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
Thanks to everyone who came to the Science Museum in London for the Brutalism Redux event. I really enjoyed listening to all the great people there and speaking myself. Will be talking more about Concrete Concept, The Wall in The Head and brutalist architecture at various events in 2017. So watch this space. And if you’re running a event and would like me to talk, please feel free to get in touch via the contact page.