The fourth edition of Off The Page, The Wire’s literary festival for sound and music, is due to take place at Bristol’s Arnolfini over the weekend of 26–28 September.
Following previous editions of the festival in Whitstable and Oslo, for this edition, The Wire has teamed up with both Arnolfini and Bristol based promoters Qu Junktions to curate a programme that will encompass talks, presentations, film screenings and more. The festival opens on the Friday night with a special audience with Robert Wyatt to coincide with the publication of his authorised biography by Marcus O'Dair. There will be a full day of events on the Saturday, including audiences with Carla Bozulich and Paul Gilroy, plus new talks by Mark Fisher, Sarah Angliss, David Keenan, Julian Henriques and others. Finally, on the Sunday there will be a new talk and presentation by Mississippi Records’ Eric Isaacson, plus a pub quiz hosted by The Wire.
Details of the full programme, including additional speakers and extra events, will be announced in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, festival passes and day tickets are now available from arnolfini.org.uk.