Brutalism Redux – appearance

I’ll be talking at this Brutalism Redux event in London on Jan 27 with other writers, heritage experts and artists. Tickets here

I’ll also be doing more book talks in 2017 (one of which I’m very excited about but can’t reveal yet), talking about The Wall in the Head (my novel) and of course Concrete Concept.

Happy New Year!

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 don’t you come? Tickets are just 6 quid


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 – do say hi if you’re there

On screen

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 Clockwork Orange
High Rise
Gangsters – BBC Birmingham, mid 1970s
The Game – BBC
A Very British Coup
Sheffield – City on the Move
Me and Concretopia’s John Grindrod will be doing a film night in London soon!
Also you can see links of many films that inspired The Wall In The Head on the Unbound page and if you become a patron you’ll get even more when I post them up for supporters