We’ve added more items to the programme of our literary festival for sound and music, which happens at Bristol's Arnolfini space between 26–28 September.
On the Saturday of the festival, Richard King, author of How Soon Is Now? The Madmen & Mavericks Who Made Independent Music 1975–2005, will give a talk revealing how Bristol’s Revolver record shop served as a focus for the city’s roots music community; the talk will be followed by a discussion with producer Pinch and Mike Darby of Bristol Archive Records. Continuing the roots theme, also on the Saturday, Bristol sound system operator David Fisher will bring his Papa Roots set up into the Arnolfini as part of Julian Henriques's talk on the mechanics and aesthetics of sound systems. Finally on the Saturday, there will be an aftershow party at the Cube Cinema, with DJs from The Wire's Rewired show on NTS Radio.
Meanwhile, kicking off the Sunday afternoon events at the Arnolfini, there will be a screening of Ben Rivers and Ben Russell’s A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness film starring Robert AA Lowe of Lichens.
Details of the full Off The Page programme, including audiences with Robert Wyatt and Carla Bozulich, and talks by Dean Blunt and Mark Fisher, are available here.