Lido is out in the UK on Aug 6 and it was covered in The Sunday Times this week.
Alas Birmingham’s mac will be closed until 2021 so my event with Catherine O’Flynn showing Birmingham on screen will now be happening at the rescheduled TV festival next year. Likewise the Q&A with Michael Cumming and Stewart Lee for King Rocker will also be put back to 2021. Watch this space.
I was due to host an evening of TV clips set in Birmingham with my literary heroine Catherine O’Flynn on May 19, but that has been postponed. Fear not thought, we will be doing it as part of mac‘s Festival of TV in the autumn – dates to be revealed soon.
I’ll also be doing a Q&A with Michael Cumming and Stewart Lee about their excellent new music documentary film King Rocker at mac on Oct 17 – ticket details to follow.
The current sh*tshow we’re living through has at least given me the opportunity to begin writing a new non fiction book. Building Dreams is a deep dive into various architectural dreams, fantasies and incomplete projects that defined the optimistic era of modernism that swept the world.
The book will by published by Batsford, probably in late 2021. If you have any great stories about unbuilt architecture or crazy schemes – especially ones that haven’t been widely published before – I’d love to hear from you.
As always, feel free to get in touch on my contact page – I read every message and try to respond to them all too. Thanks everyone. Stay strong at this f***er of a time.
We will be arranging some launch parties and I’ll be doing a series of talks at places like Stanford’s Bookshop in London – watch this space!
I went to Brooklyn for The Telegraph
A piece I wrote on the anniversary of the ‘Mauerfall’ for The I Newspaper
It was amazing
In the Evening Standard
A fun weekend in Prague seeing bands and talking about the media and music on a panel at Nouvelle Prague. Thanks to everyone who came on Friday to hear my two Korunas!