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British Music Experience: rare Red Wedge film screening
December 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In conversation with award-winning author Daniel Rachel, examining how British music has influenced the political landscape.
The evening will explore issues such as the importance of musical movements including Rock Against Racism, the 2Tone movement and Red Wedge, and asks whether we could see a group of leading musicians agitating for social and political change in the current turbulent political climate.
As a bonus, we will be include a rare screening of ‘Days Like These’ a documentary charting the 1986 Red Wedge tour. Featuring the likes of Paul Weller, Billy Bragg, Johnny Marr and others, the film examines how musicians joined together to politicise young people and encourage them to vote against Margaret Thatcher in the 1987 general election.
Daniel Rachel is a musician turned award-winning author who has written about the importance of music in instigating social change. He was the lead-singer in Rachels Basement and released two solo albums: ‘A Simple Twist of Folk’ and ‘A Taste of Money’. His books including ‘Isle of Noises: Conversations with Great British Songwriters’ (Best Music Books of 2013 – Guardian, Best Books of 2013 – NME) and Walls Come Tumbling Down: the music and politics of Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone and Red Wedge (Music Book of the Year – Penderyn). He is a regular guest contributor on BBC Radio 5.
Tickets are £8 (£7 for Resident Pass holders*)
*proof of Resident Pass must be shown on arrival at venue
Liverpool residents can apply for a British Music Experience Resident Pass (click here).