The Concrete Lens – our new film night!

Me and the amazingly talented John Grindrod have a new film night – the first one is on Sep 28 at the Book Club in London. We’ll be showing films about architecture and cities – vintage gems, promo films, quota quickies, docs, dramas, humour and everything in between. It’s going to be a blast. Why…

TALKING

Hi everyone. Sadly the Manchester talk scheduled for this weekend isn’t happening now, BUT instead I’ll be talking about the Canned Designs series of pie in the sky plans for cities I wrote for The Long & Short magazine. It’s at NESTA’s Future Fest at 15.30 on Sunday Sep 18 at Tobacco Dock, London –…

On screen

Hi Huge thanks to everyone who came to Sheffield last night for the latest book talk. A few people asked me about the films and TV I mentioned. I love all these: Patrick Keiller’s London, Robinson in Ruins, Robinson in Space Meades – Bunkers, Brutalism, Concrete Poetry Antonioni – The Passenger, Il Deserto Rosso A…

On tour again

More tour dates coming up – I’ll be talking about my books, about architecture and about writing in Sheffield on Jul 14 and Manchester on Sep 16 so do come along if you’re around.

The Wall in The Head

I’ve begun funding for my new novel The Wall in The Head, which Unbound will be publishing, first as an ebook later this year. If you’d like to become a supporter of the book I’d love to have you onboard. Details of how to do that are here, and so is an extract from the…

More tour dates…

Thanks a bunch to everyone who’s been coming to see me on my FIRST EVER book tour. It’s been emotional. It’s been such a pleasure to get out to Birmingham, Glasgow and of course Shoreditch(!) to meet people as interested in words and buildings as I am. There’s two more new tour tour dates on…

RIP The Indy

Just before the Independent closed its print edition, I wrote two final stories for the papers. One on the excellent film High Rise http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/a-guide-to-property-on-screen-from-high-rises-tower-block-to-sex-and-the-citys-apartments-a6926036.html and one on… hovercraft! http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/cross-channel-hovercrafts-50th-birthday-this-technology-has-been-quietly-advancing-over-the-decades-a6935001.html

Concrete Concept – On Tour!

If you’re in the UK you can catch me on a brief book tour in spring 2016 talking about buildings, brutalism, writing and more. Dates below. Please do stop by and say hello afterwards. And if you want to get in touch always feel free to drop me a line via the contact page on…