Monday, September 30, 2013

London Welsh Sessions

If you are in London Town on October 4 why not pop along to the London Welsh Centre on Gray's Inn Road and imbibe a bit of culture innit. The London Welsh Sessions will provide an intoxicating mix of music, literature and debate. Four acts nominated for the 2013 Welsh Music Prize will be performing live for your aural pleasure. On the literary front waspish music critic Simon Price and new kid (sort of) on the cultural block Rhian E Jones - author of the excellent Clampdown: Pop-Cultural Wars on Class and Gender - will be mulling over the influence of the Manic Street Preachers. In addition you can grill (not literally) writer and NME scribe Pat Long about the history of that once crucial journal. Also on an historical tip Ashli Todd of the mighty Spillers Records will be there outlining the shop's past from selling shellac gramophone records to the challenges it faces in the digital age. Which all sounds fabulously interesting to me and great value for a fiver.