I’ll be in Birmingham on Sep 21 at the Electric Cinema introducing and doing the Q&A after each screening of Oxide Ghosts with the wonderful Michael Cumming – who directed both this film about Brass Eye and the original series starring Mr Christopher Morris 20 years ago. https://www.theelectric.co.uk/programme.php?film=1857
I’m genuinely excited about this. I’ve been to Edinburgh Festival as a reviewer and a punter but never as a ‘performer'(!) But that changes this year. I’ll be doing this Booked side event in East Kilbride on Aug 20 https://booked.edbookfest.co.uk/event/christopher-beanland-tom-dyckhoff-concrete-conundrums/ and then the day after on Aug 21 I’ll be appearing at the Edinburgh Book Festival https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/christopher-beanland-tom-dyckhoff-9940 Please do come and say hi!
I love what these guys are doing – travelling to all the British railway stations. Wrote about them in the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/shortcuts/2017/jun/12/meet-couple-visiting-every-railway-station-britain
Follow their adventures at allthestations.co.uk
Some words I wrote about visiting the spomenik memorials of Croatia in the Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/spomeniks-croatia-scultures-zagreb-former-yugoslavia-world-war-memorials-a7781506.html
The Drums have a new single – you should listen to it, I have been https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G7LYj7hnW8 New album coming soon too.
Yes bab – this features ring roads of the West Midlands and some Coventry poets. Lovely. I did it for The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/mar/14/brutal-inspiration-why-poets-are-writing-about-coventrys-ring-road
A long read I did on new towns for The Long & Short http://thelongandshort.org/cities/new-towns