This Saturday 1st at 11am I will be presenting a tour to support my booklet “Welcome To Stirchley Island”, which I wrote for the exhibition heralding the rebranding of the excellent P Cafe as Artefact. My booklet and accompanying postcards are featured as part of their current exhibition which opened last Saturday.
On the 19th of March at Centrala, Digbeth at 5pm, the Sunday Xpress will be joined by music archaeologist and “the world’s leading expert on the genesis of Black Sabbath” Robert Horrocks. He will be presenting “A Field in Hampshire”, a re-enactment of a gig he played in 1991, which will be an experiment with music, memory, and nostalgia. I was invited to his home in Handsworth for a private viewing and dress rehearsal of this event, along with a sneak preview of his current exhibition.
It’s the second time I’ve been in this front room in Handsworth. A sumptuous Edwardian build with high ceilings. In the hallway on the right hand side, effects pedals have been lined neatly along the skirting board, pride of place on top of the Minton tiles. After a cup of coffee, I am invited into the front room.