hall & Winter Garden
Station Rd
West Yorkshire
LS29 8HB

Phone: 01274 432000

Website: King’s Hall & Winter Garden

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